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

Pork Checkoff Announces Scholarship Recipients

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s human capital for the future. Recipients were selected based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and future plans for a career in pork production. “Developing the next generation of leaders in …

Ag Group, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Learn About Livestock Barn Banners

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s newest product, “Learn About Livestock” barn banners, was developed for use at fairs and livestock shows. The banners feature key information about major livestock species related to production, lifecycle, the environment, how farmers care for animals and safety. Banners featuring information about dairy cattle, beef cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and poultry are available …

AFBF, Ag Group, Education, Livestock