Merck Helps #SpeakAg at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health is a devout supporter of the National FFA Organization, which was evident throughout the 89th National FFA Convention with their sponsorship of the opening session, lanyards and presence in the expo. I caught up with Cameron Aguiar, national accounts manager, Merck, who said, “FFA is the future of America. We find value in educating kids on the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Livestock, Merck

FFA Proficiencies Lead to Future Career in Ag

Jamie Johansen

Winners of the 2016 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced during the sixth general session at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo. These awards honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Our two coverage sponsors also sponsored proficiency award categories to further their …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, FMC, New Holland

FFA To Farm Bureau: Life After the Blue Jacket

Lizzy Schultz

Attendees at the 2016 National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis had a blast visiting the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) booth, which offered FFA members the chance to dress up in wacky accessories and pose for photos with the AFBF photo frame. “Our hope is that we can bring FFA members into our booth, help them have a really …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, FFA, University, Youth

33,000 lbs Protein Donated by Tyson’s at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

During the 89th National FFA Convention, Tyson Foods donated a truck load of protein to Gleaners Food Bank as part of the National FFA Days of Service. The truck carried 1,546 cases of chicken totally over 33,000 pounds of protein and 100 FFA member volunteers took time to unload it all. I stopped by the Tyson Foods booth during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Chicken, FFA, Food, Poultry

USPOULTRY Foundation Focused on the Future

Lizzy Schultz

The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has committed to paving the path towards ensuring future success for the poultry industry, and the work done through the USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford Foundation is continually making an significant impact on the industry. John Starkey, USPOULTRY President, sat down for an interview during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, IPPE, Research, University, US Poultry

Elanco Vet Med Applications Certification From CEV

Jamie Johansen

CEV Multimedia has launched the Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications certification, further expanding student learning opportunities and experiences in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Featuring demonstrations and materials from practicing veterinarians working with both small and large animals, the certification addresses major topics related to veterinary science and medical applications. More than 20 lessons are available via the online curriculum, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Education, FFA, Veterinary

Zoetis Continues Support for FFA and Vet Students

Lizzy Schultz

Selected FFA chapters and veterinary students across the country will receive $1.5 million in scholarships and donations this season as part of the eight annual Zoetis Industry Support Program, part of the company’s commitment towards investing in the future of the industry. “The Zoetis Industry Support Program allows us a unique opportunity to work with our customers to help advance …

Ag Group, FFA, University, Veterinary, Youth, Zoetis

American Star Finalist Focused on Future

Lizzy Schultz

It’s time to highlight another American Star Award Finalist from the 2015 FFA Convention. Dylan Massa is a finalist for the American Star Farmer Award. Hailing from Missouri, he is a member of the Liberal FFA chapter. “I run a registered commercial cow-calf operation down in the southwest region in Barton County, right on the Kansas line,” he said in …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, award, Beef, FFA

American Star Finalist Discusses Program

Lizzy Schultz

William Zell Woodworth of the Mineral County FFA Chapter in West Virginia was named one of the four finalists of the 2015 American Star in Agricultural Placement Awards last month at the 2015 National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Will works at his family’s operation, Flying W Farms, a diverse operation that raises over 200 head of Angus from calves …

Ag Group, Audio, award, Beef, Competition, FFA

Merck Connects with Future of Ag

Jamie Johansen

For Merck Animal Health, the 88th National FFA Convention wasn’t about teaching students about their products, they focused on where students get their information about science, food and agriculture. I spoke with Merck’s Jim Miles, marketing manager for the fed cattle business, in their booth to learn more about their commitment to the future of agriculture. “It’s making them realize …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Merck