Hereford Generates $2 Million for Youth Leadership & Edu

Jamie Johansen

The Harvest II fundraising event benefitting the Hereford Youth Foundation of America generated $2 million for leadership events and scholarships at the Kunde Family Winery and Estate in Kenwood, Calif. The event brought together 185 Hereford enthusiasts and was hosted by Jim Mickelson, American Hereford Association Board of Directors member, and his wife, HYFA Board of Directors member Marcia Mickelson. …

CEV & AMSA Develop New Industry Certification

Jamie Johansen

Restaurant job growth will outpace the overall economy in 2016, adding more than 300,000 jobs this year according to the National Restaurant Association. To help students prepare to enter this burgeoning area of job growth, CEV Multimedia has collaborated with the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) to develop the Culinary Meat Selection and Cookery certification. The Culinary Meat Selection and …

Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health’s Real Science Initiative

Jamie Johansen

Balchem Corporation announced the second year offering of the grant-based research program, the Real Science Initiative. The program will offer funding to university and related research institutes to support new research projects in animal nutrition, performance and health. Grant pre-proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2016. Balchem’s focus on research is well known in the animal agriculture industry, with …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …