Happy Friday, everyone! Hopefully, you're all prepared for Mother's Day on Sunday! Since it's a Friday, we have the usual wrap up of Friday stories - farm bill discussions continue in DC, American farmland continues to disappear in to development, and drones may soon be delivering meals!
Also, Siouxland Ag in the Classroom, a program in NW Iowa that works with elementary students to help them better understand modern agriculture, is in the running for a $25,000 grant against 9 other organizations nationwide, and they need your vote! Melissa Nelson, the Director of Siouxland comes on to make her case for your vote and explain what all she does to spread the message of agriculture. If you're persuaded, visit the site HERE and cast your vote!
Dr. Kevin Folta from the U of Florida explains biotechnology
Mike and Hannah Bring Lots of News from Around the World
Reporting from the Land Valuation Conference in Ames IA
Craig Dick from Cropstream shares about connecting farmers