World Dairy Expo Optimism

Chuck Zimmerman

The flags are flying over the 2012 World Dairy Expo. Show General Manger, Mark Clarke, is very happy about this show. There’s been great weather for setting up and new exhibitors have been able to participate thanks to the New Holland Trade Center. Mark says there are two main components to Expo, the cattle shows and commercial exhibits, and they …

Audio, Events, World Dairy Expo

Alltech's Global 500 Is Right Around The Corner

Jamie Johansen

Ruminating on the future of beef and dairy farming will be the topic of discussion at Alltech’s 5th Annual Global 500. The event will feature industry experts who will address the changing future of the dairy and beef industries. Last year’s event was a success with 700 attendees and they are expecting over 1000 this December 4-6 in Lexington, Ky. …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Beef, Education, Events

Michele Payn-Knoper Speaking at Women in Ag

Melissa Sandfort

With unmatched passion and commitment to helping people understand the path from farm gate to the consumer plate, keynote speaker Michele Payn-Knoper will inspire the audience to build connected communities in the industry at the debut of the Women in Agribusiness Summit in New Orleans, Sept. 16-17. Under the direction of Frances Pratt, co-chairwoman and event director from conference host …

Agribusiness, Events

I-29 Dairy Conference Coming Soon

Cindy Zimmerman

The Seventh Annual I-29 Dairy Conference coming up Feb. 8 and 9 in Sioux Falls will Focus on Global Dairy Issues under the theme, “Now and in the Future.” The event is coordinated by dairy extension specialists from South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and the University of Nebraska. Additional partners coordinating …

Events, Industry News

Alfalfa Evaluation Tool to Debut at Upcoming Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association (NAMA) will launch an online alfalfa evaluation tool at the upcoming Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference, to be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Nebraska, February 7 and 8. “The evaluation tool allows users to calculate a sound value of their alfalfa based on a nutrient comparable basis or a market comparable basis,” …

Alfalfa, Events

All-American Judges Announced

News Editor

The 2011 All-American Dairy Show will welcome 10 judges to place classes in 14 youth and open shows Sept. 17-22 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Lee Barber of DeWitt, Iowa, will judge the All-American Brown Swiss show on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 20-21. Ted DeMent of Kenney, Ill., will place the All-American Milking Shorthorn …


Heritage Days to Feature King Farm Dairy MOOseum

Cindy Zimmerman

The King Farm Dairy MOOseum in Montgomery County, Maryland will be a featured part of the county’s Heritage Montgomery celebration next month. The historic dairy barn showcases the history of local dairy farming when more than 300 dairy farms operated in the county to serve Washington DC. The MOOseum, which opened last fall, is located in the South Germantown Recreational …


DFA Annual Meeting Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

The Dairy Farmers of America annual meeting is underway in Kansas City, Mo. The theme of the meeting is “From Challenge to Change” which “recognizes the industry’s hardships of 2009, its slow recovery in 2010 and highlights our focus and determination to embrace the need for change in our industry.” Among the highlights of the meeting today are the Chairman’s …

Dairy Group, DFA, Events

Temple Grandin to Keynote I-29 Dairy Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Temple Grandin will give the keynote address at the I-29 Dairy Conference in Sioux Falls, SD this week. Grandin is a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and was the topic of an Emmy-award winning HBO movie. She will speak at the conference on …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Events