Cargill and FFA Partner to Inspire and Educate Future Leaders

Dan Education, Industry News Release

$2.1 million investment focuses on advancing sustainable agriculture practices and cultivating talent for the ag, food and nutrition industries INDIANAPOLIS, IN and WAYZATA, MN (CARGILL/FFA-Oct. 23, 2019) ? Cargill and the National FFA Organization share the belief that agriculture can solve some of the world’s toughest sustainability challenges. Cargill is investing $2.1 million over three years to help the FFA organization …


NCBA Applauds Introduction of Livestock Risk Management and Education Act

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

WASHINGTON (NCBA-Oct. 22, 2019) — Todd Wilkinson, South Dakota cattle producer and NCBA Policy Division Vice Chair, released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.):  “NCBA applauds Representative Dusty Johnson’s introduction of the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act yesterday on the House floor. This …


Producers Invited to Attend Education Meetings

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Education, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Georgia, Hemp, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Trade, Vegetables, Water, Wheat

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia October 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs. Tyron Spearman has more details. Below are the meeting dates, times and locations: Oct. …

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4-H Volunteer Spotlight: Denise Erekson

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS-September 10, 2019) — When Denise Erekson and her family moved from Texas to Hardee County, Florida, in 2009, she was looking for ways to get her five daughters involved in their new community. She soon met Carolyn Wyatt, director of UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County, who suggested that Denise’s daughters join 4-H. Though Denise had never been a …


UF Agronomy ‘At the Cutting Edge of Feeding the World’

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS September 9, 2019) — Diane Rowland’s first professional job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Peanut Research Laboratory set her on what she says has been an unanticipated path concerning the world’s food supply. Now, as the new chair of the University of Florida’s agronomy department, Rowland recognizes the critical role her department plays in the …


Agricultural Producers Urged to Learn About Irrigating Wisely at Free UF Event

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

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County will host a free event highlighting water-saving technologies available to agricultural producers and how this equipment has already aided growers in the area. Irrigating Wisely in Florida’s Agriculture, held at Brown’s Farm in Hawthorne, Florida, on Sept. 17, will share information on best management practices for utilizing water-saving technologies as well as …


Alabama Catfish Producers Partner With School Culinary Programs

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Education, Industry News Release

(ALFA) — Young chefs across Alabama soon will create catfish culinary delights through a partnership of Alabama catfish farmers and state school officials. Through the inaugural Catfish Culinary Challenge, Alabama Catfish Producers will donate 600 pounds of U.S. Farm-Raised catfish to 40 Alabama high schools. Student chefs and food service worker students from those schools are part of Alabama’s Family …