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National FFA Organization Awards Scholarships

Dan Education

The National FFA Organization has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to 974 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 309 sponsors and donors. This year marks the 37th year for the scholarship program. More than 4,656 students applied online for the scholarships, with many applicants being considered for multiple awards. The scholarships were available to students pursuing two-year or four-year degrees, or …

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70th UF/IFAS Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Starts Tuesday

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education

The 70th Annual University of Florida/IFAS Beef Cattle Short Course kicks of Tuesday, May 4. This year’s event will be a scaled down virtual event that runs three evenings from 6:00 8:00 pm Eastern via Zoom. The program this year will focus on efficiency and its importance to the beef industry, and each night will consist of two speakers. Dr. Todd …


University of Florida Students Learn about Preparing Beef

Dan Beef, Education, Florida

During a special class, some University of Florida students recently had a chance to learn more about beef cuts and dishes. Florida Beef Council (FBC) Director of Education & Promotion, DeAnne Maples, says they also had a chance to grill a steak. For more information about Beef Checkoff activities in the state, contact the FBC office in Kissimmee or go to their …

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FFA Students Share Ag Story for National Ag Day

Dan Education, General

(NAFB) — This week, students from around the country will be busy sharing the importance of agriculture, all in celebration of National Ag Day which is today, March 23. The day celebrates agriculture and provides an opportunity for those in the industry to share the importance of agriculture with a broader audience. The future of agriculture is strong, and this …

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Celebrate Ag Day on March 23

Dan Education, General

Celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. And this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a virtual Ag Day event will take place. It will include updates from government leaders and honor the contributions of American agriculture. Food brings everyone to the table, and the virtual program will include both live and pre-recorded segments with remarks from government leaders on the agriculture industry’s …

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NRCS Florida State Technical Committee Meeting is Wednesday

Dan Education, Florida, Technology, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to remind landowners that they will conduct a State Technical Committee meeting Wednesday, March 3. This virtual conference will be chaired by Florida State Conservationist Juan Hernandez. He looks at some of the topics for this year’s meeting. The State Technical Committee is composed of individuals and groups from a variety …


UF/IFAS, FDACS to Help Teach Science, Engineering Through Aquaculture

Dan Aquaculture, Education, Florida, Research

Through a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to Schools program, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will help some Florida K-12 educators who teach science, technology, engineering, math, and agriculture start or strengthen aquaculture education programs. To apply for the program, follow the steps. The deadline for applications …

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National FFA Week Starts Saturday

Dan Education

Starting Saturday, more than 760,000 FFA members across the country will share the story of agriculture as part of National FFA Week. Whether it is through service projects or community gatherings, this special week is a time for FFA members to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in developing agriculture’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural …

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Virtual Commodity Classic Coming in March

Dan Corn, Cotton, Education, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

The 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic will be delivered digitally March 2-5, 2021, and during this special event, three Executive Roundtables will be held. Some of the top executives in agribusiness will discuss what the next 20 years will look like in American agriculture. The first roundtable will take place on March 3 and will feature top executives from …