Illinois Ag Communications Releases Promo Video

Lizzy Schultz

Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) has produced a new video that promotes the expected and unexpected opportunities awaiting students and graduates of the Agricultural Communications Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The video features candid interviews with Ag Communications students and alumni, and will be utilized on social and digital channels as well as recruitment meetings at high schools …

Ag Groups, University

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 Groups, Alltech, Audio, Research, University

GROWMARK Welcomes 61 Summer Interns

Lizzy Schultz

GROWMARK has announced that sixty-one college students will spend this summer exploring agricultural career opportunities as GROWMARK interns in the company’s 57th summer internship program. Interns will work at FS member cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ontario, Canada, as well as GROWMARK FS, Mid-Co Commodities, and the GROWMARK corporate office in Bloomington, Illinois. Interns will work in the …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Education, GROWMARK, University

FFA Scholarship Program Exceeds 2.6 Million

Lizzy Schultz

This year marks the 32nd year for the National FFA Organization and Foundation scholarship program, and this year’s awards totaled more than $2.6 million in scholarships to 1,791 recipients. The generosity of the program’s 116 sponsors were instrumental in making this year’s program so successful. More than 8,300 students applied online for the scholarships, and many applicants were considered for …

Ag Groups, FFA, University

Apply Today for NAFB Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

The NAFB Foundation has announced that applications are now open for five $5,000 scholarship available to students studying careers in agriculture communications. Since 1975, the NAFB Foundation has been investing in the future of farm broadcasting by providing college scholarships to more than 100 college students. This year, the foundation is offering a total of $25,000 in scholarships to be …

Ag Groups, NAFB, University

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 Groups, AgCareers, Education, International, University

Strong Interest in Agricultural Careers Says AgCareers

Chuck Zimmerman

A recent survey conducted for Land O’Lakes suggests that there is very low interest in college grads to pursue a career in agriculture. However, AgCareers.com sees a very different trend. AgCareers has a 33% increase in the number of visits to their website in the last year. I just spoke with Eric Spell, AgCareers.com President. He says that enrollment at …

AgCareers, Audio, Education, University

New Cooperative Research Program for Sorghum

Lizzy Schultz

The Sorghum Checkoff, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Kansas State University (KSU) have entered into a cooperative agreement to increase grain sorghum productivity and expand markets by 2025. Coordinated efforts for the Collaborative Sorghum Investment Program will begin April 1st, 2016, and operate through the Center for Sorghum Improvement at KSU. Results will impact sorghum producers throughout the country. “After …

Ag Groups, Agronomy, Marketing, Research, sorghum, University

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 …

Ag Day, Ag Groups, Audio, FFA, University

Bayer #AgVocacy Forum Talks Antibiotic Resistance

Lizzy Schultz

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 Groups, Animal Health, Audio, Bayer, Research, University