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Industry Ag News 7/29

Carrie Muehling

  • The American Farm Bureau Federation and Arkansas Farm Bureau presented Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.
  • During the 2022 Ag Media Summit (AMS), held in Raleigh, North Carolina, on July 16–20, agricultural communications students were honored for their excellence, professionalism and leadership. The Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Student Award Program, sponsored by Alltech, provides travel scholarships for four students to attend AMS. This year’s finalists were Lydia Johnson, Iowa State University; Faye Smith, Kansas State University; Lindsey Okuley, The Ohio State University; and Sydney Garrett, Kansas State University. Following a competitive application and interview process, Lydia Johnson from Iowa State University was awarded the LPC Forrest Bassford Student Award.
  • Nurturing and investing in our youth is the goal of The Agricultural Communicators Network (ACN) scholarships. Rachel McGreal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected to receive the Dr. James Evans Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is in honor of Dr. James Evans who has had a tremendous impact on the establishment and growth of agricultural communications programs. Sydney Garrett, Kansas State University, is being awarded the Past Presidents’ Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This award recognizes her leadership, dedication, and hard work in the agriculture community.
  • U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Farmland Security Act to increase scrutiny over foreign investments in American agricultural land. The legislation ensures that the American people and Congress can address the impacts foreign investments have on family farms, rural communities, and the domestic food supply.
  • The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City invites you to join Wednesday, August 17 a luncheon meeting at the Grand Street Cafe featuring Steve Censky, CEO, American Soybean Association.
  • The National Agri-Marketing Association will hold a webinar on August 4 at 11 a.m. Central titled “Why Influencer Marketing Should be Part of Your Strategy–How to Execute a Functional Approach.” Click here to register.
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