FFA Takes Message to Capitol Hill on National Ag Day

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The future of farming is in Washington, D.C., this week to bring the message of agriculture to those who govern this country. Thirty-six FFA state officers are on Capitol Hill for the the 42nd anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated today in classrooms and communities across the country. “Agriculture plays a key role in all of our everyday …

Ag Group, FFA, Youth

AgriSCIENCE Award for Teaching Excellence

Jamie Johansen

DuPont announced that Jessica M. Jones, agriscience teacher at Chatham Middle School in Chatham, Va., has been selected to receive the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award in recognition of teaching excellence. The award recognizes the top-ranking member of the DuPont National AgriScience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) who demonstrates and advocates inquiry-based science teaching and inspires students to pursue science …

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Students Celebrate National FFA Week Nationwide

Jamie Johansen

More than a half-million students in all 50 states will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host community-wide events to help others in need this week. It’s National FFA Week and a host of activities are planned to raise awareness about the National FFA Organization and the role it plays in …

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Culver’s Honors Farmers & Supports National FFA Week

Jamie Johansen

In celebration of FFA week, February 21-28, Culver’s created a Thank You Farmers video to recognize hardworking farmers across the U.S. For every view of this video on YouTube, Culver’s will donate $1 to the National FFA Organization. While we set aside this week each year to focus on farming and agriculture, Culver’s thanks farmers all year long in the …

Agribusiness, Farming, FFA, Video

FFA Chapters Ease Hunger in Schools & Communities

Jamie Johansen

A group of Oxford Jr/Sr High School students in Kansas are providing fresh vegetables to their school backpack program. Students in Lebanon, Connecticut, are raising broilers, laying hens and hogs to provide fresh protein sources to the local food pantry. The students – and thousands like them throughout the U.S. – are all FFA members utilizing grant monies to implement …

Ag Group, FFA, Youth

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

Culver’s Gives Back to Farmers

Jamie Johansen

Culver’s restaurants across the nation continue to build support for America’s farm families as part of the chain’s Thank You Farmers initiative. After the second year of the program, Culver’s has connected with people all over the United States, spreading the Thank You Farmers message through efforts such as: – A larger-than-life Thank You Farmers corn maze in Tracy, Minn. …

Agribusiness, FFA, Youth

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 …

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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. …

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