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With over 653,000 student members belonging to over 8,500 FFA chapters, FFA is the largest student-run organization in the United States. This year the Culver’s FFA Essay Contest focused on this idea by asking members to write about the 2017 National FFA Convention theme, “I can. We will.” FFA members were asked to share what the theme means to them …

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BRP redesigned its lineup of Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles for 2019. Redesigned Outlander ATVs heighten adventure with top-tier performance, world-class handling, incredible design, and friendlier price tag. Can-Am Defender vehicles get rugged upgrades and one-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada. MGEX announced another historical month with 180,836 contracts recorded for May 2018. With an 11 percent increase …

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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched an update to the My American Farm game, “Ag Across America.” The updated version features 100 new questions highlighting agricultural diversity across the nation, including videos of real American farmers asking questions. The Ag Across America app is available for free download in the iTunes App Store and in the Google …

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The National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation have awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,842 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 114 sponsors. FMC Corporation announced several changes to its executive leadership, effective June 1, 2018. Mark Douglas, president of FMC Agricultural Solutions, has been appointed president and chief operating officer. He will lead FMC’s operational, commercial …

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Bayer is looking for qualified writers capable of accurate production of very complex, often science-specific, facts in simple and understandable language for various target groups/communication activities in the German and English languages. Bayer is also looking for a cluster of excellent speechwriters to support Executive Communications for both internal and external audiences. Interested parties should fill out this form by …

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The American Farm Bureau Federation is accepting speaker proposals for the 2019 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana this January, 11-16, 2019. Submit your proposal by Friday, May 18, 2018 for a chance to become part of one of the premier destinations for agriculture education, policy development, industry relationships and cutting-edge innovations. The IFAJ2018 World …

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Illinois and other Midwestern students will have help paying for college tuition during the 2018-2019 school year, courtesy of scholarships awarded today by the IAA Foundation. The IAA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau, awarded $123,600 to 69 students pursuing degrees in agriculture-related fields, based on their academic ability, leadership involvement, professional career goals and financial need. …

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The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) announced effective May 1, 2018 the association’s management will transition to Gardner & Gardner Communications of New Prague, Minn. Founded in 1996, DCHA, formerly known as the Professional Dairy Heifer Growers Association, has partnered with Filament, in Madison, Wis., since 2013. Filament and Gardner & Gardner Communications will closely collaborate on the transition …

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Victory Enterprises (VE) has announced the creation of an Agriculture Advocacy division designed to help agriculture clients navigate the public policy arena. The division will be led by Matt Alsager, a fixture of agriculture advocacy in Missouri and, Whitney Woolf, a seasoned political pro from Oklahoma. Syngenta has announced the acquisition of Abbott & Cobb, a U.S.-owned independent breeder, producer, …

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Apply now for the 2018 Andy Markwart Horizon Award, presented by the AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation and John Deere. The annual award is given to an AAEA Ag Communicators Network member who embodies the youthful vigor, energy, passion, dedication and creativity shown by Andy in his volunteer work for AAEA for many years. Andy died in 2005 from heart problems. …

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