Proving Sustainability in Beef

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Discussion on the future of beef brought producers and industry leaders from around the world to Lexington, KY for Alltech’s REBELation this week. One of those speakers was Bob Langert, Editor at Large, Green Biz Group and retired McDonald’s VP of Sustainability. So naturally, he shared his thoughts on sustainability and how the industry needs to transform to survive. “I …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Beef, Cattle, sustainability

Pro-COOL Forces Fight Back

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Members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) have headed to Capitol Hill this week to urge their Congressional representatives to keep COOL and allow the World Trade Organization (WTO) process to conclude without interference. Sixty Farmers Union members from 27 states are working to meet with a targeted group of legislators in response to the final WTO ruling against Country …

Audio, Beef, COOL, NFU, Trade

Alltech Honors Colin Powell

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Dr. Pearse Lyons presented the Alltech Medal of Excellence to former U.S. Secretary of State and retired General Colin Powell this week during the Alltech REBELation in Lexington, Kentucky. The Medal of Excellence is Alltech’s highest distinction, awarded annually to someone of great achievement and character. “What is the number one thing missing from agriculture and business today? Leadership, and …

Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio

Proactive Management of Undercover Videos

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Dr. Helen Wojcinski, DVM DVSc ACPV, Science & Sustainability Manager, Hybrid Turkeys, provided a case study on how they proactively managed an undercover video at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit. “We always want to make sure we have good animal welfare programs in place, commitment of senior managers and engagement of employees so they understand what it means. …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Audio

Training the Next Generation of Aggies

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Zach Hollingsworth and Kaylynn Million are part of the Dairy Science Club at Oklahoma State University. Their club was honored at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit as the 1st place team in their College Aggies Online (CAO) competition. COA is an initiative of the Alliance that connects college students from across the country who are interested in promoting …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Audio, Education

Protecting the Harvest Nationwide

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Protect the Harvest is an advocacy group that started in Missouri five years ago to fight back against animal activists groups. During the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, policies impacting the future of animal agriculture was an important issue discussed. Brian Klippenstein, Executive Director, Protect the Harvest, spoke on how they are helping farmers and ranchers nationwide provide for a …

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Emerging Animal Ag Issues Tackled at Summit

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The Animal Ag Alliance wrapped up the 2015 Stakeholders Summit yesterday in Kansas City, Mo and president of the organization, Kay Johnson Smith, said each year they strive to bring emerging issues to the forefront of discussion. “We know that agriculture is always on a journey to improve, to excel and find ways to do better. But we aren’t sure …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Audio

Animal Ag Summit Features Nat Geo Editor

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“Journey to the Extraordinary” was the theme for the 2015 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, held in Kansas City instead of the usual Washington DC venue. One of first speakers at the event was National Geographic’s Dennis Dimick who provided an in-depth look at how the magazine covers agricultural issues, particularly the 2014 “Future of Food” series. “We didn’t want …

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