ZimmComm Team Looking for Summer Intern

Jamie Johansen

ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for a summer intern. Students in the agricultural communications field interested in attending and learning how to “agri-blog” some of the most important industry events held every year should apply. The opportunities will include all-expense paid trips to one or more industry events where students will assist in the compiling of photos, audio, …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Education, Intern, ZimmComm

Future Dairy Leaders Take Part in 2014 Dairy Challenge®

Jamie Johansen

Optimism for the dairy industry’s future filled the convention center in Fort Wayne, Ind., where 264 college students congregated to improve skills, network, and learn about careers and industry innovation. The national Dairy Challenge held April 3-5, 2014, attracted these students from 37 colleges in 25 states and three Canadian provinces. “Dairy Challenge truly showcases cooperation of farmers, agribusinesses and …

Ag Group, Competition, Education

Registration Open for National Mastitis Council Meeting

Jamie Johansen

Registration for the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting, August 4-6, 2014, is now open. This three day event will be held at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. The regional meeting provides attendees with information and skills necessary to strengthen milk quality programs and increase dairy profitability. The conference also provides an excellent opportunity to network with individuals from around …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Mastitis, Milk

Landmark Services Coop Launches ProfitEDGE Program

Jamie Johansen

Landmark Services Cooperative introduces ProfitEDGE, a new program to help dairy producers be most profitable and efficient. ProfitEDGE is a full-service approach to dairy production, with the Landmark team of nutritionists and agronomists collaborating with a group of industry partners to help dairy producers establish management and production goals and create timelines for achieving those goals. Through the program producers …

Accelerated Genetics, Ag Group, cooperatives

The Great American Milk Drive

Jamie Johansen

Right now, 1 in 6 Americans face hunger. Many rely on food banks for nutrition assistance, including more than 12 million families. Across the country—and in your community—these families are missing out on the important nutrients found in milk. While milk is one of the top nutritious items requested by food bank clients, it’s rarely donated. That’s why Milk Life …

Ag Group, Milk, National Dairy Council, Nutrition

Joint ABI/ADPI Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 Annual Conference of the American Butter Institute & the American Dairy Products Institute will be held April 27-April 29, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The 2014 Conference promises to be truly educational and informative, and will feature two days of speakers and programs on various industry topics. As in the past few years, record attendance is expected. …

Ag Group, Butter, Milk, National Milk

World Dairy Expo Receives Industry Recognition

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo has been ranked 26th in Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Based on net square footage, this list recognizes the top 250 trade shows held in 2013 across all industries from agriculture and construction, to housewares and technology. Covering more than 558,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Alliant Energy …

Ag Group, World Dairy Expo

NMPF Asks FDA to Rewrite Draft Animal Feed Regulation

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation has asked the Food and Drug Administration to rewrite a draft livestock feed regulation, saying the agency went beyond the intent of Congress by seeking to impose requirements that will not make animal feed safer. In comments sent to the agency Monday, NMPF asked FDA to substantially revise the regulation and requested the agency establish …

Ag Group, Government, Milk

Collegiate Dairy Leaders from U.S. & Canada Converge in Fort Wayne

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Challenge Academy and contest will bring 280 students from 38 college dairy programs to Fort Wayne, Ind., April 4-6. This North American event – hosted by Purdue University, Michigan State University and The Ohio State University – is the largest gathering of collegiates pursuing a dairy career. Students will converge in Fort Wayne from all corners of the …

Ag Group, Competition