BASF and Commodity Groups Award Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

BASF Crop Protection has teamed up with the industry-leading commodity organizations behind Commodity Classic to award scholarships to 10 students pursuing degrees in agriculture. BASF presented the students with their scholarships during the 2016 Commodity Classic along with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Wheat Foundation(NWF). Representatives from the three commodity groups …

Ag Groups, ASA, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, NCGA, University, Wheat

USDA Gives $3 Mil in Critical Ag Production Research Grants

John Davis

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving $3 million in grants to address critical issues affecting agriculturally-important plants and animals. This news release from the agency’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) says the science developed from these grants will provide timely assistance and have an immediate impact for the agriculture community. The awards were made under the …

Research, University, USDA

College Aggies Online Scholarship Program

John Davis

College students with an interest in agriculture will have the chance to get a real education and some real money to pay for education. The Animal Agriculture Alliance is launching its College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship competition Sept. 28th. “This year’s College Aggies Online participants are really in for a rewarding experience,” said Alliance President and CEO Kay Johnson Smith. …

Education, University

Best College Farms In America Ranked

John Davis

The University of Virginia has the best college farm in the country. That’s according to College Ranker, as the website has ranked the top 40 college farms in America. Hundreds of colleges are using their farms for educational experiences for their current students, creating community-based learning opportunities, providing food for use on campus and even local farmers markets. The full …

Education, University

Friend of @GROWMARK Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Robert A. Easter, University of Illinois President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, was honored with the “Friend of GROWMARK” award at the GROWMARK annual meeting in Chicago today. Dr. Easter assumed the presidency of the University of Illinois July 2012. He spent his entire 40-year career as a senior administrator and faculty member on the Urbana-Champaign campus, where he earned …

Cooperatives, FS System, GROWMARK, University

Alltech invests in #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

It seems that the minds behind Alltech are under the belief that the leaders of tomorrow are worth investing in today, as they celebrated their third consecutive sponsorship of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award at the 2015 Ag Media Summit. The Forrest Bassford award honors excellence, professionalism and leadership among students. Each year, following a competitive …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Journalism, Media, University

Michigan State Wins IFAMA Global Student Case Competition

John Davis

Students at Michigan State University have taken first place in a competition to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills. This article from the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), a nonprofit of industry, students, academics, government leaders and other key stakeholders across the value chain of food production and consumption, says the school’s Tatevik Avetisyan, Kendra Levine, Andrea Leschewski, …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, University

Florida’s Agritourism Soars

Kelly Marshall

If you think “tourism” in Florida you’ll likely bring to mind images of sunny beaches, Disney characters, or movie-themed rides, but from October to November agritourism abounds.  Families line up for Sweet Season Farms’ eight acre corn maze in Milton and spend weekends at Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery. “It used to be, even just 20 years ago, that all …

Agribusiness, University

Top Rated Ag Universities

Cindy Zimmerman

We all have our favorite ag schools (Go Gators!) but if you want a non-biased source for the top rated universities in any subject, the definitive source is the QS World University Rankings. First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings currently considers over 3,000 institutions, and ranks more than 800 under a methodology that includes academic reputation, employer …

Education, University

Lots of Jobs in Ag for New Grads

John Davis

May is graduation month, and a new survey shows that agriculture is a great place for those new college graduates. This article from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the information from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Purdue University shows there are nearly 60,000 high-skilled agriculture job openings expected each year in the U.S., there …

AgCareers, Agribusiness, University, USDA