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Students Gather to Ensure the Future of Agriculture

This week, 44 FFA members gather in Indianapolis to discuss how agriculture will play a pivotal role in their future. 

It’s all part of the New Century Farmer conference – an opportunity for FFA members who plan to remain in production agriculture to work on their secession plans for success. 

During the week, participants will visit with producers around the state, learn from industry leaders, see innovative agricultural technology and network with others who also plan to stay in production agriculture. 

National FFA educational specialist for Programs and Events, Kate Wehby, says, “This program helps us continue to grow the next generation of leaders.” 

The conference was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Participants selected to participate in 2020 were invited to attend the 2021 event. 

New Century Farmer is sponsored by Case IH, Corteva Agriscience, Farm Credit, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and Meredith Agrimedia. 

Learn more about the program online at

(Story Courtesy of NAFB News Service)

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