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

Happy Holidays from the Missouri 4-H Foundation

Jamie Johansen

The Missouri 4-H Foundation wishes you joy and happiness for the New Year. For the best in this new year… Throughout the year your generosity changes young lives, provides new possibilities and fosters community. From all of us at the Missouri 4-H Foundation, thank you for your support, and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year! Trustees and …

4-H, Ag Group, Holiday

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

4-H Canada 100th Anniversary Gala

Melissa Sandfort

Dr. Roberta Bondar was the guest speaker at the 4-H Canada 100th Anniversary Gala held on May 30. As an astronaut, physician, scientist, photographer, author and, as she proudly proclaimed, an Aggie, Dr. Bondar presented photos from her 1992 travels on the NASA space shuttle Discovery. Her view from space emphasized the importance of agricultural research and technology in being …

4-H, Agribusiness

A Rich History at The American Royal

Jamie Johansen

The 2012 American Royal runs from Sept.9 – Nov. 17 and is chalk full of events for friends and family to partake in all promoting the wonderful world of agriculture. This event has such a rich history founded on the agricultural industry. In 1899 the very first American Royal took place in a tent at the Kansas City Stockyards as …

4-H, Beef, Education, Events, FFA, Livestock, Rodeo, Swine

4-H and FFA “Champions of Change” Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

The White House this week recognized 12 members and leaders of FFA and 4-H as Champions of Change, a program to honor ordinary Americans doing great work in their communities. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and …

4-H, FFA, Youth