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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 …

alabama agribusiness

Alabama Agribusiness Council Foundation Offering Scholarships

Dan Alabama, Education

If you know a student pursuing a career in agriculture, then they need to know the Alabama Agribusiness Council Foundation is offering scholarships for Alabama students majoring in an ag-related field. Executive Director of the Alabama Agribusiness Council, Leigha Cauthen, has the details. AAC Foundation Offering Scholarships For more information on the scholarships visit: www.alagribusiness.org.

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NIFA-Support for Education, Mentoring, and Technical Assistance Programs to Help New Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Education, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $17.7 million in available funding to support the delivery of education, mentoring, and technical assistance programs that help beginning farmers and ranchers in the U.S. and its territories. Funding is made through NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “BFRDP …

school

Farm to School Bill Introduced

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, and ranking member Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, reintroduced the Farm to School Act to expand the Farm to School Grant Program. The program promotes the use of home-state agriculture products in school cafeterias. The bill would increase school eligibility and reduce barriers for farmers to participate. It also would allow broader …

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Low Education Rural Counties Worse Off than Higher Education Rural Counties

Dan Education, Industry News Release

New data announced by the Department of Agriculture shows that rural counties with low education levels have worse economic outcomes than other rural counties. USDA’s Economic Research Service classifies 467 counties as “low education” counties, where at least 20 percent of working-age adults, ages 25 to 64, do not have a high school diploma or equivalent. Nearly 80 percent of …

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$4.7 Million to Support University Agricultural Science Programs

Dan Education, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $4.7 million in available funding to support agricultural science programs at non-land-grant universities. Funding is made through NIFA’s Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program (NLGCA). “Colleges and universities with strong agricultural science programs need support so they can address our nation’s challenges to …

Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is Tuesday

Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is Tuesday

Dan Education, Industry News Release, News from Our Sponsors

The 14th annual Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is coming up this Tuesday, May 2nd where readers across the state will be using a new non-fiction children’s book that highlights Florida’s aquaculture and seafood industries. The book is geared to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, and while those reading are encouraged to do this on Agriculture Literacy Day, it’s something …

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National FFA Organization Awards More Than $2.7 Million in Scholarships

Dan Education, Industry News Release

The National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation has awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to 1,884 recipients. This was made possible thanks to the generosity of 115 sponsors. More than 8,300 students applied online for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple awards. Approximately one in every four students who applied was awarded a …

georgia

New Funding Opportunities for Higher Education

Dan Education, Industry News Release

USDA Announces $4.5 Million for Higher Education Support The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $4.5 million in funding to help higher education institutions teach the next generation of food and agricultural science professionals. Funding is made through NIFA’s Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program.