georgia

Georgia Student Takes Top Honors at AFBF Discussion Meet

Dan Education, Georgia, Industry News Release

The winner of the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet, announced at the Farm Bureau FUSION Conference, is Kylie Bruce of Georgia. Bruce was awarded the top prize following a discussion on technology as a driving force for innovation in agriculture. Bruce is studying agriculture education and poultry science at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and …

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Applications Due for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

Dan Education, Pork

The deadline to apply for the National Pork Board’s 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships is March 15. Students who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, and students who are looking to attend a veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply. The National Pork Board will award up …

ncba

NCBA and PLC Accepting Fall 2019 Internship Applications

Dan Cattle, Education, Legislative

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting internship applications for the Fall 2019 semester. Positions for the Fall semester (Sept. 3, 2019 – Dec. 13, 2019) include a public policy intern and law clerk. The deadline to submit an application for either position is March 15, 2019. The …

ffa chapters

FFA Chapters Use Innovative Microsoft Solution to Delve Deeper Into Agriculture

Dan Education, Industry News Release, Technology

Fifty FFA chapters have received Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits as part of a collaboration between the National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp. For the FFA Blue 365 Challenge, chapters were asked to apply for the FarmBeats Kits by sharing how they would utilize the kits. “The FFA Blue 365 Challenge and the use of the Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits are …

georgia

Georgia Natural Resources Conservation Workshop Scholarships

Dan Education, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants high school students to know that over $17,000 in college scholarships will be on the line for those attending this year’s Natural Resources Conservation Workshop (NRCW), June 9-13 at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton. In a release, NRCW Interim Director, Kip Hall, said “The workshop provides an excellent opportunity …

alabama

Alabama Agribusiness Council Foundation Offering Scholarship

Dan Alabama, Education, Legislative

The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session kicks off Tuesday, March 5th in Montgomery. And again this year Southeast AgNet will be getting weekly reports about bills of interest to agriculture from the Alabama Agribusiness Council (AAC). But before the session kicks off, AAC Executive Director Leigha Cauthen has information about a deadline coming up through their Foundation they want folks to be aware of.

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Training for Farmers and Growers on Produce Safety Rule

Dan Education, Fruits, Georgia, Industry News Release, Vegetables

This one-day workshop is being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on …

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AU Animal Science Students Ready for Spring Tour

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Education, Livestock

Every spring, a few students in the Animal Science Department at Auburn University (AU) take part in a spring break trip designed to increase their overall knowledge of the industry. Head of the AU Animal Science Department, Dr. Wayne Greene, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they will have 44 students on the bus tour this year.