FFA Takes Message to Capitol Hill on National Ag Day

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The future of farming is in Washington, D.C., this week to bring the message of agriculture to those who govern this country. Thirty-six FFA state officers are on Capitol Hill for the the 42nd anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated today in classrooms and communities across the country. “Agriculture plays a key role in all of our everyday …

Ag Group, FFA, Youth

FFA Chapters Ease Hunger in Schools & Communities

Jamie Johansen

A group of Oxford Jr/Sr High School students in Kansas are providing fresh vegetables to their school backpack program. Students in Lebanon, Connecticut, are raising broilers, laying hens and hogs to provide fresh protein sources to the local food pantry. The students – and thousands like them throughout the U.S. – are all FFA members utilizing grant monies to implement …

Ag Group, FFA, Youth

FFA Visit South Africa for 14-day Experience

Jamie Johansen

FFA members recently returned from a 14-day educational and cultural experience in South Africa. Members participated in the 2015 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers, an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization for past and present state FFA officers. The experience allows FFA members to experience foreign culture, learn about international agriculture and become more knowledgeable of the …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, Youth

Culver’s Gives Back to Farmers

Jamie Johansen

Culver’s restaurants across the nation continue to build support for America’s farm families as part of the chain’s Thank You Farmers initiative. After the second year of the program, Culver’s has connected with people all over the United States, spreading the Thank You Farmers message through efforts such as: – A larger-than-life Thank You Farmers corn maze in Tracy, Minn. …

Agribusiness, FFA, Youth

Foundation for Agriculture’s Book of the Year

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its eighth annual “Book of the Year” award to Margaret McNamara for “The Apple Orchard Riddle.” In this playful and humorous story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards – including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are – while …

AFBF, Ag Group, Book Review, Youth

Book Introduces Children to the World of Modern Farming

Jamie Johansen

“A Year on the Farm,” a new educational children’s book from Case IH, introduces children, ages 4 to 8, to modern farming, showing how the tractors, combines and other equipment are needed to plant and harvest crops. The first in a series from Case IH, “A Year on the Farm” is filled with colorful photography, fun illustrations and a cast …

Agribusiness, Book Review, Case IH, Youth

‘My American Farm’ Reaches 1.5 million Youth

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced that it has reached more than 1.5 million school-age youths through its educational “My American Farm” program. In 2015, the web-based resource will have a new look to improve the user experience thanks to continued support from DuPont Pioneer. “Over the past four years, we have reached more than a million …

AFBF, Ag Group, Youth

FMC Invests in Farming’s Future Via FFA

Jamie Johansen

Illustrating its commitment to investing in farming’s future, FMC Corporation is helping youth education through support of FFA. “To continue America’s leadership in agriculture, we need to engage students now,” said John Kasper, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America commercial business director. “FFA prepares students for more than 300 careers and reaches more than 600,000 members. Our support can make a …

Agribusiness, Education, FFA, FMC, Youth