Become a Farm Technologist

Jamie Johansen

The future of farming was the center of discussion at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference and their is no future of farming if younger generations aren’t interested in it. Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Alltech, Dr. Karl Dawson, has taken on the challenge of making education exciting throughout animal agriculture, which he believes will be the driving force …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Technology

Transforming Veterinary Medicine for the Future

Lizzy Schultz

Several of the lecture sessions during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference centered around opportunities and innovations pertaining to animal health and nutrition, and many offered unique perspectives on ways to overcome the many challenges facing those fields. One of the most unique, comprehensive perspectives offered to attendees was that of Dr. Stephen Collett, DVM, a clinical professor at the University …

Ag Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, FDA, Nutrition, Policy, Technology, University, Veterinary

Ralco Launches Redesigned Website

Lizzy Schultz

Ralco has launched a new, redesigned version of its website that now offers users extensive information about Ralco’s people, purpose, science, and technologies. The new site provides a clear vision of how the company works today, as well as showcasing Ralco’s vision for carrying out its mission to provide a safe and abundant global food supply into the future. The …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Internet, Technology

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

NFI Launches New Website

Lizzy Schultz

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has announced the launch of www.AboutSeafood.com, a newly redesigned website with major updates to its functionality and direction. AboutSeafood.com will not host any recipes, and will instead be used as a home for advocacy and industry information. The site offers a dynamic platform that will bring the newest content to visitors, and live streaming social …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Fish, Food, Technology

AGI President Discusses Genomics Technology

Lizzy Schultz

While visiting the headquarters of the American Angus Association in St. Joseph, Missouri, AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was able to sit down for an interview with Dr. Dan Moser, president of Angus Genetics Incorporated (AGI), the largest provider of genetics worldwide AGI develops and promotes technology for use by the beef industry, including DNA technology, and has developed genomic-enhanced EPDs for …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, Beef, Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, Technology

Sorghum Awards Enginuity Grant for Livestock Feed Tech

Jamie Johansen

Enginuity Worldwide, a Missouri-based biotechnology company, announced today United Sorghum Checkoff has awarded the company a $100,000 grant to expand its livestock feed technology research program. The grant will help Enginuity produce better sources of animal feed using patented rotary compression technology. “The United Sorghum Checkoff Program has provided us with a tremendous opportunity to research and develop affordable, nutritious …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Feed, Technology

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 …

Ag Group, Research, Science, Technology, University, usda

Standing Equine MRI Wins IOP Award

Lizzy Schultz

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has been named as a winner of The Institute of Physics Innovation Award 2015 for their development of the EQ2, the world’s first and only magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system for the standing horse in 2002. The Institute of Physics (IOP) Innovation Award is an accolade that recognize companies that achieve significant commercial success built on physics. …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Equine, Technology, Veterinary

Alltech & Rothamsted Form Research Partnership

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech Crop Science is partnering with Rothamsted Research, one of the oldest agricultural research institutes in the world, for a strategic alliance in the field of agricultural research. Rothamsted has provided cutting-edge science and innovation for more than 170 years. This alliance is part of Alltech’s commitment to advancing its research in microbiology, bio-chemistry and nutrigenomics, and to bridge the …

Ag Group, Alltech, International, Research, sustainability, Technology, University