Successful Career Skills in Fisheries

Jamie Johansen

A new study from the American Fisheries Society (AFS) discovered employers most value critical thinking and communication skills when hiring entry-level fisheries professionals. “Are We Preparing the Next Generation of Fisheries Professionals to Succeed in their Careers?” appeared as a feature in a Fisheries Special Issue on Education. The AFS surveyed its membership, which includes a broadly representative sample of …

Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Education, Fish, Food

21 Land-Grant Universities Create Animal Feed Database

Jamie Johansen

The National Animal Nutrition Program has created a database of animal feed ingredients with 21 land-grant institutions and partner organizations are collaborating to provide researchers, Extension professionals, regulators, feed industries, and producers with up-to-date, research-based information on the nutrient needs of agricultural animals. The database is a vital tool to inform cost-effective production decisions, animal welfare policies and procedures, and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Feed, Nutrition

College Aggies Online Returns this Fall

Jamie Johansen

College students from across the country will have the opportunity to take action for animal agriculture this fall when the College Aggies Online Scholarship Program (CAO) returns for the eighth consecutive year. Registration is open now and sponsorship opportunities are available for this year’s competition, which kicks off on September 19. CAO, an initiative of the Animal Agriculture Alliance, is …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Education, Social Media

Ayrshire Ambassadors Coop Founded

Jamie Johansen

The Ayrshire Ambassadors Cooperative was founded in 2016 by a group of dairymen who want to be outspoken advocates of the Ayrshire breed. These individuals believe in the Ayrshire’s potential to regain relevance along with national recognition for its economic advantages; and, they share an excitement about opportunities to excel in both the commercial dairy market, and in niche markets …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Education

AFIA Honors Animal, Dairy Science Experts

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association honored three individuals in the fields of animal science and dairy science at the American Society of Animal Science-American Dairy Society Association Joint Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23. Clint Krehbiel, Ph.D., and Dean Boyd, Ph.D., received the Ruminant Animal Nutrition Award and Non-ruminant Animal Nutrition Award, respectively, from AFIA and ASAS. …

AFIA, Ag Group, award, Dairy, Education

ISU Series Prepares Industry for Vet Feed Directive

Jamie Johansen

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association will offer an educational series about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). “The program will include a general overview of the VFD, species break-outs, and discussion panels featuring veterinarians, producers, and feed industry personnel,” Clark said. “The implementation date of January 1, 2017, is approaching and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Education, Livestock, Vaccine, Veterinary

NJAA Recognizes Members at NJAS

Lizzy Schultz

The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) recently recognized several exemplary NJAA members the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Neb. Bob and Becky Tiedeman, Sarah McCall, and Joe and Susanne Bush all received honors and recognitions for their unique contributions to the NJAA. Bob and Becky Tiedeman, and Joe and Susanne Bush, were each named the newest inductees …

Ag Group, Angus, award, Beef, Education, scholarship

Missouri Beef Targets Health and Fitness Industries

Lizzy Schultz

The Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) has shifted its focused in recent years towards reaching millennial consumers and placing an additional focus on consumers dedicated to an active and healthy lifestyle. There are many misconceptions held within the fitness community that beef does not fit in a healthy and active diet. Beef checkoff funded research has disproven these claims against …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, consumer, Education, Health, Marketing, Nutrition, Promotion

NMPF To Host FARM Program at AABP Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) will host its annual Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program during the 2016 American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C. FARM will lead a day-long session on Sept. 16, with panels and speakers centered on the important and necessary role veterinarians play in responsible dairy cattle care. Panels will discuss …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, Education, Events, Health, National Milk, Veterinary