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  • National Farmers Union presented Matt Birgen, Sue Carlson and Janet Nelson with the Meritorious Service Award at the organization’s 116th Anniversary Convention. Birgen, Carlson and Nelson were selected for their outstanding leadership and service to family agriculture and to Farmers Union over the course of their lifetimes.
  • At the Farm Foundation Forum on Tuesday, March 20, university leaders will explore how challenges and the options used to address them may shape the future of education in food and agriculture. The Forum will begin at 9 a.m. EDT in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. A free live audiocast will also be available.
  • See China and get a greater understanding of the country’s agricultural sector! The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Farm Broadcasters and Friends trip to China is scheduled for June 21-July 4, 2018. Contact NAFB Executive Director Tom Brand at tom@nafb.com or (816) 431-4032 to add your name to the list and get additional information.
  • McKenna Nielsen, of Audubon, Iowa, received the 2018-19 Soy Scholarship award, sponsored by BASF and the American Soybean Association. The scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an exceptional high school senior who excels in both academics and in leadership roles, and plans to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university.
  • March is National Peanut Month! The Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2018 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, and donating 10,080 jars of peanut butter to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The event kicks off Monday morning March 12, 2018, and will be held in the south wing of the Capitol from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
  • On April 10-11, 2018, Farm Foundation and USDA’s Economic Research Service will bring together applied researchers and rural infrastructure stakeholders to examine the impact of rural infrastructure investments on economic activity and policy-related research findings. The workshop will be at the National Press Club, with sessions planned 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 11. For registration information, click here.
  • After 134 years of its annual convention each June, the American Seed Trade Association has taken a bold step in 2018. Registration is now open for the inaugural Policy & Leadership Development Conference.
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