FMC Scouts for Talent at FFA

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, FFA, FMC

If you want to find talented young people, FFA is the place to be. That’s the main reason FMC Corporation set up a sound booth at the National FFA Convention for the second year in a row to give the blue jackets an easy way to enter the Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest. This is the third year … Read More

Hick Chick Chat: Vilsack and FFA

Leah GuffeyAudio, FFA, Government, Hick Chick Chat, USDA

 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack again addressed the delegation at the 87th Annual FFA Convention in Louisville, KY last week. He talked FFA and how the members of the largest farm based organization is the future. He says the future is bright for the youth and why this is the more difficult venue for him to speak following some of the … Read More

FMC’s Investment in Farming’s Future

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, FFA, FMC

Over the past couple of years FMC has put a strong emphasis on investing in farming’s future. Here at the 87th National FFA Convention they are asking students to step into their sound booth and share what investing in farming’s future means to them. Following the convention FMC will create a mashup of the students audio to share with their … Read More

FFA Part of How FMC Invests in Farming’s Future

John DavisAgribusiness, Education, FFA, FMC, Youth

Illustrating its commitment to investing in farming’s future, FMC Corporation is helping youth education through support of FFA. “To continue America’s leadership in agriculture, we need to engage students now,” said John Kasper, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America commercial business director. “FFA prepares students for more than 300 careers and reaches more than 600,000 members. Our support can make a … Read More

FFA Members Ready to Held to 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

Syngenta Supports FFA Ambassador Program

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, FFA, Syngenta

As the pressure on natural resources increases from feeding, fueling and clothing a growing global population, the agricultural industry needs a stronger chorus of voices to tell its story effectively. With support from Syngenta and other sponsors, the National FFA Organization has developed the National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassadors program to help meet this challenge. “The FFA Ag Ambassador program helps … Read More

2014 National Agriculture Education Summit

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Education, FFA

Hundreds of agricultural education thought leaders, higher-education executives and business professionals will converge on Indianapolis next week for a three-day summit focusing on the future of experiential learning in school-based agricultural education. A joint project of the National Council for Agricultural Education and the National FFA Organization, the 2014 National Agriculture Education Summit is Jan. 28-30. The theme of this … Read More

2013 FFA Chapter Challenge Begins

Talia GoesFFA, Monsanto

FFA members in 15 states can now register for the 2013 FFA Chapter Challenge presented by Monsanto. The 2013 FFA Chapter Challenge, challenges FFA members to make meaningful connections with local agriculturists with a new twist. FFA chapters will now compete in one of two contests with the FFA Chapter Challenge: option one requires FFA members to interview and document … Read More

Career & Technical Education Threatened In Missouri

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Education, FFA

Last week I shared on AgWired how Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the state of Missouri are being threatened by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) new Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 5). MSIP 5 removes the priority for organizations like the FFA from a students high school education. Bringing attention to this issue has got … Read More