ASA Seeks Scholarship Candidates

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture. Students pursuing a degree in an agriculture field at an accredited college or university in 2017-18 are eligible to apply. The scholarship is made possible by a grant from BASF.   Online registration is Sept. 12 through November 21, 2016. “ASA …

Ag Group, ASA, Education, Scholarship

Purdue Opens First Field Phenotyping Facility

Kelly Marshall

A ceremony was held earlier this week to celebrate the grand opening of a 25,000 square-foot Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center. The new facility is located at Purdue’s Agronomy Center for Research and Education and includes state-of-the-art technology for research in phenotyping. The new center is part of an education initiative known as ‘Purdue Moves,’ which began in 2013. …

biotechnology, Education, technology

Michigan Students Study Bee Populations

Kelly Marshall

August marks the month bees in Michigan will begin producing honey, and researchers at Grand Valley State University will take advantage of what they can learn from that with a $2.3 million grant from the USDA to study the decline in honeybee population. The four-year, $200,000 study at Grand Valley, led by Jonathan Engelsma, professor of computing, will focus on …

Bees, Education, Research

MN #Water Topic of USFRA Dialogue

Joanna Schroeder

Water is a hot issue this year and makes it the perfect topic for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). The organization is partnering with the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota to  host a Food Dialogues next week in Minneapolis called “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters.” “We’re addressing this as a celebration of water but also working to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, USFRA, water

Water Quality Topic at Upcoming USFRA Dialogue

Joanna Schroeder

Water quality is the topic of an upcoming Dialogue hosted by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota. “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters,” will take place Tuesday, July 26, 2016 with a focus on water quality and surrounding issues. The goal of the Dialogue is to share successful tools and tactics being …

Agribusiness, Education, environment, USFRA, water

Agri-Women, Caterpillar Announce Farm Safety Partnership

Joanna Schroeder

American Agri-Women (AAW) and Caterpillar have announced a new partnership focused on educating AAW members and others in the ag industry about farm safety. The program will specifically focus on how to safely operate and manage the equipment they use in their day-to-day farm and ranch operations. “We are honored to establish this new partnership with American Agri-Women. At Caterpillar, …

Agribusiness, Education, Equipment, Farm Safety

Iowa Women in Ag Conference Set for July 26

Lizzy Schultz

The 10th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference is set to be held at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on July 26. This year’s theme is Sharing Solutions, and the one-day conference will offer opportunities for valuable take-aways on an array of current farm challenges: marketing strategies for low commodity prices, financial risk management, transition hurdles, high cash rental …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Education, Events, Women

NAGC Officially Opens Its Doors

Lizzy Schultz

The National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) will open its doors this week, and government and industry representatives will be on hand for the facility’s grand opening. North Dakota Ag Commissioner Goehring, Fargo Mayor Mahoney, and several representatives of both legislative staff and agricultural association leadership were present to discuss the center’s possibilities during a tour of the state-of-the-art laboratories. “This …

Ag Group, biotechnology, Company Announcement, Data, Education, Genetics, NCGA, Research

Beck’s Why I Farm Movement Hits the Road

Lizzy Schultz

Natalie Sents, a recent Iowa State University graduate, will be partnering with Beck’s this summer as she sets out on the Why I Farm Roadtrip – a year-long, 50 state tour documenting agriculture’s diversity and revealing the untold stories of America’s farmers. “Farmers are the backbone of our nation,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “As agriculture continues to be …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Education, Farmers, social media

Apply for the 2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

Lizzy Schultz

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program, which works to identify and develop grower leaders who continue to shape the future of agriculture. “The ASA DuPont Young Leader Program has had a tremendous impact on the soybean industry and many of our current grower leaders at the national and …

Ag Group, Ag Leader, ASA, Dupont Crop Protection, Education, Youth