Requesting Submissions for Ag Day Essay Contest

Kelly Marshall

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is inviting ninth- to 12th-grade students to take part in an essay contest about the importance of agriculture.  Students may choose to write a 450 word essay or create a 2 minute video that showcases the theme: “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.”  The deadline for submission is January 29, 2016. The contest provides …

Ag Day, Contest, Sustainability

2016 National Ag Day Poster Contest Winner Selected

Kelly Marshall

Congratulations to Emily Eibs from the University of Wisconsin-Stout for her first place National Ag Day poster.  Her work was chosen from among many young artists who participated in the competition. The contest is held by the Agriculture Council of America and Meredith Agrimedia.  This year’s theme was Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet. In addition, her artwork and a profile …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Contest

Ag Day Poster Art Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey kids. Get your artistic skills ready. It’s time for the Ag Day Poster Art Contest. The National Ag Day Poster Art contest is designed to showcase the talents of young artist who share a passion for modern agriculture. A winning original piece of art will be chosen as the Official National Ag Day poster. The contest is open to …

Ag Day, Ag Group

FarmHer at Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

During last week’s Ag Day Activities in Washington, DC I met Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer, Inc. during the Celebration of Agriculture dinner. Earlier in the day Marji participated in a Google Hangout with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and Dr. Linda Young, Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The discussion was about …

Ag Day, Farming

Ag Day 2015

Chuck Zimmerman

National Ag Day activities are conducted by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s Chair is Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In this week’s program I talked with Colin about the work of the ACA and this year’s activities. I also spoke with Amy Bradford, GROWMARK, an Ag Day sponsor and sponsor of my coverage of Ag Day activities …

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Undersecretary Michael Scuse Addresses Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

The annual Celebration of Agriculture dinner at the USDA was an opportunity for many agricultural leaders and students to gather and hear about the work being done by the agency. Our keynote speaker, Michael Scuse, Undersecretary for Farm & Foreign Ag Services used the opportunity to highlight many of the accomplishments and programs of USDA The program also featured some …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Audio, Government, USDA

Listen to Ag Day Essay Contest Winner

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of the 2015 Ag Day Essay Contest is Theresa Seibel. During last night’s Celebration of Agriculture Dinner we heard her read that essay which focused on this year’s theme, Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations. Theresa is pictured with Annette Degnan, marketing communications director, CHS Inc., one of this year’s essay contest sponsors. The theme presented an opportunity for students …

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Charles Eastin Award Presented on Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

The recipient of the 2015 Charles Eastin Award is Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University Extension. The Eastin Award presented by the Agriculture Council of America and honors an individual who stands out as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences. Dennis was presented his award by Colin Woodall, NCBA and Chair of the Agriculture Council of America …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Award

American Agri-Women Veritas Award

Chuck Zimmerman

During the National Ag Day Celebration of Agriculture Dinner Orion Samuelson received another award. This time Sue McCrum, President of the American Agri-Women presented him with their Veritas Award. The award is given annually to a person who has given public witness to “the pursuit of truth” in accordance with the principles enunciated in the AAW Statement of Philosophy, The …

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