New Partnerships Emerge for COVID-19 Relief

Dan Education, Florida, General, Industry News Release

Florida Farmers Team with State Leaders to Launch Farm to Inmate Program Harvested produce crops feed Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) more than 87,000 inmates; action saves food costs while reducing COVID-19 related supply chain impacts.  (FFA) — Florida farmers are uncovering new solutions to address supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Florida’s emergency order to shutter businesses …

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FFA Members Continue Doing to Learn and Living to Serve During COVID-19

Dan Education, Industry News Release

(FFA) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the country, many schools have turned to e-learning, and after-school activities have come to a halt. What hasn’t ended, however, is FFA members living out the FFA motto – Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. Throughout the country, there are stories of FFA members and alumni …


COVID-19 Response: UF/IFAS Extension Statewide Uses Multiple Methods to Meet Floridians’ Needs

Dan Education, Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

(UF/IFAS) — From Homestead to Pensacola, UF/IFAS Extension agents and staff are using all tools necessary – including many virtual activities — to help businesses, neighbors and governments navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. Here are some examples from UF/IFAS Extension county offices and Florida 4-H of our faculty assisting their communities around the state: Pinellas JP Gellerman, director of …

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Student Leaders Come Together Virtually

Dan Education, Industry News Release

(National FFA) — Today and tomorrow (March 23/24), students from across the country will come together online, to learn best practices on sharing the importance of agriculture. It’s part of National Ag Day – a day that not only celebrates agriculture but provides an opportunity for those in the industry to share the importance of agriculture with a broader audience. …

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Alabama Extension Teams Working for You

Dan Alabama, Education, Industry News Release

(ACES) — Coronavirus or no coronavirus, Alabama Extension is always in the business of serving people. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Extension teams are adapting their delivery methods to continue providing educational information to the residents of Alabama. “This outbreak is not keeping our program teams from helping the public,” said Mike Phillips, an assistant director of Alabama Extension. “Our teams, …


IFAS Extension Monitoring Coronavirus

Dan Economy, Education, Industry News Release

The University of Florida IFAS Extension has been closely monitoring developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see the following resources from the University of Florida, the CDC, WHO, and Florida Department of Health. University of Florida Resources UF Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Positive Cases in Florida UF Health Coronavirus Updates Center for Disease Control (CDC) Resources Handwashing Communication Materials COVID-19 Communication …


Alabama Agribusiness Council Foundation Offering Scholarships

Dan Alabama, Education

Again this year the Alabama Agribusiness Council Foundation (AACF) will be offering scholarships. The AACF’s goal is to provide scholarships to students attending any four-year public institution in Alabama who chooses to study agriculture or a related field. Alabama Agribusiness Council (AAC) Executive Director, Leigha Cauthen, explains who is eligible to apply and the date by which applications need to be submitted. …


More than 1,000 Attend Cattlemen’s College

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

Education recognized by attendees as key element to improving operations (NCBA) — More than 1,000 cattlemen and women took advantage of educational opportunities at the 27th annual Cattlemen’s College in San Antonio, Texas Feb. 4-5. Held in conjunction with the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Feb. 5-7, Cattlemen’s College is one of the cattle industry’s most in-depth and helpful …

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FFA: Making a Difference in Agriculture, One Student at Time

Dan Education, Industry News Release

(FFA) — Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch shares with others how much of an impact FFA had on her late daughter Sara Braasch Schmidt’s life. Bob Funk, co-founder of Express Employment, says his ambition developed when he was in FFA from 1954-58. Raised the son of a missionary, Tom Dille credits FFA for helping him assimilate into the U.S. Rev. Dr. …


Florida Schools Teaching Aquaculture with UF/IFAS Help

Dan Aquaculture, Education, Florida, Industry News Release

(UF/IFAS) — Students are willing to get their hands slimy to learn about aquaculture. Youth in about 150 middle and high schools around Florida learn the aquaculture industry through the “Aquaculture in the Classroom” program, a partnership between public schools and UF/IFAS Extension. That’s more than a seven-fold increase in school participation from 2008, when the program started. Aquaculture serves …