$1.3 Million Raised for 4-H Through Clover Campaign

Dan Agri-Business, Education, This Land of Ours

Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with the National 4-H Council, announced that its Paper Clover Campaign raised over $1.3 million for 4-H youth nationwide, moving the fundraiser’s grand total to over $20 million. “We are filled with gratitude and admiration for how our local communities have shown up to help so many young people across America access 4-H programming,” says …

In Visit to Columbus, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Investments in Local Urban Agriculture

Dan Education, USDA

(USDA/COLUMBUS, GA/May 17, 2024) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Turn Around Columbus, a nonprofit in Columbus, Georgia, focused on investing in youth development and learning opportunities to build the next generation of entrepreneurs, farmers, and community leaders. There, he highlighted the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to create more, new and better markets, generate new revenue, and ensure agriculture in …

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Dairy Industry Contributes to USDA School Meal Standards

Dan Dairy, Education, This Land of Ours

USDA has announced new nutrition standards for school meals. What are the current requirements for milk in school meals? Schools may currently offer fat-free and low-fat (1 percent fat) milk, flavored and unflavored, in reimbursable school lunches and breakfasts and for sale as a competitive beverage. Unflavored milk must be offered at each school meal service. Fat-free and low-fat milk, …

Purina Offering $20,000 in Scholarships

Dan Education, This Land of Ours

Do you know a student with livestock experience? There’s a scholarship opportunity now open for students who wat to work with animals. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Purina Animal Health and the Land O’ Lakes Foundation have opened their joint scholarship program designed to assist students who have experience in agriculture and livestock production in pursuing their …

USDA and University of Georgia Break Ground on New Agriculture Research Facility in Tifton, Georgia

Dan Education, Georgia, Research, USDA-ARS

(USDA-ARS/TIFTON, Georgia, Feb. 21, 2024) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) and the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the new state-of-the-art research facility housing the Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory and the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit.   This new research facility will include a new 31,000 square foot building …

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The 2024 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show Held on Feb. 1

Dan Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA), Education, Peanuts

(DOTHAN, AL/Feb. 2, 2024) — Peanut growers from Alabama and Florida were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show February 1, 2024 at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. The trade show was hosted by Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and Florida Peanut Producers Association (FPPA), and sponsored by National …

Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small Continues College Tour with Visit to University of Florida

Dan Agri-Business, Education, Florida, USDA, USDA-NIFA

Visit underscores Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to Land-Grant Institutions, Includes Specialty Crop Roundtable The visit is part of Deputy Secretary Torres Small’s College Tour, which began earlier this month, and continues over several weeks.  (GAINESVILLE, FL, Jan. 26, 2024) – U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small visited the University of Florida (UF) on Friday, January 26, to highlight the U.S. Department …

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NCGA, BASF Announce 16th Annual Scholarship Program

Dan Corn, Education, Field Crops, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), This Land of Ours

A scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students who are passionate about agriculture. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and BASF have partnered for another year to provide scholarships to undergraduate students passionate about agriculture. Over the past sixteen years, more than 80 undergraduate students have received scholarship funds to aid them in pursuing …