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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a 2017 Summer public policy intern as well as a semester law clerk. The deadline to submit an application for either position is March 1, 2017. Elizabeth Kempel and Jill Uhe have joined the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative …

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The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 19-21, in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual conference will current business trends and challenges facing the U.S. pork industry. Attendees will gain important insight on the pork industry, its challenges and financial management practices that improve the performance and efficiency of pig farming. The National Turkey Federation (NTF) Board …

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During the 2017 American Sheep Industry Association Convention, New Mexico sheep producer Mike Corn, was elected the organization’s new president. Benny Cox (Texas) was voted to serve as vice president and Susan Shultz (Ohio) will serve as secretary/treasurer. The USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is delaying the effective date of a rule by 60 days, and extending …

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Donnie Smith, Former CEO, with Tyson Foods, Inc., will be the opening keynote speaker at the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), on June 19th. With Smith’s passion for leadership and his focus on feeding the world, he will engage RMC attendees as he discusses “Doing What’s Right,” and the positive influence it can have not …

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The National Pork Board scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year are now open. The program is open to juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine. 21 scholarships totaling …

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The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference provides an opportunity for producers, researchers, and over 100 industry representatives to come together to explore current topics and issues. The one-day conference focuses on management and production practices that contribute to making the cow-calf business profitable and competitive on a long-term basis and will take place January 28, 2017. Dave and Cindy Judd of Pomona, …

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Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) is now accepting applications for the summer communications internship. The intern will assist with projects of the Creative Services department, production of the Herd Book and the August and September Hereford World issues. The internship will provide experience in feature writing, photography, editing, proofing, communicating with clients and managing projects. Send cover letter, résumé́, three writing …

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Shane Bedwell, American Hereford Association director of breed improvement and COO, was recently honored by Cattle Business Weekly as one of the Top 10 Industry Leaders under 40 for 2016. The annual honor is awarded to 10 leaders involved in agriculture making a significant impact on the industry. Pastors and other ag leaders from Wisconsin are coming together to participate …

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World Dairy Expo has welcomed Cassi Miller, of Mount Horeb, Wis., to the staff as Program Assistant. Her duties in this position will include providing program assistance for World Dairy Expo and all WDE Management, Inc. entities, coordinating Expo school tours, providing customer service and aiding in the planning and execution of the Expo Recognition and Friends of Expo programs. …

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The countdown continues for beef and dairy producers to become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified for free online through Nov. 13. As an added bonus, anyone who becomes certified during this period is eligible to win a prize package, courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and the BQA program, funded in part by the beef checkoff. New Holland named Modesty Guarente …

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