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Jamie Johansen

Ohio State University recently received a $4,600 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The funds will be used to provide animal and meat science students with exposure to the poultry industry, on a state and national level, to help better understand the scope of the poultry industry. The students will have an opportunity to experience poultry judging contests, attend …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Alltech is expanding the Missouri region with the addition of poultry technical support, Dr. Danny Bradley. He will be working with poultry operations to help manage and prevent health challenges covering Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Indiana. Bayer has appointed Joyce Lee as President of Bayer’s North American Animal Health business, headquartered in Shawnee, Kansas. Lee has held a number of …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation are accepting nominations for the Charles Beard Research Excellence Award through July 1. The award recognizes outstanding completed research projects, which have made a significant positive impact on the poultry industry. To submit a nomination, please send a letter to Dr. John Glisson (jglisson@uspoultry.org), vice president of research, which includes the nominee’s name, a brief …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor announced that he is leaving the agency. As part of a succession plan that ensures both continuity in the program and strong new leadership for the future, Dr. Stephen Ostroff will become the second Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine upon Mr. Taylor’s departure. …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Ron Santoro, Collegeville, Pa., has been named the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC Regional Brand Manager for the Northeast Region. Santoro joins the CHB LLC team with more than 20 years in the restaurant and meat industry. As Northeast Region Brand Manager, Santoro will maintain and grow existing retail and food service business as well as create consumer awareness of …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture produces Farm a Month kits to help students learn where their food comes from and who grows it. The Pre K – elementary resource includes 12 activities that feature a different commodity along with 12 letters from farmers who own that type of operation, a US map and stickers of the commodity and …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

BioZyme® recently hired Katie Vaz of St. Joseph, MO as Marketing and Communications Manager. In her new position, Vaz is responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies that support BioZyme’s supplement division brands and overall objectives. She also travels to a variety of trade shows and events across the country and assists with managing BioZyme’s internship program. The …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) hires Kim Rounds, Grass Valley, California, as an association intern. Rounds will be assisting members in the recording of data, DNA testing, membership questions, bull customer assistance and any other aspects of AGA operations. On Tuesday, Feb. 23 during National FFA Week, the National FFA Foundation will celebrate, “Give FFA Day,” a day-long campaign encouraging …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has set the 2016 Texas A&M University PORK 101 course for June 1-3 in College Station, Texas. PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health and Merck Animal Health BioZyme® Inc. recently hired Erin Creason of Polo, MO as Inside Sales Coordinator. In …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Delacon, the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives, announced that Land O’Lakes, Inc. animal nutrition businesses PMI Nutritional Additives, will be its exclusive partner in the United States for phytogenic feed additives. Ryan Ruppert will serve as the American Angus Association® Director of Regional Managers and joins the team Feb. 1 to oversee the organization’s 12 regional managers …

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