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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 …

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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 …

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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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AFBF Foundation: Apply for John Deere Teacher Resource Kits by Aug. 15

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Kindergarten through fifth-grade educators working in schools are encouraged to apply by August 15th for resource kit grants courtesy of John Deere and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. John Deere is sponsoring the distribution of 300 kits, each containing one copy of the Foundation’s 2018 Book of the Year, “John Deere, That’s Who!,” an educator guide and a …

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Agri View: College Careers in Agriculture

Dan Agri View, Education

Everett Griner talks about college careers in agriculture expanding in today’s Agri View. College Careers in Agriculture I think I have covered this before but it is worth another shot. More students are studying agriculture in college than ever before. Choice careers is nothing to compare with 30 years ago. It has always been agricultural engineering. It is bigger now …

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National FFA Organization and ASTA Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding

Dan Education, Industry News Release, Seeds

The National FFA Organization and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding. The memorandum will align ASTA’s strategic goals and resources with the three-component model of agricultural education, providing teacher curriculum and resources; supervised agricultural experience support and mentors; and leadership and career development. “This Memorandum of Understanding helps stress the importance of the three-component …

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Culver’s Raises Over $100,000 for Agriculture Education

Dan Education, Industry News Release

A $1 scoop of frozen custard at Culver’s recently went a long way in supporting local agricultural education at various Culver’s restaurants. Culver’s recent “Scoops of Thanks Day” at 650 restaurants around the country involved customers making a $1 donation for a single scoop of frozen custard. The project raised more than $111,000 dollars for local ag education during the …

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Funding to Support the Agricultural Sciences

Dan Education, Industry News Release

$1 Million to Support Agricultural Science Education for Insular Areas The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $1 million in available funding for projects to strengthen food and agricultural science education in insular areas of the United States. Funding is made through two NIFA programs, the Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher …

Scholarships Available for Women in Agriculture

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is providing $2,000 in scholarships for women in farming to attend the Women’s Leadership Conference, March 2-4, 2017, in St. Augustine. Eight $250 scholarships will be awarded to Farm Bureau members to attend the conference. Priority of scholarships will be given to first-time attendees of the conference and women who dually serve on their county …