Culvers To Fund Trips to FFA Convention

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

Culver’s has recently announced that they will be hosting the Second Annual FFA Essay Contest to give FFA members across the United States the opportunity to win money toward a trip for their chapter to the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, October 19-22. The four-day event gives more than 60,000 students the chance to grow their chapters, …

Ag Group, Communications, Contest, Education, FFA, Technology

Youth Programs Help @GROWMARK Grow

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

When it comes to sustainability in agriculture, the most precious natural resource for the industry to preserve is our young people, and the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives are all about that. GROWMARK has a long history of making a significant investment in youth, from helping to fund Ag in the Classroom, to supporting FFA and 4-H, to a …

4-H, Audio, Education, FFA, FS System, GROWMARK

National FFA Organization Receives 3-Year Grant

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Thanks to the Lilly Endowment Inc. the National FFA Organization will be receiving a three-year, $1.5 million grant to support the mission and vision through their annual convention. The National FFA Convention & Expo returns to Indianapolis this fall, where it will stay until 2024.  The event is considered to be the premier FFA event, with programs and competitions happening …

Ag Group, Education, FFA

2016 NAMA Agribusiness Leader of the Year

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association bestowed its highest honor on W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D, during the Agri-Marketing Conference. Dwight is the CEO of the National FFA Organization. During his remarks Dwight said, “You know, when you get this type of recognition, it’s not about you, it’s about the people you surround yourself with.” He said that as he thought about what …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, NAMA

GROWMARK Announces Essay Contest Winners

Kelly Marshall

GROWMARK is pleased to announce the Illinois and Wisconsin state winners of the 2016 essay contest for FFA members.  Austin Schorfheide of Hoyleton, Illinois and Jessica Jurcek from Jefferson, Wisconsin won in their respective states by answering “What can young people do to ensure the sustainability of agriculture?” Schorfheide wrote in his response: “Sustainability in agriculture ultimately comes down to …

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Culver’s Raises Money for 153 FFA Jackets

Kelly Marshall

The average age of the American farmer gets a little older each year, but Culver’s restaurant is working with their franchisees to encourage the next generation of farmers.  Culver’s Support Center in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin and the National FFA Organization are helping match deserving young people with a local Culver’s restaurant where money is being raised to provide that …

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Two Essay Contest Winners Awarded on Ag Day

Lizzy Schultz

Another agricultural award recipient present in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day was Emily Dougherty, one winner of the Annual Ag Day Essay Contest. The Annual Ag Day Essay Contest encourages students in 9th-12th grade to submit a written or video essay. This year’s contest theme was “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.” The winner of the video essay content …

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#RealYield Game Was a Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

There were lots of winners in the Bayer LibertyLink® Real Yield Game that you might recall us promoting at the end of last year. Among them were five farmers who were instant winners, receiving 500 acres of LibertyLink soybean seed and Liberty herbicide, and one grand prize winner who gets a year’s lease on a John Deere 8320R tractor. Even …

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Celebrate National FFA Week

Kelly Marshall

Next week, February 20-27, more than half a million students will celebrate the role of agriculture in our daily lives.  National FFA Week encourages students to raise awareness and share the message of agriculture throughout the country.  The week, chosen to encompass George Washington’s birthday, runs Saturday to Saturday. The weeklong tradition, which began in 1948, was designated by the …

Ag Group, Education, FFA

John Deere Strengthens Partnership with FFA

Kelly Marshall

John Deere has been partnering with the National FFA Organization to ensure the future of agriculture for more than 72 years.  2016 will continue the tradition of providing opportunities for members of the FFA to grow into leaders who can strengthen their communities as well as agriculture.  John Deere has pledge one million dollars annually for the next five years …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, FFA, John Deere