Young farmer conference targets college students


INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization is now accepting applications for its 2012 New Century Farmer conference.

The conference is free to those students who are selected and will take place July 8-14 in Johnstown, Iowa.

This competitive conference is open to college of agriculture students who intend to pursue careers in production agriculture after college. Those selected to attend the conference will be among the first in the nation to learn about the latest technological developments in the agriculture industry, and they 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 for applications is 5 p.m. March 15.

Potential participants can learn more about the program and download an application at

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