Nebraska FFA officers at Husker Harvest Days

At Husker Harvest Days, we had the opportunity to visit with two regional vice presidents of Nebraska State FFA–Renae Sieck of the Crete FFA chapter and Nevada Smith of the Ashland-Greenwood FFA Chapter.  We talked about their current activities and also what FFA has meant to them. AUDIO: Sieck and Smith

An entrance into the dairy industry for youth

An extension educator says the National 4-H Dairy Conference is a stepping stone for youth into the dairy industry. Melissa Elischer with Michigan State University Extension says the National 4-H Dairy Conference creates amazing youth development opportunities as it is coordinated by youth for youth. She tells Brownfield adults are present to help supervise, but… Read more »

FFA Foundation prepares for annual tire auction

The annual Nebraska FFA Foundation tire auction at Husker Harvest Days starts at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Titan/Goodyear Farm Tires and Graham Tire exhibit. This year’s auction will also feature a special “Husker Blackshirt Edition” John Deere Gator, sponsored by local John Deere dealers. Stacey Agnew, executive director of the FFA Foundation, talks about the… Read more »

AT&T donates $20k to Minn. FFA

The Minnesota FFA Foundation received a $20,000 boost from AT&T during Farmfest Wednesday.  The state’s FFA President, P.J. Aarsvold, says the money helps young people get ready for the future. “Really helping prepare with job training at career development events, giving students those hands-on skills, or with our seminars and our different events helping them… Read more »

Partnering to promote service

This weekend’s Brickyard 400 will be the first time the National FFA Organization is featured as a primary car sponsor in a NASCAR race. The Number 38 Living to Serve Ford is a partnership between FFA and CSX. Driver David Gilliland says he’s excited to represent the organization.  “I think what they do is incredible,”… Read more »

Missouri dairy bill needs funding

  The Missouri Dairy industry hopes the legislature will fund the Dairy Revitalization Act that passed this spring.  The law would offset the premiums paid for the Margin Protection Program. Missouri Dairy Association President Lloyd Gunter, a dairy farmer in Conway, says dairy farmers need the help, “So, if they state will pay a large… Read more »

The Pavilion is full

Livestock are headed to Michigan State University this week for the Michigan Livestock Expo.  The state’s largest youth livestock exhibition runs through Sunday at the MSU Livestock Pavilion. Coordinator Ernie Birchmeier says while numbers are up, market hog participation is much higher than expected. “Numbers continue to grow and that’s a true testament to the… Read more »

Upcoming Missouri State Fair, showing off ag

Students and teachers of agriculture will be in the spotlight at the upcoming Missouri State Fair in August. Fair Director Mark Wolfe tells Brownfield there will be demonstrations put on by 4-H and FFA students, “It gives them an opportunity to tell the world, you know, what they’re doing, how they do it. It really… Read more »

Illinois FFA officer says “it’s the people”

The Illinois FFA State Treasurer is one of a team of officers looking back on the past year as they get ready to hand their leadership roles to others. About 4-thousand people are gathered in Springfield for the 2015 state convention. Willow Krumwiede of Pike County says it’s been an exciting year as a state… Read more »

Michigan Milk hosts marketing tour

Michigan youth are invited to the 78th Annual MMPA/4-H Milk Marketing Tour, the longest running 4-H tour in existence. More details in today’s Michigan Ag Industry Update. AUDIO: Michigan Ag Industry Update (1:59 mp3):