NAFB Foundation To Offer $20,000 in Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

The NAFB Foundation will be offering four $5,000 scholarships this year as part of an ongoing investment in the future of farm broadcasting and commitment to offering support for college students pursuing careers in agriculture communications. Scholarships are available to students who meet the following criteria: College juniors, seniors or graduate students for Fall Semester 2017 Enrolled in a college …

Agriculture Education, Award, NAFB, University

Engaging Urban Youth in Ag

Lizzy Schultz

Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Consumers, Youth

Demand for #Ag Management Specialists Increasing

Joanna Schroeder

Author Maggie Hammond, special to AgWired The economy is improving rapidly these past couple of years, with agriculture being one of the industries that powered the shift towards a better economy in general. The industry itself is expanding rapidly. Larger corporations with multiple farms and ranches across the country, along with smaller farms and family-owned businesses, are bumping up production …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Jobs

Alaska FFA Wins 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge

Lizzy Schultz

The Alaska FFA Association was recently named the winner of the 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge, a program that encouraged students to help donate 3.5 million meals to local communities before the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in October. After each hunger service event performed as part of the challenge, chapters reported impacts and shared their stories in order to …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Contest, FFA, Food

Why You Should Consider an AgriBusiness Career

Joanna Schroeder

A career in agribusiness may not be high on your list of things to do, but if you have grown up in a farming community, it’s a natural route. While it helps to have a good understanding of the agricultural business, an in-depth knowledge is not necessary. People working in agribusiness pursue a wide range of different careers, from helping …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Employment

Apply for the Global Youth Ag Summit

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer, along with two Belgian young farmers associations, Groene Kring and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs (FJA), are inviting young thought leaders from around the world to apply to attend the third Global Youth Agriculture Summit from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Interested young leaders, aged 18 to 25, are invited to apply for participation. Essay applications will …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Bayer, Company Announcement, International, Youth

2016 Wallace-Carver Fellows Announced

Lizzy Schultz

Thirty seven students from across the country have been confirmed for the prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship. The fellowship, made possible with the support of The World Food Prize Foundation and The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid summer internships at leading USDA research centers and offices across …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Award, Internship, University, USDA, World Food Prize

Meet the 2016 FFA New Century Farmers

Lizzy Schultz

The National FFA Organization has selected 33 young people as participants in the 2016 New Century Farmer conference, an exclusive, highly competitive program designed to develop the young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture. Participants will attend an intensive seminar this month in Johnstown, Iowa, where they will learn from industry experts during a series …

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Educators Named to FFA Board

Lizzy Schultz

Two agricultural education teachers were recently named to the National FFA Organization’s Board of Directors. Kurt Dillon, of Kansas, and Matthew Eddy, were both recognized for their skills and reputations within the realm of agricultural education, and will begin to serve in new leadership roles as board members for FFA. Dillon grew up in a rural area of northeast Kansas, …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Company Announcement, Education, FFA, Youth

NCGA Takes Farmers to Trade School

Lizzy Schultz

Last week’s National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Trade School brought more than 50 farmers, ranchers and representatives of state agriculture associations to Washington in order to deepen their knowledge about trade issues and drum up support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Capitol Hill. “Trade policy has a significant impact on me as a farmer. The success of my business …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Communications, Corn, Exports, NCGA, politics, TPP, Trade