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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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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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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 …

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FFA Chapters Use Innovative Microsoft Solution to Delve Deeper Into Agriculture

Dan Education, Industry News Release, Technology

Fifty FFA chapters have received Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits as part of a collaboration between the National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp. For the FFA Blue 365 Challenge, chapters were asked to apply for the FarmBeats Kits by sharing how they would utilize the kits. “The FFA Blue 365 Challenge and the use of the Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits are …

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Students Set to Celebrate Agriculture and Leadership During FFA Week

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Agriculture is part of our daily lives—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. On Saturday, nearly 670,000 FFA members across the country will begin to share the story of agriculture as part of National FFA Week. Whether it is through service projects or community gatherings, National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to raise awareness …

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New National FFA Officer Team Elected

Dan Education

During the recent 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, students from Alabama, California, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma and Oregon were elected by delegates from throughout the U.S. to serve on the 2018-19 National FFA Officer team. First representing the Southeast, Jordan Stowe of Alabama, an agriscience education major at Auburn University, was elected southern region vice president. But it was Luke …

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John Deere Gives Significant Grant to National FFA Organization

Dan Education, Industry News Release

John Deere and the National FFA Organization have been in partnership for the past 75 years. To commemorate that, John Deere is making a $75,000 contribution to the FFA Living to Serve Platform. The funds are in addition to the wide range of FFA activities that John Deere already supports. Sam Allen, Deere and Company CEO and Chairman, says, “The …

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More Than 65,000 Expected in Indianapolis for 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Next week, the city of Indianapolis will transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the ninety-first time. This time-honored tradition, where innovators and leaders of tomorrow come together, will be held in the Circle City Oct. 24-27, 2018. More than 65,000 FFA members and guests from across the U.S., representing …

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Corporate Leaders and National FFA Announce Transformational Initiative Addressing Emergent Agricultural Challenges

Dan Education, Industry News Release, Technology

Plans unveiled in “The Blue Room” at 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo Top technology and agriculture companies have announced a partnership with the National FFA Organization to empower and educate nearly 670,000 FFA student members. Amazon Web Services, BASF, Blue River Technology (a John Deere company), Cargill, Corteva, Elanco, FMC, Merck Animal Health and Sealed Air are joining forces at …

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National FFA Organization Names VIP Recipients

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Nineteen individuals will be honored in an onstage ceremony with the VIP Citation at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo,  held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. The VIP Citation recognizes individuals’ significant contributions to FFA and agricultural education. Those individuals receiving this distinction include Jim Aschwanden of Galt, Calif.; Greg Beard of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Michael Kent Boggs of …