National Ag Day Poster Art Contest Winner

Jamie Johansen

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and Meredith Agrimedia encouraged young artists to celebrate modern agriculture through the 3rd Annual National Ag Day Poster Art Contest. A winning original piece of art has been chosen as the Official National Ag Day poster. Congratulations to Clinton Walker, Kansas City Art Institute, for being selected as the winner of the contest. Walker …

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Strong Sense of Optimism for Future of Farming

Jamie Johansen

Seth Pratt, a 5th generation cattle/livestock rancher and student at the University of Idaho, served as one of the panelists during USFRA’s latest Food Dialogues. Seth is a former National FFA Officer from Blackfoot, ID. and talked with Chuck after the dialogues to share his personal perspective on the next generation of America’s farmers and ranchers. “Overall, there is a …

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Deputy Sec. of Ag Stresses Need for Communication

Jamie Johansen

The Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Hardin addresses the crowd during the Ag Day banquet. Her words push us to communicate beyond ourselves and connect the dots for those across the country who have yet to hear the good news about agriculture. “Most of you who know me, know that I am a farmers daughter. That is my first identity. …

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Today’s Youth Promoting Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

Young agriculturists from across the country entered this year’s National Ag Day Essay Contest in an effort to help promote the importance of agriculture throughout our country. Clara Knipp is from Tipton, MO and her essay titled, “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths To Feed,” was selected as this year’s written winner. Clara presented her essay as part of …

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McQueen Presented Charles Eastin Award

Jamie Johansen

The Agriculture Council of America presented the Charles Eastin Award to Lindsay McQueen, Union/Jackson County, IL Farm Bureaus during this year’s Ag Day festivities. The Eastin Award honors an individual who stands out as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences. Lindsay has been promoting agriculture and actively involved with agriculture industry her entire life. She has …

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Snow Day Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

I had to walk in it a lot on National Ag Day in Washington, DC. But the snow made for a pretty picture around the nation’s Capitol. It snowed most of the day on Tuesday so walking between activity appointments was a little cool and “humid.” I’ve got lots of good photos from this week’s National Agriculture Day activities online …

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Outstanding Young Farmer at Ag Day Lunch

Chuck Zimmerman

A member of the Outstanding Farmers of America Fraternity, Greg Wegis, Bakersfield, CA, was a mix & mingle lunch speaker during National Ag Day activities this week. He was introduced by Orion Samuelson. There were several other members in attendance too. Greg and his wife Gina were part of the 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers Program group. You can see who …

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Farmland Movie Advance Screening

Chuck Zimmerman

National Ag Day Activities was special this year because of of two great documentary films about farming. Last night it was a private advance screening of Farmland, directed by James Moll, with major support from USFRA. In the photo (l-r) is Randy Krotz, CEO, USFRA, James, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Bob Stallman, President of American Farm Bureau …

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