Engaging Youth To Empower Agriculture

Lizzy Schultz

Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

Advocate, Ag Group, Audio, Bayer, Education, Youth

Bill Increases Access to Vet Care in Underserved Areas

Jamie Johansen

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) welcomes the introduction of Senate bill 487, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRPEA), by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). This bill will increase funding available for grants through the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which implements loan forgiveness for veterinarians who commit to serving in federally designated …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Veterinary

Cattlemen’s Webinar Series on Beef Cattle Selection Tools

Jamie Johansen

Time to register for the next Cattlemen’s Webinar Series on ‘Understanding Advancements in Beef Cattle Selection Tools.’ The webinar will take place Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Central and is brought to you by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Get the latest update cattle selection tools and how to use them including: New EPD calculation software, updated across …

Ag Group, Beef, Breeding, Education, NCBA, Reproduction, Webinar

The Farm Whisperer ~ Be Intentional With Your Future

Jamie Johansen

The legacy of the family farm or ranch is sacred. However, the preservation of that legacy is something few families like to talk about. During the Young Beef Leaders (YBL) session at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Caterpillar, Inc. sponsored a speaker to get the converstation started. Dave Specht, author of The Farm Whisperer, has a …

Agribusiness, Animal AgCast, Audio, Beef, Education, Farming

The Alltech Idea Man Highlights #ONE17

Jamie Johansen

I never turn down an opportunity to talk with Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show provided my most recent conversation with the idea man and naturally, we talked ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) which is set for May 21-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will “inspire farmers, ranchers, producers, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Education, Events, NCBA, Video

Alltech to Host Ag Relations Council Internship

Jamie Johansen

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has announced Alltech will host the ARC intern in the spring and summer of this new year. ARC member Susanna Elliott of Alltech plans, among other traditional duties, to utilize the intern to assist with communications efforts surrounding its ONE: Alltech Ideas Conference, an event that attracts more than 3,000 leaders in agriculture from nearly …

Ag Group, Alltech, Communications, Education, Marketing, Public Relations

2016 College Aggies Online Scholarship Winners

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of its annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program. In the individual competition, the winners were: – First place, $2500 scholarship: Topanga McBride, junior in agricultural communications and agricultural economics, Kansas State University – Second place, $1000 scholarship: Brianna Gwirtz, junior in agricultural communications, The Ohio State University – Third place, $500 scholarship: …

Advocate, Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Education, scholarship, Social Media

2016 Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School

Jamie Johansen

The 2016 Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School, “What’s your score?” will bring dairy producers and Packers fans together to focus on metrics. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss financial success, technology, fertility and techniques for ensuring cows have a good start. The event is set for December 15, 2016 from 8:10am to 4pm at Lambeau Field Atrium, Green Bay, Wisconsin. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Cattle, Dairy, Education

Engaging Millennials in Leadership Training

Lizzy Schultz

The national beef checkoff hosted an interactive leadership training with millennial students in Pennsylvania last week as part of the Millennial 2 Millennial (M2M) Advocate Program, which connects young adults in the northeastern U.S. with a passion for advocating for the beef community. The day-long training session offered four students from Pennsylvania State University and two students from Delaware Valley …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Education, University

2017 On The Farm STEM Events Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The beef checkoff has announced three On the Farm STEM professional development events for 2017. The events are designed for those who train or coach STEM teachers. “If you work as a STEM coordinator, coach at a school district or university or work in a leadership role, this may be a great fit for you,” said Julie Tesch, executive director …

AFBF, Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Company Announcement, Education