FFA Hosts Washington Leadership Conference

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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 …

Ag Group, Education, Events, FFA, Youth

Forbes Media Hosts AgTech Summit

Kelly Marshall

Forbes Media will be hosting its second AgTech Summit on July 13-14, 2016 in Salinas Valley California.  More than 500 of the brightest and most entrepreneurial minds will be attending this two-day, invitation-only event, hoping to tackle some of agriculture’s greatest challenges. The event is expected to bring about lively debate and offer great networking opportunities.  It will also be …

Agribusiness, Events, Precision Agriculture

ASFMRA Offers Summer Professional Development

Kelly Marshall

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) is putting the finishing touches on this year’s Summer Education Week (SEW).  This event, scheduled for June 22-July 2 in Des Moines, Iowa, will offer education of licensure, accreditations and continuing education for farm managers, rural appraisers, consultants and agriculture students. In addition to professional development seminars and courses, the week …

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Industry Leaders Meet In Florida for PBIAS

Lizzy Schultz

Top business and industry leaders from Florida, New York, and Israel convened this week in West Palm Beach for the inaugural Palm Beach International Agricultural Summit, an event designed to raise awareness about the county’s $1.41 billion ag industry, address modern farming and its role in advancing Florida’s economy and quality of life. The Summit was presented by the Economic …

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NPPC Names New World Pork Expo GM

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has hired Sheila Warrick as the general manager of World Pork Expo. In her new position, Warrick will be responsible for the oversight and execution of the annual World Pork Expo, being held this year June 8-10, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. She will also serve as NPPC’s director of …

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Alltech Announces More Speakers For ONE

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech is adding to its line-up of expert speakers and engaging discussions in preparation for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 22–25. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, former CEO of Ford, Alan Mulally, former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble, Jim Stengel, renowned author and water expert …

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Harden Announced as Keynote Speaker at ASTA Annual

Kelly Marshall

The ASTAOregon Seed Association Annual Convention is coming up June 18-22. The event will be held in Portland, Oregon and will kick off with a keynote address from the Former Deputy Secretary of the USDA, Krysta Harden. Harden recently joined DuPont as the Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer. She will be sharing lessons from her experiences …

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Register for the 2016 ARC Annual Meeting

Lizzy Schultz

Registrations are rolling in for the 2016 Ag Relations Council (ARC) Annual Meeting, June 21-23, 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The meeting will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the St. Paul riverfront. As always, professional development, tours, the Golden ARC Awards and networking will be on tap! The exciting meeting agenda can be found here. Be sure to …

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Korean Cotton Executives to Visit US

Lizzy Schultz

Textile executives from 10 Korean companies will tour the U.S. Cotton Belt on April 17-22. The executives will observe U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing and will meet with U.S. cotton exporters. This Cotton USA Korean Special Trade Mission is being conducted by Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm. Korea currently ranks as the sixth …

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Farm Foundation Forum Discusses Poverty in Rural America

Lizzy Schultz

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and two rural community experts are joining together to discuss the cost of poverty in rural America at the Farm Foundation Forum on Monday, April 18, 2016. The Forum will be held at 9 am in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A free, live audiocast will also be …

Ag Group, Economy, Events, Farm Foundation, Rural Lifestyle