Stories about young leaders
In May 2016, my daughter, Marisa, passed away from an accidental drug overdose, leaving our family with very heavy hearts. I never thought any of my children would feel the need to experiment with drugs.
Heartland Community College’s principles of regenerative agriculture class went to the heart of the matter recently when students visited Sunnyside Community Garden and Food Forest.
Milk with its high-quality protein and essential vitamins and minerals has always played an important role in helping to fuel strong bodies. This fall, Dairy Farmers of America, along with 13 of its regional, farmer-owned milk brands, is also helping to fuel school athletic programs with the launch of its first-ever Fuel Their Drive promotion.
The dairy checkoff is positioning the farmer-founded Fuel Up to Play 60 program in a fresh way to help students and educators navigate the school year.
It had been a while since I had presented to or attended a local FFA event, so it was a treat to spend time with young men and women in blue and gold at an Area Leadership Conference last week. Although I was asked to teach these young leaders about ag journalism, I learned a few things from them, as well.
Bishop Hill’s annual 19th century harvest festival, Jordbruksdagarna, will take place Sept. 25-26.
We can no longer deny it: fall is on its way. The humidity is dying down and the nights are getting cooler. We are reaching that point in the tradition between summer and fall where you have to defrost your windshield in the morning, but are in shorts and a tank top by the afternoon.
All the projects have been completed and shared online with AgriNews in the second-annual Celebrating Youth in Agriculture contest. Now, it’s time for you to vote.
How do you measure the value of an interaction? Maybe it’s by how much time you spent with someone, how likely they are to help you in your future or how famous a person is. My travels this summer have made me think differently about this question.
Haven’t had time to submit your photos for the Celebrating Youth in Agriculture contest? Don’t fret. You now have until Sept. 16 to join the celebration.