AFBF Lesson Plan Connects Students to Food

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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering pre-K through first grade teachers a Thanksgiving-themed activity.  “Thank an American Farmer or Rancher” explains where food comes and asks students to write, draw or create thank you letters and cards for America’s farmers. The lesson plan, a letter written by a farmer, suggested reading list, and class discussion ideas are …

AFBF, Education

Ag Day Announces Photo and Essay Contests

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

“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 …

Ag Day, Contest, Education

Domino’s® Commitment to National FFA Organization

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Domino’s Pizza knows that there would not be pizza if we didn’t have farmers. Now the recognized world leader in pizza delivery is supporting students interested in a future in agriculture by making a commitment to donate $1 million over five years to the National FFA Organization. “There is no Domino’s without the dairy, tomato, wheat and other farmers across …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, Youth

649,355 – Record Membership in FFA

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The National FFA Organization announced a record-high student membership of 649,355, up from 629,367 in 2015 and an increase of 3 percent. The number of FFA chapters grew from 7,757 to 7,859. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow, as membership continues to increase. …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, leadership, Youth

NCGA Continues Scholarships with @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and BASF Corporation are now accepting applications for the next crop of scholarships to help grow the future for agriculture. This is the tenth year for the partnership between BASF and NCGA which awards five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2017-18 school year. …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, NCGA

#Sustainable Farming Info from @USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) has just released a new animated video short and educational infographics highlighting sustainable farming and ranching practices to help answer questions consumers have about how food is grown and raised, including questions about sustainability practices on and around farms and ranches. “Sustainability is a vital part of our everyday lives as farmers and ranchers, …

Education, Food, USFRA, Video Offers Leadership Enhancement Workshop

Cindy Zimmerman has a Leadership Enhancement Workshop coming up next month in Omaha for managers interested in taking their leadership to the next level. This face-to-face workshop is rooted in sound leadership theory but is paired with a unique hands-on, fun approach to reinforce learning principles in a memorable and enriching manner. Participants will gain a holistic view of the importance …

AgCareers, Education, Employment

New Deadline for GROWMARK Essay Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Cooperatives, Education, GROWMARK

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 …

Audio, Education, Farm Progress Show, Farming, USFRA

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 …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Education