Engaging Urban Youth in Ag

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Consumers, Youth

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. …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Consumers, Youth

Domino’s® Commitment to National FFA Organization

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Education, FFA, Youth

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 Ag Group, Education, FFA, leadership, Youth

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 Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Bayer, Company Announcement, International, Youth

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 Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Company Announcement, Education, FFA, Youth

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, …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Company Announcement, Education, FFA, Youth

National FFA Foundation Creates Endowment Fund

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Award, Education, FFA, Youth

Dr. W. Dwight Armstrong will retire as chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and Foundation later this month, but his legacy in agricultural education and FFA will live on in a newly created endowment called “The Dwight Armstrong Legacy Endowment.” Armstrong’s seven-year tenure with the National FFA Organization has allowed him to oversee an era of dramatic growth …

Ag Group, Award, Education, FFA, Youth

FFA Hosts Washington Leadership Conference

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Education, Events, FFA, Youth

More than 2,100 FFA members from throughout the country will head to Washington, D.C., this summer for the 2016 Washington Leadership Conference, an opportunity to analyze their personal skills and interests, develop leadership skills, and create a meaningful community service plan that will make a difference in their home communities. The student leadership event has been hosted by the National …

Ag Group, Education, Events, FFA, Youth

Saint Louis Science Center Adds Ag Exhibit

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Company Announcement, Education, Science, Youth

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

AFBF Launches Online Peanut Butter Game

Lizzy Schultz AFBF, Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Education, Farm Bureau, Website, Youth

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, along with the National Peanut Board and state peanut producer and industry organizations, have launched Operation Peanut Butter, a new online game from My American Farm. Geared for students in grades 3-5, the game allows students to follow peanuts from the field to the peanut butter on their sandwiches. “While playing Operation Peanut …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Education, Farm Bureau, Website, Youth