Culver's Offers 'Scoops of Thanks' to Agriculture

John Davis

National restaurant chain Culver’s is showing its appreciation for American farmers with “Scoops of Thanks” Day. The company is offering for a $1 donation a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard, with the proceeds raised to benefit local or state FFA chapters or other agricultural organizations selected by each restaurant. “Our guests share our tremendous gratitude for the abundant food …


Zoetis Industry Support Program

Jamie Johansen

Returning for its seventh year, Zoetis partners with its veterinarian and dealer customers to support agricultural and veterinary students around the country through its Industry Support Program. Through April 30, 2015, a portion of funds from eligible purchases of cattle and equine products from Zoetis will be directed to local FFA chapters and/or veterinary student scholarships through the American Association …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Education, FFA

Top 10 National FFA Poultry CDE Winners Invited to IPPE

Jamie Johansen

At the recent National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky., incoming USPOULTRY Foundation Chairman, Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms, Oakwood, Ga., announced an enhancement of the USPOULTRY Foundation’s support for the National FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE). The Poultry Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that helps students develop their ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform …

Ag Group, FFA, IPE, IPPE, Poultry

Animal Health International at FFA

Cindy Zimmerman

Animal Health International was one of the many agribusinesses supporting and reaching out to agricultural youth at the recent 87th annual National FFA Convention in Louisville. “Animal Health International is the largest privately-held distributor of animal health products in North America,” said AHI Marketing Communications Manager Bill Sirico. “Supporting youth in agriculture is written directly into our mission statement as …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA

USPOULTRY Foundation at National FFA

Cindy Zimmerman

The USPOULTRY Foundation reached out to students at the 87th annual National FFA Convention with information about careers in the poultry industry. Representatives from various companies at the Poultry booth talked with hundreds of students during the convention and passed out more than 2,000 career opportunity DVDs. Among the companies represented were Chore-Time Equipment, Cooper Farms, Farbest Foods, Perdue Farms, …

FFA, Poultry

Tyson Urges FFA to Tell #MyAGStory

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 87th annual National FFA Convention last week, Tyson Foods was encouraging FFA members to share their stories via social media, using the hashtag #myAGstory. “So much of the population of America today has no idea what life on the farm is like, they don’t understand how their food’s made,” said Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith, who …

Agribusiness, Audio, FFA, Poultry, Social Media

Zoetis Provides $1.3 Million to FFA, AABP, AAEP Programs

Jamie Johansen

Students involved with FFA, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Foundation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will once again benefit from the 2014 Zoetis Industry Support Program, which raised $1,353,874 this year. Through the support of veterinarians, animal health suppliers and dealer customers, the Industry Support Program provides support and resources for the future leaders …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, FFA, Youth

Career & Technical Education Threatened in Missouri

Jamie Johansen

Last week I shared on AgWired how Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the state of Missouri are being threatened by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) new Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 5). MSIP 5 removes the priority for organizations like the FFA from a students high school education. Bringing attention to this issue has got …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, FFA