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The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers program recently announced the Excellence in Agriculture award winners. The three runners-up were each awarded a Case IH Farmall® 45A tractor at the AFBF annual convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Are you involved with AFBF? How has your involvement benefitted you? (more…)

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers program held their annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, where they announced the winners of the Achievement Award. Each of the award runners-up received a Case IH Farmall® 65A. (more…)

Above, Zach Hetterick, Case IH Livestock Marketing Manager, is pictured with Caleb May of Pawnee, Ill.

AFBF Discussion Meet Winners Receive Farmalls

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The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers program recently held their annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, where they announced the Discussion Meet winners. Each of the competition’s runners-up received a Case IH Farmall® 55A. (more…)

Sugarcane harvesters are capable of handling more than 100 tons of material per acre.

Be Ready Wherever You Stand

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Today’s blog post is guest-written by Brandon Whitt, a Case IH customer from Murfreesboro, Tenn. He recently participated in the Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) program, which is facilitated by the American Farm Bureau Federation. This year’s PAL class took a trip to Brazil to learn more about the agriculture industry and how agriculture can be affected on a global scale. In this blog post, Brandon shares his experiences in the PAL program. Brandon also is the 2014 National Young Farmer of the Year. (more…)

Case IH sponsored speed painter Dan Dunn, who performed live at the 2013 National FFA Convention. Dunn’s art celebrated the 80th anniversary of the adoption of the official FFA jacket.

National FFA Ignites Youth Across the Nation

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This year’s theme for National FFA Week is Ignite and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. This week, more than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. It is a time to reflect on the success of the many chapters, the numerous friendships that have developed among fellow members and the impact of agriculture throughout the nation. (more…)

New Century Farmer participants attend a series of workshops and sessions about what’s new in production agriculture.

New Century Farmer Conference Applications Due

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Case IH is a proud sponsor of the New Century Farmer Conference. The all-expenses paid educational conference is offered to those currently enrolled in or who have recently graduated from a two- or four-year college or university. Participants learn about new farm business opportunities, gain an understanding of how banks view farming operations and establish a network of business professionals who are pursuing a career in production agriculture. Have you attended the New Century Farmer Conference? What was the most valuable thing you took away from it? (more…)

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Record-Setting National FFA Convention

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The 86th National FFA Convention – held last week in Louisville, Ky., – featured all the excitement, pageantry and inspiration this annual event is known for, as well as achieved record-setting attendance of 62,998 students, teachers and guests.

If you were at convention – or perhaps a previous one – share a favorite memory with us. (more…)

Are you or someone you know going to Louisville, Ky., for the 86th National FFA Convention next week? (more…)

The FFA New Century Farmer program recently brought production agriculture’s future to Des Moines, Iowa, for a week of extensive training and industry visits, teaching the new generation skills to apply on their farms. (more…)

Last but not least, we’d like to introduce you to the 2013 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award runners-up. These winners were awarded a Case IH Farmall® 65A during the AFBF annual meeting in January in Nashville, Tenn. We highlighted the Discussion Meet and and Excellence in Agriculture runner-up winners in previous posts. (more…)

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