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When Leslie Turner was growing up on a cattle farm in Kansas, getting up at 5:30 a.m. to do her chores, she turned to one of the largest youth leadership organizations in the world to give her a valuable experience that would help shape her life and career.
 
Turner was a state and national officer for Future Farmers of America (FFA).
 

Tennessee Teens Take Action to Prevent Distracted Driving

By: Joelle Phillips, President, AT&T Tennessee
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At the end of the summer of 2016, we reached a remarkable milestone – 10 million pledges to not drive distracted. The It Can Wait campaign and the 10 million pledge count represent the dedication of so many to keep our roads safe. Today, seven-in-ten people admit to smartphone activity behind the wheel.

Facts like those are why we continue to set our sights higher. After hitting the 10 million pledge mark, we set the ambitious goal of reaching 16 million pledges to not drive distracted by the end of 2016.

10 Reasons Why the 2015 FFA Convention Rocks

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By Amelia Sprague

The Farm Credit team has their bags packed, and is ready to return to the 2015 National FFA Convention and Expo this week in Louisville, Ky. Once again we’ll be rockin’ out with the next generation of farmers, ranchers and advocates for rural America at the Farm Credit booth (#1519).

Guest Post: Helping Farmers Feed the World – An Innovative Partnership with Chevrolet and Future Farmers of America

Tony Will, president and chief executive officer of CF Industries, discusses how his company is partnering with Chevrolet to help farmers and the environment.
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CF Industries strongly supports efforts to educate farmers about efficient, effective and responsible use of fertilizer.  In that spirit, today we are announcing an exciting new partnership with Chevrolet to benefit the National FFA Organization (FFA).  CF Industries is donating $600,000 to FFA to support excellence in farmer education and fertilizer best management practices.  Our future farmers must rise to the challenge of growing enough food to feed a global population projected to reach nine billion by 2050.  The efficient use of fertilizer is essential to meet this challenge.  Teachin

Hunger Free Communities Network: The Work is Critical

By Rita Singh, Corporate Engagement, Monsanto
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One in six people experience hunger in the United States.  That is nearly 50 million people in our own communities across the country.  This unsettling fact is why the work of the Hunger Free Communities Network is so critical.  This nation-wide platform for hunger relief initiatives in local communities within the United States encourages partnerships in the fight to end hunger.

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