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

Young Dairy Leaders Institute Accepting Apps

Jamie Johansen

Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) is seeking young adults, ages 22-45, to apply for the 10th YDLI class. A program of the Holstein Foundation with over 500 alumni, YDLI is a innovative leadership and communication skills development program. Applications are due August 1, 2016. Dairy producers working with all breeds of dairy cattle, and allied dairy industry members, are encouraged …

Ag Group, Dairy, Education, Holstein Association

Angus Juniors Stampede Grand Island, Nebraska

Jamie Johansen

Angus youth and their families travel hundreds, and even thousands, of miles to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) each year to showcase progress within the Angus breed. The 2016 NJAS takes place July 3-9 at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Neb. The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is the largest association of its kind, and provides its …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Education, Youth

Commodity Carnival Travels to 150 State & County Fairs

Jamie Johansen

CME Group and National 4-H Council are partnering for a fourth consecutive year to bring Commodity Carnival to 150 state and county fairs during 2016. The exhibit teaches fair-goingers the fundamentals of risk management in agriculture, by way of bringing a hog to market. The game will also continue to be accessible beyond the fairgrounds this year via the mobile …

Agribusiness, economics, Education, Fairs, Markets

Research Will Help Farmers Discuss Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently completed an extensive research project that dug into consumer perceptions about sustainability, and the findings may help producers continue to break through communication barriers and effectively get their story out to the increasingly disconnected consuming public. Paul Spooner, Manager of Affiliate and Ag Communications for USFRA, sat down with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen …

Ag Group, Audio, Communication, Communications, consumer, Education, sustainability, USFRA, World Pork Expo