NCGA Urging Innovators To Consider Corn

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and innovation facilitator NineSigma recently announced the launch of The Consider Corn Challenge, a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Corn production in the United States has increased from 105.5 million metric tons in 1970 to 345.5 …

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Alltech Young Scientists Compete at #ONE17

Kelly Marshall

*POST UPDATE* Two bright thinkers representing North America in the 12th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program in Louisville, Kentucky this week at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference have each won the world’s most prestigious agriscience competition for university students. The global undergraduate winner was Joshua C. Gukowsky, who attends the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the U.S. Gukowsky was offered a …

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2017 Golden ARC Awards Contest is Open

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has announced this year’s Golden ARC Awards contest is now open and public relations professionals may submit their 2016 work by April 15, 2017. Entries may be submitted in their entirety through the online portal with an entry fee of $175. Both ARC members and nonmembers are eligible, but non-member prince is and additional $190 …

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AFBF Offers Second Helping of Peas to the Table Contest

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Foundation is bringing their Peas to the Table Contest back for a second year. The national competition will run from February 20- May 15. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will plant, raise and harvest peas, competing for the highest yield. The winning school will receive a visit from Miss America 2017. The contest was created …

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2016 NCGA Corn Contest Winners Announced

Kelly Marshall

This year’s entires into the National Corn Growers Association 2016 National Corn yield Contest showed some of the highest results ever, with a record five entries surpassing the 400 bushel per acre mark.  Six production categories mean there is no overall winner, but the top three entries in each of the six categories averaged more than 375 bushels per acre.  When …

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Wisconsin Christmas Tree Arrives At White House

Lizzy Schultz

While close to 350 million Christmas trees are growing on farms throughout the country, a Christmas tree from Wisconsin made its way to the White House Friday where it was presented to First Lady Michelle Obama. The 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir was presented by Dave and Mary Vander Velden, owners of Whispering Pines Tree Farm in Oconto, Wisconsin. The Vander Veldens …

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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 …

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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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“Farmer of the Year” Contest Announced

Kelly Marshall

Farmers’ Almanac and American Farm Bureau Federation are partnering together to recognize three farmers or ranchers as “Farmer’s Almanac Farmer of the Year.” The 200th Collector’s Edition of 2017 highlights the hard work and dedication of farmers who bring food to our tables.  The edition contains their stories, along with the announcement of a contest designed to recognize some of these …

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