Bayer and 4-H Launch Science Matters Collaboration

cindy zimmerman

Opening day of the Farm Progress Show, Bayer and the National 4-H Council announced a new partnership for future innovators in science and technology to help feed a growing population. The nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, is designed to address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in young …

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Meet #AgDay17 Essay Winner

Jamie Johansen

Bridger Gordon is more than just junior from South Dakota. He is one of the bright, enthusiastic youth who are part of bringing the message of agriculture to the world. Gordon’s message rang loud and clear as he read his winning essay to the attendees of last week’s National Ag Day. “I think about the many families, like mine, who …

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Engaging Youth To Empower Agriculture

Lizzy Schultz

Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

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George H Morris Training Session Dates Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced that the 11th annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session will held at The Stadium at Equestrian Village in Wellington, Fla., January 3-7, 2017. The session is designed to identify and develop the next generation of top U.S. Equestrian Team talent through instruction in a variety of aspects of horsemanship. Past participants …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Events, USEF, Youth

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 …

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Promoting Brown Swiss Youth Activities at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The Brown Swiss was another breed of dairy cattle celebrated at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and the Brown Swiss Cattle Association (BSCA) made a presence of their own at the Expo. The association had several youth activities held during the event, and Skyler DeGroft, Youth Advisor for BSCA, sat down for an interview during this year’s Expo. “We’re here …

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Meet the Dairy Expo Fitting Contest Champion

Lizzy Schultz

A total of twenty-two young attendees participated in the Youth Fitting Contest held at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and Levi Banowetz, of Charlotte, Iowa, was this year’s champion in the male division. The contest, which was open to youth ages 13 – 21, allowed contestants 60 minutes to get their animal to show ready, and judged on the following …

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Hereford Groups and Biozyme Launch “Feed the Future”

Lizzy Schultz

The American Hereford Association (AHA) has partnered with BioZyme Inc. and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) in the development of the “Feed the Future” program, which will begin September 1. For every bag or tub of eligible Biozyme supplement bought by AHA members through 2017, BioZyme will contribute $1 to HYFA through “Feed the Future.” The money raised …

Ag Group, Beef, BioZyme, Cattle, Hereford, Youth

Gelbvieh Juniors Elect Board of Directors

Jamie Johansen

Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected four candidates to serve two-year terms on the AGJA Board of Directors. The election took place during the AGJA annual meeting at the 2016 AGJA Dirt Road Classic in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The AGJA Board of Directors consists of nine AGJA members and one ex-officio member. Directors serve two-year terms and must be …

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