Program Recipients – Matice Zasovska http://www.maticezasovska.cz/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:01:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png Program Recipients – Matice Zasovska http://www.maticezasovska.cz/ 32 32 EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal Program Honors 12 Partners for Appliance Recycling Achievements http://www.maticezasovska.cz/epas-responsible-appliance-disposal-program-honors-12-partners-for-appliance-recycling-achievements/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:25:29 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/epas-responsible-appliance-disposal-program-honors-12-partners-for-appliance-recycling-achievements/ November 21, 2022 WASHINGTON — This month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has recognized 12 partners in the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program for their outstanding achievements in appliance recycling. The accolades were announced as EPA marks the 16th year of operation of the program and the third annual RAD Leadership […]]]>

WASHINGTON — This month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has recognized 12 partners in the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program for their outstanding achievements in appliance recycling. The accolades were announced as EPA marks the 16th year of operation of the program and the third annual RAD Leadership Awards Ceremony, which was hosted virtually as part of the annual RAD Partners Meeting.

“RAD partners always inspire us to aim higher through their achievements in recycling devices that protect the ozone layer, fight climate change and reduce unnecessary landfills, while supporting healthy communities” , said Joe Goffman, Deputy Principal Assistant Administrator of the Bureau of Air and Radiation. “It is a privilege to celebrate the recipients of the 2022 RAD Leadership Award. These partners lead by example, demonstrate dynamic innovation and collaboration, and display the highest standards and levels of treatment in safe disposal of devices.”

For 16 years, EPA’s RAD program partners have used environmental best practices to collect and dispose of old refrigerated appliances such as refrigerators and freezers, window air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. By committing to recover foam insulation from appliances, RAD Partners is taking an admirable step beyond simply complying with federal laws on the recovery of refrigerants, waste oil, mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). RAD partners are leaders in promoting the recycling of durable goods and in promoting the permanent removal of old and inefficient refrigerators from our energy grids. Since RAD’s inception in 2006, the dedication of RAD’s partners has produced significant environmental benefits: recycling more than 9.4 million refrigerated appliances and reducing ozone-depleting substance emissions by 1,996 weighted tons in DTP.

RAD Leadership Award winners were honored in three categories: the RAD Champion Award, the RAD Program Growth Award, and the RAD Ambassador Award.

  • The RAD Champion Award recognizes RAD partners with the highest recovery rates of foam insulation in refrigerated appliances. The ten recipients of the award this year are General Electric Appliances (Louisville, Ky.), Turlock Irrigation District (Turlock, CA), Palo Alto Utilities (Palo Alto, CA), Silicon Valley Power (Santa Clara, CA), Modesto Irrigation District (Modesto, CA), City of Burbank (Burbank, CA), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (Los Angeles, CA), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Sacramento, CA), Georgia Power (Atlanta, GA), Power New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM).
  • The RAD Program Growth Awards recognizes the top three RAD Partners with the highest annual percentage increase in refrigerated appliance units processed. This year’s winners are Delmarva Power (Washington, DC), Georgia Power (Atlanta, Ga.), City of Burbank (Burbank, CA).
  • The RAD Ambassador Award was featured at Exquisite Property Services (EPS) (Newark, NJ), which demonstrated exemplary partner practices and promoted sustainability at every turn. EPS is a leader of the RAD Network and its community, initiating key engagement with the RAD team that has elevated environmental justice and resonant communication about the benefits of RAD to communities, fostering relationships with new RAD partners, and catalyzing a new device recycling partnership model with local collaborators. , which allows EPS and any like-minded Newark community organization to recycle units in accordance with RAD best practices.

Learn more about the RAD program and its rewards.

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Removing barriers for female apprentices http://www.maticezasovska.cz/removing-barriers-for-female-apprentices/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 10:32:17 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/removing-barriers-for-female-apprentices/ Across the United States, our nation is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week from November 14-20, to remind workers and employers of the importance and value of recorded apprenticeships. The gold standard in training and workforce development, Recorded Apprenticeships are an age-old “earn as you learn” model that opens up pathways to well-paying careers that offer better […]]]>

Across the United States, our nation is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week from November 14-20, to remind workers and employers of the importance and value of recorded apprenticeships.

The gold standard in training and workforce development, Recorded Apprenticeships are an age-old “earn as you learn” model that opens up pathways to well-paying careers that offer better rewards and greater job security. About 93% of workers who complete a registered apprenticeship obtain employment and earn an average annual starting salary of $77,000.

However, women and especially women of color remain severely underrepresented in these programs; in fact, women represent only 14% of active apprentices. In male-dominated trades, less than 4% of apprentices are women. Discrimination, systemic barriers and other long-standing barriers have historically prevented women from accessing these opportunities and left them isolated in low-paying jobs traditionally held by women. The time for change has come and work is underway to dismantle discriminatory barriers. It’s also the perfect time to ensure that equity is integrated into job creation across the country.

The Biden-Harris administration is making unprecedented investments in our country’s infrastructure that will create good union jobs with family wages and opportunities for women across the country. We know that apprenticeship can be a way to get women to access these opportunities.

While the Ministry’s Women’s Bureau supports efforts to recruit, train and retain more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs, as well as in non-traditional occupations through the women in apprenticeships and in non-traditional professions. Through this innovative program, laureates provide support services and skills training to prepare women for promising careers, while simultaneously helping employers create a work culture where women can succeed.

Rosie Turnipseed is one of the beneficiaries of the WANTO program. A recent graduate of Texas Gulf Coast Inc.’s Service Excellence Respect Jobs for Progress pre-apprenticeship program, one of many supported by our grants, Rosie was able to regain financial stability during a difficult time. “Before I joined the program, my water and electricity were about to be cut off. The pre-apprenticeship program provided me with short-term financial assistance and training that helped me find a job to make ends meet. … I will continue learning because I want to be able to create generational wealth for my children and positively help my community.”

In October, the Women’s Bureau celebrated its 30th anniversary and celebrated three decades of collaborative efforts with community agencies to bring more women into pre- and registered apprenticeships and to connect them with secure and well-employed jobs. remunerated. Over its 30 years of existence, the Women’s Bureau has worked closely with its grantees and learned much about what needs to be done to recruit and retain women in apprenticeships. One of the important lessons we’ve learned is that women participate and do better in job training programs when they receive support services like child care.

Learning changes lives. We are committed to breaking down the barriers women face when seeking to participate in these programs and to thrive once they do. It has never been more important for us to advance training, employment and return-to-work opportunities that connect women, and especially women of color, to better-paying jobs, so that economic recovery of our country comes with greater fairness.

Charmaine Davis has been working to support the advancement of women in the workplace with the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau since 2016. She is Regional Administrator for Region 4 and Acting Regional Administrator for Regions 5 and 6. She chairs the Office of Women’s Child Care Team and currently leads efforts to develop female recruitment training for Job Corps.

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UTSA Innovation Awards Celebrate Faculty Research Excellence | UTSA today | UTSA http://www.maticezasovska.cz/utsa-innovation-awards-celebrate-faculty-research-excellence-utsa-today-utsa/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:44:20 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/utsa-innovation-awards-celebrate-faculty-research-excellence-utsa-today-utsa/ Chiung-Yu Hung, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, was named Innovator of the Year at the 10th Annual UTSA Innovation Awards. NOVEMBER 16, 2022 — UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation (OCI) hosted its 10th annual Innovation Awards, recognizing and celebrating milestones in applied research innovations from the campus research community. […]]]>

Chiung-Yu Hung, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, was named Innovator of the Year at the 10th Annual UTSA Innovation Awards.

NOVEMBER 16, 2022 — UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation (OCI) hosted its 10th annual Innovation Awards, recognizing and celebrating milestones in applied research innovations from the campus research community.

Presented in four categories this year, these annual awards are key indicators of UTSA’s marketing success. This year’s event celebrated 22 researchers for their contributions, including the Innovator of the Year.

“UTSA has been focused on growing and diversifying our innovation ecosystem. With the recent $15 million NSF award for the Southwest I-Corps Hub, we are giving our research community additional resources and support systems to create new technologies and products,” said Rod McSherryUTSA Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development.

Part of this growth is the expansion of UTSA faculty members into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

The keynote speaker for this year’s event was Robert Duncanprofessor of physics at Texas Tech University and member of the NAI and board member, who highlighted the life-changing impacts professors’ inventions have on the world, resulting in trillions of dollars in generated revenue and millions of jobs created.

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

The Innovator of the Year is Chiung Yu Hung, Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. She is an expert in coccidioides, also known as San Joaquin Valley fever, an infectious fungal disease that affects the respiratory system. Focused on the development of therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines against these Coccidioides infections, she is currently developing a human vaccine with recombinant antigen and mRNA technologies with recent funding from the National Institutes of Health.

With a five-year, $6.8 million grant from the NIH last year, Hung established a research unit that is developing therapeutics and vaccines for valley fever. It has filed six patents, all related to Coccidioides, including antigens, associated strains and copies for vaccine use (human and veterinary animals) against coccidioidomycosis.

Hung is co-director of the Vaccine Development Center in San Antonio and executive

committee member of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. She is a member of the American Association of Immunologists, American Society for Microbiology, Medical Mycological Society of the Americas (MMSA), and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

With nearly 70 peer-reviewed publications, Hung’s research has been featured in the Mushroom Diary, Frontiers in cellular and infectious microbiology, International Journal of Nanomedicine and the Journal of Immunology.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GRANTED: PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS

Recipients of granted patents, trademarks and/or copyrights receive a plaque and certificate commemorating their award.

There were 11 patent recipients with 12 patents granted in 2022, including:

11,129,811 Methods and compositions for preventing or treating bacterial infections; Mr. Neal Guentzel
>> Compounds for the treatment of highly resistant pathogens

11,137,399 Coccidioides tube-precipitin antigen posadasii; Jieh-Juen Yu, Chiung-Yu Hung
>> Composition and methods of detection of coccidioidomycosis

11,182,597 systems and methods for assessing individual, group and crowd engagement and emotional attention; Paul Rad
>> Automatically assess the engagement and listening of people in a group

11 212 018 computer systems, methods and programs for locating wireless local area networks; David Akopi and Nikolaos Gatsis
>> Method for determining location using wireless radios

11,214,591 enzyme compositions, steroid derivatives, enzyme inhibitors and associated manufacturing methods for pharmaceutical applications; Francois Yoshimoto
>> Enzyme inhibitors for the treatment of obesity and cardiovascular diseases

11,260,162 Airway Suction Device; Yusheng Feng
>> A device that helps clear a patient’s airway

11,304,916 Methods and compositions for the treatment of Shiga toxicosis; Stanton McHardy
>> Pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of Shiga toxicosis

11,105,932 Lightweight distributed signing protocol for mobile computing and IoT devices; Raymond Kim-Kwang Choo
>> An efficient and secure bipartite distributed cryptographic signature protocol

11,377,420 Compositions and methods of making donor-acceptor azetines; Michel Patrick Doyle
>> New methodology for the attachment of chiral peptide units to a variety of amines and alcohols

11,401,243 Quinoline-derived small molecule nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) inhibitors and uses thereof; Stanton McHardy
>> NNMT inhibitors as therapeutics for treating various diseases/conditions.

11,413,336 Coccidioides antigens and methods of their use; Chiung Yu Hung
>> Methods and compositions for treating or preventing a fungal infection, in particular an infection by a Coccidioides species

TRADEMARKS

Two marks were issued to nine recipients, all from the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Insurance and Security. (CIAS).

6,571,821 ISAO Standardization Organization Gregory White, Larry Sjelin

6,550,120 Cybear; Gregory White, Donovan Medina, Noah Bonaguidi, Larry Sjelin, Garett Fox, Josef Klein, Travis Sjelin, Angel Cruz, Julina Macy

LICENSE REVENUES

The second category is for innovators whose optional or licensed technology has generated returns for the university. This year, there is a recipient.

interactive augmented reality devices and methods; John Quarles

>> Patient simulation in augmented reality

NSF I-BODY RECOGNITION

The third category highlights faculty, staff, students, and team mentors who have participated in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps™ program. This accelerator takes a mentored research team through the customer discovery process so they can better understand what is needed in the market and what a business will need to do to be successful. To date, UTSA has sent 18 teams to the I-Corps National Cohort, including this year’s teams:

  • The first team was led by Dr. R.Lyle Hood in the same way Zach Fallon and Saketh Ram Periacting as joint venture leaders, and Robert Graham, serving as an industry mentor.
  • The second team was led by Gianluca Zanella in the same way Tony Treser and Emmanuel Oluga act as lead joint venturers, and Thornton Batesserving as an industry mentor.

Part of UTSA’s Office for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise, Innovation and Commercialization works with faculty to facilitate technology transfer and commercialization and to assist university-industry partnerships . They manage a portfolio of more than 300 technologies, mainly in cyber, biosciences (including medical devices) and advanced materials. In 2022, the team filed 37 patents and saw 15 patents issued. It has made 35 new invention disclosures and two licenses/options.

In 2022, UTSA contributed 21 patents to the collective efforts of the UT system, doubling its contribution percentage from the previous year. UT System has ranked in the Top 5 of 100 global universities with U.S. utility patents in the past four years, taking third place in 2022.

“This 10th annual Innovation Awards is a milestone celebration that allows us to recognize how far our innovation community has grown,” added Christine Burque, Director of UTSA Marketing and Innovation. Programs supporting entrepreneurship and the success of innovations developed at the university include the Team Mentoring Program, Venture Mentor Service-SA, the New Venture Incubator, a wet lab start-up space for businesses that need to secure their first location, and workshops for the I-Body Accelerator Program.

UTSA is also a member of the NSF I-Corps Hub: Southwest Region, part of the NSF-led National Innovation Network (NIN), accelerating the translation of discoveries into new solutions that benefit society in the region. .

The campus also has a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit for students, with entrepreneurship Bootcamps, an online entrepreneurship academy, several business plan competitions, and support from the Blackstone LaunchPad.

“This year’s awards truly recognize the ingenuity and agility of our research community in meeting the needs of our communities and impacting research. Researchers continue to innovate and contribute to our national and international reputation as an R1 institution,” said Jaclyn ShawActing Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.

UTSA is a Tier 1 research university and Hispanic service institution specializing in cyber, health, future fundamentals, and socioeconomic transformation. With an emphasis on transdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship, UTSA leverages its research and development capabilities to benefit the San Antonio community and the world beyond.

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Local welfare directors adopt policy that relieves cities http://www.maticezasovska.cz/local-welfare-directors-adopt-policy-that-relieves-cities/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 09:11:00 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/local-welfare-directors-adopt-policy-that-relieves-cities/ Nov. 13 – Cities without motels or other interim housing measures must pay the cost of benefits for residents who move to other cities for temporary shelter, under a new ethics policy passed by city officials. New Hampshire welfare. The change, accepted in June by the New Hampshire Local Welfare Administrators Association, addresses concerns from […]]]>

Nov. 13 – Cities without motels or other interim housing measures must pay the cost of benefits for residents who move to other cities for temporary shelter, under a new ethics policy passed by city officials. New Hampshire welfare.

The change, accepted in June by the New Hampshire Local Welfare Administrators Association, addresses concerns from officials in cities like Manchester. For years, large communities have complained about shouldering the burden of the poor moving from rural New Hampshire to the cities.

“There’s a feeling across the state with cities and towns that the argument is really about fairness and finding common ground,” said Todd Marsh, director of wellness at Rochester and president of the Welfare Administrators Association.

Although not a law, the policy is expected to change the way municipalities and their welfare officials deal with housing issues.

Under state law, the city where a person lives is responsible for their welfare if they move to another community to live in a homeless shelter. The new policy expands that to other housing options, including motels, hospitals or treatment programs, Marsh said.

Even when the resident moves into permanent housing, such as an apartment, the former city must cover their needs for 30 days, the policy says.

Other aspects of the policy state:

A welfare official should not encourage or pressure a resident to end residency and move to another community. The city’s social budget should only finance a move if the beneficiary has a good reason to move.

If an assisted resident moves, a city official should contact the welfare officer in the new community and explain the reason for the move. Generally, the municipality of origin will be responsible for 30 days of benefits.

If a person leaves a shelter or motel, their home town will be responsible for it for 30 days.

Anyone who pays for their accommodation for 30 days and then needs help from local welfare will be on the new community.

Marsh said the policy reflects practice in Seacoast communities for years. But other parts of the state could see less cooperation.

The policy comes as the federal government winds down a program that provided $245 million in pandemic-related spending for housing in New Hampshire. Many recipients have stayed in hotels and will likely turn to city and town social services once their housing allowances run out.

In Manchester, 28 families living in hotels have been told that funding for their Emergency Rental Assistance Scheme (ERAP) has stopped on November 1.

Only eight have links to Manchester, said Charleen Michaud, the city’s social care director. The other 20 are being sent back to their cities, Michaud told Manchester aldermen earlier this month.

Michaud expects the city to continue paying hotel bills for three of the eight. The city’s eligibility rules are generally stricter than the federal government’s ERAP programs, she said.

Need to increase

In Allenstown, the welfare director welcomed the new policy.

“To me, it says, ‘Yeah, it’s OK to use the resources in those other places,'” said Trish Caruso, who oversees the city’s $24,000 welfare budget.

She said Allenstown had no homeless shelter or motel, so she had to rely on resources in Concord or Manchester.

Caruso, who serves on the board of the Welfare Association, said some welfare directors in small towns are feeling pressure from elected officials to cut spending. Some cities require welfare directors to get approval from screeners before authorizing benefits, she said.

Caruso, like Marsh, said the federal ERAP program has been good for its results. With only one year left in this fiscal year, it has only spent 28% of its budget.

But that can quickly change if Allenstown has to put a family in a hotel. Most hotels charge $125 a night, so a week’s stay is approaching $1,000.

On October 20, officials announced that the federal government would no longer provide funding for PARE. Just before the election, the all-Democrat congressional delegation announced that it had secured $2.4 million in additional funding statewide.

But officials say they have not received the money and have not halted ERAP’s phasing out.

“It was pretty clear that if this was an emergency program, it was going to end at some point,” said Donnalee Lozeau, executive director of Southern New Hampshire Services, a community outreach program that administers ERAP in the Manchester-Nashua area.

Her agency provides “complementary services” to help ERAP recipients get help and become self-sufficient, she said. Ideally, the ERAP provided an alternative for recipients, allowing them to pay rent and overdue utility bills and seek out improvements, such as workforce development programs.

Now they will probably have to start paying at least some of their rent or hotel bills.

“A lot of people are going to need a budgeting reset,” Marsh said. “They’re out of their routine to pay the rent.”

mhayward@unionleader.com

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REIN GROUP INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR 2023 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE http://www.maticezasovska.cz/rein-group-invites-nominations-for-2023-medal-of-excellence/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:13:00 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/rein-group-invites-nominations-for-2023-medal-of-excellence/ The American Association of Kidney Patients sets high standards of care WASHINGTON, November 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the oldest and largest independent kidney patient organization in the United States, has called for nominations for its 2023 Medal of Achievement. of submission is November 30, 2022. The AAKP Medals […]]]>

The American Association of Kidney Patients sets high standards of care

WASHINGTON, November 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the oldest and largest independent kidney patient organization in the United States, has called for nominations for its 2023 Medal of Achievement. of submission is November 30, 2022. The AAKP Medals of Excellence Program elevates kidney health professionals in seven categories: Transplant Surgeon, Transplant Professional, Physician, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietitian, and Dialysis Technician.

American Kidney Association Medal of Excellence logo

Medal of Excellence recipients are selected by a panel of patient advocates based on their demonstrated ability to provide quality patient-centered care, as defined by the patient community. This includes strong patient advocacy, a commitment to innovation in care, and the advancement of disease education and treatments that fully align with patient aspirations, including pursuing full-time work or part-time in the career path of their choice.

The AAKP is driving greater national and global patient care choice and access to new therapies to delay disease progression, halt kidney failure, and transform kidney care outdated and with high mortality. The organization has brought the voice of kidney patients to every major national decision related to kidney transplantation, preventive transplants, the wider use of home dialysis, and the rapid development of safe and portable implantable and portable organs. artificial.

Nominees for the award may be nominated by colleagues, patients at their home institution, or through professional affiliations. Candidates can also be self-nominated. Visit https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/medal-of-excellence/ to access the online nomination form.

“The AAKP Medal of Excellence Award recognizes the extraordinary talents and commitment of professionals who put patients first while setting consistently high standards of care for the renal community,” said the president of the AAKP. ‘AAKP. Richard Knight, a former dialysis and transplant patient for 16 years. “Our past recipients have each made significant contributions to the history of renal medicine and to the patient community.”

“The AAKP is honored to recognize frontline healthcare professionals who continue to provide excellent care to vulnerable immunocompromised and immunocompromised patients during the current threat of COVID-19. We salute all professionals working to transcend care from status quo through earlier screening and intervention to home dialysis and preventative transplant,” said Edward V. HickeyUSMC, AAKP Vice President and Chair of the AAKP Veterans Health Initiative.

Paul T. Conway, President of Policy and Global Affairs of the AAKP and 42-year-old kidney patient, said, “The Medal of Excellence program is an extension of our national strategy to redefine high-quality kidney care according to the standards and consumer needs of kidney patients. selected for this award directly reflect the level of professional education, training, and commitment to substantial patient engagement that the AAKP expects from leaders in the field of renal medicine.” Conway also serves on the specialty board in nephrology from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

The 2023 winners will join a roster of esteemed professionals who are strong patient advocates with a demonstrated commitment to research, innovation and the transformation of status quo kidney care. Past winners include Eli FriedmanMD, the late Christopher Blagg, MD and many other pioneers in kidney care. Other nationally recognized kidney professionals include Stephane FademMD, FACP, FASN; Janice LeaMD, MSc, FASN; Matthew CooperMD; Rebecca SchmidtDO, FACP, FASN; Alain KligerMD; Michael Alan ReesMD, PhD; Katherine R. TuttleMD, FASN, FACP; John S.GillMD, MS; Barry SmithMD, PhD; Lillian Prior, MSN, RN, CNN; and Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN, FAAN. Click here for a list of 2022 winners in all categories.

The nomination criteria focus on the ways in which an individual has made an impact through advancing patient-centered care and consumer care choice, being a strong patient advocate, and raising awareness through education about health, early kidney detection and disease intervention. A selection committee will meet to select the 2023 winners, with an announcement in early 2023. Winners will be recognized throughout 2023. Visit https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/medal- of-excellence/ to access the online nomination form.

About the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP): The AAKP was founded in 1969 by six dialysis patients determined to extend lifesaving kidney treatments to all Americans at risk for kidney failure. By 1973, AAKP patient collaborations with the U.S. Congress and the White House had resulted in guaranteed dialysis coverage and the only taxpayer-funded disease-specific eligibility program in America, End Stage Renal. Disease Program (ESRD), administered by CMS. The program has saved more than two million lives. Over the past decade, AAKP patients have helped secure lifetime transplant drug coverage for kidney transplant recipients (2020); new patient-centric policies via the White House Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health (2019); new job protections for living organ donors under the US Department of Labor’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (2018); and Congressional legislation authorizing HIV-positive organ transplants for HIV-positive patients (2013). AAKP’s virtual platforms and social networks are internationally recognized for their impact. Follow AAKP on social media at @kidneypatient on Facebook and @kidneypatients on Twitter, and visit its website at www.aakp.org.

Jennifer Rate
Marketing & Communications Manager
(813) 400-2394
jrate@aakp.org

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Missouri S&T – News & Events – Forbes Ranks S&T’s Online Psychology Masters Program in Top 10 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/missouri-st-news-events-forbes-ranks-sts-online-psychology-masters-program-in-top-10/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 15:20:20 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/missouri-st-news-events-forbes-ranks-sts-online-psychology-masters-program-in-top-10/ Missouri S&T’s online master’s program in psychological sciences recently earned the highest ranking from the Forbes Advisor website. The finance-focused Forbes advisor, dedicated to helping consumers make the best financial choices for their individual lives, recently selected Missouri S&T as one of its top 10 “Best Online Psychology Masters Degrees.” Forbes Advisor rated 45 colleges […]]]>

Missouri S&T’s online master’s program in psychological sciences recently earned the highest ranking from the Forbes Advisor website.

The finance-focused Forbes advisor, dedicated to helping consumers make the best financial choices for their individual lives, recently selected Missouri S&T as one of its top 10 “Best Online Psychology Masters Degrees.”

Forbes Advisor rated 45 colleges and universities that offer online programs in the United States using 17 data points in the categories of credibility (including accreditation and nonprofit status), affordability, results of students, student experience and the cost of application fees. Specific characteristics that were considered in each category included accreditation, nonprofit status, average price per year, financial aid offers, graduation rate of Pell Grant recipients , graduation rate and transfer rate.

“I’m not surprised that our master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology is ranked so highly,” says Dr. Clair Reynolds Kueny, acting director and associate professor of psychological sciences at S&T. “S&T students receive a solid grounding in psychology, as well as statistics and research methods. Our program develops individuals who understand the critical role humans play in organizational success as well as how to use human capital and people analytics to advance organizational effectiveness and strategy, as well as development and employee support.

Missouri S&T’s online master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology emphasizes the application of psychological science to improve the performance and well-being of people in organizations. IO psychologists develop people assessments for job selection and placement, effective training programs, organizational development strategies, performance measurement, and ways to promote quality of work life.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university with more than 7,000 students. Part of the University of Missouri’s four-campus system and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the top 10 universities in the nation for return on investment, according to Business Insider. S&T is also home to the Kummer Institute, made possible by a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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Knight named first faculty member of MSU’s Luckyday Scholars program http://www.maticezasovska.cz/knight-named-first-faculty-member-of-msus-luckyday-scholars-program/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 14:48:01 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/knight-named-first-faculty-member-of-msus-luckyday-scholars-program/ Contact: Harriet Laird Amy Knight (Photo by Beth Wynn) STARKVILLE, Mississippi—Amy Knight, a teacher in the Mississippi State Department of Communications, is the first recipient of the university’s Luckyday Scholars program. Knight’s career has deep roots with the Luckyday program, having started her service with the initiative in 2004 as a graduate assistant and then […]]]>

Contact: Harriet Laird

Amy Knight (Photo by Beth Wynn)

STARKVILLE, Mississippi—Amy Knight, a teacher in the Mississippi State Department of Communications, is the first recipient of the university’s Luckyday Scholars program.

Knight’s career has deep roots with the Luckyday program, having started her service with the initiative in 2004 as a graduate assistant and then as a vice principal in 2006 for two years at the University of Southern Mississippi.

MSU’s program, established in 2019 by the Luckyday Foundation in Jackson, welcomed 24 new students this fall. Plans call for a major expansion over the next few years of the university’s program, which engages a community of university students in leadership in service of Luckyday’s core values ​​of scholarship, community, service and leadership. .

The recipient of a 2021 MSU Department of Communication Award for Teaching Excellence, Knight was nationally recognized as the Lambda Sigma Honor Society’s Outstanding Advisor last fall. She received the Society’s Sole Advisor Award, selected for her work with the university’s Alpha Iota Chapter and her skills in leadership, scholarship, fellowship and service – the four principles of the national organization.

Professor Terry Likes, head of MSU’s communications department, said of Knight’s accomplishments, “Amy was exceptional in the classroom for many years and I’m glad we can honor her teaching in this way. In student assessments of classes, Amy shows outstanding scores, often 4.8, 4.9 or 5.0, on a 5.0 scale. »

A native of Southside, Alabama, Knight joined the MSU faculty in 2009 as a communications instructor and began serving as a Lambda Sigma advisor in 2010. She teaches interpersonal communication, small group communication, and introductory communication, face-to-face and remotely. sizes. She received her bachelor’s degree from William Carey University and her master’s degree from USM.

For more information about Mississippi State University’s Luckyday Scholars program, visit www.luckyday.msstate.edu.

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CalFresh recipients say EBT and cards are hacked by scammers – NBC Los Angeles http://www.maticezasovska.cz/calfresh-recipients-say-ebt-and-cards-are-hacked-by-scammers-nbc-los-angeles/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 03:14:02 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/calfresh-recipients-say-ebt-and-cards-are-hacked-by-scammers-nbc-los-angeles/ Some CalFresh recipients contacted the I-Team saying their electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, cards had been hacked by scammers. The state uses these cards to distribute cash to low-income residents, which they can use to buy food. But now, after being hacked, some recipients are left penniless. The I-Team has studied the seriousness of the […]]]>

Some CalFresh recipients contacted the I-Team saying their electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, cards had been hacked by scammers. The state uses these cards to distribute cash to low-income residents, which they can use to buy food. But now, after being hacked, some recipients are left penniless. The I-Team has studied the seriousness of the problem and what you can do to protect your money.

It was at the grocery store checkout that Sean Ostriker learned that something was wrong with his CalFresh EBT card.

“It was refused. He said I had no funds there,” he said.

Ostriker then checked the card balance and said $280 was missing. He filed a complaint with the California Department of Social Services, or CDSS, which operates the program. In the meantime, the CDSS issued Ostriker a new card. And he said money was stolen from that one too, this time $330.

Ostriker said both times the stolen funds were used at a convenience store 3,000 miles from Brooklyn. Other CalFresh recipients have complained online about the same thing.

“It sucks that the state is supposed to provide these benefits to the people who need them, and instead it goes to crooks with no end in sight,” Ostriker said.

It turns out that the cards are easy for scammers to hack and duplicate because they contain old technology – a magnetic stripe – instead of the harder-to-hack “chip” technology.

CDSS admits this is a problem. It returned a year’s worth of data after the I-Team requested it. We learned that recipients of CalFresh and CalWorks, another state-funded EBT program, reported that scammers stole nearly $24 million from their cards. The CDSS said the fraudsters either skimmed the cards or tricked the recipients into sharing their card details through fake text messages or calls.

“Obviously from now on our cards are skimmed incredibly easily. Our advantages are really vulnerable and we have no protection,” Ostriker said.

The I-Team asked to interview the director of CDSS, but a spokesperson said they couldn’t accommodate us. Instead, the spokesperson said in an email that the CDSS was exploring new protection tools to mitigate and prevent theft, such as allowing recipients to access benefits via their cell phone instead of a mobile phone. physical card.

The CDSS also said stolen benefits are generally refunded to recipients within 10 days, although it may take longer.

In fact, Ostriker waited several weeks. He said the CDSS eventually refunded most, but not all, of his money.

“Fortunately, I am in a position where my family can help me,” he said.

Here are some tips to protect your EBT money:

  • When using your card at store checkouts, play around with the terminal to make sure the scammers haven’t placed a skimming device on top. They are often fragile and you should be able to spot it.
  • Never respond to text messages or calls about your EBT card, even those that say your card has been locked. They are probably scammers trying to steal your money.

Watch this video for more tips.

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West Coast Best Coast – Highest national score achieved in the Dutta Corp Championships. USEA YEH West Coast 2022 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/west-coast-best-coast-highest-national-score-achieved-in-the-dutta-corp-championships-usea-yeh-west-coast-2022/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 02:24:33 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/west-coast-best-coast-highest-national-score-achieved-in-the-dutta-corp-championships-usea-yeh-west-coast-2022/ October 29, 2022 West Coast Best Coast – Highest national score achieved in the Dutta Corp Championships. USEA YEH West Coast 2022 This is Me Z owned by Tommy Greengard and Andrea Pfeiffer. USEA/Tina Fitch Photo The last West Coast winners were crowned at the Dutta Corp West Coast Championships. USEA YEH 2022 and the […]]]>

October 29, 2022

West Coast Best Coast – Highest national score achieved in the Dutta Corp Championships. USEA YEH West Coast 2022

This is Me Z owned by Tommy Greengard and Andrea Pfeiffer. USEA/Tina Fitch Photo

The last West Coast winners were crowned at the Dutta Corp West Coast Championships. USEA YEH 2022 and the USEA FEH West Coast Championships. On the final day of competition at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, Calif., eager owners, anxious riders and cheering spectators watched the respective judges determine the fate of their young horses in the YEH West Coast 4-Year- Old and 5-Year-Old divisions as well as in the FEH West Coast 3-Year-Old and 4-Year-Old divisions. With the young mounts competing for their respective titles this weekend producing some of the highest scores of any regional championship, the West Coast proves it could be the best coast.

Natagho-w owned by Cellar Farm Corp. USEA/ Tina Fitch Photo

To start the day, competitors YEH-4 and YEH-5 embarked on the final round of show jumping by battling it out on a cross-country obstacle course after a brief trip around the jump ring. obstacles. After the first day of competition, the 4-year-olds were a close group with a fraction of a point separating the bulk of the field, but in the end it was Cellar Farm Corp’s Dutch Warmblood gelding Natagho-w (Comthago x Odorette-W ) under the saddle of Kristin Joly who took advantage of her show jumping background, which accounted for 70% of the total score, to win the West Coast Championships with 84.10 points.

Having only been paired with the gelding for a few weeks, Natagho-w prepared for action by showing off his expansive, efficient stride and powerful jump to YEH judges Marilyn Payne (USA) and Martin Plewa (GER). “It’s actually her first show in America,” Joly said. “We only imported him from Holland a month ago, and he’s just an amazing jumper and engine. He was great today and the cross-country course was so much fun. I thought it was amazing. It was beautifully decorated, the questions he asked the horses were brilliant and we just had a great time there.”

This is Me Z owned by Tommy Greengard and Andrea Pfeiffer. USEA/Tina Fitch Photo

Immediately after the conclusion of the 4-year-olds, the 5-year-olds took the course to show their form, their range and, above all, their potential. As Tommy Greengard led the field after day one aboard Lisa Peecook’s Holsteiner mare Macha (Don Frederic x Com Airline), the talented young rider found himself in the winner’s circle with another of his entries, That’s Me Z. Owned by Greengard and Andrea Pfeiffer, the Zangersheide gelding by Take A Chance On Me Z and Venetia was “…the most ready to show off,” Greengard said.

Greengard made it a theme not only for standing on many USEA Championship podiums, but also for winning aboard horses he only rode for a short time. After multiple championships at Rebecca Farm this summer for the 2022 USEA All-Around Championships, her performance this weekend marked her first YEH Championship victory. He went on to say, “We’ve only had it for a month or two. He was from Matt Flynn in England. He’s found us a few horses before and Andrea Pfeiffer, who owns the horse with me, saw him and was like he was the next horse, and before I knew it he was in the barn. He was everything Matt said he was and more.

Tucking another feather in their caps, the talented import of Greengard and Pfeiffer not only earned the highest score of any West Coast region entry with an 85.30, but also won the 5-year-old title the top performer at both the East and West Coast YEH Championships beat the score of 84.29 that Patricia Luttgen’s Trakehner gelding, Sky Moon (EH Sixtus x Pr. St. Sky Lady) set with the rider Boyd Martin at the Maryland 5 Star during the Dutta Corp. Championships. USEA YEH East Coast 2022 presented by Dubarry.

The Holekamp/Turner Bursary is awarded to the horse with the highest YUEH East Coast and West Coast Championship score combined pending qualification for the 7-Year-Old World Breeding Championships at Lion d’Angers , in France. On both coasts, That’s Me Z is currently the highest ranked horse vying for the grant.

Secret Romance Property of Stacia Lloyd. USEA/Tina Fitch Photo

Shifting into high gear for the USEA FEH West Coast Championships, Stacia Lloyd’s Oldenburg mare Secret Romance (Schwarzenegger x SH Romance) who was bred by Cathie and Kaylie Bruner, took the jump chute where she scored an 81.30 nearly five points clear of second-place runner-up to win the 2022 USEA Future Event Horse 3-Year-Old Champion title. Although Lloyd said she was “wild” earlier in the year , she showed she could be a great eventing entrant, catching the attention of judges Marilyn Payne and Kate Rocco (USA).

“She was raised in Alberta, Canada, and I acquired her during the pandemic,” Lloyd said. “When it all started I decided to look for something really nice, but I couldn’t afford a three or four year old. I saw her baby pictures and ended up buying her when she was nine months old she had a nice head and a very upward movement the pictures of her kerchief were also really nice and she also had a nice head i didn’t know much about bloodlines but i liked her dark bay color and i especially like mares and the name seemed like a good one so i went with her.

Valiane owned by Barbara Hanel. USEA/Tina Fitch Photo

When the final weekend champion was crowned, it looked like all the winners would come from just north of the US border as Barbara Hanel’s Canadian Warmblood mare Valiane (Valentino x Joey) prevailed over the talented pack with a score of 82.60. . Raised at AC Training Stables Ltd. by Shannon Carr, this mare showed impressive power and form most certainly linked to her Voltaire bloodlines.

“I helped her start this year and so far she is doing well. Her grandfather is Voltaire and she was picked up with two different horses. How I got the ride on this horse was really an accident. I went to ride another chestnut mare and they were in the pasture all woolly and covered. I ended up catching this one off the field when she was three, and I jumped on her and she hadn’t been ridden in six months and was barely broke. I was very confused, but it turned out that I was on the wrong horse! I stayed with her and the owner, Barbara, took me either me or one of the daughters of the owners of Elk Run Farm will launch her into her eventing career as soon as she is ready to go.

Temptress of Love owned by Katrina Rivas. USEA/Tina Fitch Photo

The highest scoring American-bred horse at the 2022 USEA FEH 4-Year-Old Championships was Katrina Rivas’ Irish Sport Horse mare, Temptress Of Love, who was bred by Paisley Phelps of Valley Center, CA.

“I’ve been a member of the YEH and FEH program for a very long time as a rider, trainer, breeder and more,” said Andrea Baxter of Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, Calif. I’ve been on both committees for a long time as well, and I really try to keep it alive on the west coast and do my best to grow the programs. We tried to do our best and it kind of got lost in the mix when we tried to combine [the Championships] with our recognized events, and it would be missed, so we decided to take it over and make it its own standalone event and championship. It’s actually fortunately growing, and we’ve even brought in people from Washington State just for that, which means a lot to the program and shows the direction it’s going and growing.

USEA would like to thank all of the West Coast venues that stepped up to host the USEA FEH and YEH qualifying competitions this year. USEA would also like to thank the Baxter family and Twin Rivers Ranch for hosting this year’s championships.

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About the USEA Young Event Horse Program

The Young Event Horse (YEH) program was established in 2004 as a search for eventing talent. Like similar programs in Europe, the YEH program was designed to identify young horses between the ages of four and five, who possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the highest levels of the sport. The ultimate goal of the program is to single out horses with the potential to compete at the four and five star levels, but many fine horses that excel at the lower levels are also featured by the program.

The YEH program provides an opportunity for breeders and owners to show the potential of their young horses while encouraging the breeding and development of the best competition horses for the future. The program rewards horses that are educated and prepared in a correct and progressive way. During the qualifying events, the young people perform a dressage test and a jumping/galloping/general impression phase. During the Championships, young horses are also evaluated on their conformation in addition to the dressage test and the jumping/cantering/general impression phase. Click here to learn more about the Young Event Horse program.

USEA would like to thank Bates Saddles, SmartPak, Standlee Premium Products, Parker Equine Insurance, Capital Square, Kerrits and The Jockey Club for sponsoring the Young Event Horse program. Additionally, the USEA would like to thank The Dutta Corp., title sponsor of the Young Event Horse Championships.

About the Holekamp/Turner Grant

Founded in 2015 by Timothy and Cheryl Holekamp of New Spring Farm and Christine and TJ Turner of Indian Creek Farm, the Holekamp/Turner Scholarship offers a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championship competitor the opportunity to represent the United States at the FEI Events. Breeding World Championships in the 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L championship at the Mondial du Lion in Lion d’Angers, France. For the sole purpose of clearing a clear path for Team USA horses to progress in the sport of eventing, winners who are bred in North America will receive the full cash grant of $17,500, while imported horses will receive $8,000. Additionally, The Dutta Corp. offers a prize to the recipient of the Holekamp/Turner scholarship, consisting of a return flight from the eastern United States to Europe.

About the USEA Future Event Horse Program

The USEA introduced the Future Event Horse Program in 2007 in response to the popularity of the already established USEA Young Event Horse program. While the YEH program evaluates potential 4- and 5-year-old competition horses based on their performance, the FEH program evaluates 1-year-old, 2-year-old, 3-year-old and 4-year-old horses for their potential for sport based on conformation. and type. Yearlings, 2 year olds and 3 year olds are shown in hand while 4 year olds are shown under saddle at a walk, trot and canter before being stripped of their harness and assessed on their conformation. The divisions are separated by year and gender. At the Championships, 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds must also demonstrate their potential over obstacles in an additional free jumping division. Click here to learn more about the Future Event Horse program.

USEA would like to thank Bates Saddles, Parker Equine Insurance, SmartPak, Standlee, Kerrits, Capital Square and The Jockey Club for sponsoring the Future Event Horse Program.

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Tractor Supply Foundation Announces $5 Million Scholarship Program to Support Next Generation of Farm Leaders http://www.maticezasovska.cz/tractor-supply-foundation-announces-5-million-scholarship-program-to-support-next-generation-of-farm-leaders/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 14:15:00 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/tractor-supply-foundation-announces-5-million-scholarship-program-to-support-next-generation-of-farm-leaders/ The Foundation guarantees $1 million to the FFA Future Leaders Scholarship Fund by Tractor Supply each year for the next 5 years The program will be the largest agricultural scholarship fund of its kind and will encompass all careers related to agriculture and the skilled trades All scholarship recipients will be offered career opportunities with […]]]>
  • The Foundation guarantees $1 million to the FFA Future Leaders Scholarship Fund by Tractor Supply each year for the next 5 years

  • The program will be the largest agricultural scholarship fund of its kind and will encompass all careers related to agriculture and the skilled trades

  • All scholarship recipients will be offered career opportunities with Tractor Supply during their studies

BRENTWOOD, TN / ACCESSWIRE / October 27, 2022 / Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, today announced a new scholarship program through its Foundation to support the next generation of farmers and rural careers, including skilled trades. Each year for the next five years, the Tractor Supply Foundation will commit $1 million to the Tractor Supply FFA Future Leaders Scholarship Fund, making it the largest agricultural scholarship fund of its kind. The Tractor Supply Foundation partners with the National FFA Organization for the program.

“Tractor Supply takes great pride in being an integral part of every community that lives and loves the Out Here lifestyle, and we want to do our part to ensure that rural communities continue to grow and prosper for future generations,” said Kimberley Gardiner, Chief Marketing Officer. Tractor Supply Officer. “With this scholarship, we are able to help so many young people overcome financial barriers to pursue the educational opportunities and experiences that are essential for rural America. With the support of our amazing clients, team members, and FFA partner, we can generate the funds to ensure Life here is in safe hands.”

Highlights of the annual $1 million scholarship fund include the following:

  • $500,000 will be used for 100 scholarships at 2-year trade schools and colleges for students pursuing a skilled trade with $5,000 scholarships,

  • $500,000 will fund 50 scholarships for students pursuing four-year agriculture-related majors with $10,000 scholarships, and

  • Tractor Supply will also provide scholarship recipients with career opportunities in its stores or distribution centers while they continue their education and will book internships at the company’s Store Support Center each year.

“The strength of America and our food systems depends on vibrant and thriving rural communities,” said Erin Fitzgerald, executive director of US Farmers & Ranchers in Action. “This historic scholarship program reinforces Tractor Supply’s commitment to paving the way for the next generation of agricultural leaders across the country. As we look to this next decade of agriculture and beyond, Tractor Supply is seizing the moment and demonstrates true leadership in action.”

The scholarship comes at an important time for agriculture-related careers, as well as skilled trades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture and food science jobs are expected to grow by 7% from 2018 to 2028. These jobs play a critical and important role in increasing food production. in order to increase yield so that there is enough food to feed the world’s population, which is expected to reach almost ten billion people by 2050. In addition, other research by the Bureau points to the growing demand of workers with expertise in industry-related skills, citing the total need for four million workers needed to replace the eight million who have left the labor force in the past three years. Tractor Supply hopes scholarships like these will help industries fill vacancies that require technical skills such as clinical veterinary specialties, carpentry, plumbing and electrical.

National FFA Foundation President Molly Ball said, “The Tractor Supply Foundation’s $5 million donation to the FFA Scholarship Program will help 150 additional FFA members fund their education each year. . At $5,000 and $10,000, these scholarships will have a big impact on students awarded the FFA Future Leaders Scholarship Fund by Tractor Supply.”

To support the Tractor Supply FFA Future Leaders Scholarship Fund, customers will have the option to donate at checkout, either at Tractor Supply stores or online at TractorSupply.com. The first fundraising campaign will take place from October 26 to November 6, 2022, with the goal of raising $1 million.

Tractor Supply is FFA’s largest funder and has supported the organization through various fundraising initiatives since 1985. FFA is a dynamic youth organization committed to preparing members for top leadership, personal growth and professional success through agricultural education with more than 850,000 members and nearly 9,000 local chapters across the country. In addition, the FFA Alumni network now has more than 704,000 members.

The Tractor Supply FFA Future Leaders Scholarship Fund will be open for applications from November 1, 2022 through January 12, 2023. Eligibility is limited to FFA members. For more information, visit TractorSupply.com/FFA. To apply for this scholarship, visit https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/.

About Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, is passionate about its unique niche, targeting the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers and anyone who loves living the lifestyle. rural, for more than 80 years. Tractor Supply offers a wide range of products needed to care for home, earth, pets and animals with an emphasis on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service for the style of Life Out Here. With 50,000 team members, the company’s physical store assets, combined with its digital capabilities, provide customers with the convenience of buying the products they need anytime, anywhere, any way. they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve. As of September 24, 2022, the Company operated 2,027 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states, a consumer mobile app and an e-commerce website at TractorSupply.com. In October 2022, Tractor Supply acquired 81 stores from Orscheln Farm and Home which will be rebranded as Tractor Supply by the end of 2023.

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense by Tractor Supply, a specialty small pet supply retailer focused on serving the needs of pet owners, primarily in small to medium sized communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. As of September 24, 2022, the Company operated 180 Petsense by Tractor Supply stores in 23 states. For more information about Petsense by Tractor Supply, visit Petsense.com.

About the Tractor Supply Company Foundation

The Tractor Supply Company Foundation was established in 2020 and is committed to supporting vibrant rural communities for all by investing in the future of the Out Here way of life through today’s youth, helping to fill the rural digital divide and by being a good neighbor in the communities Tractor Supply calls home. The Foundation extends Tractor Supply Company’s charitable work, supporting causes that are important to customers and team members. In 2021, the company donated over $14 million to charitable causes through direct donations, sponsorships, fundraisers and more. To learn more about the Tractor Supply Company Foundation, visit Corporate.TractorSupply.com/Community.

About the FFA National Organization

The FFA National Organization is a national school-based youth leadership development organization with over 850,000 student members through 8,995 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Americans. FFA’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and professional success through agricultural education. To learn more, visit the FFA National Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

About the FFA National Foundation

The National FFA Foundation partners with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize the achievements of FFA members, develop student leaders and support the future agricultural education. A separately registered non-profit organization, the foundation is governed by a board of directors that includes the national president of the FFA, educators, business leaders and individual donors. To learn more, visit FFA.org/Give.

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Mary Winn Pilkington (615) 440-4212
Rachel Layton Smith (765) 524-9465

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Kristy Meyer (317) 802-4205

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