Bayer and 4-H Launch Science Matters Collaboration

cindy zimmerman

Opening day of the Farm Progress Show, Bayer and the National 4-H Council announced a new partnership for future innovators in science and technology to help feed a growing population. The nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, is designed to address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in young …

4-H, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Education, Farm Progress Show, Youth

PORK Academy Seminars Return to World Pork Expo

Lizzy Schultz

The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will once again be held during this year’s World Pork Expo. Seminars will run Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, to help educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production. “The PORK Academy sessions offer more …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff, World Pork Expo

Elanco Awards Poultry Memorial Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

Elanco Animal Health in collaboration with the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Foundation, awarded two scholarships to students pursuing degrees in poultry science and veterinary medicine through the Elanco Memorial Scholarships which honors the memory of past Elanco poultry veterinarians and scientists by supporting learning opportunities for future generations. “We are proud to honor the memories of Dr. Samantha …

Agribusiness, Education, Elanco, Poultry, scholarship, Veterinary

SUDIA Hosts Osteoporosis Awareness Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) is encouraging bone-building habits during May’s National Osteoporosis Awareness Month through their “Bone-gevity: Bones Built to Last” campaign. SUDIA is partnering with sports nutritionists, chefs and dietitians to offer free resources, recipes and social media giveaways all month long. National Osteoporosis Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to osteoporosis prevention, diagnostic testing …

Dairy, Education, Food, Health

Dr. Grandin to Speak at Sterling College Butchery Course

Jamie Johansen

The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering the course “Ethical Slaughter and Butchery” for those looking to explore how to safely, ethically, and humanely bring livestock from the field to the table. This five-day course, held June 19-23, 2017, will combine dialogue, presentations, and debate with observational slaughter and hands-on butchery of several species of …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Education, Livestock

Protein Snacks Could Lead to Improved Behavior

Jamie Johansen

Could protein-based snacks such as hard-boiled eggs lead to improved classroom behavior? According to the American Egg Board, that could be the case. Jennifer Best, Extension Educator at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, worked closely with school staff to test that theory on a small scale. Together they developed and launched a pilot project during the 2015-2016 school year …

AEB, Ag Group, Education, Eggs, Food, Protein, Research

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