Merck Helps #SpeakAg at #TransformFFA

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Livestock, Merck

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 … Read More

FFA Proficiencies Lead to Future Career in Ag

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, FFA, FMC, New Holland

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 … Read More

FFA To Farm Bureau: Life After the Blue Jacket

Lizzy SchultzAFBF, Ag Group, Audio, FFA, University, Youth

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 … Read More

USPOULTRY Foundation Focused on the Future

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, FFA, IPPE, Research, University, US Poultry

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 … Read More

Elanco Vet Med Applications Certification From CEV

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Education, FFA, Veterinary

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, … Read More

Zoetis Continues Support for FFA and Vet Students

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, FFA, University, Veterinary, Youth, Zoetis

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 … Read More

American Star Finalist Focused on Future

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Angus, Audio, award, Beef, FFA

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 … Read More

American Star Finalist Discusses Program

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, award, Beef, Competition, FFA

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 … Read More

Merck Connects with Future of Ag

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Merck

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 … Read More