Dean Foods Foundation supports FFA in 2011 with $100,000 grant

The nation’s largest milk and dairy products producer and distributor will support the National FFA Organization in 2011 with a $100,000 sponsorship to help develop students’ dairy-related skills and knowledge of the industry. FULL STORY »

How to prepare tomorrow’s workforce

“I just finished three great reports that focus on the jobs of the future and the education needed for those jobs,” says Mike Walden, William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at North Carolina State University. With the condition of today’s economy, these are reports that have important information and wide interest. Following is a summary of the key findings from them and so you can decide what conclusions can be drawn about improving the job market. FULL STORY »

Cow Pie Bingo raises $6,720 for Jersey Youth Academy

The permanent fund for Jersey Youth Academy added $6,720 from the third annual Cow Pie Bingo, held June 23 at All-Lynn Jerseys, Reedsburg, Wis., during the annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. FULL STORY »

Midwest Dairy Association awards four scholarships

Midwest Dairy Association has awarded four $1,000 scholarships to students with a dairy background. Courtney Lintker of Venedy, Ill., and Blake Telle of Uniontown, Mo., were awarded the 2011 St. Louis Division scholarships. Kevin Hildebrandt of South Beloit, Ill., and Kristin Plager of Pearl City, Ill., were awarded the 2011 Chicago Division scholarships. FULL STORY »

Summer youth activities abound

Though they may be out of school, youth in Wisconsin have a chance to keep their minds and bodies active while learning about science, technology, engineering and math. This summer, Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development, in partnership with the Kern Family Foundation, will host more than 30 week-long Gateway Academies around the state, giving youth a fun, hands-on opportunity to develop new skills. FULL STORY »

American Farm Bureau picks 6th leader class

The American Farm Bureau Federation has selected a group of 10 young agricultural leaders to participate in the sixth class of the Partners in Agricultural Leadership honors program. FULL STORY »

FFA names 2011 New Century Farmers

The National FFA Organization has selected 50 outstanding young people to participate in the 2011 New Century Farmer program. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture. FULL STORY »

Wisconsin dairy shares passion with students at Day on the Farm

The Green Bay Press Gazette reports Waupun Area High School FFA members welcomed local grade-schoolers to Homeland Dairy for the annual Day on the Farm for an introduction to agriculture. FULL STORY »

Sign up now for student leader scholarships

The Center for Dairy Excellence will continue offering the academic scholarships formerly from the Pennsylvania Dairy Stakeholders. Five $1,000 scholarships will be available for the 2011-2012 academic year to directly support Student Leader Scholarships. FULL STORY »

Michigan youth livestock scholarships available

Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $275,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at livestock events in Michigan. Applications for another round of MYLSF general and statewide scholarships are now being accepted through June 17. FULL STORY »

Farm Bureau scholarship helps future veterinarians

A scholarship from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation is helping grow the next crop of veterinarians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine. FULL STORY »

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