Spokane Ag Show Goes On-Line

One of the largest Ag and trade shows across the Northwest will be on-line this year. The Spokane Ag Show will launch their virtual show Tuesday through Thursday. Spokane Ag Show Director Melisa Paul said they will continue to host professional seminars related to agribusiness, helping everyone across the northwest, from large-scale operations to small […]

Coveney: Give FFA Day An Opportunity To Help Leadership Fund

National FFA week is February 20th through the 27th, and right in the middle of the festivities is Give FFA Day, which this year, falls on Thursday, February 25th. National FFA Annual Fund Manager Kimberly Coveney said Give FFA Day supports their leadership fund, which is where the greatest need currently exists. She noted the […]

Oregon FFA Gets $500K From NWFCS

The Oregon FFA Foundation recently received a $500,000 donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services for the establishment of an “Oregon FFA Today and Tomorrow” endowment.​ NWFCS-Oregon President, Brent Fetsch, said unlike other states, the Oregon FFA relies primarily on private contributions, which can create challenges. “The reason we made this contribution is to ensure the program continues […]

Mark Poeschl resigns as CEO of National FFA

Mark Poeschl announced last week his resignation as the CEO of the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation, effective January 15th. In a statement, Poeschl said, “I know there have been challenges we have faced during my tenure, but my intentions have been for the best interests of FFA and our student members,” adding […]

CHS Foundation Commits $4M To FFA

The CHS Foundation will commit more than $4 million over the next three years to support FFA, Ag teachers and Ag education. FFA Communications Manager Kristy Meyer said Ag teachers are pivotal in helping form the next generation of leaders. “We’ve seen examples of them helping their communities, maybe contributing to food banks or helping […]

Students Encouraged To Apply For Ag Focused Scholarships

In an effort to keep the future of the farming industry strong, America’s Farmers Grow AG Leaders works to award scholarships to students pursuing a variety of agriculture-related careers. Erin Glarner, Grow Ag Leaders Program Manager, said the program was developed in 2015 to encourage rural students. “The agriculture industry is growing, and the industry […]

COVID Forces Cancelation Of February’s Western Farm Show

The 2021 Western Farm Show, scheduled for February 19th-21st in Kansas City, has been canceled. The Western Equipment Dealers Association cited health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 as the reason the show will not take place in a few months.  “Given the long history of this event as one of the Midwest’s premier farm […]

National FFA Out With New Agricultural Education

The National FFA Organization recently unveiled its new Agricultural Education for All roadmap. The FFA’s Kristy Meyer said the roadmap outlines strategies FFA is taking to support inclusion, diversity, equity, and to ensure the organization is a bully-free zone. “Our work on this endeavor started in 2017 with listening to different people to try and […]