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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FB Challenge Moves Into Judging Phase

Lizzy Schultz

Entry submissions are now closed for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) third annual Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, and AFBF is pleased to announce that they have received 355 applications from 39 states. “We are ecstatic and pleased with the great applications and innovations occurring in rural communities across the country!” said Dr. Lisa Benson, AFBF’s director of rural development. “We …

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Illinois Ag Communications Releases Promo Video

Lizzy Schultz

Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) has produced a new video that promotes the expected and unexpected opportunities awaiting students and graduates of the Agricultural Communications Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The video features candid interviews with Ag Communications students and alumni, and will be utilized on social and digital channels as well as recruitment meetings at high schools …

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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, …

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Happy National Hot Dog Month! 🌭

Lizzy Schultz

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) has estimated that Americans will eat 150 million hot dogs this Independence Day, which also acts as the kick off for National Hot Dog Month, a celebration of our nation’s iconic food. To mark the occasion, the NHDSC has gathered several hot dog icons in a new series of videos to discuss …

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Novus Unveils Project Horizon at #WPX16

Lizzy Schultz

As part of their ongoing commitment to bringing customers innovative solutions to the challenges facing the industry, Novus International used the 2016 World Pork Expo as an opportunity to debut Project Horizon, which aims to help producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. “We’ve had in-house expertise in terms of gut health and nutrition throughout the 25 years that …

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ASA Hires New Communications Manager

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to welcome Jessica Wharton as the new State Policy Coordinator and Communications Manger. She began working out the D.C. office this week. “We are excited to welcome Jessica to the ASA team,” said (ASA) CEO Steve Censky . “Her previous industry experience and communications knowledge will play a major role in coordinating ASA’s …

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Flinn Joins Brownfield Ag News

Kelly Marshall

Andrew Flinn is joining Brownfield Ag News as an anchor/reporter in his home state of Ohio. For the past 15 years Flinn has been reporting new and agriculture, 14 of those with Brownfield affiliate WKTN. “Andrew’s years of experience covering news and agriculture for local radio stations in Ohio makes him a great addition to the Brownfield team,” says Cyndi Young-Puyear, …

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Saint Louis Science Center Adds Ag Exhibit

Lizzy Schultz

The Saint Louis Science Center has announced that GROW, the center’s permanent new agriculture exhibit, will open to the public this month on June 18. The exhibit will highlight the journey of food from farm to fork through 40 interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and events. GROW is the first permanent agriculture exhibit of its size in the United States, and is …

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Poitti Joins American Farmland Trust as President

Kelly Marshall

American Farmland Trust (AFT) has appointed John Piotti as their new President.  He will assume his new duties on July 1, 2016. “Our nation relies on our farms and farmers for growing our food and providing tremendous environmental benefits for the country,” said Piotti. “I’ve dedicated my career to this cause, and I am thrilled to be joining AFT, where I …

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