Egg Issues Forum at Iowa State

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The Egg Industry Center (EIC) at Iowa State University will hold its 2015 Issues Forum in Des Moines April 7 and 8. The Forum program is full of informational sessions and related events of interest to egg producers, processors and allied egg-industry groups. The event will start at 1 p.m. on April 7 at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown …

Ag Group, Education, Eggs, IPPE, Poultry

Last Chance to Apply for Beef Industry Scholarship

Jamie Johansen

Today marks the application deadline for the 2015-16 Beef Industry Scholarship, sponsored by the CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. The purpose of this program is to identify and encourage talented and thoughtful students who will emerge as industry leaders. Fields of study may include education, communications, …

Ag Group, Beef, Education

USPOULTRY Plans 2015 Education-Packed Year

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is sponsoring 14-plus poultry-related seminars and workshops during the 2015 year. The programs, which cover all phases of the industry, will kick off in March with the Feed Mill Management Seminar in Nashville, Tenn. “USPOULTRY’s cost-effective education programs provide members and industry representatives with knowledge and technical expertise on subjects they may not be …

Ag Group, Education, Poultry

Intercollegiate Meat Judging Winners

Jamie Johansen

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announced winners of the International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest, held November 16, 2014, at Tyson Foods, Inc. in Dakota City, NE. In total, 108 contestants representing 16 teams participated in the contest. Top Individuals, Senior Division: 1. Emery Kunze, Texas A&M University 2. Jessie Heidlage, Oklahoma State University 3. Audrey Zoeller, Oklahoma State University …

Ag Group, award, Education, Meat

ANIMART to Host Practical Cow Management CE Course

Jamie Johansen

ANIMART, Inc. is hosting their third continuing education (CE) course for certified veterinary technicians. The course will highlight practical cow management at 9 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Rosendale Dairy in Pickett, WI. ANIMART has been certification to hold CE classes that are reviewed by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and approve all Registry of Continuing …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Education, Veterinary

AgChat Offers College Aggies Free Trip to Meeting

John Davis

Some lucky, make that, hard-working, students are going to get their ways to AgChat Foundation’s (ACF) 2015 Collegiate Congress paid. This news release on the Animal Agriculture Alliance website says ACF will send the winners of the College Aggies Online (CAO) program all expenses paid to the event on January 17 & 18, 2015, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year the …

Ag Group, AgChat, Education

USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $7,000

Jamie Johansen

Blue Ridge Community College received a $7,000 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation, made possible by support from The Robert Burtner Strickler and Gladys Hopkins Strickler Student Recruiting Fund, established by a gift from Robert (Twig) H. Strickler. The check was presented by Twig and Lorraine Strickler and John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY, to Dr. John Downey, president of …

Ag Group, Education, Poultry, US Poultry

Food Defense Orientation Program for Poultry & Egg Processors

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has developed a Food Defense Orientation program for poultry and egg processors, focusing on raising awareness of potential risks faced by the industry and encouraging employees to be active participants in protecting products in the workplace. The program offers a short orientation video for plant employees that will help them during training activities in …

Ag Group, Chicken, Education, Eggs, Poultry, US Poultry

Center for Food Integrity at Premier Dairy Event

Jamie Johansen

The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and the Center for Dairy Excellence are gearing up to host the premier dairy educational event in Pennsylvania known as the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit. The 2015 event is being held February 4-5 at the Lancaster Marriot in the historical part of Lancaster City in Penn Square. On Wednesday, February 4, the general session will …

Ag Group, Dairy, Education, Events

Farm to School & Cooperative Efforts

Jamie Johansen

In celebration of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of family farmers and local communities, as well as some of the tools available to help family farmers increase their economic footprint and clout. A great deal of emphasis is placed this month on cooperatives and farm to …

Ag Group, cooperatives, Education, Farming