World Dairy Expo Unveils 50th Anniversary Painting

Lizzy Schultz

A commemorative painting was unveiled last week during the World Dairy Expo Summer Board Meeting and Friends of Expo Volunteer Picnic, hosted by Vita Plus Corporation. The painting, completed by artist Larry Schultz, served as the official kick-off for World Dairy Expo’s 50th Anniversary. Expo officials first approached Schultz four years ago about creating a painting for Expo’s 50th Anniversary. …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business, Events, World Dairy Expo

Hereford Junior Expo Heads to Wisconsin

Lizzy Schultz

Hereford youth, along with their families, will travel from across the country next month to compete at the Vitaferm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) will take place July 9 -15 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The 2016 event numbers total more than 2,100 entries, with 1,800 head of cattle and close to 900 exhibitors. “We are excited …

award, Beef, Events, Exhibitor, Hereford, Youth

USMEF Board Meeting Stresses Value of Exports

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase kicked off last Wednesday in St. Louis, Missouri. Richard Fordyce, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, welcomed attendees to the event with a discussion of the important role exports have played in making agriculture Missouri’s largest industry. Fordyce also outlined several initiatives that have recently been …

Ag Group, Events, Export, Export, Imports, International, Markets, Trade, USMEF

AMSA Members To Be Recognized at Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will be presented multiple awards and recognitions to deserving members of the industry next month at the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in San Angelo, TX. Dr. Lawrence Yates will be the recipient of the 2016 American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Special Recognition Award for his service to the …

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Attend PORK Academy Seminars at #WPX16

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will again be part of the World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions are designed to educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production. PORK Academy seminars will …

Ag Group, Events, NPPC, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine, World Pork Expo

Beef Production: Your ONE Opportunity

Lizzy Schultz

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will kick off on May 22 and runs through May 25, with an all-star line-up ready to take on the issues regarding the future of agriculture. The Alltech event promises to inspire attendees, and to promote innovation through its lineup of incredible speakers and lecture series. Attendees will experience three days of inspiration and engagement, …

Ag Group, Alltech, Beef, Events

Congress Members to Speak at AHC Forum

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council (AHC) has announced that several Members of Congress will speak at the AHC National Issues Forum during the AHC annual convention on June 14, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, in Washington, DC. The decision falls in line with this year’s theme of “Putting More Horsepower in Congress.” Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture …

AAEP, Ag Group, American Horse Council, Equestrian, Equine, Events, USEF

#AAA16 Panelists Talk Bridging Communication Gap

Lizzy Schultz

The recent Animal Agriculture Alliance 2016 Stakeholders Summit, held last week in Arlington, VA, worked to explore new ways to bridge the communication gap about animal agriculture. One of the event’s speakers was Yvette D’Entremont, blogger and science advocate also known as the “Sci Babe.” D’Entremont encouraged attendees to bridge the gap by reminding consumers that farmers are also consumers, …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Communications, consumer, Education, Events

IPPE Recognized As TSNN Top 50 Trade Show

Lizzy Schultz

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has announced that it has received recognition by Trade Show News Network (TSNN) after completing another record-breaking year. IPPE has ranked 36th on the 2015 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List in terms of net square footage, making IPPE eligible to be one of TSNN’s Top 50 fastest growing shows. IPPE is sponsored …

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Re-Imagining Dairy at DFA Annual Meeting

Lizzy Schultz

More than 1,500 Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) members and guests gathered this week in Kansas City for the Cooperative’s 18th Annual Meeting. Dairy Re-imagined was this year’s theme, and attendees were encouraged to join the Cooperative in challenging the status quo and turn their focus to the limitless possibilities available to the industry in all areas, from the farmer’s …

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