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Florida Youth Institute Challenging High School Students

Dan Education, Florida

The University of Florida (UF) has enjoyed seeing skyrocketing enrollment in its College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The Florida Youth Institute was developed to make sure UF produces enough graduates to fill job vacancies, says Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Florida Youth Institute Challenging High School Students

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Garth Brooks Announces Private Concert for the National FFA Organization

Dan Education, General, Industry News Release

Exclusive Show for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Garth Brooks, the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take the stage in Indianapolis for a private show at this year’s 91st National FFA Convention & Expo. The premier youth leadership organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture, the National FFA …


Auburn University College of Agriculture Holding Career Fair

Dan Alabama, Education, Industry News Release

The Auburn University College of Agriculture will be holding a Career Fair Wednesday, October 3rd from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Auburn University Alumni Center (317 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849) on the campus of Auburn University. The career fair will be a great opportunity for companies to meet with students of diverse backgrounds, like Agricultural Economics …


UF/IFAS Connecting Students to the Real World

Dan Education, Florida, Research

University of Florida has enjoyed seeing skyrocketing enrollment at their College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Many of those students are attracted to the education that UF/IFAS offers. Dr. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, explains how they go beyond book learning to prepare these students for the real world. UF/IFAS Connecting Students …


Agri View: Scholarships for Agriculture Students

Dan Agri View, Education

Everett Griner talks about our colleges and universities providing scholarships for agriculture students in today’s Agri View. Scholarships for Agriculture Students You know, more and more of our colleges and universities are offering scholarships to students to study agriculture. It’s hard to count the ways this helps agriculture. Just remember, it wasn’t to many decades ago that farmers were among …

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National FFA Organization Names VIP Recipients

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Nineteen individuals will be honored in an onstage ceremony with the VIP Citation at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo,  held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. The VIP Citation recognizes individuals’ significant contributions to FFA and agricultural education. Those individuals receiving this distinction include Jim Aschwanden of Galt, Calif.; Greg Beard of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Michael Kent Boggs of …

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Signup Now for 2018 Beef Cattle Conference

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

Cow-calf producers across the Southeast can gain valuable insight on how to overcome challenges in the cattle business during the 2018 Beef Cattle Conference Saturday, August 18th at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn, Alabama. With the theme “It’s what you learn after you know it all that really counts,” the conference will equip cattlemen and cattlewomen with the …


4-H Extracurricular for My Child? 10 Reasons Why

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

With so many extracurricular activities available these days, parents and kids are overwhelmed with choices. To choose the right one, know what to prioritize, says Heather Kent, associate director of the Florida 4-H youth development program, part of University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. “The 4-H motto is ‘To make the best better.’ The research shows …


Retired UF/IFAS Agronomist Celebrates 106th Birthday

Dan Cattle, Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

Elver Hodges, who started working at the University of Florida Range Cattle Research and Education Center just before the U.S. entered World War II, plans to celebrate his 106th birthday with family and friends a few days before his Aug. 2 birthday. An agronomy professor with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences for 39 years, Hodges introduced improved …