AMSA Honors Osborn At RMC

Lizzy Schultz

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that the recipient of the 2016 Meat Processing Award will be Dr. Wesley Osburn, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Osburn will be honored at a special awards banquet at the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Osburn has …

Ag Group, award, Meat, Research, Science, University

Genus and Caribou Announce Collaboration

Lizzy Schultz

This week, Genus plc and Caribou Biosciences, Inc. announced a multi-year strategic collaboration. As part of the collaboration, Genus will receive a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou’s leading CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology platform in certain livestock species. The partnership marks the largest technology-driven alliance that Genus has made to date, and positions Caribou at the forefront of an emerging market …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Biotech, Company Announcement, Genetics, Genomics, Research, Science, Technology

FGI And Monsanto Announce Research Agreements

Lizzy Schultz

Forage Genetics International (FGI) and Monsanto announced this week that FGI has acquired all of the commercial rights from the parties’ existing alfalfa research collaboration. The groups also announced that Monsanto has licensed to FGI certain intellectual property relating to its alfalfa traits and technology. The deal will support the ongoing discovery and commercial delivery of innovative alfalfa seed products …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, Monsanto, Research, Science

USDA Invests $5.2 Million In Nanotechnology

Lizzy Schultz

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment in nanotechnology research totaling more than $5.2 million in the form of university research grants. The awards were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the nation’s premier competitive, peer-reviewed grants program for fundamental and applied agricultural sciences, and will affect 11 agricultural research universities looking into ways nanotechnology can …

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“SciBabe” to Speak at 2016 Stakeholders Summit

Jamie Johansen

I have been an avid follower of this smart, outspoken lady for quite some time and can’t wait to see her take the stage at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2016 Stakeholders Summit. The author, blogger and science communicator Yvette d’Entremont, better known online as “SciBabe,” will speak at the event, themed “Securing Animal Agriculture’s Future: Action, Please!”, May 5-6 in …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Events, Food, Science

Beef STEM Event to Engage Science Coordinators

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced an “On the Farm STEM Experience” for science curriculum coordinators, funded by the Beef Checkoff. Selected participants will receive a $2,000 stipend to attend the event held March 28-30, 2016, immediately prior to the National Science Teachers Association annual convention in Nashville. Science curriculum coordinators are leaders at the district level …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Education, Farm Bureau, Science