12 Days of Christmas Sale for Collegiate Congress

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

There is a 12 Days of Christmas Sale going on courtesy of the AgChat Foundation. This is for the January National Collegiate Congress. Maybe this would be a great gift for the budding agvocate in your life! Here are some details: The National Collegiate Congress is a social media and agvocacy training workshop scheduled for January 17, 2015 at Dow …

AgChat, Education

ASTA Seed Foundation Update

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

First the Seed Foundation (FTSF) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2008 by the American Seed Trade Association with a focus on attracting bright young minds to the industry. “The seed industry is an exciting, dynamic, high tech industry,” said Foundation chairman Bud Hughes of Verdant Partners during an update at CSS 2014 and Seed Expo last week. “We want …

ASTA, Audio, Education, Seed

Purpose, Passion and Persistence Makes FFA Proud

Cindy Zimmerman

When National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown talked to the thousands of students in attendance at the recent convention, he summed up the mission of FFA in three simple words – purpose, passion and persistence. “We also talked about being “FFA Proud,” said Brown in an interview with Jamie Johansen. “They’re here for a purpose, to learn about agriculture and …

Audio, Education, FFA

2014 National Agricultural Proficiency Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Winners of the 2014 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced during the sixth general session at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo on Friday. Awards were given in 49 categories from agricultural communications and education to veterinary science and wildlife management. Among the talented winners was Jordan Cadle of the Paoli Indiana FFA Chapter in Indiana in the category …

Audio, Education, FFA, FMC

Go All Out! at the 87th National FFA Convention

Jamie Johansen

The streets of Louisville, KY are flooded with FFA members from across the country here to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. The largest youth organization currently have over 600,000 members and their mission of Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success is modeled in all the organization does for the future of the agricultural industry. Day one …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, FFA, FMC

Welcome New AgWired Intern

Jamie Johansen

We would like to formally welcome Taylor Truckey to the ZimmComm Team this fall. She will be traveling to the National FFA Convention with me this week and also attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting conference in just a few weeks. Taylor is currently studying Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University; she will be graduating May 2015. …

Education, Intern, Internship, ZimmComm Announcement

FMC Invests in Farming’s Future Via FFA

Jamie Johansen

Illustrating its commitment to investing in farming’s future, FMC Corporation is helping youth education through support of FFA. “To continue America’s leadership in agriculture, we need to engage students now,” said John Kasper, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America commercial business director. “FFA prepares students for more than 300 careers and reaches more than 600,000 members. Our support can make a …

Agribusiness, Education, FFA, FMC, Youth

Georgia Ag Leadership Program Graduates Inaugural Class

Jamie Johansen

After spending two years learning about Georgia’s largest industry and developing leadership skills, the inaugural class of Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry has graduated from the program. University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty launched Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry, or AGL, in 2012. The program is designed to educate and empower Georgia’s …

Ag Group, Communications, Education

Farm to School & Cooperative Efforts

Jamie Johansen

In celebration of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of family farmers and local communities, as well as some of the tools available to help family farmers increase their economic footprint and clout. A great deal of emphasis is placed this month on cooperatives and farm to …

Ag Group, Education, Farming

Support Your Local Student NAMA Chapter

Chuck Zimmerman

Hopefully all you members of the National Agri-Marketing Association are finding ways to support your student chapter. Here’s an example of how Florida NAMA just got involved at an event to support our students, Gator NAMA. Gator NAMA is tied in with the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ag Econ Club. They set up a promotional booth during …

Education, NAMA, University