Meet the 69th Alice in Dairyland

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For Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin’s main agricultural ambassador, her goal is to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the $88 billion economic impact and importance of the state’s diverse agriculture industry in the daily lives of Wisconsin citizens. World Dairy Expo is a major event for Alice, and AgWired was able to sit down with Ann O’Leary, the 69th Alice in …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Education, World Dairy Expo

Pork Board Debuts Online Education Materials

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As part of their ongoing commitment to transparency and increased communication efforts, the National Pork Board has announced the debut of two new online resources, Pork Quick Facts and the Pork Checkoff Photo Library, to help build transparency and trust in the industry. The Checkoff’s Quick Facts provides a snapshot of the pork industry through statistics and infographics, while the …

Ag Group, Communications, consumer, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff

DMI Continues to Sponsor College Aggies Online

Lizzy Schultz

Following the launch of the eighth annual edition of the College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program, the Animal Agriculture Alliance has announced a platinum sponsorship from Dairy Management Inc. (DMI). “The animal agriculture industry needs strong social media users to communicate information about agriculture to consumers,” said Don Schindler, senior vice president of digital initiatives for DMI, which manages the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Ag Alliance, Competition, Dairy Management Inc., Education, University

College Aggies Online Competition Launches Sept. 19th

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program will kick off on Monday, September 19th. CAO is designed to help college students with an interest in agriculture become confident, positive and proactive communicators while competing for scholarship funds. Competitors can register for the individual or student organization divisions. “The CAO program continues to grow and thrive, and …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Education, Livestock, scholarship, Social Media

Beef Checkoff Updates Educational Resources

Jamie Johansen

The beef checkoff has launched an updated beef resources webpage dedicated to sharing nationally focused beef-education tools with teachers, volunteers, farmers and ranchers. The site features a new video highlighting the checkoff-funded 2016 On the Farm STEM event and its impact on district- and university-level STEM coordinators. “We are excited to debut this online educational resource featuring professional development events …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, consumer, Education

Hereford Generates $2 Million for Youth Leadership & Edu

Jamie Johansen

The Harvest II fundraising event benefitting the Hereford Youth Foundation of America generated $2 million for leadership events and scholarships at the Kunde Family Winery and Estate in Kenwood, Calif. The event brought together 185 Hereford enthusiasts and was hosted by Jim Mickelson, American Hereford Association Board of Directors member, and his wife, HYFA Board of Directors member Marcia Mickelson. …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Education, Hereford

CEV & AMSA Develop New Industry Certification

Jamie Johansen

Restaurant job growth will outpace the overall economy in 2016, adding more than 300,000 jobs this year according to the National Restaurant Association. To help students prepare to enter this burgeoning area of job growth, CEV Multimedia has collaborated with the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) to develop the Culinary Meat Selection and Cookery certification. The Culinary Meat Selection and …

Ag Group, AMSA, Education, Meat, Meat Science

Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health’s Real Science Initiative

Jamie Johansen

Balchem Corporation announced the second year offering of the grant-based research program, the Real Science Initiative. The program will offer funding to university and related research institutes to support new research projects in animal nutrition, performance and health. Grant pre-proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2016. Balchem’s focus on research is well known in the animal agriculture industry, with …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Education, Research

Successful Career Skills in Fisheries

Jamie Johansen

A new study from the American Fisheries Society (AFS) discovered employers most value critical thinking and communication skills when hiring entry-level fisheries professionals. “Are We Preparing the Next Generation of Fisheries Professionals to Succeed in their Careers?” appeared as a feature in a Fisheries Special Issue on Education. The AFS surveyed its membership, which includes a broadly representative sample of …

Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Education, Fish, Food

21 Land-Grant Universities Create Animal Feed Database

Jamie Johansen

The National Animal Nutrition Program has created a database of animal feed ingredients with 21 land-grant institutions and partner organizations are collaborating to provide researchers, Extension professionals, regulators, feed industries, and producers with up-to-date, research-based information on the nutrient needs of agricultural animals. The database is a vital tool to inform cost-effective production decisions, animal welfare policies and procedures, and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Feed, Nutrition