The Alltech Idea Man Highlights #ONE17

Jamie Johansen

I never turn down an opportunity to talk with Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show provided my most recent conversation with the idea man and naturally, we talked ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) which is set for May 21-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will “inspire farmers, ranchers, producers, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Education, Events, NCBA, Video

Off to IPPE Thanks to Novus Inc.

Jamie Johansen

This week is going to be a busy one for the ZimmComm Team. Chuck is off to Atlanta for the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo sponsored by Novus International again this year. The Expo features more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors from Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2017. Hailed as the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat …

Agribusiness, Events, IPPE, Meat, Meat Science, Novus International, Poultry

Pork Forum – Power of Pork: Moving Mountains

Jamie Johansen

The 15 producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board from across the U.S. and Pork Checkoff staff leadership will gather in Atlanta, March 1-3, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum. Each year the delegates confer, vote on resolutions and advisements and provide valuable direction on the important issues facing pork producers and the industry. The theme …

Ag Group, Events, Policy, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School Brings Producers Together

Lizzy Schultz

The Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School was held last week at Lambeau Field, home field of the Green Bay Packers, where the event brought more than 250 farmers, nutritionists and industry professionals together to discuss dairy metrics and determine “What’s Your Score.” First, three dairy producers from around the United States shared their personal experiences during the pre-conference breakfast. Breakfast speakers …

Alltech, Dairy, Dairy Business, Events

News from World Dairy Expo

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo celebrated its many volunteers with the annual Friends of Expo Party. Highlighting the evening was the announcement of the 2016 Friend of Expo Honorees, Jim Dickrell, Chuck Miller, Marjorie Stieve, Mary Latchford and Rita Paulson. Currently working on his 20th Official Program for World Dairy Expo, Jim Dickrell’s words have been read by Expo attendees for nearly …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events, World Dairy Expo

George H Morris Training Session Dates Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced that the 11th annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session will held at The Stadium at Equestrian Village in Wellington, Fla., January 3-7, 2017. The session is designed to identify and develop the next generation of top U.S. Equestrian Team talent through instruction in a variety of aspects of horsemanship. Past participants …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Events, USEF, Youth

Dairy Strong 2017 Registration is Open

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Strong’s 2017 conference, “The Journey Forward” is set for January 18-19 in Madison, WI and registration is now open. Connect with more than 250 farmers representing 135,000 cows along with 400 fellow industry professionals and experts. Dairy Strong understands farmers are leaders, decision makers, owners and managers. They want to help them take the next steps in progressive business …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Strong, Events

Showcasing U.S. Red Meat at SIAL Paris

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president for marketing, discusses his recent experience showcasing U.S. beef and pork with USMEF and several of its member companies at SIAL Paris. The global food show is held every two years, and this year’s event attracted approximately 7,000 exhibitors and over 100,000 …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Events, Export, Export, International, Pork, USMEF

Mark Calendar for the Annual Meat Conference

Jamie Johansen

The Annual Meat Conference offered will offer a complete education and networking experience with nearly five hours of exhibits showcasing the latest in new meat and poultry products and the products and services retailers need to increase their bottom line. Join meat leaders February 19-21 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas to satisfy your appetite for learning and professional …

Ag Group, Events, Meat, Meat Science

New Animal Rights Conference Details Released

Lizzy Schultz

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has released a report that further details the group’s observations from the Animal Rights National Conference, hosted July 7-10 in Los Angeles, Ca. by the Farm Animal Rights Movement. “We are alarmed by the statements animal rights movement leaders made at this conference encouraging activists to be increasingly aggressive in seeking liberation for farm animals,” said …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Events