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Carrie Muehling

  • The National Council for Agricultural Education has named Dr. James Woodard the Director of Agricultural Education, FFA Board Chair and National FFA Advisor. The national board of directors also named Cheryl Zimmerman executive secretary for National FFA.
  • World Ag Expo® and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the 13th annual “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, created to support agricultural education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties in California are encouraged to apply by January 17, 2020 to be considered. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to two students who attend a four-year university to major in an agricultural field. The scholarships will be disbursed over four years at $2,500 per year. Download the application online at: www.worldagexpo.org/scholarships.
  • Farmers Business Network announced that Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will address the company’s fifth annual Farmer2Farmer Conference, at 8:30 AM on December 12, 2019, in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has announced the 10 semi-finalist teams in the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. To learn more about the Challenge visit www.fb.org/challenge.
  • The Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show, slated for Dec. 3-5 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, features several education sessions with a focus on ag topics affecting the Texas Panhandle. New programming at this year’s show will highlight cotton and hemp.
  • Registration is open for the upcoming Farm Foundation® Forum, Exploring Outcome-Based Pricing in Agriculture, at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
  • UnitedAg announced it is adding the fourteenth wellness center to its ever-growing network that serves California and Arizona farmworkers and their families. Together in partnership with three agricultural employers, the new wellness center will provide healthcare access to farmworkers and their families in the City of Selma.
  • The Hemp Innovation Challenge™ is designed to accelerate the future of the hemp industry by supporting entrepreneurs, researchers and students who are launching the most disruptive hemp innovations in the world. Submissions will come from hemp innovators in universities, companies, research institutes, barns, and government agencies. Finalists will be invited to the World Ag Expo® in Tulare, California in February 2020 to participate in the fast pitch competition.
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