2016 College Aggies Online Scholarship Winners

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of its annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program. In the individual competition, the winners were: – First place, $2500 scholarship: Topanga McBride, junior in agricultural communications and agricultural economics, Kansas State University – Second place, $1000 scholarship: Brianna Gwirtz, junior in agricultural communications, The Ohio State University – Third place, $500 scholarship: …

Advocate, Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Education, scholarship, Social Media

National Chicken Council Launches New Social Media

Jamie Johansen

According to USDA estimates, Americans will eat 92 pounds of chicken per person this year, a record amount. With that popularity, variety and so many choices, come questions, confusion and sometimes misperceptions. The National Chicken Council (NCC) understands people want to know more than just that the food they purchase is safe for them — they want to know it …

Ag Group, Blogging, Chicken, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Social Media

Top College Aggies Online Ambassador Named

Jamie Johansen

Samantha Dailey, a senior studying animal science at the University of Florida, has taken the top prize in the 2016 College Aggies Online (CAO) Ambassador Competition. CAO Ambassadors are responsible for promoting the program on their campus and encouraging competitors to sign up in both the individual and student organization divisions. Thanks in part to the Ambassadors’ efforts, a record …

Advocate, Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Livestock, Social Media

College Aggies Online Competition Launches Sept. 19th

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program will kick off on Monday, September 19th. CAO is designed to help college students with an interest in agriculture become confident, positive and proactive communicators while competing for scholarship funds. Competitors can register for the individual or student organization divisions. “The CAO program continues to grow and thrive, and …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Education, Livestock, scholarship, Social Media

College Aggies Online Returns this Fall

Jamie Johansen

College students from across the country will have the opportunity to take action for animal agriculture this fall when the College Aggies Online Scholarship Program (CAO) returns for the eighth consecutive year. Registration is open now and sponsorship opportunities are available for this year’s competition, which kicks off on September 19. CAO, an initiative of the Animal Agriculture Alliance, is …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Education, Social Media

USFRA Calls on Producers to "Show Us Your Ag"

Kelly Marshall

National Agriculture Week is March 13-19, and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance invites farmers and ranchers to participates in “Show Us Your Ag” to highlight the great things going on across the nation. The industry providing us with everything we eat, plus fuel and fiber is generally misunderstood by those making use of our products everyday.  “Show Us Your Ag” …

Advocate, Ag Group, Social Media, USFRA

Win A Barn Full of Evolution® Low-Slip Milking Liners

Jamie Johansen

Dairy producers now have a chance to win a barn full of new Evolution Low-Slip Milking Liners, up to a $2,500 value, in a new social media promotion sponsored by Conewango. To enter, dairy producers can like and share select posts on the Evolution Liners Facbook. No purchase is necessary. Complete rules are available at EvolutionLiners. “Liner slip is a …

Cattle, Dairy, Equipment, Milking Parlor, Social Media

#Farm365 To Talk Social Media Engagement at #AAA16

Jamie Johansen

Attendees at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2016 Stakeholders Summit will hear from one Canadian dairy farmer who took to social media to tell his story and caught the attention of the public and the media – along with animal rights activists. The Summit, themed “Securing Animal Agriculture’s Future: Action, Please!”, will be held May 5-6 at the Westin Arlington Gateway …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Dairy, Social Media

Smashing Stereotypes About Women In Farming

Lizzy Schultz

While an abundance of stereotypes have painted agriculture as a male-dominated industry in the public’s eye, livestock producers know that on a farm, it is your work ethic, not your gender, that makes you a valuable farmer, and four female pig farmers have stood up the smash the “boys game” stereotypes in a new video circulating the internet. The video, …

Ag Group, Farming, NPPC, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Social Media, Swine, Video

Former Buzzfeed VP Talks Ag Marketing

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Dairy Strong conference featured a variety of exceptional keynote presentations, with many presenters coming from outside of the agriculture sector, but few would argue that any of them made as strong of an impact as Jonathan Perelman’s. Perelman is the Head the Digital Ventures at ICM Partners, the former Vice President of Motion Pictures at Buzzfeed, the former …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, Dairy Business, Dairy Strong, Internet, Marketing, Social Media