Ag Foundations Reach Students at USA Science Festival

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) and Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation were able to provide important information about where food comes from to approximately 9,000 students and families through their booth at this year’s USA Science & Engineering Festival. The festival, held every two years, is the nation’s largest STEM education event of its kind, with total …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Beef Checkoff, Education, Farm Bureau, Science, Youth

Culvers To Fund Trips to FFA Convention

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Culver’s has recently announced that they will be hosting the Second Annual FFA Essay Contest to give FFA members across the United States the opportunity to win money toward a trip for their chapter to the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, October 19-22. The four-day event gives more than 60,000 students the chance to grow their chapters, …

Ag Group, Communications, Contest, Education, FFA, Technology

BASF Launches #GrowSmart University

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

BASF Crop Protection is all about helping farmers grow smarter and to that end has announced the launch of a new online educational resource – Grow Smart™ University. Grow Smart University is designed to connect growers and industry professionals with agronomic and agribusiness content and offers an extensive library of farm management information, according to Paul Leeland, Product Manager, BASF. …

BASF, Crop Protection, Education

Youth Programs Help @GROWMARK Grow

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

When it comes to sustainability in agriculture, the most precious natural resource for the industry to preserve is our young people, and the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives are all about that. GROWMARK has a long history of making a significant investment in youth, from helping to fund Ag in the Classroom, to supporting FFA and 4-H, to a …

4-H, Audio, Education, FFA, FS System, GROWMARK

Bayer Awards $150,000 Grant To National Ag Center

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Bayer CropScience has announced increased support of the National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame, through a $150,000 Bayer USA Foundation grant. This three-year grant will help create a new children’s exhibit within the Ag Center’s Children’s Agriculture Science Center. The new exhibit is set to open in 2018. Located in Bonner Springs, Kansas, the mission of the Ag Center …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Crop Science, Education

National FFA Organization Receives 3-Year Grant

Kelly Marshall

Thanks to the Lilly Endowment Inc. the National FFA Organization will be receiving a three-year, $1.5 million grant to support the mission and vision through their annual convention. The National FFA Convention & Expo returns to Indianapolis this fall, where it will stay until 2024.  The event is considered to be the premier FFA event, with programs and competitions happening …

Ag Group, Education, FFA

NAFB Offers $25,000 in Scholarships

Kelly Marshall

The National Association of Farm Broadcasters believes in the future of farm broadcasting, which is why they’ve been supporting college students with financial support since 1975.  This year the NAFB will be offering five $5,000 scholarships to college juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled for the fall of 2016. The scholarships include the Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship, the George Logan …

Agribusiness, Communications, Education, Journalism

US Ag Colleges Stand Out in World Ranking

Lizzy Schultz

The QS World University Ranking system has released its latest standings for the world’s top agriculture universities, showcasing fifty exceptional programs on their website. While the top spot went to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the strength of American agriculture universities continues to shine as twenty two of the top fifty spots went to U.S. agriculture programs, including seven of …

Ag Group, AgCareers, Education, International, Science, University

Strong Interest in Agricultural Careers Says AgCareers

Chuck Zimmerman

A recent survey conducted for Land O’Lakes suggests that there is very low interest in college grads to pursue a career in agriculture. However, sees a very different trend. AgCareers has a 33% increase in the number of visits to their website in the last year. I just spoke with Eric Spell, President. He says that enrollment at …

AgCareers, Audio, Education, University