Published online: Feb 16, 2011
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INDIANAPOLIS - The National FFA Organization is now accepting applications for its 2011 New Century Farmer conference.

The exclusive, highly 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 will receive business management advice from top industry leaders. The program will also help students begin to develop a nationwide network of industry professionals and colleagues to whom they can turn for support when they begin their own operations.

The conference is free to those students who are selected and will take place July 24-30 in Johnstown, Iowa. The deadline for applications is March 15. Only 50 students will be selected to participate. Potential participants can learn more about the program and download an application at

The conference is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred (a DuPont business), Rabo AgriFinance, Case IH and CSX Cooperation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Successful Farming is a media partner of the conference.