There is a new tool connecting women in agriculture. Cathy Isom tells us what it is and how it works.
The USDA has created an e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org, for you to share your suggestions, stories and other snippets on how the USDA can build a new generation of women leaders in agriculture. By e-mailing them, you will automatically be added to the Women in Agriculture Mentoring Network.
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Everett Griner talks about a new fad invading organic farming in today’s Agri View.
Today Cathy Isom helps us figure out what’s a myth about food or actual science.
From the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., testified yesterday before the House Committee on Agriculture chaired by Rep. K. Michael Conaway (TX-11).
Mangum was one of six 1890 land-grant university (LGU) presidents selected to testify before the Committee. The five other participating universities were Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University, Fort Valley State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Tuskegee University, and the Read the rest of this entry »
This morning, an event was held at the Library of Congress to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Second Morrill Act. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed USDA’s longstanding partnership with the 1890 Land-Grant Universities and their investments in the field of agriculture.
From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama:AUBURN, Ala., July 15, 2015– Alabama’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced that Kurt Simon of Knoxville, Tennessee will begin serving as Alabama’s State Conservationist on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Simon currently serves as the Tennessee NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations (ASTC-FO) in Knoxville. He holds degrees in wildlife management and agronomy from Read the rest of this entry »
The Alabama Seed Association and Georgia Seed Association held their annual meeting this week in Destin, Florida. BrayAnna Bullard was there and has this report.
Everett Griner talks about careers in agriculture expanding in today’s Agri View.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for agriculture has launched a program teaching children about where their food comes from. Cathy Isom explain it.
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Everett Griner talks about the U.S. balancing foreign trade in today’s Agri View.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas, is the 11th president during AFBF’s almost 97-year history. Read more on Stallman’s departure.
In part 2 of her series, Cathy Isom tells us why it’s important to check nutrition facts before consuming that’s sports drink.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on preparing for the possible return of avian influenza this fall as well as details on how Cuban agriculture could affect Florida. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Everett Griner talks about fruit consumption decline in today’s Agri View.
Cathy Isom tells you what you should know about that sports drink and if it’s really right for you.
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, thirty years of food safety advice and organics with Switzerland.
Everett Griner talks about the time it takes to read a label in today’s Agri View.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we hear about testimony given to the Senate Ag Committee concerning Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, how Congress has work remaining concerning agriculture, why some residents are returning to their rural hometown and more.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is taking visitors back in time. Cathy Isom tells us about the exhibit showcasing decades of changes in agriculture.
A lot of work is underway by individual states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in preparing for a possible return of avian influenza this fall. Efforts include more monitoring and sampling of wild migratory birds.