Ag News: USDA Grants for Ag Education
**New federal grants will help teachers across the country integrate food and agricultural sciences into their classes.
Funds will also encourage students to explore career paths in food and agriculture and help them find mentors.
The USDA has invested $6.2 million in these professional-development agriculture grants for teachers in kindergarten through grade 14.
**A week after Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced pandemic relief for loggers and timber haulers, he now says “there is more to come” for agriculture in the weeks ahead.
According to www.agriculture.com, an additional $2.4 billion is on the USDA’s list for action this summer, including $700 million for biofuel producers and $980 million in dairy supports.
Vilsack says the goal of this is to get as much of this done in 2021 as possible.
**The annual Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is right around the corner, bringing producers and their families together from across the country for education, entertainment and excitement.
The event will be held in Nashville, August 10-12.
And this year, in an effort to encourage young producers to gather, learn and share ideas, Culver’s is sponsoring FFA Day at the NCBA Trade Show August 12th.
The first 250 FFA members to register will receive complimentary NCBA Trade Show admission, courtesy of Culver’s. Otherwise, the price of admission is $30.