Bayer and 4H Launch Why Science Matters Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

Science Matters to Bayer and the National 4-H Council and they are encouraging young people to consider how science impacts their everyday lives through a “Why Science Matters to Me” photo contest. The winners of the contest will receive a trip for three to the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science, January 12-15, 2018. Held annually in Washington, D.C., the summit …

4-H, Bayer, Science, Youth

ZimmCast with Simon Pampena

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s Youth Ag Summit in Brussels, Belgium featured moderator Simon Pampena, Australian Numeracy Ambassador and contributor to Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science. Jamie Johansen is on location there and talked with Simon about what he does which includes being a professional nerd and math comedian. Simon also moderated the Summit in Australia two years ago. He says science, …

Bayer, Science, Youth Ag Summit, ZimmCast

Percy is Demystifying Science at Bayer

Chuck Zimmerman

My main man Adrian Percy, Bayer CropScience, is definitely a voice to help people understand the highly technical world of science and agriculture today. I’m really happy to see him blogging about it! Here’s an excerpt from his latest in a 3-part series on the subject. After many years involved in conducting research to evaluate the safety of our products, …

Bayer, Blogging, Science

Earth Day Science Resources from USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman

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

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

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

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, Audio, Award, Contest, Research, Science, University

Ag Foundations Reach Students at USA Science Festival

Lizzy Schultz

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

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

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