CANR Fall Speaker Series

 

CANR will host Eisenhower Fellows Kim Brackett and John Chandler to discuss “Challenges in American Agriculture: Trade, Water & Labor” on Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Audion at the Tower at STAR. Former Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee will moderate. Please register to attend.

About the speakers

Kim Brackett
Brackett Ranches Limited Partnership, owned and operated by Kim and Ira Brackett, is an Angus-based cow-calf and stocker operation in Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. The ranch focuses on raising high quality calves and either marketing high-end feeder cattle or finishing yearlings in custom feedlots. As an Eisenhower Fellow, Kim studied the role of regenerative agriculture in the cattle industries of Australia and Argentina. She is a former chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, prior to that she served on the Idaho Beef Council. Currently, she chairs the Cattle Industry Long Range Plan Task Force and serves on the Idaho Cattle Association Board of Directors.

John Chandler
For much of his life, Chandler has been at the center of agriculture, currently overseeing the operations of a 127-year-old family farm as a fourth-generation farmer. From DC’s Capitol Hill to congressional campaigns in California’s 21st District, Chandler has also followed his passion for public policy and politics. At the California State Senate Committee on Agriculture, Chandler contributed to the shaping of agricultural legislation in California, and his work as a field representative at the California Association of Water Agencies (ACWA) led to the establishment of the ACWA Outreach Award Program, raising local water agency involvement in the California legislature. Chandler used his fellowship in Australia and Chile to explore how water and agricultural labor shortages are addressed to begin an exchange of ideas and solutions to confront critical water and labor crises around the world.

Apply to be a Blue Hen Ambassador!

The application for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Blue Hen Ambassador (BHA) tour guide program is now open. The office is seeking a broadly diverse and talented student staff whose shared experiences and abilities will attract and support prospective students through the admissions process. Current students who are experiencing all that UD has to offer inside and outside of the classroom are encouraged to apply. The core value of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is in serving students, and our student staff share this core value. The Blue Hen Ambassador position is a paid opportunity.

The application can be found here: https://apply.udel.edu/register/?id=364f669a-1dc4-4f20-821c-07761b4e2efa. We ask that students apply by Oct. 21, 2019.

National Corn Growers Association Scholarship

National Corn Growers Association

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate students at an accredited college or university.

The five scholarship winners and their parent/guardian will be announced at NCGA’s annual tradeshow and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 26 – February 29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com. Many states have student memberships!

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2019. The online application is available here: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.

UDaB

University of Delaware Alternative Breaks (UDaB) immerses student-led teams in direct service and experiential learning with community organizations to increase knowledge of social justice issues and encourage life-long active citizenship. UDaB programs consist of a weeklong experience to work with a community over winter or spring break. Each program has a focus area that ranges from the environmental stewardship to healthcare access to disability justice and much more and involves significant education of such focus area(s) before, during, and after the alternative break. Partial scholarships are made available based on financial aid.

Applications for UDaB Spring 2020 programs are open now, until October 7th at 11:59pm. You can apply online here. To learn more about our 24 opportunities visit our website at https://sites.udel.edu/sdi-udab/programs-2020/

Email bluehenbreaks@udel.edu with any questions!

Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Scholarship

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is giving away ten scholarships, each worth $10,000 to local students planning to pursue a career in agriculture.

That’s right – we’re giving away $100,000 directly to ag students in our community!

Our scholarship program is open to all high school seniors or currently enrolled college students residing in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory who are planning to work in the agriculture industry.

This could mean you’re planning to be a farmer, food scientist, veterinarian, ag educator, engineer, or even a Farm Credit employee!

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 10, 2020. Head over to FCFoundationforAg.org today to apply.

Good luck, and we’ll see you on the #OtherSideofAg!