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

Meet the North American #YouthAgSummit Delegates

Jamie Johansen

North America was represented by nine young agricultural minds at the 3rd Youth Ag Summit held in Brussels, Belgium. The North American delegates along with 91 of their international peers joined forces to talk about change for a better future. Bayer Crop Science has a continued focus on feeding a growing world sustainably and organized the conference enabling youth to …

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Agrikua’s Gender Equality Project = 1st at #YouthAgSummit

Jamie Johansen

Last week, I was given the opportunity to attend the 2017 Youth Ag Summit organized by Bayer Crop Science. Never have I ever attended such a motivating and uplifting agricultural event. One hundred young people, aged 18-25, gathered in Brussels, Belgium to tackle some of the world’s top issues in agriculture. During the Summit, delegates worked in groups of ten …

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Bayer and 4-H Launch Science Matters Collaboration

Cindy Zimmerman

Opening day of the Farm Progress Show, Bayer and the National 4-H Council announced a new partnership for future innovators in science and technology to help feed a growing population. The nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, is designed to address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in young …

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Bayer Supports Youth Ag-Summit in Brussels

Cindy Zimmerman

The Crop Science division of Bayer is proud to support the third Youth Ag-Summit and the five young people from the United States who have been chosen to participate in the Brussels, Belgium event taking place October 9-13 this year. The young leaders are part of a delegation of 100 people from 49 countries selected to participate in a week-long …

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Engaging Urban Youth in Ag

Lizzy Schultz

Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

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Domino’s® Commitment to National FFA Organization

Jamie Johansen

Domino’s Pizza knows that there would not be pizza if we didn’t have farmers. Now the recognized world leader in pizza delivery is supporting students interested in a future in agriculture by making a commitment to donate $1 million over five years to the National FFA Organization. “There is no Domino’s without the dairy, tomato, wheat and other farmers across …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, Youth

649,355 – Record Membership in FFA

Jamie Johansen

The National FFA Organization announced a record-high student membership of 649,355, up from 629,367 in 2015 and an increase of 3 percent. The number of FFA chapters grew from 7,757 to 7,859. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow, as membership continues to increase. …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, leadership, Youth

Apply for the Global Youth Ag Summit

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer, along with two Belgian young farmers associations, Groene Kring and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs (FJA), are inviting young thought leaders from around the world to apply to attend the third Global Youth Agriculture Summit from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Interested young leaders, aged 18 to 25, are invited to apply for participation. Essay applications will …

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Educators Named to FFA Board

Lizzy Schultz

Two agricultural education teachers were recently named to the National FFA Organization’s Board of Directors. Kurt Dillon, of Kansas, and Matthew Eddy, were both recognized for their skills and reputations within the realm of agricultural education, and will begin to serve in new leadership roles as board members for FFA. Dillon grew up in a rural area of northeast Kansas, …

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