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. …

Alabama Catfish Producers Partner With School Culinary Programs

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Education, Industry News Release

(ALFA) — Young chefs across Alabama soon will create catfish culinary delights through a partnership of Alabama catfish farmers and state school officials. Through the inaugural Catfish Culinary Challenge, Alabama Catfish Producers will donate 600 pounds of U.S. Farm-Raised catfish to 40 Alabama high schools. Student chefs and food service worker students from those schools are part of Alabama’s Family …

ACA Board to See Unveiling of New MOOseum

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Education

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) board of directors will be meeting Thursday in Montgomery to discuss a variety of issues. According to ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley, those attending will also get a chance to see the newly renovated Mooseum. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, …

Producers Invited to Florida Dairy Production Conference

Dan Dairy, Education, Florida

Producers are invited to attend the 2019 Florida Dairy Production Conference Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Straughn IFAS Extension Center (UF Campus), in Gainesville. The Conference Program starts at 9:00 AM with various topics scheduled to be discussed. They include, dairy calf and heifer management, selecting replacement heifers, critical aspects for improving reproductive success, nutritional manipulations to improve health …

2019 Extension Farm Field Day

Dan Education, Florida

The 2019 Extension Farm Field Day will be held August 22 at the University of Florida, West Florida Research & Education Center Jay Research Facility in Jay, FL. Click here for more information and registration. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

UF Offers New Horticultural Therapy Course with Certificate Program to Follow

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UF/CALS) – As a junior psychology major at the University of Florida, Emily Fradet looked for ways to gain more hands-on experience in clinical psychology, counseling and therapy treatment of patients. She stumbled upon a new fall 2019 introductory course in horticultural therapy while searching for intriguing electives. “I’m interested in alternative forms of therapy, so I thought …

National FFA Organization Names 2019 Star Finalists

Dan Education, Industry News Release

INDIANAPOLIS (National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2019 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience. The American Star Awards represents the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. The …

Florida Dairy Production Conference is September 18

Dan Dairy, Education, Florida

Producers are invited to attend the 2019 Florida Dairy Production Conference, Wednesday September 18, 2019 at the Straughn IFAS Extension Center (UF Campus), Gainesville, Florida. The program starts at 9 AM and some of the topics discussed include dairy calf and heifer management, selecting replacement heifers critical aspects for improving reproductive success, nutritional manipulations to improve health and fertility, along …

Education about Agriculture Needed for New Lawmakers

Dan Education, Legislative, Peanuts

This week, U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela (D) of Texas told the USA Peanut  Congress, the level of expertise on agriculture is getting narrower in Washington. He said educating newer members of Congress before the next Farm Bill is key to the future of any legislation. Tyron Spearman has the story. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester …

Applications Due for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

Dan Education, Pork

The deadline to apply for the National Pork Board’s 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships is March 15. Students who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, and students who are looking to attend a veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply. The National Pork Board will award up …