The National FFA Organization has selected 33 young people as participants in the 2016 New Century Farmer conference, an exclusive, highly competitive program designed to develop the young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture.
Participants will attend an intensive seminar this month in Johnstown, Iowa, where they will learn from industry experts during a series of workshops and sessions. Session topics will include the global marketplace, farm financing, demographic trends and risk management.
New Century Farmers will hear from a variety of keynote speakers who will educate them on the risk and rewards involved with production agriculture, and students will also get the chance to experience the latest developments in agricultural technology. Participants will also build a network of colleagues that will benefit them throughout their careers.
A list of the 2016 New Century Farmers can be found here.