Industry News | 2-18-2019
Grow by FarmHer Tour Gets Under Way
This year, the Grow by FarmHer Tour, which is geared toward young women ages 16 to 23, will be free. This year, the Grow by FarmHer Tour, which is geared toward young women ages 16 to 23, will be free. The tour aims to inspire, encourage, and educate attendees to pursue their passion for agriculture through their future careers. In 2019, the Grow Tour will begin in February, run through the spring, and start up again in the fall.
Survey Shows Farmers' Invest Strategically in Their Future
The Farmer Speaks research study, commissioned by J.L. Farmakis, Inc. and completed on January 15, 2019, by Millennium Research, shows farmers continue to make investments to minimize costs and increase efficiency as they prepare for this season.
NSF International Establishes Animal Wellness Standards
NSF International unveiled its new Global Animal Wellness Standards which establish best practices for how animals are raised, kept, and managed. NSF said the standards require facilities to establish, document, and implement an animal welfare management system.
February 16 - 23, 2019 is National FFA Week
Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. On Feb. 19, the National FFA Foundation celebrates Give FFA Day to encourage everyone to support the needs of agricultural education students throughout the year.
Nominate Your Fire Department to Win a Grain Rescue Tube During Grain Bin Safety Week
Grain Bin Safety Week promotes awareness of life-saving grain extraction methods and procedures that help first responders rescue farmers and other workers who've been trapped in grain bins or other storage facilities. The annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest enables communities to nominate their local fire department to win a grain rescue tube.