BASF Awards SOY, Corn and Wheat Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

BASF Crop Protection made 10 students pursuing agricultural degrees very happy today with the presentation of scholarships at the 2015 Commodity Classic, in partnership with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF). “Investing in the future is how the agricultural industry can sustain success,” said Neil Bentley, Director of Marketing, …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, Soybean, Wheat

Under Sec Scuse Visits Missouri State University

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

The Missouri State University William H. Darr School of Agriculture proudly hosted the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, Michael Scuse. A luncheon was held where Under Secretary Scuse addressed a room full of leaders in Missouri agriculture. He also met with Missouri State agricultural students for a roundtable discussion and question and answer period. Most producers across …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, Trade, USDA

UA Taking Land-Grant Mission South of the Border

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Last week, nearly 60 representatives from 19 Mexican universities made a visit to the Tucson Village Farm, located on the University of Arizona’s Campus Agricultural Center. The UA is leading the innovative initiative in partnership with New Mexico State University. The project is called the Red De Extensión e Innovación Nacional Universitaria, also known as Project REINU, and translates to …

Ag Group, Education, International

20 Best College Farms in America

Jamie Johansen

Best College Reviews has published a ranking of the 20 Best College Farms in America. Best College Reviews is an editorially independent college review website focusing on college rankings, reviews of college features, and thought leadership on helping students find their place in the higher education landscape. I am excited to see a Missouri school on the list that is …

Ag Group, Education, Farming

AgChat’s Agvocacy Conference Heads Back to Northwest

Jamie Johansen

Do to popular demand, the AgChat Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Agvocacy Conference in Spokane, WA. The training for farmers and ranchers will take place April 27-28, 2015 and registration will open February 9 with an early bird discount. Since the inception of the Foundation in 2010, the mission has been to provide training to as …

Ag Group, AgChat, Education

FFA Visit South Africa for 14-day Experience

Jamie Johansen

FFA members recently returned from a 14-day educational and cultural experience in South Africa. Members participated in the 2015 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers, an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization for past and present state FFA officers. The experience allows FFA members to experience foreign culture, learn about international agriculture and become more knowledgeable of the …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, Youth

ARC Reinstates Ag Comm Scholarship

Jamie Johansen

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is pleased to announce it is reinstating its scholarship program for college students studying ag communications. The organization, through its foundation, will grant one, $1,500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year. ARC conducted a scholarship program up until about 10 years ago. Through the financial contributions of recent Hall of Fame recipients Richard Howell and …

Ag Group, ARC, Education

Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

This ZimmCast is going to be another focus on the AgNerd Cloud. It’s just been working that way lately. I did not attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but via Twitter I met John Shutske, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Programs in the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who was attending. John …

AgNerd, Apps, Audio, Education, Internet, Precision Agriculture, Science, Technology, ZimmCast

AAEA Finest Images 2015 Calendar

Chuck Zimmerman

Of course I use my Calendar app on my Macbook, iPhone, iPad, etc. but I also like to be able to see a calendar with just a sideways glance at my desktop. That’s where the AAEA Finest Images 2015 Calendar comes in handy! If you do not have one here’s more information on how to order while supporting a great …

AAEA, Education, Media