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

Alfalfa Conference Focused on Forage Technology

Jamie Johansen

The Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference has announced it’s program for the 2014 event will be focused on forage technology. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association (N.A.M.A.) and will be lead at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, NE February 4-5, 2014. The educational event is designed for alfalfa producers , livestock/dairy producers and others who …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, Events, Forage

Happy Thanksgiving

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a great Thanksgiving Day message from Dairy MAX. We also wish you and yours a wonderful holiday. Life on the farm doesn’t stop on holidays. Our dairy farmers work hard each and every day to keep your family happy and healthy. Learn more at http://www.DairyMax.org. Happy Thanksgiving from our farm to your family!

Ag Group, Dairy Group, Video

Meet DairyUS – The REAL Seal of Approval

Jamie Johansen

The animated Dairy REAL Seal Character finally has a name. After a nationwide vote, the cartoon character who is helping to build awareness of the advantages of real dairy foods has been named DairyUS. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) made the announcement today during their annual meeting. The character was modeled after the iconic REAL Seal logo and will …

Ag Group, Education, Milk, National Milk

REAL Seal Cartoon Character Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Milk Producers Federation is getting REAL serious about the REAL Seal. Well, maybe not so much serious as having some fun. This is the cartoon character that has been created to help “revitalize and build awareness of the dairy industry’s iconic REAL® Seal.” There is already a “cartoon” with the character on YouTube. What would you name it? …

Ag Group, Dairy Group, National Milk, Video

Farm Foundation to Hold Dairy Forum

John Davis

Our friends at Farm Foundation are doing once again what they do best: getting people talking about issues that matter to the agribusiness community. Their next free forum features perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for U.S. dairy policy this coming Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness

Image Changing Programs for the Dairy Industry

Jamie Johansen

The image of agriculture throughout the United States is a fragile one. We have fewer people involved in production agriculture and that equals more consumers who don’t understand where their foods comes from. During the 2012 World Dairy Expo, Chuck talked with California diary producer, Ray Prock about the image in the non-farmer audience concerning agriculture and especially the dairy …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, Nutrition, Social Media, World Dairy Expo

Innovation Center For US Dairy Awards For Sustainability

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is pleased to honor the ‘best of the best’ through the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The award is given to individuals, groups and organizations involved in the U.S. dairy industry who are doing what they can to manage their environmental impact and giving back to their local communities. Ken Buelow was one of this …

Ag Group, Audio, award, World Dairy Expo