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

Vet Training, Education & Leadership

Jamie Johansen

A look into veterinary training, education and leadership development was another topic discussed at the recent Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting, headlined that conversation as he shared insights into making the animal health profession stronger for the future. “I really need to credit my co-authors on this, Dr. Aldridge and Dr. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Education, Swine, Veterinary

20 Best College Farms in America

Jamie Johansen

Best College Reviews has published a ranking of the 20 Best College Farms in America. Best College Reviews is an editorially independent college review website focusing on college rankings, reviews of college features, and thought leadership on helping students find their place in the higher education landscape. I am excited to see a Missouri school on the list that is …

Ag Group, Education, Farming

Alltech Young Scientist Kicks Off 10th year

Jamie Johansen

The search is on for the next young scientist. Alltech has officially opened 2015-2016 registration for the largest global university-level competition that rewards scientific innovation and experimental research in agri-science. This year marks a decade for the Alltech Young Scientist program, which saw more than 8,800 students register for the 2014-2015 term. “In the last 10 years, we have seen …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Education, Youth

NDB Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Jamie Johansen

Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and dairy importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc.™, which manages the national dairy checkoff program. Nineteen scholarships worth up to $1,500 each will be awarded. Students in their sophomore through senior year majoring in the …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Board, Education

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