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Kansas Cattlemen's Association and Kansas Seed Industry Association Announce Scholarships

February 18, 2018

Kansas Cattleman's Association Scholarship

The Kansas Cattlemen’s Association and the Go Bob Pipe & Steel Scholarship are designed to ease the financial burden of qualified scholars seeking higher education, including: four-year college/university, junior college, vocational/trade, or technical training for the school year beginning the Fall 2018.

The Application is due March

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Appliations Now Being Accepted For K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy and Dairy U Program

February 18, 2018

Both programs are open to high school students. Application deadline for both programs is April 2, 2018.

K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy: Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy. The academy

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Western Kansas Youth Conference

January 22, 2018

"When the well is dry, we learn the worth of Water." - Unknown

Being a part of Western Kansas, we know that water is an important natural resource, but do your students know?

With the help of Dr. Gaea Hock, Russ Plashka, KDA, and Kansas Water Office, the SWD officers will have

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Ag Discovery Announcement

January 10, 2018

ARE YOU...

A middle or high school student looking for a unique summer internship with an opportunity to live and study on a college campus?

A high school student looking to improve your resume for college?

A teacher looking for opportunities to expand your students’ view of agriculture?

A parent looking for learning opportunities

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Fertilizer & Sustainability School Media Contest Winners

October 13, 2017

The Nutrients for Life Foundation held The Fertilizer Is At the Root of It Contest to showcase fertilizer and sustainability. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program is the cornerstone piece of fertilizer sustainability. Students submitted posters and videos that depicted when using fertilizer properly farmers can grow enough food

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Growing for the future program launched by Warner Seeds, Inc.

October 9, 2017

Warner Seeds, Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with the Kansas FFA to support the future of agriculture, student development and local FFA chapters across the state. With every bag of Warner grain sorghum or seed corn purchased through June 30, 2018 Warner Seeds, Inc. and its dealer network

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KDA partners with Blue Valley FFA and Hy-Vee to sell pink pumpkins

October 4, 2017

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Blue Valley FFA Chapter and Hy-Vee Manhattan to sell pink pumpkins in support of breast cancer research. The pink pumpkins will be for sale for $10 on October 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in front of

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Fertilizer & Sustainability School Media Contest

September 5, 2017

Deadline for Submission: September 22, 2017
Winners will be announced on October 13, 2017 - World Fertilizer Day

Calling all creative minds! The Fertilizer Is At the Root of It Contest is a creative way to showcase fertilizer and sustainability. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program is the cornerstone piece of fertilizer sustainability.

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2017 SAE Grants Now Open

September 5, 2017

The National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that the 2017 SAE grant application process is open.

Supervised Agricultural Experiences are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, this year 152 SAE grants of $1,000 each are available to help FFA members start or expand an SAE.

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JumpStart Funding Awarded to Agriculture Entities

August 22, 2017

The Kansas Department of Agriculture partnered with the Kansas Department of Commerce to award funds to Kansas entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within the agriculture industry. These funds are made available this summer by the JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur program.

Nine Kansas-based businesses were awarded $10,000 each after completing an

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