Alltech Announces Young Scientist Awards

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During the Alltech REBELation the 2015 Alltech Young Scientist Awards were presented. Dr. Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives at Alltech, and Dr. Inge Russell, director of the AYS program, presented the awards. Two university students received awards in the 10th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program, the largest global contest of its kind that rewards scientific genius and experimental …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Education

Make Plans to Attend Iowa Swine Day

Jamie Johansen

Iowa State University will host the Iowa Swine Day on June 25, 2015 to share information impacting producer’s operations. Speakers include ISU professors; leading technical experts from the nation’s top pork farms and allied industry; respected veterinarians and animal health experts; and key scientists from national pork producer associations. “Iowa Swine Day has become a ‘don’t miss’ conference for pork …

Ag Group, Education, Pork, Swine

Training the Next Generation of Aggies

Jamie Johansen

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

Cattle Farmers are “Raising the Steaks”

Jamie Johansen

On Monday, April 13, the beef checkoff hosted 20 students from Bridgewater State University for a “Raising the Steaks” immersion event at Gibbet Hill Cattle Company in Groton, Mass. The group comprised nutrition and fitness professional students working to become Registered Dieticians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, health educators and related professions. Their professor, Dr. Kathleen Laquale, had attended a past …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Education

Pork Checkoff Announces Scholarship Recipients

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s human capital for the future. Recipients were selected based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and future plans for a career in pork production. “Developing the next generation of leaders in …

Ag Group, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Learn About Livestock Barn Banners

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s newest product, “Learn About Livestock” barn banners, was developed for use at fairs and livestock shows. The banners feature key information about major livestock species related to production, lifecycle, the environment, how farmers care for animals and safety. Banners featuring information about dairy cattle, beef cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and poultry are available …

AFBF, Ag Group, Education, Livestock

Zoetis Industry Support Program

Jamie Johansen

Returning for its seventh year, Zoetis partners with its veterinarian and dealer customers to support agricultural and veterinary students around the country through its Industry Support Program. Through April 30, 2015, a portion of funds from eligible purchases of cattle and equine products from Zoetis will be directed to local FFA chapters and/or veterinary student scholarships through the American Association …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Education, FFA

Hubbard Feeds Inc. Commits $50,000 to SDSU

Jamie Johansen

Hubbard Feeds Inc., a leading U.S. commercial animal nutrition company, announced that it has committed $50,000 toward construction of the new Cow-Calf and Swine Education and Research Facilities at South Dakota State University (SDSU). The Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility has an expected construction cost in excess of $6 million. This unit will include a main building (offices, laboratory space, …

Ag Group, Education, Feed, Research

‘Fuel Greatness’ Grows School Breakfast Awareness

Jamie Johansen

Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school health and wellness program, will launch “Fuel Greatness” to grow awareness about the importance of school breakfast to students and school leaders. The effort aims to elevate the conversation around good nutrition and physical activity with a focus on increasing participation and access to breakfast – including dairy – to ensure …

Ag Group, Dairy Checkoff, Education, fuel up to play 60