New Deadline for GROWMARK Essay Contest

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2017 is the 24th year for the essay contest sponsored by GROWMARK and participating FS member cooperatives. The contest is for active high-school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri. “Essays will be due now at the end of October, instead of in the spring like we’ve done in the past,” said Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Cooperative Education …

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Finalists Chosen for @USFRA Faces

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) has announced the finalists of its third class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. This is the third class of Faces of Farming & Ranching that USFRA has sought to speak on behalf of the industry in this capacity. The finalists are: Lauren …

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Apply for Alltech’s Corporate Career Development Program

Jamie Johansen

The 5th annual Alltech Corporate Career Development Program seeks to recruit 12 recent recent bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates. Alltech invites graduates who wish to develop skills in science, veterinary science, biotechnology, information technology, marketing and finance to apply during the window of Aug. 15–Sept. 30. The program will commence in February for the 2017 group. Alltech aims to develop …

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USFRA to Host Dialogue on Water Quality

Joanna Schroeder

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) in collaboration with the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, will host a panel discussion, “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters,” on water quality and surrounding issues. The goal of the Dialogue is to share successful tools and tactics being used by farmers to reduce run-off, improve water quality …

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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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National FFA Foundation Creates Endowment Fund

Lizzy Schultz

Dr. W. Dwight Armstrong will retire as chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and Foundation later this month, but his legacy in agricultural education and FFA will live on in a newly created endowment called “The Dwight Armstrong Legacy Endowment.” Armstrong’s seven-year tenure with the National FFA Organization has allowed him to oversee an era of dramatic growth …

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FFA Hosts Washington Leadership Conference

Lizzy Schultz

More than 2,100 FFA members from throughout the country will head to Washington, D.C., this summer for the 2016 Washington Leadership Conference, an opportunity to analyze their personal skills and interests, develop leadership skills, and create a meaningful community service plan that will make a difference in their home communities. The student leadership event has been hosted by the National …

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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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Potatoes USA Inspires International Chefs

Lizzy Schultz

Potatoes USA brought 21 chefs from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines on a reverse trade mission (RTM) to the U.S. to learn about U.S. potatoes and products, as well as new and creative ways to put them on menus back home. The RTM began with potato training in …

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AFBF Launches Online Peanut Butter Game

Lizzy Schultz

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, along with the National Peanut Board and state peanut producer and industry organizations, have launched Operation Peanut Butter, a new online game from My American Farm. Geared for students in grades 3-5, the game allows students to follow peanuts from the field to the peanut butter on their sandwiches. “While playing Operation Peanut …

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