Summit Offers One-Day Tracks At Discounted Rates

Jamie Johansen

The Pennsylvania Dairy Summit has just packaged a producer and retail showcase and four breakout sessions into each of the two program days. This will allow producers to get away from the farm and gather valuable industry insight on hands-on information to bring back to their operations. The Dairy Summit is scheduled for February 12-13th at the Penn Stater Conference …

Ag Group, Education, Events

Dairy Challenge Prepares & Educates Students

Jamie Johansen

The Midwest Dairy Challenge is right around the corner. Fox Valley Technical College will serve as host for the event held February 5-7, 2014 in Appleton, WI. Dairy students from 18 schools in 10 states will be attending the prominent education event for college students planning a career in the dairy industry. “On behalf of Fox Valley Technical College and …

Ag Group, Competition, Education, Events

CWT Assists with Cheese and Butter Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 13 requests for export assistance from Land O’Lakes, Maryland Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) to sell 2.028 million pounds of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese and 2.457 million pounds of butter to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The product …

Ag Group, Butter, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt

Nominate 2014 World Dairy Expo Person of the Year

Jamie Johansen

Expo exhibitors, dairy producers, academic staff and dairy organizations are encouraged to nominate people who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and excellence with their farming operation or the industry for the 2014 World Dairy Expo Person of the Year award. You have until February 15 to make your nominations. Individuals will be honored at the Dinner with the Stars during World …

Ag Group, award, Events, World Dairy Expo

2014 World Dairy Expo Judges & Associates Selected

Jamie Johansen

The World Dairy Expo is ready to announce the official slate of 16 dairy cattle judges for the 2014 event. These experts will evaluate over 2,500 head of North America’s dairy cattle during the five-day show. Exhibitors work year-round to prepare their livestock for the opportunity to compete at this level. Awards are given out to the best in eight …

Ag Group, Events, World Dairy Expo

Time for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Elections

Jamie Johansen

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced the nine districts up for election on the 2014 Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB). District 1 Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties District 4 Barron and Polk Counties District 7 Clark County District 10 Brown, Door and Kewaunee Counties District 13 Buffalo, Pierce and Pepin …

Ag Group, Government

Dairy Farmers Oppose Supply Management

Jamie Johansen

Dairy producer groups from across the United States have teamed up to urge Farm Bill conferees to oppose Supply Management. The proposal is known as the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP). A letter signed by numerous dairy farmer associations urges conferees to follow the lead of the House of Representatives, which rejected this controversial new dairy program to impose milk …

Ag Group, farm bill, Government

UF/IFAS Extension Helps North Florida Dairies

Jamie Johansen

North Florida dairy farmers are increasing their use of grazing and hay areas thanks to the hybrid, perennial, warm-season Tifton 85 bermuda grass, tested extensively by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Forage Extension and Research programs. Yoana Newman, an Extension Forage Specialist with the Agronomy department, described Tifton 85 as a highly nutritious grass that …

Ag Group, Education, Forage

New York Governor Creates $21Million for Dairy Farmers

Jamie Johansen

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $21 million will be available to create new economic opportunities for New York’s dairy farmers by helping them to produce renewable energy and improve their business operations. The funding will help dairy farmers convert farm waste to energy and develop individualized business and environmental plans to reduce operating costs and increase profitability. “The …

Ag Group, Government

2014 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

Jamie Johansen

Giant Foods and Sciopio Springs Dairy will be showcased during the opening session of the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit. The event kicks off February 12th at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. These Northeast-based businesses are two of four business showcases that will be part of this year’s event, hosted by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and …

Ag Group, Events