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$80 Million to Improve Nutrition in School Meals

Dan Education, This Land of Ours

The Biden Administration this week provided $50 million in grants for schools to invest in new food service equipment that will allow them to continue serving nutritious meals. The funding adds to the $30 million equipment grants the administration gave schools earlier this year. The announcement comes during National School Lunch Week, as designated by President Joe Biden. The added …

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Florida Ag Expo is Less Than a Month Away

Dan Education, Field Crops, Florida

While AgNet Media’s thoughts and prayers continue to be with Florida’s agriculture community as it rebuilds and recovers from Hurricane Ian, the company has made the decision to proceed with the Florida Ag Expo as scheduled. The hope is that the Expo will serve as a positive event to bring growers together during this difficult time. And here’s a reminder the event …

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Beef Industry Scholarship Applications Open

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing beef industry careers. Eligible applicants must be graduating high school seniors or full-time undergraduate students enrolled at a two- or four-year institution. The application process includes writing a one-page letter expressing career goals related to …

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Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation Looking for Scholarship Applicants

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Cattle, Education

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors looking to head to college next year, and from students currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university as a freshman, sophomore or junior. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Field Services, Reid McGuire, says the deadline to get those in is November 6th. To see the full list of scholarships available, click …

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Forestry Field Day Being Held in Mobile County Next Week

Dan Alabama, Education, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

As a part of the 2022 Alabama Landowner Tours, a Treasurer Forest Tour will be held in Mobile County on October 6. Alabama State Staff Forester with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Tim Albritton, invites those interested to attend the event being held on a private landowner’s property. For those interested, please RSVP by Tuesday, September 28th by calling 251-441-6505 Ext 3.

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New Director for University of Florida/IFAS SWFREC

Dan Citrus, Education, Field Crops, Florida

Back on July 1st, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee saw a new director at the helm. UF/IFAS Senior Vice President Dr. Scott Angle told Southeast AgNet that person is Dr. Michael Burton, who has a strong background in agronomy. Click here to learn more about Dr. Burton and the rest of the SWFREC …

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New UF/IFAS Blueberry Lab Nearing Completion

Dan Education, Florida, Fruits, Research, Specialty Crops

Research efforts continue with a variety of crops at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and that includes blueberries. And those researchers are looking forward to the completion of the new blueberry lab. UF-IFAS Senior Vice President, Dr. Scott Angle, noted to Southeast AgNet that their top-notch blueberry breeding program will get a boost from this new …

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Dairy Checkoff Competition Focusing on “Calming Benefits”

Dan Dairy, Education, Marketing, Research, This Land of Ours

Touting the calming benefits of dairy. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Dairy Management Incorporated’s New Product Competition is accepting applications for innovative products that focus on dairy’s qualities related to calming. The program used to be known as the National Dairy Council New Product Competition. It’s open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to develop products …

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USDA Program Feeds Children During Summer Months

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Education, This Land of Ours

States and territories issue $12.5 billion in USDA’s Summer Child Food Benefits program. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered with 32 states and territories to provide summer food buying benefits to families with children. The states and territories provide an estimated $12.5 billion in temporary nutrition benefits to approximately 32 million children. …