Industry Ag News 4/8

Carrie Muehling

  • AAEA The Ag Communicators Network announced it is accepting applications through April 18th for one marketing internship with Vive Crop Protection for the summer of 2022.
  • The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center from June 6 through June 8, 2022. To learn more about the agenda, registration, sponsorship or exhibitors, visit
  • Registration is now open for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 21-23, 2022 at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida
  • After a two-year hiatus, The California Antique Equipment Show™ is back and bigger than ever! A vintage tractor pull starts the weekend on Friday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. The full show kicks off Saturday, April 23 at the International Agri-Center® show grounds in Tulare, CA.
  • Farm Credit recently awarded $51,000 in grants to 51 FFA members across the country, as well as $51,000 in grants to the winners’ respective FFA chapters. Nearly 6,000 students nationwide competed for the Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grants. These grants help FFA members create or expand their SAE projects, leverage classroom learning, and gain hands-on experience in the agriculture industry.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will hold its biannual Data Users’ Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 1–4:30 p.m. CDT. The event will be held at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center. A virtual attendance option will also be available. The meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
  • Minneapolis Grain Exchange, a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization, reported record March 2022 trading volume of 342,172 contracts, representing a 31.8% year-over-year increase and the highest volume total for March in MGEX history. Total year-to-date volume reached a record 931,091 contracts, an increase of 18.1% from the same period in 2021.
  • The World Food Prize Foundation announced that Jon Wogman has joined the Foundation as the new Senior Program Manager, Global Youth Programs and Partnerships.
  • Children of all ages can discover the joys and challenges of growing one of spring’s sweetest treats through “I LOVE Strawberries,” the newest title from Feeding Minds Press, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s publishing venture. To complement the book, Feeding Minds Press has created a full educator’s guide and coloring pages, with samples available here.
  • Three young leaders, each with a passion for sustainable global agriculture, have been named winners of Bayer’s Youth Ag Summit Thrive for Change Awards. Bruno Ferreira from Bolivia, Chidinma Ezeh from Nigeria and Emiliano Barbero from Argentina will each receive a €5,000 bursary award to help put their winning Thrive for Change project ideas into action. From September 2021 to March 2022, the awardees developed their project plans to make a difference in the fight against food insecurity and climate change.
  • IFAJ and Corteva announce the opening of applications for the 2022 IFAJ/Corteva Master Class, a leadership and professional development training program for agricultural journalists and communicators from developing countries. Click here for more information on the 2022 Master Class and the application form.
  • Country music singer and songwriter, farmer and Case IH brand ambassador Lee Brice will celebrate the tireless work of producers this summer throughout his ‘Label Me Proud Tour’ with his song “Farmer.” The song was written as part of Case IH’s Built by Farmers initiative. The campaign connects the company’s employees, dealers and their families rooted in agriculture with the farmers who use Case IH equipment and technology.

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