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UnitedAg awards $81,800 to seventy-four deserving students across California

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IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2021 – UnitedAg announces the winners of the 2021 AEF Educational Scholarship Program. Seventy-four students from agricultural communities across California won awards ranging from $250 to $6,000. This year the Educational Scholarship Program awarded $81,800 in total. The applicants were awarded based on their application, essay, academics, leadership and extracurricular activities. UnitedAg also announced the top three scholarship winners. Katherine Miller, a veterinary medicine major at the University of Edinburgh, has been awarded the Maurice McMillan Scholarship. Karli Lundberg, an agricultural systems major at California Polytechnic State University, SLO, has been awarded the William C. Goodrich Scholarship, and Hanna Scully, an agriculture business major at the California State University, Chico, the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Memorial Award.

“Supporting our future agricultural professionals is the purpose of the Agribusiness Education Foundation. During these unforeseen times, it is important that we continue to support our youth in their educational endeavors. Each of these scholarship winners demonstrated a clear commitment to their educational goals and could be our future agribusiness leaders,” said Glenn Miller, Educational Committee Chairman.

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UnitedAg Announces their 2020 Ambassador Award Recipients

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Irvine, Calif., May 28, 2020 – UnitedAg today announces the Ambassador Award Recipients, and the embodiment of what it means to be an ambassador. UnitedAg's ambassador campaign is designed to foster community within its member companies as well as offer employees the opportunity to take a proactive role in their healthcare system. The campaign is designed to drive change to the current health benefit offerings through a series of health initiatives. Throughout the program, ambassadors receive development tools, get product tests and develop a network of like-minded people. This partnership opens-up the opportunity to create new product offerings while making a difference in their community.

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UnitedAg Expands Behavioral Health Resources Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Irvine, Calif., May 21, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unprecedented stress on communities worldwide. Before the pandemic, one in five adults in the US reported experiencing mental illness in the last year. Now, nearly half of adults report worsened mental health due to the pandemic. Concerns over job loss, financial insecurity, health and safety risks, social isolation, and grieving for loved ones sickened by the virus are impacting all parts of society.

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UnitedAg Member Farms and the Alameda County Community Food Bank Team Up to Feed Those Most in Need

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Irvine Ca, May 1, 2020 - In one of the first agreements of its kind between California producers and a county food bank, two farms will begin providing, at a reasonable rate, produce to the Alameda County Community Food Bank, allowing it to provide additional much-needed fresh fruit and vegetables to a growing number of residents in need of assistance. This innovative pilot program assists the food banks while keeping the agricultural supply chain together which is critical to the future of food supply.

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A Message from Our Chief Medical Officer to UnitedAg Members with Helpful Healthcare Resources

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As part of critical infrastructure, your work is essential for keeping our families, communities, and nation moving forward in this period of great change. During stressful and uncertain times, it's all too easy to neglect new and chronic health issues. You are focused on taking one day at a time, managing changes at work, and taking care of your families. Talking with your doctor about your blood pressure or getting checked for that new pain you're having seems less important than the fires you are putting out every, single, day.

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Message from the CEO

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As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing daily changes, challenges and stresses to all of us. I want to personally assure you that for UnitedAg, everything is business as usual in terms of the services we provide.

Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our members, employees, communities, and those we work with and serve. With this in mind, we have quickly established new guidelines for our staff, while still meeting our member needs with the least disruption as possible.

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