Animal Alliance Summit to Feature Broiler Welfare Panel

Lizzy Schultz

Registration is still open for the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit to be held May 3-4, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s event comes as the Alliance celebrates 30 years of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork. The Summit will feature a panel spotlight on broiler welfare, a topic of interest to several animal activist groups …

Handling Activist Investors at Animal Ag Alliance Summit

Jamie Johansen

Tim McIntyre of Domino’s Pizza and Kathryn Hembree Night of CamberView Partners will give attendees at the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit themed “Connect to Protect Animal Ag” held May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. advice for handling activist investors and responding to shareholder resolutions. The panel, titled “Extremists in the Boardroom: Responding to Activist Investors” is sponsored by …

Animal Ag Alliance Blog & Photo Contest Winners

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of its blog and photo contests. Wanda Patsche of Minnesota and Michelle Miller of Iowa will receive a free registration to the 2017 Stakeholders Summit, themed “Connect to Protect Animal Ag” on May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. Patsche took the top spot in the blog contest with a piece titled “Action, Please …

30 Years of Animal Agriculture Alliance

Kelly Marshall

For three decades the Animal Agriculture Alliance has been working to unite the voices of all of animal ag to respond to anti-animal messaging. This year, on May 3-4, they’ll be celebrating that 30 year milestone at the 2017 Stakeholders Summit in Kansas City, Missouri with the message “Connect to Protect, Action Please.” “The consumer loves meat, milk and eggs. …

Nina Teicholz to Headline Alliance Summit

Lizzy Schultz

Nina Teicholz, an investigative journalist and author of the bestseller, “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet,” will speak at the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit. “The Big Fat Surprise” – named the number one science book of 2014 by The Economist and a 2014 “Best Book” by the Wall Street Journal, …

Animal Ag Alliance Promotes Hannah Thompson-Weeman

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has promoted Hannah Thompson-Weeman to vice president of communications, effective January 1, 2017. In this position, Hannah will assume a greater management role over the communications outreach strategies for the Alliance, as well as the Alliance’s issues management initiatives and other program efforts. Thompson-Weeman joined the Alliance in December 2014 as director of communications and quickly …

2016 College Aggies Online Scholarship Winners

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of its annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program. In the individual competition, the winners were: – First place, $2500 scholarship: Topanga McBride, junior in agricultural communications and agricultural economics, Kansas State University – Second place, $1000 scholarship: Brianna Gwirtz, junior in agricultural communications, The Ohio State University – Third place, $500 scholarship: …

Protect Your Farm & Demonstrate Transparency

Jamie Johansen

Over the last ten years, the Animal Ag Alliance have sent representatives to animal rights conferences to listen and to learn about trends, campaigns planned and tactics intended to be deployed. The Alliances’s President and CEO, Kay Johnson Smith, was on-hand at NAFB’s Trade Talk to talk about current and historical trends in animal rights activism and how the agricultural …

Cooper Farms to Match Donations to Animal Ag Alliance

Jamie Johansen

Cooper Farms will match all donations made by individuals to the Animal Agriculture Alliance on Giving Tuesday, November 29th. Click “Donate Now” to make your contribution and after celebrating Thanksgiving with your family, you can celebrate Giving Tuesday with the Animal Agriculture Alliance. “As producers of turkey, pork and eggs, we value the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s role in bridging the …

Animal Ag Alliance Calls for Increase of Farm Security

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is alarmed by the recent actions of Direct Action Everywhere, a radical animal rights group and the below release from them provides more information on their current activities. Last week, Direct Action Everywhere released video footage that it claims was obtained during “stealth visits” to a California egg farm. Activists entered barns several times in late …