2015 National FFA Convention Again In Louisville

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Education, FFA, Youth

The 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo is right around the corner and the AgWired team will be there to cover it all. Here is a little preview of what you can expect to see at this year’s event to take place for the second year of its three-year run in Louisville, KY. on Oct.28 through Nov. 1. The convention … Read More

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

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, FFA, Youth

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 … Read More

World Dairy Expo Youth Contests Entries Due Soon

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, World Dairy Expo, Youth

Youth are encouraged to enter World Dairy Expo’s Youth Showmanship Contest. This year’s entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. Contest rules and entry forms are available online at the Expo website or in the Premium Book. Entries may also be submitted during Expo in the Administration Office located on the top floor of the Coliseum. The Youth … Read More

American Royal Announces 2014 Royal Scholars

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Education, Livestock, Youth

The American Royal Association was pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Royal Scholars at the 12th Annual American Royal Business and Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, September 10 in Kemper Arena. The Royal Scholars program is designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding college students to advocate the food and fiber industry and the American Royal. Selected applicants … Read More

American Junior Shorthorn Association Elects New Board

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Education, Livestock, Shorthorn, Youth

The 2014 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 23 through June 28. Junior voting delegates took part in electing three members to the American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) Board of Directors, with new and retiring board members electing new AJSA officers. 2014-15 AJSA Board of Directors are as follows: President Dustin Smith, Decorah, Iowa, … Read More

2014 Junior Infographic Web Contest

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Competition, Holstein Association, Youth

Holstein Association USA announces a web based contest for its Junior members to create an educational infographic. An infographic is a visual presentation of information; utilizing charts, diagrams or maps to engage the audience. Holstein Association USA Junior members are encouraged to design one infographic for submission. This design should be in color and able to fit on an 8 … Read More

Family Day at the Dairy Farm Rescheduled Again

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Education, Events, Youth

Family Day at the Dairy Farm, the annual open house at the University of Florida’s dairy farm, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 5. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The UF dairy farm is located 20 minutes northwest of Gainesville in Hague. Directions are available at the event website. Originally, Family Day at the Dairy … Read More

Florida Dairy Farmers Release New iPad App

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Apps, Media, Youth

Kids, adults and educators alike can now learn about dairy farming in an exciting way through the Florida Dairy Farmers new iPad app, SunnyBell’s Florida Dairy Farm Adventure. The free app that can be downloaded from iTunes, is a fun, interactive romp through a Florida dairy farm. SunnyBell – a little calf who longs to be an important part of … Read More

Prancing, Dancing Lily Moves Into App Market

Jamie JohansenEducation, Youth

Award-winning book, Prancing, Dancing Lily, can now be found world-wide as a multi-platform app. The heartwarming story about an Ayrshire cow determined to hoof and groove around the globe, was written by Marsha Diane Arnold and illustrated by John Manders. App developers and author have teamed up with interactive media publisher, Fat Red Couch. “The Fat Red Couch team provided … Read More