Free BQA Certification for Beef and Dairy Producers

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For the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll from September 1-October 31. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will pick up the $25-$50 certification fee for beef or dairy producers who are interested in becoming certified or recertified during this period. …

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UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm returns Oct. 25, 2014

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University of Florida supporters have something new to look forward to this fall – the return of Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a popular open house held at the UF dairy farm in Hague and presented by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences with support from Florida Dairy Farmers and UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In past years, …

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$9 Million Gift to Support University of Arizona’s Vet Programs

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A foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation will support the state’s first public veterinary medical and surgical program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Arizona. The program is targeting a 2015 fall semester launch. The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been actively developing the program to address …

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Join ZimmComm Team This Fall

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ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for a fall 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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WD Farr Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to two young agricultural professionals who were awarded the WD Farr Scholarship during the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Ariel Overstreet-Adkins from Big Timber, Montana and Josh Ison from Batavia, Ohio were honored at the first session by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Farr family. They each received a $12,000 graduate scholarship. Ariel will use it to finish …

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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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