The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences announced an agreement to increase minority involvement in agriculture. The groups signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on projects. The projects include written content for each organization's publications, providing leadership training and expertise, and cross-promoting programs and events.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall said, "We believe the partnership we're forming today will benefit both of our organizations and all of agriculture."

Dr. Olga Bolden-Tiller, President of the National Society of MANRRS, added the partnership will ensure "all of the voices of the agricultural community are heard as we work together to develop a well-trained workforce." The partnership is a continuation of AFBF's goal to expand coalitions and alliances to increase the effectiveness of its grassroots organization.

Other partnerships include FFA and 4-H, which foster the growth of young people interested in pursuing careers in agriculture.

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