Missouri dairy bill goes to governor

State Legislature

The Dairy Revitalization Act is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon. The bill passed the Missouri House earlier this year and passed the Senate on Thursday. The bill would create a subsidy of up to 70-percent of the cost of federal margin insurance for Missouri dairy producers. The Missouri Dairy Association is urging the… Read more »

Ag students stop anti-meat campaign

Two Cents copy

Commentary. College life is about so much more than what happens in the classroom. For many, a college dormitory is the first place they live “on their own” with no parents down the hall.  In most cases, college students experience new freedoms and experiences that were not available to them just months before when they… Read more »

Apply today for a scholarships through FFA

The National FFA Scholarship Program opens today. Students can apply for several scholarships through the web portal at FFA.org. Students do not need to be members of FFA to apply; some scholarships are open to members and non-members. Get the details at FFA.org. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2015.

Willard, Mo. FFA alum wins national extemp title

Mercer Martin of the Willow FFA chapter in Missouri is the national extemporaneous speaking winner.  Martin won the competition in which speakers are given a topic and a limited time to prepare a speech. “It was two of the most stressful days of my life,” said Martin, in an interview provided by the National FFA,… Read more »

Dairy scholarships for Priority IAC customers

If your family’s dairy farm is in the P-One Program™ by Priority IAC, Inc., you may be eligible for a scholarship. The one-time scholarship helps pay for tuition, books and/or room and board. Applicants must submit an application, essage, photo and two letters or references. Full details and an application are available at ForHealthyCows.com. Applications… Read more »

November Scholarship & Internship Deadlines

Nov. 3 Missouri Pork internship deadline Nov. 14 GFAI scholarship deadline Nov. 15 FFA scholarship application period opens. Visit FFA.org for details. Nov. 20 SOY scholarship deadline

An open arms approach to membership

National FFA Officer candidate and Illinois state FFA President Sam Detweiler wasn’t your typical FFA member. In fact, Detwiler was more your typical teenage young man, hoping athletics would pay off in the long run. But, in an instant, that all changed. “In my Junior year, when I tore my ACL – that really put… Read more »

Grain scholarships available to Illinois college students

The Grain and Feed Association of Illinois (GFAI) has a few scholarship opportunities for college students in Illinois. Deadline to apply for scholarships listed below is Nov. 14, 2014. You can get more details about the scholarships in the video. Industry Immersion scholarship This $4,500 scholarship is available to sophomores or juniors at accredited Illinois… Read more »

NCGA, BASF scholarships available

Five scholarships for $1,000 each are available through a partnership between the National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation. Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2015-16 school year. Applications are due by Dec. 12, 2014. Applicants for the NCGA William C. Berg… Read more »

Missouri Pork offers internships

Missouri Pork Association has three internships for spring, summer and fall 2015. Deadline to apply is Nov. 3, 2014. Eligible students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, advisor’s consent and junior standing. Full details, and an application, are available at MoPork.com.