American Junior Shorthorn Association Elects New Board

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The 2014 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 23 through June 28. Junior voting delegates took part in electing three members to the American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) Board of Directors, with new and retiring board members electing new AJSA officers. 2014-15 AJSA Board of Directors are as follows: President Dustin Smith, Decorah, Iowa, …

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Egg Industry Center Looking to Fund Research

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The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is seeking pre-proposals for egg industry-oriented research to fund through its grant award program. “The number of pre-proposals in response to the 2013 call created a highly competitive selection process,” said Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science. “The 24 submissions …

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ZimmComm Team Looking for Summer Intern

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ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for a summer intern. Students in the agricultural communications field interested in attending and learning how to “agri-blog” some of the most important industry events held every year should apply. The opportunities will include all-expense paid trips to one or more industry events where students will assist in the compiling of photos, audio, …

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Future Dairy Leaders Take Part in 2014 Dairy Challenge®

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Optimism for the dairy industry’s future filled the convention center in Fort Wayne, Ind., where 264 college students congregated to improve skills, network, and learn about careers and industry innovation. The national Dairy Challenge held April 3-5, 2014, attracted these students from 37 colleges in 25 states and three Canadian provinces. “Dairy Challenge truly showcases cooperation of farmers, agribusinesses and …

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PortaScience Team Educates Rwandan Dairy Farmers

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PortaScience, Inc. president, Michael Gavin just returned from Rwanda. There he participated in the educational segment of a program funded by a grant from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation to commercialize a milk quality test for East African small farms. He was joined by David Lee, professor from New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Nathaniel F. Makoni, Ph.D. with …

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Registration Extended for Dairy Calf & Heifer Conference

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The registration deadline has been extended for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, to be held April 1-3, 2014 at the Hyatt on Main in Green Bay, WI. “Only a few weeks away, dairy producers, calf and heifer raisers won’t want to miss this event,” says Vickie Franken, owner of City View Farms, near Sioux Center, Iowa and …

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Family Day at the Dairy Farm Rescheduled Again

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Family Day at the Dairy Farm, the annual open house at the University of Florida’s dairy farm, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 5. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The UF dairy farm is located 20 minutes northwest of Gainesville in Hague. Directions are available at the event website. Originally, Family Day at the Dairy …

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Family Day at the Dairy Farm Rescheduled

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North Florida residents can get an inside look at how dairy farms produce milk at the 2014 Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a free open-house event presented by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences with support from Florida Dairy Farmers. The event will be now be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April …

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12th Annual Leading Dairy Producer Conference Hosts 212 Farms

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Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’ Lakes welcomed more than 475 dairy producers, family members and industry representatives to the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI., earlier this year for the Leading Dairy Producer Conference. Now in its twelfth year, it is one of the largest dairy producer conferences held annually in the Upper Midwest. This year’s attendees represented 212 …

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Summit Offers One-Day Tracks At Discounted Rates

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The Pennsylvania Dairy Summit has just packaged a producer and retail showcase and four breakout sessions into each of the two program days. This will allow producers to get away from the farm and gather valuable industry insight on hands-on information to bring back to their operations. The Dairy Summit is scheduled for February 12-13th at the Penn Stater Conference …

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