World Pork Expo Seminars Announced

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World Pork Expo attendees will have access to leading pork experts and the latest ideas and information at a variety of seminars scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9. “The Expo seminars provide a tremendous opportunity for pork producers running all types and sizes of operations to collect new ideas to take back home,” says John Webber, NPPC …

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#AAA16 Panelists Talk Bridging Communication Gap

Lizzy Schultz

The recent Animal Agriculture Alliance 2016 Stakeholders Summit, held last week in Arlington, VA, worked to explore new ways to bridge the communication gap about animal agriculture. One of the event’s speakers was Yvette D’Entremont, blogger and science advocate also known as the “Sci Babe.” D’Entremont encouraged attendees to bridge the gap by reminding consumers that farmers are also consumers, …

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Warnick Named Dean of Cornell Vet School

Lizzy Schultz

Cornell University has announced that Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, interim dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “Lorin is the ideal choice to lead the College of Veterinary Medicine as dean,” said Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff, in announcing the appointment. “He is a proven leader who has …

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Pork Checkoff Awards 22 Pork Industry Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 22 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. Recipients were selected based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and future plans for a career in pork production. “The 2016 scholarship winners will positively impact the swine industry …

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K-State to Host 2016 Beef Improvement Federation

Jamie Johansen

Registration is now open for the 2016 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. Themed “Progress on the Prairie,” this year’s event will be June 14-17 in Manhattan, Kansas, and headquartered at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center. Save $100 by registering by May 15. This year’s BIF symposium features two and a half days of educational …

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Texas A&M Wins 69th USPOULTRY Poultry Judging Contest

Jamie Johansen

Texas A&M University wins the High Team Overall category at the 69th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. LSU placed a close second. Additionally, Trent Dugas, senior at LSU, was announced high individual overall winner, and Bailey Miller, senior at Texas A&M University, finished second overall. Eleven universities participated in this year’s competition …

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Gelbvieh & Limousin Jr.’s to Hold 2nd POWER Conference

Jamie Johansen

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) and the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) are teaming up for the second biannual POWER Conference. The 2016 event, Forging Friendships in the Flint Hills, will be held August 4-7 in Manhattan, Kansas. POWER Conference (Peers Organizing Winning Effective Results) is a leadership conference for junior members of both associations, ages 14-21 as …

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New James Beard Scholars Program in Ag & Food Science

Jamie Johansen

In recognition of the increased interest in all types of careers now available in the culinary arts, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced that it is adding a new program to its existing JBF Scholarship Program. The new JBF National Scholars Program will award scholarships to 10 candidates from across the U.S. who aspire to leadership roles in food science, …

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Pingree Farms Celebrates Birth of Quad Lambs in Detroit

Jamie Johansen

A, now famous, Columbia ewe from Pingree Farms gave birth to quadruplets. The lambs arrived March 6th throughout a three hour period starting. Only one in five-hundred births of this breed are quadruplets, and only one in one-thousand births do all four survive. New farm manager Holly Glomski explains, “This is a very rare experience in agriculture for this particular …

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Colorado State Animal Sciences Grows Dairy Edu & Research

Jamie Johansen

The Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University is adding a new member to its faculty ranks in the dairy education and research area. Dr. Pablo Pinedo, who holds both a DVM and Ph.D., joined the department and focuses on improving the health and well-being of dairy cattle. “There is no question that the health and welfare of animals …

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