Earth Day Science Resources from USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman Environment, Events, Science, USFRA

Earth Day is joining the March for Science this year with a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Saturday to “defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world,” with support from organizations like the American Chemical Society. The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has prepared a toolkit for farmers …

Environment, Events, Science, USFRA

Purdue Students Engineer #Biobased Solutions

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Award, biobased, Contest, Science, Soybean, University, USB

Purdue University has hosted the annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition for the past 22 years, and one of the top teams in this year’s competition attended the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholder’s Dialogue to give a presentation on their invention and receive invaluable feedback from the soy biobased industry. Purdue students Andrew Cameron and Harshit Kapoor teamed …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Award, biobased, Contest, Science, Soybean, University, USB

Saint Louis Science Center Adds Ag Exhibit

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Company Announcement, Education, Science, Youth

The Saint Louis Science Center has announced that GROW, the center’s permanent new agriculture exhibit, will open to the public this month on June 18. The exhibit will highlight the journey of food from farm to fork through 40 interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and events. GROW is the first permanent agriculture exhibit of its size in the United States, and is …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Company Announcement, Education, Science, Youth

Alltech Honors Young Scientists At #ONEBigIdea

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio, Award, Contest, Research, Science, University

The winners of 11th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) Global Competition were announced during this years ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, and the eight competition finalists were all honored on stage during a special ceremony to help close out the event. The contest attracted undergraduate and graduate agriscience students from 117 universities in 42 countries around the world. The eight …

Ag Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio, Award, Contest, Research, Science, University

Ag Foundations Reach Students at USA Science Festival

Lizzy Schultz AFBF, Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Beef Checkoff, Education, Farm Bureau, Science, Youth

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) and Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation were able to provide important information about where food comes from to approximately 9,000 students and families through their booth at this year’s USA Science & Engineering Festival. The festival, held every two years, is the nation’s largest STEM education event of its kind, with total …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Beef Checkoff, Education, Farm Bureau, Science, Youth

NCGA Partners with SoAR for Ag Research

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, NCGA, Research, Science

The National Corn Growers Association recently told us of their new strategic plan to increase demand and improve productivity and sustainability.  Now they’re showing us just what it is they plan to do about it.  The organization has now joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR), a coalition of scientific, consumer and producer groups that seek out sound research policies …

Agribusiness, NCGA, Research, Science

US Ag Colleges Stand Out in World Ranking

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, AgCareers, Education, International, Science, University

The QS World University Ranking system has released its latest standings for the world’s top agriculture universities, showcasing fifty exceptional programs on their website. While the top spot went to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the strength of American agriculture universities continues to shine as twenty two of the top fifty spots went to U.S. agriculture programs, including seven of …

Ag Group, AgCareers, Education, International, Science, University

Bayer #AgVocacy Forum Talks Antibiotic Resistance

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Bayer, Research, Science, University

Bayer Crop Science held a series of panels covering a variety of important topics during an #AgVocacy Forum at the 2016 Commodity Classic last week in New Orleans. Discussion surrounded antibiotic resistance in crops, animals, and humans, and how all three of those industries must share equal responsibility in terms of prioritizing antibiotic stewardship in their fields. The panel included …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Bayer, Research, Science, University

Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Remembered at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman ASTA, Audio, Education, Science, Seed

Seed science advocate Lisa Shepherd Jenkins is being remembered in a special way this year at the ASTA CSS 2015 and Seed Expo. The life of this beautiful and brilliant young woman was cut short earlier this year at the age of 43 after contracting a very rare and incurable disease, but ASTA, Iowa State University Seed Science Center and …

ASTA, Audio, Education, Science, Seed

Soil Renaissance and Phytobiomes Initiative Collaborate

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Science, Soil

Today the Soil Renaissance and Phytobiomes Initiative announced announced a collaboration aimed at understanding how soil health and the broader phytobiomes in which plants exist impact food production for a growing population. In December 2013, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation, NFP, launched the Soil Renaissance to bring attention to soil health’s critical role in feeding a global …

Ag Group, Science, Soil