FFA, AHA Partner with Bayer’s LibertyLink System

Kelly Marshall

LibertyLink may not immediately make you think of the American Heart Association (AHA), but Bayer wants to change that. “So our goal is to build awareness around heart disease– one of the major killers in the rural market,” explains Jody Wynia, soybean and cotton manager for Bayer. “It’s 39 percent more prevalent in rural communitites than it is in the …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, FFA

BASF Supports #FFA at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Ag Products has been a proud sponsor of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) for many years now, particularly the annual CSS and Seed Expo. This year at BASF used its presence at the event to raise money for the FFA, a cause which corn and bean communications specialist Colby Mower is very passionate about. “We’re committed to the …

ASTA, Audio, BASF, FFA

#ARA2016 Receive Welcome From Florida FFA President

Kelly Marshall

Who better to welcome members of the Agricultural Retailers Association to Florida for their annual conference than William Jameson, the Florida State FFA President and symbol of agriculture’s future? Florida stands tall in the agriculture industry, growing more than 300 types of commodities from fresh produce like grapefruit and sweet corn to beef and field crops. The state also boasts …

Ag Group, ARA, FFA

FFA Students Experience the Power of Ethanol

Kelly Marshall

FFA Students already understand the importance of ethanol to rural communities and national security, says Cory Harris of Growth Energy and American Ethanol.  That’s why they’ve chosen this special group of agriculture students to focus the message of performance. “Our message here at National FFA Convention, […] we really wanted to focus this year on engine performance with Ethanol,” Harris told …

Ag Group, Ethanol, FFA

FFA Proficiencies Promote Future Careers in Ag

Jamie Johansen

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 …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, FMC, New Holland

FFA Chapters Win With #LibertyLink #RealYield Game

Cindy Zimmerman

The biggest winners in the 2015 Bayer LibertyLink® Real Yield game were state FFA chapters around the country who get to share $50,000. Twenty-eight state FFA organizations participated in the challenge to promote the online Real Yield Game to growers within their states. The donation value was determined by the number of growers from respective states who played the game …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Contest, FFA, Soybeans

John Deere Pledges $5 Million to National FFA

Kelly Marshall

John Deere has been partnering with the National FFA Organization to ensure the future of agriculture for more than 72 years.  2016 will continue the tradition of providing opportunities for members of the FFA to grow into leaders who can strengthen their communities as well as agriculture.  John Deere has pledged one million dollars annually for the next five years …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, FFA, John Deere