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  • Throughout February, FFA chapters can apply for the 2020-21 Turn the Bag Blue & Gold program. Sponsored by Mycogen Seeds, this fundraising opportunity with the National FFA Organization is in its fourth year and has raised more than $93,000 for local FFA chapters, state FFA associations and the National FFA Organization. FFA chapters can apply for the program by visiting Mycogen.com/FFA and submitting the online form by March 2, 2020.
  • Del Norte County native, Rose Tryon is a passionate advocate for agriculture and has officially stepped into her new role as president of the California Women for Agriculture.
  • The Agricultural Relations Council is in year four of the ARC/Gardner & Gardner Communications internship program. The 2020 intern host will be Charleston|Orwig in Hartland, Wisconsin. Students interested in applying for the ARC Internship should fill out the 2020 ARC Intern Candidate Application and submit it to sandraorourke@gandgcomm.com by February 21, 2020.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation is partnering with INTL FCStone to offer Farm Bureau members exclusive discounts on FCStone’s catalog of agricultural risk management tools, which range from customized commodity marketing plans to data management solutions and educational seminars and cover an extensive range of agricultural commodities, from grains and oilseeds to dairy and livestock.
  • The Soil Health Partnership is pleased to introduce Dr. Carrie Roever as the new Data Manager.
  • The National Corn Growers Association’s Annual Report for the 2019 fiscal year is now available online. The report highlights memorable events and victories accomplished in a year characterized by weather and policy challenges.
  • Wayne Stoskopf has joined NCGA’s Washington, D.C. office as Director for Public Policy for Risk Management and Tax. Stoskopf will also serve as lead staff for the Risk Management and Transportation Team.
  • The American Soybean Association is pleased to announce Kyle Kunkler will join ASA’s policy team Feb. 20 as director of government affairs, with a focus on the biotech and crop protection portfolio.
  • The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance are establishing an Agriculture-Climate Partnershipto unlock the climate-solving potential in farmlands.
  • Two central Florida agriculture industry leaders will be inducted into the 2020 Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame next week. Both men are champions of UF/IFAS Extension and research. John Jackson served Florida agriculture for more than five decades with 38 of those years as a leader in UF/IFAS Extension. Robbie Roberson played a pivotal role in the creation of the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, including leading efforts to secure funding for the consolidation of research centers throughout the region into one state-of-the-art facility.
  • Ambassador Kip Tom, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, will speak at the annual dinner of USDA’s 96th Agricultural Outlook Forum, USDA’s largest annual meeting, slated for Feb. 21-22, 2019 in Arlington, Va.
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