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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. …

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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 …

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Georgia Peanut Farm Show Provides a Day of Education for Farmers

Dan Education, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Sen. Johnny Isakson inducted into Peanut Hall of Fame (GPC) — More than 1,600 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Jan. 16, 2020, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission. …

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UF Adds New Beekeeping Class and Apiculture Study Abroad Program to Course Offerings

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Pollinators

(UF/IFAS-CALS) —After seeing beekeeping named on a Top 10 list of neat classes at the University of Florida, Carson Beattie wanted to see what the hype was all about. “That’s when I fell in love with beekeeping,” said Beattie, a geology major. “It’s exciting because you’re always on your toes. It’s a good way to destress from other things – …

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Auxin Herbicide Trainings Scheduled Throughout AL

Dan Alabama, Education, Industry News Release

(ACES) — Many producers plant cotton and soybean varieties that are resistant to dicamba herbicides. Before making these herbicide applications, producers must have state certification and annual training because of a high injury risk. Alabama Cooperative Extension System crop specialists will provide auxin herbicide trainings in 16 locations throughout the state to fulfill Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia label requirements. Auxin Herbicide …

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Agricultural Outlook Hopeful as New Year Approaches

Dan Alabama, Economy, Education, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Trade

Some of the brightest minds in agriculture met Dec. 10 in Auburn to share ideas, discuss research and learn more about the current global agricultural outlook. Alabama Extension partnered with Auburn University’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences to bring a wide variety of speakers to the Alabama Row Crops Short Course to share updates with Alabama farmers. Speakers …

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With Traceability Top of Mind, A Greater Push to Company-Specific UPCs in 2020

Dan Education, Traceability

Beginning in 2020, only company-specific UPCs will be issued which will help enhance food traceability and increase inventory accuracy and category management for retailers. Generic UPCs will no longer be issued for North American produce by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) or the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA). The use of Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) will begin replacing specific …

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Cargill and FFA Partner to Inspire and Educate Future Leaders

Dan Education, Industry News Release

$2.1 million investment focuses on advancing sustainable agriculture practices and cultivating talent for the ag, food and nutrition industries INDIANAPOLIS, IN and WAYZATA, MN (CARGILL/FFA-Oct. 23, 2019) ? Cargill and the National FFA Organization share the belief that agriculture can solve some of the world’s toughest sustainability challenges. Cargill is investing $2.1 million over three years to help the FFA organization …

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NCBA Applauds Introduction of Livestock Risk Management and Education Act

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

WASHINGTON (NCBA-Oct. 22, 2019) — Todd Wilkinson, South Dakota cattle producer and NCBA Policy Division Vice Chair, released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.):  “NCBA applauds Representative Dusty Johnson’s introduction of the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act yesterday on the House floor. This …