Domino’s® Commitment to National FFA Organization

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Domino’s Pizza knows that there would not be pizza if we didn’t have farmers. Now the recognized world leader in pizza delivery is supporting students interested in a future in agriculture by making a commitment to donate $1 million over five years to the National FFA Organization. “There is no Domino’s without the dairy, tomato, wheat and other farmers across …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, Youth

#AsktheFarmer with ASA Wednesday on Twitter

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Three farmers are teaming up to answer questions about modern agriculture this week, as the American Soybean Association (ASA) presents #AsktheFarmer on Wednesday, Oct. 12, live on Twitter. You can tweet questions to ASA (@ASA_Soybeans) beginning at 8 a.m. CT and Kyle Bridgeforth (@Kylebridge), Brad Kremer (@kremer_brad) and Jenny Rohrich (@PrairieCA) will chime in with answers throughout the day. Please …

Ag Group, ASA, Social Media, Soybean

Watch 2016 GAP Report Release at World Food Prize Online

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Join the Global Harvest Initiative tomorrow for the 2016 Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Report on Sustainability in an Uncertain Season. The event will take place Oct. 12 from 11am to 1pm at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. You can still register for the event, but more importantly, you can watch the live webcast. Global demand for food …

Ag Group, Events, Food, Food Security, Sustainability

American Ag Law Association Elects Leaders

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The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) held their 37th Annual Agricultural Law Symposium last week in Oklahoma City. More than 250 agriculture and food attorneys from across the country attended the AALA Symposium which featured national and regional legal policy experts addressing cutting edge issues in agriculture, natural resources, water, food, environmental and agribusiness law. Justin Schneider of Indianapolis, Indiana …

Ag Group, Ag Law

649,355 – Record Membership in FFA

Jamie Johansen

The National FFA Organization announced a record-high student membership of 649,355, up from 629,367 in 2015 and an increase of 3 percent. The number of FFA chapters grew from 7,757 to 7,859. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow, as membership continues to increase. …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, leadership, Youth

Sorghum Producers Elect New Chairman

Kelly Marshall

The National Sorghum Producers board of directors has selected Don Bloss to serve as chairman. “Don Bloss is an experienced voice in the sorghum industry, having served previously as the chair of NSP’s Legislative Committee,” said Tim Lust, NSP CEO. “We look forward to his contributions and insights as NSP engages in discussions related to the next farm bill.” Other returning …

Ag Group, NSP, sorghum

The Dairy Legacy Behind Miss Madison

Jamie Johansen

We have already introduced you to Miss Madison, a gift from World Dairy Expo (WDE) to the Alliant Energy Center in celebration of the event’s 50th Anniversary. Now let’s dive deeper into how she represents the past 50 year legacy of the global dairy community and the people behind it. The 6,900-pound cow, carved from Dakota Mahogany stone, was commissioned …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Help #Celebrate50 with World Dairy Expo

Jamie Johansen

We have officially kicked off the 2016 World Dairy Expo (WDE) in Madison, WI. Fifty years ago the concept of bringing a cattle show together with a dairy industry expo was simply a dream; today it is a legacy. The event is known to bring over 70,000 visitors each year with nearly 3,000 international guests representing over 90 different countries. …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Dream Big at the ARA Annual Conference

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Retailers Association will be hosting their annual conference and expo in Orlando, Florida- a place known for magic.  The keynote speaker will be conjuring up a little of that enchantment as he presents his message on leadership and world-class customer service. Lee Cockerell is a retired Disney executive, a man in charge of 73,000 team members who daily created …

Ag Group, ARA, Events

USDA Announces Grants for Veteran Farmers

Lizzy Schultz

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $8.4 million in grants that will be used to provide training, outreach and technical assistance for the nation’s socially disadvantaged, tribal and veteran farmers and ranchers. “USDA was created to be ‘The People’s Department,’ and in the past eight years we have made tremendous progress in correcting past mistakes and creating a more inclusive …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Farming, USDA