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National FFA Advisor Challenges Members to Be Engaged

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:22:06 +0000

National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown addressed FFA members at the 89th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN during the opening general session. He encouraged not only the thousands in attendance but all 649,355 FFA members from across the country to get the most out of their FFA experience. “FFA is not a spectator sport. The education, the experience, the ...

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AFBF Lesson Plan Connects Students to Food

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:26:59 +0000

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering pre-K through first grade teachers a Thanksgiving-themed activity.  “Thank an American Farmer or Rancher” explains where food comes and asks students to write, draw or create thank you letters and cards for America’s farmers. The lesson plan, a letter written by a farmer, suggested reading list, and class discussion ideas are ...

AEM Issues Call for Agriculture Infrastructure Ideas

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:32:12 +0000

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is asking for help to find answers to the infrastructure challenges facing the U.S. agriculture sector. On the heels of its recent Rural Infrastructure Summit, AEM has issued a call for papers and research as part of its Infrastructure Vision 2050 thought-leadership initiative. Specifically, AEM seeks research offering innovative ideas and best practices for ...

Summit Agricultural Group Launches Summit Advantage

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:05:41 +0000

Iowa-based Summit Agricultural Group has introduced a new service model for farm and agricultural land management that brings the concept of ‘unbundling’ to traditional farm management offerings. According to Joel Waskow, accredited farm manager with Summit Ag Management, Summit Advantage provides landowners with greater options and flexibility instead of binding them into the current one-size-fits-all approach. “We look at this ...

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Live in New Holland Booth at #TransformFFA

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:21:59 +0000

Never at a loss for words, New Holland Agriculture’s J Cole Sanford, is the perfect person to toss a mic at. In fact, it has now become a tradition for us to climb a combine or tractor while at events, chat ag and all the new happenings at New Holland. This year at the 98th National FFA Convention we weren’t ...

Sec Vilsack Says Diversity in Ag Key to Future

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:26:57 +0000

Diversity was the simple message Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared with FFA members at the 89th National FFA Convention. He encouraged each young person to be proud of our history in agriculture and to use their voice to tell that inspiring story. “I am here first and foremost today to thank FFA for it’s commitment to diversity. Each of you ...

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Illinois 4R4U Partnership Launched

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:43:06 +0000

A partnership has been launched between the Illinois Farm Bureau and affiliated county Farm Bureaus, with GROWMARK and a number of FS companies, designed to demonstrate and investigate at the local level the impact and efficacy of 4R nutrient stewardship practices – the right source of nutrient, at the right time, at the right rate, and in the right place. ...

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FFA Takes Lessons from Great American Wheat Harvest

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:07:05 +0000

The story of custom wheat harvesters is one of a kind. That is the simple reason Conrad Weaver quickly grew passionate about telling their story. The Great American Wheat Harvest documentary shares the story of the hard working folks who harvest the wheat we use daily and Conrad knew FFA members from across the country could learn many life lessons ...

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Ag Day Announces Photo and Essay Contests

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:39:51 +0000

“Agriculture: Food for Life” is the theme for the Agriculture Council of America’s (ACA) 2017 National Ag Day photo and essay contests that will highlight young talent as it educates about American agriculture. The National Ag Day Photo Contest is designed to showcase the talents of a young amateur photographer enrolled in high school or college who has a passion ...

Dannon Responds to Ag Groups’ Concerns

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:20:54 +0000

The Dannon Company released a statement Tuesday after being called out by agricultural organizations for its plans to phase out GMOs in some major brands for the sake of sustainability. “We were surprised to receive a divisive and misinformed letter about our efforts to continue to grow America’s enjoyment of dairy products, including yogurt,” reads the company statement release. “Making ...

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