FFA Proficiencies Promote Future Careers 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

Great American Wheat Harvest at #TransformFFA

Jamie JohansenAudio, FFA, Harvesting, wheat

The story of custom wheat harvesters is one of a kind. That is the simple reason Conrad Weaver quickly grew passionate about telling their story. The Great American Wheat Harvest documentary shares the story of the hard working folks who harvest the wheat we use daily and Conrad knew FFA members from across the country could learn many life lessons … Read More

Ag Secretary Brings Diversity Message to #TransformFFA

Jamie JohansenAudio, FFA, USDA

Diversity was the simple message Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared with FFA members at the 89th National FFA Convention. He encouraged each young person to be proud of our history in agriculture and to use their voice to tell that inspiring story. “I am here first and foremost today to thank FFA for it’s commitment to diversity. Each of you … Read More

FFA Chapters Win With #LibertyLink #RealYield Game

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Contest, FFA, Soybeans

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 … Read More

John Deere Pledges $5 Million to National FFA

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Agribusiness, FFA, John Deere

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 … Read More

Play Real Yield Game – Support Your Local FFA

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Bayer CropScience, FFA, Video

Did you know that for every Real Yield Game you play Bayer will make a donation to your local FFA on your behalf? Yep. Here’s how you play: Visit www.realyieldgame.com and click on the promotion link. 1. Complete all fields in the registration or log-in process. 2. Select five fields in the game area to spray Liberty® to reveal incremental … Read More

Valent Expands Partnership with National FFA Foundation

John DavisAg Group, Crop Protection, FFA

Crop protection company Valent has expanded its partnership with the National FFA Foundation. This company news release says it’s moved up to 5-star status with the FFA group that builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. As part … Read More

Bayer to Fund 2015 FFA Grants for Bee Health

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Bayer CropScience, Bees, FFA

Bayer CropScience is partnering with the National FFA to inspire interest in agriculture and apiculture professions among America’s youth. The new grant program will help FFA members develop their unique talents and explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers with a focus on finding solutions that will help honey bees thrive. “I have a real passion for the FFA … Read More

New Holland Offers Internships for Students

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Case IH, FFA, New Holland

New Holland is a major supporter of the National FFA Organization, but the company also supports youth in agriculture with internships. At the recent FFA Convention, Jana Buchholz – who manages the North America recruiting group for CNH Industrial America – was talking with young people about what they have to offer. “What we have to offer is a lot … Read More

New Holland is “Forever Blue” for FFA

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, FFA, New Holland

Sporting the same colors as the National FFA gives New Holland a special kinship with the youth organization and the company is proud to be “Forever Blue.” FFA is not only important to the future of agriculture and the company, it has special significance for New Holland Marketing Director Mark Hooper who stepped up this year to serve on the … Read More