College Aggies Online Returns for 7th Year

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Fall is the time for college students to advocate for agriculture.  Now in it’s 7th consecutive year the Animal Agriculture Alliance is offering a College Aggies Online Scholarhip Program (CAO) for students with a passion for ag.  The program is designed to create confident, positive and proactive communicators for the industry.  The program moves forward each year to address new …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Education, Social Media

Alltech Presents Student Research Award

Jamie Johansen

Alltech presented the 32nd Alltech Student Research manuscript to Xi Chen (XiXi) during the 104th annual Poultry Science Association (PSA) meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, July 27-30. The daughter of two animal nutrition professors, Chen was born and raised in Sichuan, China. She came to the U.S. in 2008 and received her bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from Purdue University in …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Education, Poultry, Research

Alltech Invests in #AgMedia

Jamie Johansen

Alltech believes that the leaders of tomorrow are worth investing in today, which is why they celebrated their third year of sponsoring the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award at the 2015 Ag Media Summit. The award honors excellence, professionalism and leadership among students. Each year, following a competitive application process, the LPC Student Award Program presents four …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Audio, Education

Cargill Contributes $750,000 to Fair Oaks Farms

Jamie Johansen

Cargill was recognized at a grand opening ceremony of the Pork Education Center at Fair Oaks Farms for its $750,000 contribution that will enable Fair Oaks Farms’ non-profit arm to educate students and the general public on modern agriculture production practices that benefit the environment, use fewer natural resources, and improve sustainability for crop and animal production. The contribution will …

Agribusiness, Education, Farming

MU Breimyer Seminar on Dairy Revitalization

Jamie Johansen

The University of Missouri Extension will host Breimyer Seminar on July 13 focused on efforts to decrease the drop in dairy cow numbers, titled “Revitalizing the Missouri Dairy Industry.” This event continues farm policy seminars started by former MU professor Harold Breimyer. MU economists, dairy industry leaders and farmers will talk on the dollar impact of dairy cows in Missouri. …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Education

Telling Your Farm Story Via Social Media

Joanna Schroeder

“If we don’t tell our farmer story then someone else will,” said Erin Brennemen, Iowa pork producer during the panel discussion “Our Barn Door is Open,” that took place during the 2015 World Pork Expo (#WPX15). The #RealPigFarming panel was hosted by the National Pork Board (NPB) and moderated by outgoing vice president Brad Greenway, a South Dakota pork producer. …

Agribusiness, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine, Video, World Pork Expo

Alltech Announces Young Scientist Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

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