DBA Names New Industry Relations Director

Lizzy Schultz

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hired Maria Woldt, a communications consultant with deep roots in agriculture, for the organization’s new Director of Industry Relations. Woldt will oversee initiatives that work to enhance DBA’s engagement with corporate partners, agriculture groups and community organizations. “Collaboration is so important to what we do and what we will need to do going forward …

Ag Group, consumer, Dairy, Dairy Business, University

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

Mystery Behind Poultry Vaccine Revealed

Lizzy Schultz

A recently completed research project funded by The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation has revealed the mystery behind an important poultry vaccine. The research project, part of USPOULTRY’s comprehensive research program, was completed by Dr. Brian Jordan and Dr. Mark Jackwood in the Department of Population Health & Poultry Science at the University of Georgia …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Poultry, Research, University, US Poultry, Vaccine, Veterinary

Illinois to Host Stallion Reproduction Symposium

Lizzy Schultz

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine has been chosen to host the seventh International Symposium on Stallion Reproduction from Aug. 27 to 29. The symposium is held every four years, drawing an expected 200 experts in equine reproduction from four continents and more than 60 countries in an effort to advance the field of andrology, the study of …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Equine, International, Reproduction, University

Purdue Study Reveals ManureMagic Success

Lizzy Schultz

DryLet, LLC recently announced the results of a Purdue University study that highlight the ability of ManureMagic to reduce deadly hydrogen sulfide gas and noxious odors generated in pig farming operations. The 42-Day study was conducted by Dr. Albert Heber in Purdue’s Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering. The research tested the efficacy of ManureMagic in reducing hydrogen sulfide, as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Biosecurity, Biotech, Research, Swine, University, Video

UW Hosts High School Food Security Event

Lizzy Schultz

The latest PodCALS podcast from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) highlights the school’s recent efforts to seek out high school students with an interest in science, agriculture, and global food security for an opportunity to explore the big time science and discovery opportunities that exist at UW CALS through the World Food Prize-Wisconsin Youth …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, International, University, Youth

UW-Extension Hosting Cattle Feeders Workshops

Lizzy Schultz

The University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension will be hosting seven Cattle Feeders workshops at locations throughout Wisconsin from February 22 through February 25, 2016. The forums will discuss the new Veterinary Feed Directive requirements, a market outlook, results of recent feeding trials, and overhead cost survey highlights. Adam Hady, UW-Extension Richland County agriculture agent, will present a discussion on the upcoming …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cattle, economics, Events, Markets, Research, University

NCBA and PLC Internships Available

Lizzy Schultz

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) government affairs office in Washington, D.C., are accepting applications for two summer 2016 internships. Both the public policy internship and summer law clerk positions are wonderful opportunities for students with an interest in the beef industry and public policy. The NCBA and PLC work closely on many policy …

Ag Group, Beef, Intern, NCBA, PLC, Policy, University

National Dairy Board Scholarships Available

Lizzy Schultz

Applications are being accepted for several college scholarships awarded by America’s dairy farmers and dairy importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), which helps fund Dairy Management Inc., the management branch of the national dairy checkoff program. Eleven scholarships will be awarded, each worth $2,500, as well as a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship awarded …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Board, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., University

USPOULTRY Foundation Focused on the Future

Lizzy Schultz

The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has committed to paving the path towards ensuring future success for the poultry industry, and the work done through the USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford Foundation is continually making an significant impact on the industry. John Starkey, USPOULTRY President, sat down for an interview during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, IPPE, Research, University, US Poultry