Industry Ag News 5/24

Carrie Muehling

  • The Farm Credit Administration earned a top 10 ranking in the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey. It placed fifth among 30 small federal agencies, which are defined as those having at least 100 but less than 1,000 employees.
  • Registration is open for Agricultural Media Summit, the largest gathering of ag communicators in the U.S. Join us in Kansas City from August 3-6 to build connections, sharpen your skills and advance your career.
  • The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has been awarded $5 million through the United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Regional Agricultural Promotion Program, as announced by USDA and USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Daniel Whitley during “A Taste of the States: Chicago” at the National Restaurant Association Show. The program aims to diversify market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products by expanding markets beyond the top regions U.S. food and agricultural products are currently exported to.
  • The 2024 Borlaug Dialogue convenes under the theme “Seeds of Opportunity: Bridging Generations and Cultivating Diplomacy,” echoing Dr. Norman Borlaug’s enduring vision of breaking barriers and transcending boundaries for global food security.
  • Patrick Gottsch, founder of Rural Media Group, Inc., parent company to RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, The Cowgirl Channel, and Rural Radio 147, passed away May 18, 2024 at the age of 70.
  • National FFA Organization, headquartered in Indianapolis, is proud to announce the incoming cohort of National Teacher Ambassadors for the 2024-2025 school year. There will be 64 National Teacher Ambassadors representing 31 different states, as well as Puerto Rico.
  • Addie Gauck of Greensburg, Indiana, is the recipient of the 2024-25 Soy Scholarship award, sponsored by the American Soybean Association and BASF.
  • The National Cotton Council announces its Emerging Leaders Program participants for 2024-2025.
  • Potatoes USA announces nominations are now open for new board members for the 2025 term. The board is seeking nominees to fill a total of 33 open seats. Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, and a public member.
  • Syngenta Group, the leading global agriculture technology company, and The Nature Conservancy, a world-wide conservation organization with the mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, renewed their successful collaboration that links conservation goals with economic potential and addresses societal issues like deforestation and land degradation. The two partners have been collaborating since 2009 and entered into a global collaboration in 2018.
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