Joe Funk Earns ASTA Distinguished Service Award

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Joe Funk, Editor at SEED TODAY, was selected as this year’s American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Distinguished Service Award winner. He was honored during the Opening General Session of the ASTA Annual convention in Minneapolis, MN. The award is given to a member who has made a significant contribution both to ASTA and the seed industry. “Joe has been faithfully …

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A Champion of Water for Food Recognized

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As a world leader in agriculture innovation and development, Jeff Raikes, Co-founder Raikes Foundation & Daughterly Water for Food Board Chair, was a guiding source throughout the formation of the institute. He is said to be the inspiration for this conference when it comes to the concept of local solutions to global challenges. Jeff is stepping down from the board, …

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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 …

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Outstanding Young Farmers Recognized

Kelly Marshall

As part of National Ag Day, John Deere welcomed four new inductees to the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) Fraternity as National Outstanding Young Farmers at the OYF Awards Congress.  This year Jessica Niederer spoke on behalf of the inductees. Niederer is an organic grower who sells all of her 57 varieties at farmer’s markets in New Jersey. Selling at farmer’s markets offers her a …

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Tebow Wins 2017 Charles Eastin Award on Ag Day

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Sue Tebow was the recipient of this year’s Charles Eastin Award, presented on National Ag Day. The award honors advocates who communicate between rural and urban audiences; Tebow’s Facebook page, agri.CULTURE, certainly does that job. She credits her vantage point as an outsider to the industry with shaping the message that has allowed her to reach thousands of people. “I realized it is a …

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St. Patrick’s Day Medal Awarded to Alltech Founder

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Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, and Professor Adrian E. Raftery, professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, have been presented with the Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) ‘St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal.’ The medal recognizes their outstanding accomplishments and their role in researching Ireland’s ecosystem. The honor is given to an Irish scientist, engineer or …

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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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NAMA Honors Mike Stern as Agribusiness Leader

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Mike Stern, Chief Executive Officer of The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, has been selected as the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) 2017 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. The award, considered NAMA’s highest honor, will be presented at the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference in April. Mike Stern exemplifies the spirit of the award through his understanding of the challenges farmers …

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#AFBF17 Young Farmer and Rancher Awards

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Young farmers and ranchers from across the nation competed in three categories: the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture.  Winners were announced during the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show. Sarah Cyphers representing the Commonwealth of Virginia earn the Excellence in Agriculture Award.  Now she’ll get to choose between a …

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