National accepting applications for New Century Farmer Conference

| January 28, 2013 | 8:51 am
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INDIANAPOLIS  – The National FFA Organization is now accepting applications for its 2013 New Century Farmer Conference, a free event for selected students July 14-20 in Johnstown, Iowa.

This exclusive, highly competitive conference is open to college agriculture students who intend to pursue careers in production agriculture. Students picked to attend the conference will be among the first in the nation to learn about the latest technological developments in the agriculture industry will receive business management advice from top industry leaders. The program will also help students develop a nationwide network of industry professionals and colleagues.

The deadline to submit applications to the 2013 New Century Farmer Conference is 5 p.m. EST March 15.

The top 50 applicants will be chosen to participate. Potential participants can learn more about the program and download an application.   The conference is sponsored as a special project of the National FFA Foundation by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business; Case IH; CSX Transportation; and Farm Credit with media partner Successful Farming.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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