FFA – You are the Future

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Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to FFA members in attendance for one of the opening sessions at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo this morning. He speaks at many different venues, but said this audience is the hardest because he is following young people who are very well spoken, don’t use any notes and never skip a beat. …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, FFA, FMC, Government, USDA

Go All Out! at the 87th National FFA Convention

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The streets of Louisville, KY are flooded with FFA members from across the country here to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. The largest youth organization currently have over 600,000 members and their mission of Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success is modeled in all the organization does for the future of the agricultural industry. Day one …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, FFA, FMC

Ethanol Group Commits to FFA

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A group that represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America is showing its commitment to the future of agriculture. Growth Energy announced a multi-year commitment and new partnership with the National FFA Organization to build on critical projects that prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in American agriculture, starting with teacher and …

Ag Group, Ethanol, FFA, Growth Energy

World Ag Expo Video Contest to Give $3,000 Grand Prize

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A $3,000 grand prize is being offered in the World Ag Expo contest for the video that best answers the questions, “Where Would We Be Without Farmers?” The videos are due for submission by December 1, when they will be evaluated by a panel of judges and then posted on www.WorldAgExpo.org for the public to vote for their favorites. “Farmers …

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3rd Annual Indoor Agriculture Conference

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Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable growing methods. The leaders in this growing sector of agriculture will meet at the 3rd annual Indoor Agriculture Conference on March 31 and April 1, 2015 in Las Vegas to discuss the present and future …

Ag Group, Events, Technology

Georgia Ag Leadership Program Graduates Inaugural Class

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After spending two years learning about Georgia’s largest industry and developing leadership skills, the inaugural class of Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry has graduated from the program. University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty launched Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry, or AGL, in 2012. The program is designed to educate and empower Georgia’s …

Ag Group, Communications, Education

EPA Findings on Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments

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The EPA released an analysis of the benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in soybeans. Neonicotinoid pesticides are a class of insecticides widely used on U.S. crops that EPA is reviewing with particular emphasis for their impact on pollinators. The analysis concluded that there is little or no increase in soybean yields using most neonicotinoid seed treatments when …

Ag Group, EPA, Seed, Soybean

Recruit for NAMA and Win

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Recruit someone you know to become a National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) member and you will be entered to win an iPad Mini. The “Member-Get-A-Member” campaign will run from October 15 to December 10. The drawing will take place on December 11. Simply tell your recruit to join NAMA online and add your name and company in the “Referred By” box …

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Pollinator Advocate of the US Award

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The Pollinator Advocate Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to pollinator protection, conservation, and issue outreach resulting in increased awareness of the importance of pollinators and pollination. The 2014 Pollinator Advocate of the United States Award will be given to Julie Zahniser and The American Bee Project of Ft. Pierce, FL. Honey bees require proper nutrition gained through a …

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A Year’s Supply of Bacon Up for Grabs in Wisconsin

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Organizers of the Madison Bacon Festival, a Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival event, recently announced two sizzling contests – the Wisconsin Bacon Royalty Contest and a Bacon Eating Competition. Wisconsin’s bacon-enthusiasts can enter the contests beginning October 13. Applications will be narrowed down to a total of 20 finalists who will each receive FREE tickets to the Madison Bacon Festival taking …

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