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Feb
27
2015

From the Field: National Black Growers Council

For generations, black farmers and ranchers have proven to be important contributors to the American agricultural dichotomy, as they’ve contributed to the daunting task of providing food to our nation and the world. With unwavering dedication and passion, these men and women faced hurdles and endured systematic barriers that thwarted their ability to access government funding and federal programs. Barriers so debilitating that for some it stifled their ability to grow and for others, these hardships forced them out of business altogether. Read More

Dec
09
2014

From the Field: Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference

An historic announcement from the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, a ground-breaking discussion between five departments of the Federal Government and a palpable enthusiasm among the 200 people in attendance marked the first National Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference, hosted last month in Des Moines, Iowa by the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) and the Agricultural Law Center of Drake University. Read More

Dec
08
2014

From the Field: 2014 NAFB Convention

More than 500 National Association of Broadcasting (NAFB) members, industry partners, students and guests gathered in Kansas City, Mo., for three days of networking with agriculture’s newsmakers during the 71st annual NAFB Convention and Trade Talk. Read More

Nov
17
2014

From the Field: Farm Credit Rocked the National FFA Convention Expo

A record-setting 64,409 FFA members and chapter leaders from across the United States gathered in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 for four days of leadership, personal growth and entertainment during the 87th annual National FFA Convention & Expo. Read More

Aug
20
2014

From the Field: 4-H CWF Builds New Generation of Ag Leaders

This summer, nearly 1,400 young people participated in Citizenship Washington Focus (CFW) – a week-long citizenship program at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just minutes outside of Washington, D.C. 4-H’ers are known for their supreme leadership and citizenship skills, and the CWF program allows these young people to hone and exercise these abilities in our nation’s capital. As a program assistant, I had the great honor of guiding and educating delegates the entire summer, as they participated in workshops, committees and field trips. Read More

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