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Carrie Muehling

  • With over 653,000 student members belonging to over 8,500 FFA chapters, FFA is the largest student-run organization in the United States. This year the Culver’s FFA Essay Contest focused on this idea by asking members to write about the 2017 National FFA Convention theme, “I can. We will.” FFA members were asked to share what the theme means to them and how they’ll apply it to their future career. The winners’ chapters listed below received a total of $15,000 from Culver’s to help fund educational experiences, like a trip to the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 24–27. First place ($7,500) went to Luke J.’s Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter in Ohio. Second place ($5,000) was awarded to Kaitlyn H.’s Mt. Vernon FFA Chapter in Illinois. Third place ($2,500) went to Clayton B.’s Burley FFA Chapter in Idaho.
  • The Upper Midwest Listening Session for the project, What’s on the Horizon for E-Connectivity in Rural America, will be Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Rice County Fairgrounds, Faribault, Minn. This is the second in a series of listening sessions planned across the nation to gather insights into the tools that are needed to improve e-connectivity in rural America. This event will focus on hearing from rural stakeholders about the need for, and solutions for obtaining, quality broadband services for the economic health of rural America.
  • The new website, Crop Insurance In My State, offers an interactive map that provides visitors with access to state-specific information such as: number of crop insurance policies, acres insured, value of insurance protection, how much farmers paid for coverage, how much insurers paid to cover losses, and hail protection coverage. The website was recently unveiled by National Crop Insurance Services.
  • Salford Group, manufacturer of tillage, seeding and fertilizer application equipment and attachments, has selected Charleston|Orwig, Inc. as its marketing communications partner.
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