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Feeding Minds Press Will Focus on Accurate Agriculture Books for Children

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Bringing children accurate knowledge about how their food is grown is the goal of Feeding Minds Press, a new children’s book publishing venture from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The new publisher’s first book will be “Right This Very Minute,” written by award-winning author Lisl Detlefsen. It is scheduled for release in January 2019. “‘Right This Very Minute’ …


Celebration Florida H. S. Takes 1st Place Envirothon in Regional Competition

Dan Education, Environment, Florida, Soil, USDA-NRCS

Students from Celebration High School in Osceola County have placed first for the second year-in-a-row in the annual Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Regional Envirothon competition held February 8, 2018 at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando. The 5-member winning team of sophomores and juniors was made up of Julian Landin, Matthew Eynan, Bradley Band, Spencer Schmidt, and Mason Theurer. Envirothon …

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USDA Names 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program Winners

Dan Education, Industry News Release

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the selection of 30 university students who will attend USDA’s 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), as winners of the USDA Student Diversity Program. These undergraduate and graduate students will receive a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., capped off by their attendance at the AOF, the USDA’s largest annual meeting, held Feb. 22-23 …


RFA Develops ‘Ethanol in the Classroom’ Program for Students

Dan Education, Energy, Industry News Release

Consumers are never too young to learn about the benefits of ethanol. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has developed an “Ethanol in the Classroom” course, providing a fun and interactive way for students to learn about the renewable fuel. The e-Learning program is broken down into three levels: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. After selecting the appropriate level, …

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Alabama Extension Hosts Precision Ag Workshop

Dan Alabama, Education

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host the year’s first precision agriculture workshop Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. While producers continue to adopt new farming technologies, Alabama Extension professionals are committed to working alongside them with industry partners to expand their practical knowledge and increase adoption. Previously held at E.V. Smith Extension …


Legislation Would Improve Students’ Access to Milk

Dan Dairy, Education, Industry News Release

The School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 introduced by Representative Glenn Thompson would allow schools to give students more milk choices. American Farm Bureau Federation market intelligence director John Newton says the bill gives schools the flexibility to bring back low-fat flavored milk. Legislation ”Newton says the legislation provides a market opportunity for dairy farmers. Market Allowing schools to provide …

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American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Building Ag Literacy

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Celebrating 50 years, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, among other things, is creating educational resources to address ag literacy. Foundation board of directors member Hilary Maricle says the Foundation works to build bonds of trust between consumers and farmers and ranchers Foundation This year, the Foundation gave away 50 teacher resource grants, created a free ag careers curriculum …