FFA Announces First Ever Recipients of Earth Day Service Challenge Awards

Laura McNamara

The winners of the National FFA Organization’s first Earth Day Service Challenge Awards are honored with thousands of dollars in grants, in partnership with Timberland PRO. The $7,000 Best Impact grant, awarded to the chapter that demonstrates the most powerful impact to the community, goes to the Oshkosh West FFA chapter from Oshkosh, Wis. The $3,000 Best Civic Engagement grant, …

Ag Group, Education

John Rice Receives North Dakota Grain Growers Scholarship

Laura McNamara

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association and the North Dakota Barley Council are proud to announce the ‘Growing For The Future’ scholarship was presented to FFA member John T. Rice from the Maddock FFA Chapter. This $500 scholarship is meant to further Mr. Rice’s educational possibilities and to strengthen his future involvement in agriculture. His participation in FFA and his …

Ag Group, Education

New Ag Scholarships For Illinois

Laura McNamara

Rhea & Kaiser, a marketing communications agency based in Chicago, has created two one-time scholarships to be offered by The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University. The scholarships honor long-time clients of Rhea & Kaiser who have recently retired. The $750 scholarships were established in the Department of Agriculture in honor of Illinois State graduate Dave Striegel …

Education, General

Classrooms Get $50,000 From Monsanto

Laura McNamara

Agricultural literacy for students in grades K-12 is a need the Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Consortium is devoted to supporting. Monsanto has announced its plan to grant AITC $50,000 at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference to help fund the Consortium’s support. State AITC programs address the need for agriculture literacy at the K-12 student level, with innovative …

Ag Group, Education

Strategizing for the Future

Laura McNamara

The future of agriculture education is no light matter for the National Council for Agricultural Education. That’s why the Council is meeting June 15-17 in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, for a 10 x 15 National Conference. The Council plans to address long-range stategic planning for the future of ag education. “We want to create new programs in communities not yet served …

Ag Group, Education

Sanabria Inaugural Grant Winner

Laura McNamara

And the first annual Eastern Chapter, National Agri-Marketing Association’s student award goes to Alida Sanabria. To support young, aspiring ag professionals, the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Eastern Chapter, presented its first annual student award grant at New York City’s John Bowne High School graduation awards ceremony on May 31, 2007. Wendy Elliot, Pfizer Animal Health, presented the award to graduating …

Ag Group, Education, NAMA

Ford Foundation Fund Offers Grants to Colleges and Universities

Laura McNamara

Applications for grants from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation are now available. The Foundation’s Poultry Science Education Fund supports student recruitment for poultry and science courses at colleges and universities that do not offer a poultry science degree. Any institution of higher education in the United States that offers an identifiable poultry science program is eligible …

Education