Alltech Dairy School Puts Focus on Teamwork

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2016 will mark the 12th annual Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School, held Thursday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “One Team, One Dream,” urges dairy industry professionals to come together and strategize in collaboration towards creating a better dairy industry. Wisconsin Dairy School is a day dedicated to farmers, nutritionists …

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Purdue to Host Educational Horseman’s Forum

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The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will open its doors to horse owners and equine industry professionals this February for the annual Purdue Veterinary Medicine Horseman’s Forum. The educational program will take place February 6, 2016, at Lynn Hall on the school’s West Lafayette, Indiana campus. The forum will be presented as a one-day educational seminar, serving as a …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Equine, University, Veterinary

VT Chickens Help Hatch Evolutionary Discovery

Lizzy Schultz

The genetic lines of chickens raised at Virginia Tech University were a critical component in a remarkable research study which has proven that evolution happens 15 times faster than has been previously believed. The study was published recently in Biology Letters, a journal of Royal Society Publishing, and involved Virginia Tech researchers, as well as researchers from the University of …

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St. Louis Science Center Agriculture Exhibit

Jamie Johansen

The Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) presented a check for $100,000 to the Saint Louis Science Center, for use in developing a new interactive exhibit opening summer 2016 at the Saint Louis Science Center. The exhibit as an educational resource helping tell the story of agriculture and the beef industry. This funding opportunity is another avenue in which the MBIC …

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Cattlemen’s Foundation Announces W.D. Farr Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

This January during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, the National Cattlemen’s Foundation will present two graduate students with the W.D. Farr Scholarship. Each will receive a $12,000 scholarship to pursue careers in meat science and animal agriculture. The deserving students are Whitney Crossland of Texas A&M University and Greta Krafsur of Colorado State University. We will …

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Launches Spanish Resources

Jamie Johansen

Fuel Up to Play 60 is now providing resources to help Spanish-speaking communities live healthier lifestyles through good nutrition, including low-fat and fat-free dairy, and physical activity. Increasing access to Fuel Up to Play 60 is critical as the Hispanic population in schools is projected to increase to 29 percent of total enrollment by 2024, and Spanish will be the …

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UF Launches Online Course on Horses

Lizzy Schultz

This fall, the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a new online undergraduate course focusing on everything horse, ranging from common health issues to topics in the unique industry of equine business. The course is team-taught by UF faculty members from several different departments, featuring pre-recorded lectures and an online discussion module, and aims to engage …

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Alice in Dairyland Engages Youth in Agriculture

Lizzy Schultz

In an effort to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the importance and global impact of agriculture, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection(DATCP) has created a secret weapon: they call her Alice, and the role she holds as an agricultural industry professional is making an incredible impact on Wisconsin youth. Alice in Dairyland is a one year, full …

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Accepting Applications for Beef Industry Scholarship

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016-17 beef industry scholarships sponsored by the CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. “The CME Beef Industry Scholarship enables us to invest in the next generation of our nation’s food producers, while helping them understand the importance of …

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Swine Conference to Address Feed Efficiency

Kelly Marshall

Kansas State University and Iowa State University have joined forces to put on the International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct. 21-22, 2015. “We’re excited to bring together swine producers – owners and managers – with scientists, from geneticists to nutritionists and extension specialists, to discuss a wide range of topics related to feed efficiency, including making …

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