Bayer and 4-H Launch Science Matters Collaboration

Cindy Zimmerman

Opening day of the Farm Progress Show, Bayer and the National 4-H Council announced a new partnership for future innovators in science and technology to help feed a growing population. The nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, is designed to address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in young …

4-H, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Education, Farm Progress Show, Youth

4-H Challenges Students to Tackle Soil Health

Kelly Marshall

Students in the midwest are tackling the challenges of healthy soils as part of the 2017 4-H Ag Innovators Experience (4-H AIE) activity. Sponsored by Monsanto, the two-part challenge was developed by The Ohio State University and focuses on soil composition, impacts of tillage, and new ways to farm. Teams of students in 4-H clubs, camps, after school programs, and enrichment …

4-H, AgWired Precision, Education, Monsanto, Soil

GROWMARK FS Offers Pollinator Gardens to 4-H

Kelly Marshall

GROWMARK is providing an opportunity for 4-H clubs to be a part of sustaining and increasing the honey bee population. 4-H clubs in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin with a public space and secure permission are eligible for enough seeds to plant a 700 square foot pollinator garden and educational signage. “Last year, we had nearly 40 clubs participating in …

4-H, GROWMARK, pollinators

4-H and AFBF Partner for Ag Education

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National 4-H Council have announce a new partnership to support agricultural education.  The partnership will highlight the impact of agriculture  on our everyday lives, as well as encourage youth to be excited about the industry and empower them with opportunities to improve the world around them. “For more than a century, 4-H has …

4-H, AFBF, Ag Group, Education

Youth Programs Help @GROWMARK Grow

Cindy Zimmerman

When it comes to sustainability in agriculture, the most precious natural resource for the industry to preserve is our young people, and the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives are all about that. GROWMARK has a long history of making a significant investment in youth, from helping to fund Ag in the Classroom, to supporting FFA and 4-H, to a …

4-H, Audio, Education, FFA, FS System, GROWMARK

#FarmCredit100 Fresh Perspectives Top Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

As part of the National Ag Day festivities in Washington DC Tuesday, Farm Credit announced the top honorees of the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program, a nationwide search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better. The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program is the cornerstone of Farm Credit’s 100th anniversary …

4-H, Ag Day, Farm Credit

AgriCorps: Youth is the Solution

Lizzy Schultz

During Tuesday’s lunch session at Ag Media Summit, participants listened to a special presentation on the future of agriculture in Africa, and the potential it holds for both economic prosperity for millions of impoverished youth, and answers to the greatest challenge humanity will face yet: How farmers are going to feed an additional three billion people by the year 2050. …

4-H, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Education, Employment, FFA, Food, International, People, Youth

4-H Club Wins World Ag Expo’s Video Contest

Jamie Johansen

Ashly Anderson submitted a video on behalf of the Desert Sandblasters 4-H Club and won the World Ag Expo’s “Feeding Tomorrow’s World” video contest. Members of the club from Indio, CA showed different careers they might pursue as adults and how they related back to the agriculture industry. Entries were evaluated by a panel of judges and the top videos …

4-H, Ag Group, Contest, Video

Golf Tournament Raises Money for Missouri 4-H

Talia Goes

The Missouri 4-H Foundation hit a hole-in-one at the fourth annual Clover Classic golf tournament, raising upwards of $25,000 for 4-H clubs across the state. Twenty teams played in the June 4th tournament at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia, Mo. Sponsored in part by Monsanto Company the Clover Classic has become the foundation’s major annual fundraising event. Monsanto …

4-H, Agribusiness, Monsanto