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    • Leader for Agriculture Magazine 2010 Annual Report . NYFEA visits Washington, California and the Gulf Coast. . “Promoting the Personal and Professional Development of All People in Agriculture.”
    • Leader for Agriculture ORGANIZATIONAL FACTS .. For NYFEAMission, Vision and Other Policy tural Leaders is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), non- political, educational association for agriculture.The mission is to promote the personal and pro- Originally established in central Illinois, the na-fessional growth of all people involved in agricul- tional office was relocated to Alexandria, Virginiature. in the National FFA Center. In June 1994, the national office was relocated to Montgomery,The purpose is to develop leaders, inspire ser- Alabama, its current location.vice, strengthen communities, and enhance thesuccess potential for American agriculture, espe- The association has received recognition by bothcially the beginning farmers. the United States Department of Education and the Assistant Secretary for Vocational and AdultThe objective is to accomplish this mission Education as an integral part of adult educationthrough programs and services designed to pro- in agriculture.vide: NYFEA welcomes the responsibility of address-a. national framework to inspire personal ing the needs for education, recognition and achievement; leadership training directed toward the next gen-b. educational opportunities to build business eration of agriculture. The association has partici- and environmental stewardship skills; and pants that include progressive farmers, ranchers,c. leadership and service opportunities for agribusiness professionals and interested con- living and working in a local and global com- sumers. Participants are involved in worthwhile munity. community service opportunities. NYFEA partici- pants represent a cross section of the country.The vision is a world where all people value andunderstand the vital role of agriculture, food, From the hobby farmer to the plantation ownerfiber and natural resource systems in advancing and from the co-op manager to the Fortune 500personal and global well being. executive, the association has participants in over two-thirds of the states in the nation.The focus is on answering the question: “Wherewill we find the next generation of young and NYFEA offers a variety of programs and benefitsbeginning producers and young agribusiness to its participants. These services include but areprofessionals?” not limited to the following:Organizational Details Education for American Agriculture: In 1991 through its delegate body, NYFEA developed anNYFEA – The Association for Educating Agricul- educational strategic plan. The plan of work SOCIAL MEDIA: - youtube.com/theNYFEA - facebook.com/nyfea - agriculturespromise.ning.com - twitter.com/nyfea - agriculturespromise.wordpress.com
    • Leader for Agriculture .. ORGANIZATIONAL FACTS For NYFEAknown as Education for American Agriculture(EAA) is based on three basic components: Community Service Projects: The associationlearning, practicing and applying. develops relationships to “help tell the story of agriculture.” Focus on assisting the children inNYFEA believes that the organization should the location of the Institute.enhance the opportunities of people to be suc-cessful while at the same time share the bless- Local Emphasis Agricultural Developmentings that have been provided. NYFEA is proud (LEAD): The association recognizes that its edu-of the “EAA” plan and its goals to provide oppor- cational offerings (EAA) need to be accompaniedtunities for individual growth in the home, for the by local leadership that supports systematic net-office or on the farm. The EAA plan calls for the working and young producer education program.association to offer distance learning programs LEAD is the vehicle utilized for developing thethat promote the personal and professional national network.growth of people in agriculture. Leader for Agriculture: The association providesYoung Ag Leaders Event (YALE): NYFEA hosts this annual report for its national participants andprograms at the National Ag Leadership Confer- sponsors.ence and the National Institute designed to pro-vide career information to audiences of ages National Agricultural Communication Award:18-40. These typically involve networking with Each year contestants compete to be selected as4H, FFA, collegiate agricultural programs, agri- accomplished communicators. They are selectedcultural leadership and young producer groups. based on successful completion of a agricultural communication exercise. The ultimate result ofAgricultural Decision Makers College: NYFEA this national competition is that it promotes aprovides educational programs and conferences refinement of the skills needed to be effectivethat are delivered to individuals from around the promoters of agriculture. Winners also receivecountry. The college is designed to provide an free trips to Washington.overview of agricultural policy and practices thatwill assist the attendee in making decisions that Salute to Outstanding Young and Beginning Pro-will improve both his/her personal business as ducers and Salute to Agricultural Leadership:well as the business of agriculture. The material The NYFEA recognition programs allow the as-presented will encourage additional and more sociation to identify excellence and recognize theintensive study. The subject matters include individuals and organizations that are settingnational farm issue discussions, international great examples of how to address the questionstrade forums, new farm practices, advanced of the next generation. Success and results willtechnologies, etc. be highlighted and will be utilized to educate and SOCIAL MEDIA: - youtube.com/theNYFEA - facebook.com/nyfea - agriculturespromise.ning.com - twitter.com/nyfea - agriculturespromise.wordpress.com
    • Leader for Agriculture .. ORGANIZATIONAL FACTS For NYFEAencourage others. time delegate business sessions are conducted and national officers are elected. .Agriculture’s Promise (Washington Initiative): > Showcase outstanding agriculture, agribusi-NYFEA has discovered a bounty of opportunity. ness and leadership – Tours of local agriculturalFrom visits to the historically significant and ex- industry, farms, museums and historical sites aretremely motivational monuments to the discus- offered. Salute programs are featured.sions with key policy makers at both USDA and .in Congress, the attendees have found this to be > Fun - National entertainers and motivationalan extraordinary experience. All organizations speakers uplift and encourage members.with an emphasis group (council, committee, The association is addressing the agriculturaladvisory board…) focusing on training and en- issues by providing personal and business devel-couraging the next generation are invited to at- opment opportunities. As an organization dedi-tend. All that is required is a willingness to join in cated to education, recognition and leadershipthe group policy discussion. training for the next generation of Young and Beginning Producers and Young AgribusinessThis event is hosted at the headquarters hotel Professionals, NYFEA understands the serious-and coordinated by NYFEA. Otherwise, individu- ness of this challenge. NYFEA also feels a tre-als and groups are encouraged to canvas “the mendous responsibility to keep young peoplehill” and share their story of why the United from leaving the agricultural arena.States must make a commitment to the nextgeneration of agricultural leaders. Better access NYFEA is proud of our diverse agenda, which weto credit, good rural leadership support (easy feel allows us to meet these challenges. NYFEAaccess to the dollars), added funding for colle- is a diverse organization with membership cover-giate scholarships for rural ag kids, etc. ing the entire spectrum of agriculture. NYFEA is the only national organization specifically dedi-National Institute: The NYFEA Institute, held cated to the next generation of young agricultu-annually, serves three major purposes: ralists..> Agricultural educational programs - Through The association has no specific commodity focusworkshops, seminars and trade shows, partici- or a definite political motivation so it can focus onpants have the opportunity to refine their leader- answering the question “Where will be find theship skills, business management techniques next generation of young and beginning produc-and knowledge about technological advance- ers and young agribusiness professionals?”ments..> National association business - During this SOCIAL MEDIA: - youtube.com/theNYFEA - facebook.com/nyfea - agriculturespromise.ning.com - twitter.com/nyfea - agriculturespromise.wordpress.com
    • Leader for AgricultureAg Communication Award presented by John Deere .Training Objective:The program will be lively and fun and will include active participation by allin attendance. The previous winners of the Ag Communications Award willhelp present and guide the training for 2010 and select the award winners.Training Calendar:Part I – FRIDAY AFTERNOON Presentation on effective presentations - - - - - the do’s and don’ts of great speaking and presentations. Speaking Competition - Peer evaluations - Top three winners announcedPart II – FRIDAY AFTERNOON Demonstration by 2009 Ag Communications Winners Creation of a communication plan utilizing written essays about topics included in speaking presentations
    • Leader for Agriculture Working in teams to communicate to ONE OF THREE specific audiences:  Consumers  Legislators  Young AmericansPART III - SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET (Presentation of Awards)Plan Contents:Each plan should consist of an essay that should include the following compo- nents:  WHY THE TOPIC IS IMPORTANT  WHAT IS THE DESIRED OUTCOME OF THE ESSAY  WHO DOES THE ESSAY TARGET AS AN AUDIENCE OF READ- ERS  WHAT IS THE FOLLOWUP AFTER THE ESSAY IS DELIV- EREDTO THE TARGET AUDIENCE  WHAT IS A MEASURE THAT WILL SHOW THE VALUEJudging of essays by PREVIOUS YEAR Communications Award Winners
    • Leader for Agriculture program is to provide a A ffilia te place for the participants O r ga n i z a tio n s o f of these local entities to N Y F E A be able to work together with participants from other agricultural groups.Objectives . To build a stronger network of Young The affiliate organiza- Beginning Producers and Young Agribusiness tion’s dues options: Professionals through the involvement of local Base local affiliates: organizations. $100 base for less than 50 participants. (+ $2 per person when the number of affiliate NYFEA will provide the tools that assist local organization”s participants is more than 50) affiliate organizations with educational . curriculum options. Benefits Received By Affiliate Organizations. and Their Members: To tie affiliates to a national communication - Leadership Retreats, Tours, Seminars and Enter- network that lets their individual participants tainment (at Institute). stay aware of the opportunities available at the - Networking, Tours and Motivational Speakers Agriculture’s Promise (annual spring - Individuals interested in participating in the Washington trip) and the National Institute above designated programs will be sent a registra- (annual winter meeting). tion form to complete. The Institute and the Agri-. culture’s Promise will be open to every affiliate To provide individual members of affiliates the participant. opportunity to benefit from self-study - Leader for Ag Annual Report. leadership programs sponsored by NYFEA. - Advocacy training available for affiliates.. To strengthen the involvement in NYFEA by Stipulation of Affiliate Organizations: Individuals associated with affiliate membership encouragingYoung Farmer chapters, collegiate do not receive money-saving benefits. ag organizations, state affiliates, commodity groups, corporations, civic entities and other educational organizations to work together to SIGN UP FORM: Mail to: NYFEA, P. O. Box 20326, Montgomery, create a more diverse voice and greater AL 36120 - Fax 334-213-0421 assortment of educational perspectives on issues Partner (Company/Association/Organization):. ________________________________________Why should an organization become a NYFEA Contact Person: __________________________Affiliate? Address: ________________________________1 Opportunities to address important issues in City: ____________________________agriculture State: ____ Zip: _________________2 Networking opportunities and educational Phone: _______________________________programs that enhance the success potential of local Email: ________________________________participants. I pledge $_______ Affiliate Membership.3 While many local organizations are affiliated withspecific commodity groups, the affiliate membership Signature _____________________________
    • Leader for Agriculture A member joining at this level receives a $125 NYFEA MEMBERSHIP coupon which qualifies for $125 off the cost of the LEVELS & registration for the Institute or the National Ag Leadership Conference. The benefits of Regular BENEFITS and NYFEA Plus membership are not included. These benefits must be gained through an addi- tional registration. - ** Benefit packages subject to change. ***Availability of vision care is subject to change due to # of participants in program NYFEA Life Membership (same benefits asI. AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP Regular Membership) $300 For all entities with 100 or more partici- pants, they could join as affiliates for For more information on this or other NYFEA topics, $2 per person. They receive the privi- contact us at 334.213.3276 or natloffice@nyfea.org leges of regular members with the ——————————————————– exception of benefits. They receive an SIGN UP FORM: annual mailing. Must join under an all- inclusive status. (Mail to: NYFEA, P. O. Box 20326, Montgomery, AL 36120 - Fax 334-213-0421)II. Regular, NYFEA Plus and Ag LeadersMembership Name: ____________________________ a. NYFEA Regular - $15 for general Address: ____________________________ benefits City: ____________________________ b. NYFEA Plus - $35 for general State: ____ benefits with the addition of vi Zip: _________________ sion*** Email: _______________________ c. Ag Leaders Club - $100 for a 125 Phone: __________________________________ discount on the Institute I want to join atLevel 1– NYFEA Regular Dues : $15 Regular Membership _______Package = $15.00 annual ($300 lifetime) $35 NYFEA Plus Membership _______Currently this level includes discounts on $100 Ag Leaders Club Membership _______popular consumer and travel related prod- $100 + $2* _____ = _______ Affiliate Membershipucts. See www.nyfea.org for the listing.** Please bill me at the above address.Level 2– NYFEA Plus :Package cost (Level One + Vision Care***) Enclosed is a check= $35.00 Charge my Credit CardCurrently this includes Level 1 benefits plus Type -- Visa __ Mastercard __ Discover __Vision Care Discount Card allowing for ac-cess to providers of glasses, contacts and CC # ____________________________some types of diagnosis.** Expiration Date _____________Level 3 – Ag Leaders Club: Signature ________________________________Package cost = $100.00
    • Leader for Agriculture william.nelson@chsinc.com Leadership Stone, Gordon Directory Executive Vice President PO Box 20326 Montgomery, AL 36120BOARD OF DIRECTORS 334.590.3276 or 334.546.9951Corman, Carol gspikeroad@aol.comSecretary Thompson, Harry212 Decker Road State Executives RepresentativeCentre Hall, PA 16828 ABAC 34 2802 Moore Highway814.364.9855 or 814.863.8953 Tifton, GA 31794car1@psu.edu 229.521.6690Emmons, Jimmy harrygyfa@gmail.comProgram Coordinator Williams, JoAnnPO Box 56 PresidentLeedey, OK 73654 234 E. Bay Road580.821.1921 Britton’s Neck, SC 29546jimmyemmons@hotmail.com 843.362.2759Fleenor, C.J. edselw@netzero.netPresident Elect3407 North 500 East STATE EXECUTIVESOrleans, Indiana 47452 Alabama812.797.2073 H.N. Lewiscjfleenor@live.com 563 County Road 75, Eufaula, AL 36027Hooker, MaryAnn 334.844.55922010 Institute Chair boydken@auburn.edu27100 Old Stage Road CaliforniaGonzales, CA 93926 John Chiles408.319.7780 1324 Clara Lane, Davis, CA 95618maliaana@earthlink.net 530.308.8867Johnston, Cindy jschiles@dcn.davis.ca.usPast President Colorado2492 WCR 11 Jack AnnanErie, CO 80516 NE Junior College, 100 College Avenue303.803.4469 Box C‐129, Sterling, CO 80751jffarmsllc@yahoo.com 970.521.6690Joerger, Dr. Dick jack.annan@njc.eduNASAE Representative GeorgiaOffice of the Chancellor Lynn Barber, interimWells Fargo Place ABAC34 2802 Moore Hwy30 7th Street E., Suite 350 Tifton, GA 31794Saint Paul, MN 55101 229.386.3429651.297.1484 lbarber@doe.k12.ga.usrichard.joerger@so.mnscu.edu IndianaKing, Diana Patti Keith, interimAAAE Representative 937‐271‐2267PO Box 748 indianayoungfarmers@gmail.comTifton, GA 31793229.386.6533dlking@uga.edu New Holland has createdNelson, William a great opportunity forPresident’s Council Representative the members of NYFEA.5500 Cenex Drive Thanks for sponsoringInver Grove Heights, MN 55077 the membership update.651.355.5481
    • Leader for Agriculture Tempe, AZ 85285Kentucky 602.438.2515Bruce Metzger cassidy.ditchey@fcssw.com300 North Main Street Grunewald, JohnVersailles, KY 40383 Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma859.256.3339 P.O. Box 1510wmetzger0003@kctcs.edu Woodward, OK 73802Missouri 580.256.3465Lisa Evans john.grunewald@fcbw.comP.O. Box 480 Hays, JohnJefferson City, MO 65102 The Farm Credit System Foundation573.751.8467 50 F Street NW Suite 900lisa.evans@dese.gov Washington, DC 20001Ohio 202.879.0853Valerie Graham hays@fccouncil.com6870 Licking Valley Road Kelly, DennyFrazeyburg, OH 43822 John Deere Credit740.828.3832 6400 86th Streetmvgraham@agristar.net Johnston, IA 50131Oklahoma 800.828.8297, ext. 73892Lyle Rounds kellydennisw@johndeere.comPennsylvania Kruse, LorenSally B. Bair Successful Farming4000 Marietta Avenue 1716 Locust StreetColumbia, PA 17512 Des Moines, IA 50303717‐285‐4926 515.284.3000, ext. 2897sbair14@yahoo.com lkruse@mdp.comSouth Carolina Leitch, MikeSteve Sanderson Frontier Farm Credit115 North Harrvin St. Box 1807Sumter, SC 29150 Manhattan, KS 66505sander7@clemson.edu 785.776.6931 ext. 2701Texas Michael.leitch@frontierfarmcredit.comDon Beene Naugle, Carl1694 DR 256 MidAtlantic Farm CreditMexia, TX 76667 45 Aileron Court254.625.0509 P.O. Box 770don@txyfa.org Westminster, MD 21158Virginia 800.333.7950Terry Perotti Lam cnaugle@mafc.com1641 Mt. Solon Road Nelson, William ‐ ChairmanMt. Solon, VA 22843 CHS Foundation540.828.3287 5500 Cenex Driveyfv5@northriver.coop Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 651.355.5481PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL william.nelson@chsinc.comCacella, Lynn Pflug, MiriamFarm Credit South Florida AgSouth Farm CreditP.O. Box 213069 PO Box 4966Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421 Spartanburg, SC 29305561.758.2978 800.310.4805, ext. 225lcacella@farmcreditsfl.com mpflug@agsouthfc.comDitchey, CassidyFarm Credit Services SouthwestPO Box 24138
    • Leader for Agriculture Agriculture’s Promise A collaborative effort sponsored in part by the United States Department of Agriculture. Thank You to Secretary Tom Vilsack.The association is focused on help- ing individuals reach their full potential. With the Washington experi-ence, the association is working to partner with many other associations and organizations. The conference is designed to encourage individuals with an interest in the future of the industry to learn about issues and re- ceive insight on “how to make a difference for the next generation.” Itincludes an Ag Decision Makers College (policy discussion) and a Young Ag Leaders Event (career training for agriculturalists ages 18-22). Join NYFEA in Washington (www.agriculturespromise.com)
    • Leader for Agriculture “Agriculture’s Promise” ganization and agri- The Washington Forum . business A national networking opportunity for individuals supported concerned about the Next Generation of Young Beginning Producers event where the .. participat-Picture this: a national presence in Washington on ing entitiesthe first Monday and Tuesday after Congress re- share theirturns from its annual Easter break. With young perspectives on the need for young leaders toagriculturalists from collegiate backgrounds to engage. Experts will offer testimony on a selectactive businessmen and women; this scene would number of current issues. Through the cross-represent all corners of the nation. Representative section of participating voices, individuals willgroups from every major commodity and policy grow in their personal understanding and appre-entity would be included. Plus, individuals nomi- ciation of the challenge of finding a nationwidenated and supported by industry would attend. All consensus. Further, they will come to understandof them would converge on the nation’s capital the common-ground that is shared by everyonefor a day of connecting with the issues and the in the agricultural community. Ideally, they willleaders that implement policy. The participants identify a common understanding of what mustwould be encouraged to share with members of be done to promote success in the next genera-Congress the overall message of agriculture and tion of agriculture.the need to support the “next generation.” They ..would remind elected officials and other policy USDA and Congressional Leaders Events—influencers that agriculture represents the strength Leaders that influence the future of Agriculturalof America. Further, they would call on the lead- policy will be available for discussion. Individ-ers of Congress to “stand strong” for the overall ual leaders will hear from a panel of leaders thatbusiness of food and fiber production. serve in the Senate and House as agricultural liaisons. Further, executives from USDA willOverview: From visits to the historically signifi- present opportunities and hear from participantscant and inspirational monuments to discussions as it relates to the Department’s work.with key policy makers at both USDA and in .Congress, former attendees have found this to be Eligible Leaders -Each collaborating organiza-an extraordinary experience. All organizations tion will have the opportunity to bring people towith an emphasis group (council, committee, ad- the Washington Forum for Young / Beginningvisory board…) focusing on training and encour- Producers and Young Ag Professionals. Eligibleaging the next generation are invited to attend. participants include 18-40 year-old individualsThe event is hosted at the Gaylord National in with anWashington D.C. and coordinated by NYFEA). . interest.Advocacy for the Next Generation – Visit the Hilland illustrate the important voice of the next gen-eration.Agriculture’s Next Generation Issues Forum(ANGI Forum) is a collaborative, multiple or-
    • Leader for Agriculture . Schedule of Events . Sunday—April 10 (Morning) Washington Tour: Interested guests may register to attend a tour of the DC area. This will be pro- vided by DC vendors. . 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm—NYFEA Leadership and Delegates A discussion on next year and how the association can make a difference. 2011 Agriculture’s . Promise—April 10-12, 2011 Monday—April 11 9:10 am – 11:10 am—Ag Decision Makers Panel . One form per Person is a Requirement — Deadline March 18, 2011 Next generation issues conducted by a panel of govern- mental officials, business leaders and associationSELECTION of ACTIVITIES: 1. History executives .Tour @ added $75 each __Yes2. ____ Mon. Lunch 11:20 am – 12:20 pm—Young Ag Leaders Event (YALE)3. ____ Tues. Continental Breakfast Round table discussion to identify five issues to address4. ____ Tues. Night (Reception) at 2:20 pm – “What is the Next Generation Facing?” .5. Agricultures Promise registration rate 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon – Speaker: Senioris $210 per person USDA Official6. Hotel reservations—call 301-965- .2000. Gaylord National. (If you have 2:20 pm – 3:50 pm Young Ag Leaders Event (YALE)questions, call 334-213-3276.) A group of young and beginning producers and agribusi-. ness professional will moderate to address the five issuesPAYMENT PLAN : Total Submitted ___ identified at the YALE session as well as other topics. $210 + ____ $75 = $ _____ .1. Check: ________ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm “What is the Next Generation Fac-2. Credit Card: MCard Visa ing in Environmental Issues ?”Discover //// Exp date: _____ A program with specific discussion topics relative to theCard #: ___________ _ _______ Sig- environment, with emphasis on livestock related issues.nature: __________________ .Name:________________________ Tuesday—April 12Organization: __________________ (Morning) Visit with Congressional StaffTitle: _________________________ .Email:__________________ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Briefing by Congressional StaffAddress: ___________ ___________ (House and Senate Agriculture Committees)City: _________________ ,State: ____ Zip: __________ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Reception on the Hill for Congres- .Phone: ___________ sional Staff . Mail: Ag Promise; P.O. Box 20326; Montgomery, AL 36120 or fax to 334-213-0421 by March 18, 2011.
    • 2010 Monterey Institute P.O. Box 20326; Montgomery, AL 36120 // Phone 334-213-3276 /www.nyfea.org Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 NYFEA Registration Desk[10 am — 7 pm] – OAK TREE —Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa (HRS). [All events @ hotel are at the conference center.] NYFEA Auction items turned into Registration Desk . . NYFEA Bd of Directors Meeting [1 - 3 pm] – SPYGLASS — (HRS) .. Delegate Meeting [4 - 6 pm] – SPYGLASS -- (HRS) .NYFEA St Exec Sect Meeting - [after delegate mtg @ appr 6 pm] . Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 NYFEA Registration Desk [6:30 am — 9 am] & [4 pm - 6 pm] - OAK TREE ——(HRS) . Thursday Breakfast Banquet [7:00 am - 8:00 am] – REGENCY GRAND BALLROOM—— (HRS) .. Ag Tour #1 [8 am—4 pm] Load from Breakfast Banquet Room—(HRS) Remember Your Bus Number. Stay on the same bus for the day’s Ag Tour Ag Communication People – attend this tour .. Ag Tour #2 [8 am—4 pm] Load from Breakfast Banquet Room—(HRS) Remember Your Bus Number. Stay on the same bus for the day’s Ag Tour .. Dinner (BBQ prepared by Gonzales Young Farmers) [6:00 pm to - 8:30 pm] - Monterey Fairgrounds. Casual Dress. Shuttle departs @ Mark Thomas Foyer. .. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 NYFEA Registration Desk [6:30 am — 9 am & 4 pm— 6 pm] – OAK TREE —— (HRS) . Friday Breakfast Banquet [7:00 am - 8:00 am] – REGENCY GRAND BALLROOM —— (HRS) . Ag Tour #1 [8 am—4 pm] Load from Breakfast Banquet Room — (HRS) Remember Your Bus Number. Stay on the same bus for the day’s Ag Tour.( Go opposite of previous day’s tour ) .. Ag Tour #2 [8 am—4 pm] Load from Breakfast Banquet Room — (HRS) Remember Your Bus Number. Stay on the same bus for the day’s Ag Tour.( Go opposite of previous day’s tour ) Ag Communication People – attend half of this tour. After lunch bus will return to the Grand Hyatt. . Ag Communication Award sponsored by John Deere [1 - 6 pm] - SPYGLASS — (HRS) . Bubba Gump Seafood on Cannery Row [5:30 departure to Cannery Row] Casual Dress. (Take Jacket – It will be cool.) Shuttle departs @ Mark Thomas Foyer. Take first come first serve. It is a ten minute ride. .. Evening on Cannery Row [6:30 pm to – 9:30 pm] - Casual Dress. Shuttles Pickup in Front of Bubba Gump Last Shuttle will depart Cannery Row at 9:30 pm
    • 2010 INSTITUTE in MONTEREY .. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 NYFEA Registration Desk [6:30 am — 10 am ] - OAK TREE ——(HRS) . NYFEA Silent Auction Desk [6 am — 3 pm ] – OAK TREE ——(HRS) .. . The Saturday Breakfast (7 am) Flag Ceremony (8 am) & “Ag Decision Makers’ College” (8:30 am) [8 - 10:30 am] - REGENCY GRAND BALLROOM - (HRS)The breakfast will allow guests to “make an impact.” The result will be a forum of ag experts discussing environmental and economic issues facing California Agriculture. . Grassroots Leadership Training ”An Event for Community Leaders” [10:30 am—11:00 am] – BIG SUR —(HRS) Overcoming the Misconceptions of Agriculture by encouraging local organizations to take a leadership roll. . Young “Ag Leaders” Event (Part 1) [10:30 am—11:30 pm] – REGENCY 1 —(HRS) Environmental Education with an emphasis on the issues impacting livestock in the West!. . The NYFEA “Salute to California Agriculture” Banquet [11:30 am—1:00 pm] - REGENCY GRAND BALLROOM - (HRS)Find out about three of California’s outstanding contributors to agricultural success. This feature program will be filled with motivation and inspiration. Plus, a special feature on an American Icon in Agricultural Education. . Young “Ag Leaders” Event (Part 2) [1:30 pm—3:00 pm] - REGENCY 1 —(HRS) Leadership from an Olympic Athlete – Monica Abbott – USA Softball Star and Olympic Silver Medalist . Delegate Meeting [2 pm] – SPYGLASS —(HRS) . NYFEA Live Auction [4:30 pm] – SPYGLASS —(HRS) . The John Deere Ag Communication Banquet [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] - REGENCY GRAND BALLROOM - (HRS)—Banquet Dress Awards, Swearing in Officers and Entertainment by 2 for the Show . Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 Shuttle Bus to San Jose Airport [4:30 am ] - REGENCY 1 – SOUTH ENTRANCE OF CONF CNTR——(HRS)
    • 2010 INSTITUTE in MONTEREY Highlights of Monterey ToursDOLE Salad Plant—DOLE Salads are kept fresh through carefully controlled refrigeration at every stage of produc-tion. In addition, DOLE Salads are washed, cut, packaged and shipped in refrigerated containers within hours ofharvesting. To further ensure freshness from farm to table, the salads are packaged in specially designed"breathable" bags, which allow the vegetables to maintain freshness for an extended period without the use of pre-servatives..Ocean Mist Farms—Artichokes are meticulously planted, cultivated and then harvested strictly by hand. The fla-vorful and famous Green Globe variety descended from rootstock planted by Italian immigrants at the end of the19th Century in the Central Coast of California. The group will go out to an artichoke field to see how they aregrown and harvested. Fields could be muddy, so dress accordingly..Monterey County Ag & Rural Life Museum—MCARLM’s interpretive period is the last quarter of the 19th centurythrough World War II. The collections are principally agricultural related implements, house museum furnishings,and historical objects related to specific local history..Soledad Mission (self-guided walking tour) - Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, La Misión de MaríaSantísima, Nuestra Señora Dolorosísima de la Soledad, was founded October 9, 1791 by Fermín Francisco deLasuén, the 13th of 21 missions in the California mission chain. In 1954, when the Mission Soledad restoration wasbegun, only piles of adobe dirt and a few wall sections from the cuadrángulo (quadrangle) remained. The chapelwas reconstructed and dedicated under the auspices of the Native Daughters of the Golden West on October 9,1955. The ruins of the quadrangle, cemetery, and some of the outer rooms, while not restored can still be seen.Governor Arrillagas grave was identified and given a new marker. The Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad isnow a functioning Catholic chapel and public museum..King City Nursery—KC nursery is grows vegetable transplants facility. The tour will encompass the process ofprepping transplants for early planting..Gills Onions—Gills Onions convert 100% of the daily onion waste (up to 150 tons) into ultra-clean energy andcattle feed, Gills Onions has always had a passion for exploring new technologies and ideas to maximize conserva-tion and efficiency in all areas of operations. Through innovation & technology they now operate one of the largest,most innovative and sustainable fresh-cut onion processing plants in the world. You will learn how they convert theirwaste materials to fuel for their SoCal facilities..Yesterdays Barn—The north county tour lunch stop is called Yesterdays Barn. Norm Braga started his collectionof tractors and antiques many years ago. He built one barn to house his things and quickly realized he needed an-other barn for more of his tractor collection. The ceiling of patriotic signs over the bar are from 9/11. Norm providedschool children with sheets of plywood and paint for them to express their feelings. Originally posted along the free-way, Norm kept them and used them in his barn. You will have the opportunity to browse the barn after your lunch.[Please note that the contents of the bar is off limits.]
    • Leader for AgricultureAs rural America’s cus- Because System insti-tomer-owned partner, tutions are guided byFarm Credit has an his- boards of directorstoric mission to serve comprised of agricul-U.S. agriculture. What’s tural producers, manymore, the Farm Credit of whom have sonsAct requires Farm Credit and daughters in-System lenders to have ers are defined as those mitments outstanding to volved in agriculture,programs specifically fo- having 10 years or less small farmers totaling they are highly sensitivecused on meeting the needs of experience. Farm $34.5 billion. (Source: and responsive to theof young, beginning and Credit made 56,394 FCS Annual Information needs of young andsmall farmers. Farm Credit loans – 21% of all FCS Statement) beginning farmers. Andlenders annually report their loans made to farmers as a cooperative, SystemYBS lending activity to the last year – to beginning § The 2002 Census earnings are either re-Farm Credit Administra- farmers in 2006 totaling of Agriculture showed tained to help capitalizetion, the independent fed- more than $8.7 bil- that about 93 percent of additional lending toeral regulatory agency that lion. At year end, Farm all farms are small. The agriculture or they areoversees the System’s ac- Credit had over 180,000 census demonstrated that paid out in the form oftivities. loans and commitments more than half of all small patronage to the farmers outstanding to begin- farms had no farm debt. and cooperatives thatA record of success ning farmers totaling Farm Credit lenders re- own the System. more than $23 bil- ported that slightly more§ Young farmers are de- In addition to direct lion. (Source: FCS than 60 percent of the fined as those 35 years of lending activities, Sys- Annual Information total number of loans age or younger. In 2006 tem institutions serve Statement) outstanding in association alone, Farm Credit made young, beginning and portfolios were held by 45,263 loans – 16.8% of small farmers by spend- § Small farmers small farmers. Taking into all FCS loans made to ing millions of dollars are those defined as account the fact that small farmers last year – total- and hundreds of hours in having annual gross farms are less likely to ing more than $5.1 bil- support of organizations agricultural sales of carry debt than larger lion to young farmers. At such as FFA and 4-H, by $250,000 or less. In farms, this figure indicates year end, Farm Credit conducting training 2006, Farm Credit pro- a strong commitment by had more 132,000 loans programs, management vided over $11 billion the FCS to serving the and commitments out- seminars and educa- to small farmers by credit needs of small pro- standing to young farm- tional retreats for young funding 146,397 loans – ducers. (Source: Farm ers for over $13 bil- farmers, and by support- 54.5% of all FCS loans Credit Administration lion. (Source: FCS An- ing scholarship pro- made to farmers last annual report) nual Information State- grams for farm youth year. At yearend 2006, ment) entering college Farm Credit had nearly Supporting the future of 450,000 loans and com- U.S. agriculture § Beginning farm-
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    • 2011 INSTITUTE in KANSAS CITY JOIN US IN KANSAS CITY! 12/7/2011 - 12/11/2011 at the Holiday Inn – CoCo Key Water ResortWithout a doubt the Kansas City area has along history with agricultural education. Foryears, the Bluer Jackets of FFA roamed thestreets and filled the meeting rooms of thedowntown area. The NYFEA Summer Leader-ship Conference was also regularly held inKansas City!In 2011, the State of Missouri and theYoung Farmers will host the return ofNYFEA to the city.With a track record of successful summertours and other state programs in the sur-rounding area, the farms are primed for visi-tors. The agricultural businesses are ready forour national audience.The headquarters hotel is right across the Inter-state form the Kansas City Sports Complex,home of the Chiefs and Royals. The hotel alsofeatures an indoor water park suitable for year-round enjoyment.Make plans now to attend!For more information follow the 2011 Instituteon the NYFEA website (www.nyfea.org) The 2011 Institute Kansas City, Missouri
    • Leader for AgricultureNYFEA Sponsors (Over the past 7 Years) of Western Oklahoma NYFEA Officers: JoAnn Williams—President C.J. Fleenor—President Elect Carol Corman—Secretary Cindy Johnston; Past President (pictured from Left to Right)