To research public issues relating to crop production and to work together to improve the crop life cycle via health, safety and public education.
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Ambassador Speakers Program – Trained people participate in this grassroots communications program. Their goal is to talk with American consumers to build confidence and assurance in the U.S. food and agriculture system. If you need a speaker or would like to become an Ambassador, please contact Diane Orf at 314-849-9446 or 800-625-2767.
Need help preparing for a presentation? Click here for information.
Amazing Agriculture- video shows how food is produced and how the resources agriculture uses, are managed. A short video that BASF has produced that is designed to be a provocative and insightful, highlighting the many amazing things this industry has and will continue to achieve over the next few decades. Check it out.
Careers in Precision Agriculture – Drive into the Future with a Career in Precision Agriculture. Information about training and scholarships for preparation for a career in precision agriculture.
- Careers in Precision Ag Overview
- Listing of Career Development Programs in Precision Agriculture
- Careers in Precision Agriculture Video – 12 minute video (below)
Crop Protection Research Institute – check out the videos presented by CPRI Director Leonard Gianessi on the benefits of insecticide and the sustainability of potato production now and in future years. Other CPRI downloads, articles and posters are available also.
Fundamental Principles for Product Traceability – Recent events in the agriculture industry indicate the desirability of a system to track products throughout the entire distribution chain. The purpose of this document is to provide some assistance in identifying basic components of a traceability system.
Mini-Bulk Containers – Check out the many resources available.
Pesticide Guy is a blog by Leonard Gianessi of CropLife Foundation that shows pest damage and provides information regarding the worldwide benefits of using pesticides in crop production.
Pesticide Training/Info. – Pesticide training dates and other information by respective state.
Seed Warehouse & Distribution Center Audit – purposes of this document are to: (i) provide assistance in evaluating public (3rd party) warehouses’ qualifications to receive, store, inventory and ship Seed products and (ii) identify any areas for improving procedures and safety at any such public warehouses.
Social Communication: Understanding Tweets, “Likes, Tags and Texts – Maggie Fairchild, Director of Social Media & Member Services, Optimist International, explains the basics of social media.
Teacher Resources – Educational materials about crop chemicals and plant development.
The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship – CropLife America and the American Seed Trade Association collaborated to produce up-to-date guidelines for managing treated seed effectively.
“The Rapid Evolution of Ethanol as a Universal Gasoline Blending Component” - “The Rapid Evolution of Ethanol as a Universal Gasoline Blending Component,” the topic of Gene Peters’ presentation to the MACA Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2008.
Traceability Implementation Project - Information and resources.
Water Issues Brochures – A reference to 30 commonly asked questions about pesticides and health issues.
Young Leader Scholarship Program- Introduced in 2013, the program is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. Recipients will benefit from the financial compensation and exposure to and networking with MACA members. MACA members benefit by developing a talent pool of future industry leaders and through the heightened awareness of MACA within the participating universities. Candidates will be top-potential collegiate sophomores or juniors with an educational focus on agriculture. Candidates must be enrolled at one of the 13 Land-Grant Universities in the MACA region and have secured a summer internship within agriculture, preferably within the crop protection industry. Additionally, the selected recipient is expected to attend the MACA Annual Meeting to speak about their internship experience, attend the programs and participate in reception/networking with MACA members.
Click here for a list of the recipients and their plans.
View the photo of the 2013 recipients with 2012-2013 MACA President Jason Paris.
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