Gateway to Ag Careers Students Excel at Annual Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Eight outstanding college students were able to attend the AgGateway Annual Conference this week in Nashville through the Gateway to Ag Careers program, sponsored by the AgCIO Roundtable. The eight students represented a variety of different disciplines and academic institutions from across the country. In order of appearance in the photo, they are: • Clara Cobb, Mississippi State University • …

AgGateway, AgWired Precision, Audio, Education, Precision Agriculture

2023-24 National FFA Officers Team Elected

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2023-24 National FFA Officer team was elected during the final session of the 96th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week. National FFA Delegates chose students from Michigan, Missouri, Florida, Iowa, Ohio and New Mexico to lead the organization for the next year. Amara Jackson of Michigan was elected national president. Grant Norfleet of Missouri was elected …

Education, FFA

Ten Students Chosen to Attend AgGateway Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Ten outstanding college students have been selected to attend the AgGateway Annual Conference November 13-15 in Nashville through the Gateway to Ag Careers program, sponsored by the AgCIO Roundtable. The ten recipients represent nine different academic institutions from across the country: • Justin Allange, Purdue University • Fei Xyza Asuncion, Kansas State University • Zach Bartkoski, Northwest Missouri State University …

AgGateway, Agribusiness, Education

University of IL AgComm Students Shadow Media at #FPS23

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Farm Progress Show a group of students from the University of Illinois had an opportunity to shadow ag media representatives as they were covering the show for their respective outlets. This is the idea of Dr. Owen Roberts, a professor at the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Assisting him in the …

Audio, Education, Farm Progress Show

Syngenta Accelerating a Generation with Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman

Students studying agriculture have a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship and a donation to the charity of their choice through the 2022 Accelerating a Generation Syngenta Scholarship Program. Through the scholarship program, which is run by the National FFA organization (FFA), Syngenta will give a total of six scholarships to college students from across the country who are pursuing …

Education, Syngenta

Mizzou Students Help Support NAMA Foundation

Cindy Zimmerman

University of Missouri students Kate Thompson and Sophia Liefer are enjoying their time this week at the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Fall Conference in St. Louis while helping out the NAMA Foundation. “The best thing about NAMA is that we are all super competitive,” said Thompson, who talked about the foundation fundraiser they were doing at the conference. “It’s a …

Audio, Education, NAMA

Student NAMA Award Winners Named

Chuck Zimmerman

Congratulations to all the winners in the Student National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) competitions. Special congrats to the University of Guelph for winning the Marketing Competition! The Student NAMA Program was virtual for the 2020-21 school year. The Student Awards Ceremony, held on 4/22/21, announced the Scholarship Recipients, Sales Competition winners & Marketing Competition winners. See the recording here. Scholarships $4000 …

Education, Marketing, NAMA

University of Arkansas student earns ARC/C.O.nxt Scholarship

Chuck Zimmerman

Jessica Wesson, a University of Arkansas agricultural communications graduate student, received the Agricultural Relations Council 2021 ARC/C.O.nxt Scholarship. In May 2020, Wesson earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education, communication and technology (AECT) from the University of Arkansas. In addition to her graduate school studies, Wesson works as a graduate assistant in the AECT department. She assists with teaching ag …

ARC, Education

Student NAMA Sales Competition Winners Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Hopefully in 2022 we’ll be able to “see” the National Agri-Marketing Association student competitions. But that doesn’t mean that are not happening this year. In fact, the winners of the Student NAMA Sales Competition have been announced. The competition took place April 14-15, virtually, and over 20 students were registered. ​The National Agri-Marketing Association Collegiate Sales Competition began in 2019. …

Education, Marketing, NAMA