Hype Academy 2018

Missouri’s top 30 FFA members attend HYPE Academy

Missouri’s top 30 FFA high school seniors completed the fourth annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy June 26-28, in Columbia The three-day intensive program is designed to inform and empower students to effectively engage in pressing agriculture topics. Since 2015, the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council has sponsored and facilitated the academy in […]

Food Safety

Biotechnology grants put science at center of food safety policy

The science of agriculture grows more complex every year.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced support for projects to help bridge the gap between biotechnology innovations and the policies on how to use them. These grants are funded through NIFA’s Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program.   “Biotechnology offers […]