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Apply to Be a New Century Farmer

Categories: Future Ag Leaders

Whether you’re a college student or recent graduate or know an aspiring farmer who would make a great candidate, make sure to apply for the National FFA Organization New Century Farmer conference. Applications are being accepted now for the five-day all-expenses paid conference, held July 16 to 22, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa.


Plan to Share Your Story on National Ag Day

Next week is an important week. And the week grows in importance every year, as consumers drift farther from food production. So let’s get ready to help tell agriculture’s story as we celebrate National Agriculture Week and National Agriculture Day (Tuesday, March 15). (more…)

Case IH is pleased to donate a one-of-a-kind, tricked-out skid steer to benefit the National FFA Foundation, as well as one lucky FFA state association and local chapter. The online auction is coordinated by Purple Wave and will run through Sept. 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. CST. (more…)

New Century Farmer Conference

Case IH is proud to support the National FFA Organization New Century Farmer Conference.

Every July, selected young people from across the United States come to Des Moines, Iowa, for an intensive week of networking, educational presentations and hands-on experiences – all designed to help them Be Ready to be the next generation of farmers and agricultural leaders.  (more…)

Case IH has made the winter farm show circuit and enjoyed visiting with many of you at these premier events. We hope the conversations we had with you, along with a look at our equipment, will help you Be Ready to take on the upcoming growing season.

What shows did you attend this winter? Leave a comment and let us know. Here’s a recap of a few of the recent winter shows: (more…)

It’s National FFA Week and I want to alert FFA members, and all of those who support them, about a great opportunity to participate in the 2012 New Century Farmer Conference. Case IH is a sponsor of this five-day, intensive program that, in cooperation with the National FFA Foundation, is intended to help young, prospective agriculturalists see the exciting opportunities available to them in the 21st century. (more…)

Congratulations, Elisa Sagehorn! Winner of the Case IH #BeReady Twitter Contest!

Congratulations, Elisa Sagehorn! Winner of the Case IH #BeReady Twitter Contest!

Case IH is a proud supporter of the National FFA Foundation. Their undertaking of helping students prepare to be the next generation of agriculture leaders goes hand-in-hand with our mission to help farmers “Be Ready” for the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture.

During the recent National FFA Convention, we asked students to use Twitter to send us their thoughts on what they are doing to Be Ready for the future of farming. We promised that one respondent would receive a new Apple iPad 2 as part of the contest.

Our lucky winner is Elisa Sagehorn who grew up on a row crop and cattle farm near Holyoke, Colo. She currently is student at Colorado State University (CSU) majoring in agricultural education. She is the daughter of Keith and Diane Sagehorn.

Elisa tweeted “I will be ready through bringing ag education to elementary schools.” She already has served in agriculture advocacy roles, including presiding as a past state FFA officer, interning for the Colorado Farm Bureau and currently chairing the CSU College of Agriculture ambassador program.


The future leaders of production agriculture met in Des Moines, Iowa, the last week in July for the National FFA Organization New Century Farmer Conference. Forty-nine young people from across the U.S. participated in personal and professional development workshops, while networking with agriculture industry professionals.

In our quest to prepare this new generation of farmers “Be Ready” and embrace agriculture’s challenges and opportunities, Case IH helped sponsor the event. We hosted a dinner for the participants at the Case IH Training Center in Nevada, Iowa, and presented on new and technologies in farm machinery.


Case IH is committed to helping farmers “Be Ready” and embrace the challenges and opportunities of agriculture. We also recognize that there are new generations of farmers entering the industry every day, and we want to encourage their involvement and leadership within the industry.

One way Case IH is demonstrating our commitment to preparing young people for careers in production agriculture is by sponsoring the National FFA’s New Century Farmer Conference. This conference is an intensive, five-day event held in Des Moines, Iowa, where youths’ entrepreneurial spirit and professional growth is nurtured. Participants have the opportunity to network with industry experts, including some of our Case IH team, while increasing their practical knowledge, global perspective, and personal growth.