Bayer CropScience Funds FFA Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience is partnering with the National FFA to inspire interest in agriculture and apiculture professions among America’s youth. The new grant program will help FFA members develop their unique talents and explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers with a focus on finding solutions that will help honey bees thrive. “I have a real passion for the FFA …

Audio, Bayer, Bees, FFA

ZimmComm Intern’s Agriblogging Adventures

Jamie Johansen

This fall the ZimmComm Team was honored to have Taylor Truckey travel with us learning the ropes of the agriblogging highway. The talented young lady didn’t miss a beat as she jumped right in to conducting interviews, snapping photos and joining the crazy banter. It was an honor to have her join our efforts in sharing the news of agriculture. …

FFA, Intern, Internship, NAFB, ZimmComm Announcement

An FFA Welcome to Ag Retailers Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

Attendees to the 2014 Agricultural Retailers Convention were welcomed this morning by two of the Louisiana state officers of the National FFA. On the stage were Christen Wall (l) and Nicole Roofner. Christen talked about her family alligator farm and Nicole gave us an invocation. Both are high school seniors but already have plans for what they want to do …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, FFA

Role of State FFA Officers on National Level

Cindy Zimmerman

With FFA organizations in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, there are well over 1,000 state FFA officers who play a role as delegates at the National FFA Convention. State FFA officers lead the membership of the state associations and are elected by state FFA convention delegates. Samantha Marre of Elsberry, Missouri who represents Area 5 in …

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Purpose, Passion and Persistence Makes FFA Proud

Cindy Zimmerman

When National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown talked to the thousands of students in attendance at the recent convention, he summed up the mission of FFA in three simple words – purpose, passion and persistence. “We also talked about being “FFA Proud,” said Brown in an interview with Jamie Johansen. “They’re here for a purpose, to learn about agriculture and …

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Film Introduces FFA to Custom Harvesting

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the National FFA Organization had a chance to learn more about the “Great American Wheat Harvest” and even get to see the documentary film or buy the DVD. The film was showing all week last week at the Kentucky Science Center for FFA members, according to producer/director Conrad Weaver, who talked to students about it and answered their …

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Tyson Urges FFA to Tell #MyAGStory

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 87th annual National FFA Convention last week, Tyson Foods was encouraging FFA members to share their stories via social media, using the hashtag #myAGstory. “So much of the population of America today has no idea what life on the farm is like, they don’t understand how their food’s made,” said Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith, who …

Audio, FFA, Poultry, Social Media

New Holland is “Forever Blue” for FFA

Taylor Truckey

Sporting the same colors as the National FFA gives New Holland a special kinship with the youth organization and the company is proud to be “Forever Blue.” FFA is not only important to the future of agriculture and the company, it has special significance for New Holland Marketing Director Mark Hooper who stepped up this year to serve on the …

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FMC Scouts for Talent at FFA

Cindy Zimmerman

If you want to find talented young people, FFA is the place to be. That’s the main reason FMC Corporation set up a sound booth at the National FFA Convention for the second year in a row to give the blue jackets an easy way to enter the Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest. This is the third year …

Audio, FFA, FMC

2014 National Agricultural Proficiency Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Winners of the 2014 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced during the sixth general session at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo on Friday. Awards were given in 49 categories from agricultural communications and education to veterinary science and wildlife management. Among the talented winners was Jordan Cadle of the Paoli Indiana FFA Chapter in Indiana in the category …

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