USMEF Honors Vetter, Gustafson

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced the recipients of its Michael J. Mansfield Award and Distinguished Service Award. Both will be presented at the USMEF 40th Anniversary & Strategic Planning Conference, Nov. 2-4 in Carlsbad, California. The 2016 Mansfield Award recipient is Ambassador Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The …

Ag Group, award, Export, Meat, USMEF

Prestigious Globalist Award Goes to Novus CEO

Jamie Johansen

Novus President and CEO, Francois Fraudeau, was honored for his contributions to advance international trade in the St. Louis region by the Boeing Institute of International Business at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. The annual Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony recognizes both professionals and student scholars who are active in international business and trade. The …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Novus International, Nutrition

American Association of Bovine Practitioners & Zoetis Award

Jamie Johansen

Sixteen veterinary students from across the country were presented scholarships at the 49th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) in Charlotte, North Carolina, through the AABP Foundation – Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship program. The fourth-year veterinary students each received a $5,000 scholarship and travel to the conference. “The AABP Foundation and Zoetis collaborate to provide students …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Veterinary, Zoetis

Apply for BIVI Swine Research Awards

Jamie Johansen

The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has opened the call for entries for the 2017 research proposals. Research proposals may be related to: Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a Research …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary

Iowa Avian Flu Incident Team Honored by NASDA

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has recognized the Iowa Avian Influenza Incident Management Team with the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. “Staff throughout our Department …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, award, Poultry

USPOULTRY Recognizes Clean Water Award Winners

Lizzy Schultz

Sanderson Farms, of Kinston, North Carolina, and Tyson Foods, of Russellville, Arkansas, were recently named the recipients of the 2016 Clean Water Award, presented by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The award recognizes poultry facilities that have excelled in their efforts at water reclamation. Awards were presented during USPOULTRY’s Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Floria in two categories: …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, award, Chicken, Conservation, sustainability, US Poultry, Water

Nominations Open for ASI Annual Awards

Lizzy Schultz

Know someone who has gone above and beyond for the sheep industry, either in the past year or throughout their lifetime? Nominations are now open for the American Sheep Associaion’s (ASI) annual awards. There are four award categories available for nomination: The McClure Silver Ram Award: Presented to a sheep producer who has shown dedication to volunteer commitment and service …

Ag Group, ASI, award, Company Announcement

Purina Ambassador Makes History in #Rio2016

Lizzy Schultz

Earning a new personal best in the face of unparalleled adversity, Purina Ambassador Boyd Martin earned a new personal best at the 2016 Olympic Games, returning to the U.S. with head held high after accomplishing a 16th place finish in the individual three-day event. Martin competed with his 12-year-old Thoroughbred, Blackfoot Mystery, known as “Red.” The 17-hand chestnut gelding has …

Ag Group, award, Competition, Equestrian, Equine

U.S. Show Jumping Captures Silver At #Rio2016

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Show Jumping Team won the Silver medal in a down-to-the-wire competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The team, composed of Lucy Davis and Barron, Kent Farrington and Voyeur, Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’, and McLain Ward and Azur, beat out Germany, who captured the Bronze medal following a jump-off with Canada, for the honor. The French Show …

Ag Group, award, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF

Vilsack Awards $17.8 Million in Grants

Lizzy Schultz

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has awarded a new investment of $17.8 million to 37 different projects that are helping to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The investment is made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), which has invested more than $126 million into projects targeting …

Ag Group, award, Farming, Government, usda