The Ag Highlight Reel: Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
Welcome to The Highlight Reel. Here you’ll find a recap of recent lighthearted or unusual news. These aren’t the headlines, but the funny, inspiring, or touching stories from across the agriculture industry.
Last week many family farmers and small agribusinesses were recognized for their impact in the local community as part of National Small Business Week.
Teachers and FFA advisors are being honored around the country this week.
Cody Creelman just released a new vlog covering a day in his life as a cattle veterinarian.
In recent weeks farmers have been sharing the highlights of their #plant18 season. Keep reading to see some of the wildlife they’ve spotted while checking young crops.
Last Week: National Small Business Week
All around the U.S. many people celebrated National Small Business Week. Local organizations and law makers in many states took the time to visit with family farmers and small agribusinesses to highlight their accomplishments and listen to their stories.
Our local family farms are this country’s original small businesses. Today, as part of National Small Business Week, I sat down with the Campbell family at Campbell Farm in Franklin to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill. #NationalSmallBusinessWeek #FarmBill #IN09 pic.twitter.com/uG4nP0fguz— Trey Hollingsworth (@RepTrey) May 3, 2018
This Week: Teacher Appreciation Week
Students and alum across the country took to social media to express their gratitude for educators who have personally impacted them during Teacher Appreciation Week. The National FFA Organization celebrated the 12,690 U.S. teachers who teach agriculture and mentor FFA chapters.
Facebook: A Day in the Life of a Cow Vet
There are so many different jobs in agriculture. Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be a cattle veterinarian? Watch this vlog for a day in the life of Canadian cow vet Cody Creelman.
Twitter: Wildlife Watching
The best part of getting in the field may be getting outside, smelling the dirt, and watching the wildlife.
Trending: Planting Season is Here
Even Google Trends knows it is planting season. Look how dramatically search traffic for corn planting has increased in recent weeks.
Awards & Scholarships: Kinze CEO Recieves Honorary Degree
John Kinzenbaw, CEO of Kinze Manufacturing received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Iowa State University (ISU) at a commencement ceremony on May 5. Kinzenbaw was recognized for the innovative technologies he has brought to the agricultural industry while continuing to farm. He was nominated by faculty members in agricultural and biosystems at ISU.
"Be willing to accept feedback from others to see where you can improve and then actively seek ways you can bring about these improvements." - Jon, @IowaStateU Spring 2018 Undergraduate Commencement pic.twitter.com/xpcTd0SYtw— Kinze Manufacturing (@Kinze) May 5, 2018