2017 Doan Award Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

The winner of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation’s prestigious Doan Award is Dustin Hoffmann, farm broadcaster with KLGR Radio in Redwood Falls, Minn. Hoffmann’s winning entry titled, Yearly Cattle Vaccinations in Southwest Minnesota, focused on herd health management, detailing the care and low-stress treatment of the calves. The Doan was announced at the conclusion of the Agri-Pulse Farm …

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Presidential Ag Day Declaration

Cindy Zimmerman

President Trump’s special assistant for agriculture, trade and food had a special message for National Ag Day today. “One of the first things this administration has gotten done is something you have not seen in at least 16 years,” said Ray Starling during the Ag Day morning celebration at the National Press Club. “I’m pleased to announce that President Trump …

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Winners to be Recognized on National Ag Day

Kelly Marshall

The Agriculture Council of America winners of the 2017 National Ag Day video, written essay, and photo contest winners and the 2017 Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award will be recognized next week on March 21, the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day, at the National Press Club. Hadassah McKinley from Bella Vista, California earned the video essay title and the …

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Animal Agriculture Alliance Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Kelly Marshall

For three decades the Animal Agriculture Alliance has been working to unite the voices of all of animal ag to respond to anti-animal messaging. This year, on May 3-4, they’ll be celebrating that 30 year milestone at the 2017 Stakeholders Summit in Kansas City, Missouri with the message “Connect to Protect, Action Please.” “The consumer loves meat, milk and eggs. …

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Ag Day Announces Photo and Essay Contests

Cindy Zimmerman

“Agriculture: Food for Life” is the theme for the Agriculture Council of America’s (ACA) 2017 National Ag Day photo and essay contests that will highlight young talent as it educates about American agriculture. The National Ag Day Photo Contest is designed to showcase the talents of a young amateur photographer enrolled in high school or college who has a passion …

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AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Has Opened

Lizzy Schultz

Online applications for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) third Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will open May 1, coinciding with the beginning of National Small Business Week. The competition, in which entrepreneurs will compete for a prize of $145,000 in startup funds, provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations that benefit rural regions of the United States. …

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Two Essay Contest Winners Awarded on Ag Day

Lizzy Schultz

Another agricultural award recipient present in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day was Emily Dougherty, one winner of the Annual Ag Day Essay Contest. The Annual Ag Day Essay Contest encourages students in 9th-12th grade to submit a written or video essay. This year’s contest theme was “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.” The winner of the video essay content …

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Meet the 2016 Charles Eastin Award Winner

Lizzy Schultz

Christina O’Brien, Norz Hill Farm, Bridgewater, NJ, was awarded the 2016 Charles Eastin Award for encouraging communications between rural and urban audiences. The award was presented at the Celebration of Agriculture Dinner held at USDA in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 15, 2016. O’Brien is involved with many organizations, keeping her focus on spreading the message of agriculture …

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Ag Day Address from John Deere Economist

Jamie Johansen

The annual National Ag Day Celebration of Agriculture Dinner took place at the USDA building this year and Orion Samuelson graced goers with his unforgettable voice and career-long commitment to agriculture. JB Penn, Chief Economist, John Deere was honored to serve as the evenings keynote speaker, but even more humbled to be introduced by an icon in American agriculture. “We …

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National Ag Day Meet & Mingle

Jamie Johansen

The National Ag Day Meet & Mingle Lunch took place in Washington D.C. drawing attendees to the Dirksen Senate Building for lunch and to once again hear from the legendary Orion Samuelson, WGN, who served as the events emcee. Chad Garone took to the mic representing the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) and the 2015 class of Outstanding Young Farmers. …

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