National FFA Organization Names 2016 Star Finalists
INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, July 25, 2016/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization has selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2016 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience.
The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. Recognized are FFA members who have developed outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through supervised agricultural experience (SAE) programs; earned an American FFA Degree, the highest level of achievement the organization bestows upon a member; and met agricultural education, leadership and scholarship requirements. Continue reading
Colorado Pork Producers seek Producers to serve as Board Members
The Colorado Pork Producers Council seeks candidates to run for four vacant positions on the CPPC Board of directors. The election will be held August 25 in the Colorado Building, Pueblo, Colorado, at the CPPC annual meeting. The following is the criteria for membership and to run for a board position. Continue reading
The Colorado Pork Producers Association announce their annual meeting and invite anyone who raises hogs in Colorado and their guests, to attend. The event will be held August 25, at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in the Colorado Building, Pueblo, Colorado, and will kick off the State Fair hog shows beginning August 26. Continue reading
(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) July 19, 2016 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Colorado Corn’s Communications Director Eric Brown, discussing several topics that important to producers including:
Listen to the entire interview …
The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee work on behalf of more than 4,000 corn producers through market development, communications, research and technical assistance. See more about the work of both organizations and to see the TRUTHS about Ethanol, please visit www.coloradocorn.com.
Michael Semler practices with his purebred Simmental heifer. Semler placed in the week-long AJSA National Classic.
Simmental youth at summer Classics
Colorado youth participated in the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) National Classic, with others competing at June regional contests.
The July 9-15 Junior National event drew more than 500 participants to Des Moines, IA. Kendal Reitzenstein placed 15th and 18th overall with her owned percentage heifers, plus she took 10th in showmanship.
David Smith placed in the top 5 with his owned percentage heifer, plus he placed 20th in senior showmanship.
New Colorado Junior Simmental member Michael Semler took 4th in Sales Talk and 11th in livestock judging, earning him an 17th overall in senior division points. He also exhibited a purebred Simmental heifer in the week-long contest. Continue reading
Simmental recognizes volunteers, elects officers
FORT COLLINS, CO – A ranch tour, junior contests and elections were part of state Simmental summer activities hosted July 16 by Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch near here.
In the youth association, Chad Russell of Sugar City turned the gavel over to Bryce Hill of Sterling. Keanna Smith of Ignacio was re-elected vice-president and Shelby Temple of Center was elected secretary. Continue reading
PORK ACADEMY: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge
Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge @ Pork Academy
Sterling, Colorado, July 16, 2016: The Colorado Pork Producers Council is offering their second Pork Academy in Colorado this summer. This event will be a day of fun and learning geared towards 4-Hers and FFA members in the swine project looking to learn more. This year an array of topics to be discussed have been selected such as nutrition, show ethics and the new veterinary feed directive going into effect as of January 2017. The selected speakers are professors, judges, and current producers that are excited to come and talk with and answer your questions. We are excited to offer the Sterling program at the Logan County Fairgrounds July 16 at 10:00 a.m. Lunch, t-shirts, and fun giveaways will be provided for both dates. If you have any questions or would like to R.S.V.P please contact the CPPC at email@example.com.
- Porcine Stress Syndrome (PSS)
- Veterinary Feed Directive
- Selection of Show Hogs
- Show Etiquette/Ethics
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KS & IA Educators Named to the National FFA Board of Directors
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, June 30, 2016/National FFA Organization) – Kurt Dillon of Kansas and Matthew Eddy of Iowa were recently named to the National FFA Board of Directors. Continue reading
FFA Award Winners Tour Costa Rica, Gain Perspective on Global Agriculture
INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, June 22, 2016/National FFA Organization) –As the agricultural community becomes increasingly global, it is crucial that young people considering careers in the industry understand the opportunities and challenges of international trade. A group of 50 National FFA award winners toured agricultural sites in Costa Rica this summer and compared the industries in Central America and the United States. Following an orientation session in Atlanta on June 9, the group departed for a 10-day tour.
Costa Rica is an ideal agricultural tour site as it includes some of the most diverse agriculture and geography in the world. Yet, the country is small enough that the contingent selected for the National FFA Organization’s 2016 Costa Rica Proficiency and Stars Travel Seminar immersed themselves into a complete agriculture experience.
Seminar participants were selected from national agricultural proficiency award finalists and American Star Farmer and Star in Agribusiness finalists named last October at the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. The seminar, in addition to cash awards and plaques, are made possible by business and industry contributions to the National FFA Foundation. Continue reading
Culver’s Introduces #FarmingFridays
Agricultural Influencers to Share Photos and Videos on Restaurant’s Social Media Platforms
PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—June 20, 2016—To give Culver’s social media followers a peek into a day in the life of farming community members, the restaurant chain has asked agricultural influencers to share photos and videos during a seven-week social content series called #FarmingFridays.
The people invited to share information about their farming experiences on Culver’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts will do so every Friday from June 24 to August 5.
“Our restaurants are committed to helping our guests learn more about the people behind the food that they eat,” said David Stidham, vice president of marketing. “We’re humbled by the opportunity to help agricultural experts share their stories with people who otherwise may not have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to have a career in agriculture.”
Here is the #FarmingFridays schedule:
Two Events Added to the Colorado State Fair Entertainment Series
Pre-Sale: June 20th at 10am
PUEBLO, Colo. – The list of acts coming to the Colorado State Fair continues to grow; two acts have been added to the already diverse entertainment list.
Pre-sale tickets are available starting June 20th
at 10 a.m. until midnight, June 21st
. For information on the pre-sale and up-to-date Fair activities, sign up for the Colorado State Fair Fan Club by visitingwww.coloradostatefair.com
and look for “Join The Fan Club!”
Tickets officially go on sale on June 22 at 10am and can be purchased by visitinghttp://www.altitudetickets.com/venues/colorado-state-fair/
, by calling 866-461-6556, or visiting the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Each ticket includes Fair admission, giving fans the opportunity to arrive early and enjoy a full day at the Fair with no additional cost.
2016 Entertainment Series:
National FFA Organization’s Washington Leadership Conference Instills Importance of Growth, Leadership, Community Service
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, June 16, 2016/National FFA Organization) – Thousands of FFA members from throughout the country are converging on Washington, D.C., this summer to analyze their personal skills and interests, develop leadership skills and create a meaningful community service plan that will make a difference in their home communities. Continue reading
Clinic teaches 4-H’ers new show skills
Pig pic 4794 – Ashlyn Alvey and Zeke Foster drive pigs before professor Tyler Gradert and aide Chad Russell in the multi-species clinic on June 11.
ROCKY FORD –A team of show livestock “professors” aided area youth June 11 & 12 during a multi-species Stock Show University here.
Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about clipping, show day grooming, and showmanship for their 4-H and FFA projects at the annual event coordinated by WW Feed & Supply.
National FFA Foundation Creates Endowment to Honor Retiring CEO W. Dwight Armstrong
INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, June 14, 2016/National FFA Organization) – At the end of June, Dr. W. Dwight Armstrong will retire as chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and Foundation, but his legacy in agricultural education and FFA will live on in a newly created endowment called “The Dwight Armstrong Legacy Endowment.” Continue reading
Check the schedule below and then CLICK HERE to WATCH LIVE or for the archives…
Session Highlights & Webcast Schedule
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 6:30 – 8:45 P.M.
Chair: Emma Mortensen & Tia Rozell
Welcome to the Conference
Posting of Colors
Welcome –-City of Sterling
Retiring Remarks – Tierney Wilson, Executive Committee
Foundation, Meining-Davis, CVATA, and National FFA Scholarships
Welcome—NJC-President, Jay Lee
Convention Kickoff Speaker – Ryan Porter
Introduction of State Officer Candidates
Creed Speaking Results
Retiring Remarks – Whitney Mount, Executive Committee
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 8:30 – 10:00 A.M.
Co-Chairs: Nick Vollmer & Rachael Latta
Greetings – Colorado Farm Bureau
Retiring Remarks – Kaila Thieman, Executive Committee
Recognition of State Proficiency Winners
Heifer Wrangle Awards
Retiring Remarks – Bryce Funk, Secretary
Greetings – Colorado Young Farmer’s Educ. Assoc.
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CO FFA Advisor Kenton Ochsner
(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) June 2, 2016 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Kenton Ochsner, Assistant Program Director of Agricultural Education with Colorado’s Community College System and State FFA Advisor discussing the 88th CO FFA State Convention coming up June 7-8-9 at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling…
Learn more about the Colorado FFA Association – CLICK HERE
Learn more about the 2016 Colorado FFA Convention – CLICK HERE
Learn more about the Colorado FFA Foundation – CLICK HERE
Back row, left to right: Rayna Hodgson, Vice President; Tia Rozell, Executive Committee; Emma Mortensen, President; Bryce Funk, Secretary; Tierney Wilson, Executive Committee.
Front row, left to right: Whitney Mount, Executive Committee; Nick Vollmer, Sentinel; Rachael Latta, Treasurer; Kaila Thieman, Executive Committee, Megan Thormodsgard, Reporter.
Culver’s “Scoops of Thanks” Raises $56,500 to Support Agriculture
Each Guest’s $1 Donation Supported Local FFA and Other Ag Organizations
PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – May 31, 2016 – More than 550 Culver’s restaurants across 23 states sold over 48,000 scoops of Fresh Frozen Custard during the second annual Scoops of Thanks Day on May 5, raising $56,500 for agricultural education. Guests received a scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard for a $1 donation to FFA or other local agricultural organizations. Continue reading
PORK ACADEMY: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge
Montrose, Colorado, May 31, 2016: The Colorado Pork Producers Council is currently working to put on two Pork Academies in different regions of Colorado. This event will be a day of fun and learning geared towards 4-Hers and FFA members in the swine project looking to learn more. This year an array of topics to be discussed have been selected such as nutrition, show ethics and the new veterinary feed directive going into effect as of January 2017. The selected speakers are professors, judges, and current producers that are excited to come and talk with and answer your questions. We are excited to announce that we have selected two dates and locations for 2016.
The first will be held at the Montrose County Fairgrounds June 18 at 10:00 a.m., and the second will be held in Sterling at the Logan County Fairgrounds also beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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