Gelbvieh Juniors Elect Board of Directors

Jamie Johansen

Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected four candidates to serve two-year terms on the AGJA Board of Directors. The election took place during the AGJA annual meeting at the 2016 AGJA Dirt Road Classic in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The AGJA Board of Directors consists of nine AGJA members and one ex-officio member. Directors serve two-year terms and must be …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Gelbvieh, Youth

USEF Extends Saddleseat Young Rider Deadline

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) has extended the application deadline for the 2017 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team to September 1, 2016.. The 2017 team will compete at the U.S. Test Event to be held April 3-6, 2017 in Perry, Georgia. The extension comes after confirmation that there will not be a 2017 Test Event in South Africa. The …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Events, USEF, Youth

New Junior Hereford Board Members, Officers Elected

Lizzy Schultz

Four new junior Hereford members were elected to the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board of directors at the 2016 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) July 9-15 in Madison, Wis. Brooke Hinojosa, Carr, Colo.; Austin Matheny, Mays Lick, Ky.; Bailey Jones, Darlington, Wis.; and Nathan Hopkins, Winchester, Tenn., were elected as new NJHA directors during the awards ceremony on …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Hereford, University, Youth

AQHYA Officers and Directors Named for 2016-17

Lizzy Schultz

American Quarter Horse Youth Association regional directors, along with five national officers for the 2016-17 term, were elected earlier this month at the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo. AQHYA national officers and regional directors assist in the planning of events, participation in community service projects and spreading the word about American Quarter Horses, youth activities and AQHYA. …

Ag Group, AQHA, Company Announcement, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

Angus Juniors Stampede Grand Island, Nebraska

Jamie Johansen

Angus youth and their families travel hundreds, and even thousands, of miles to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) each year to showcase progress within the Angus breed. The 2016 NJAS takes place July 3-9 at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Neb. The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is the largest association of its kind, and provides its …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Education, Youth

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

Vet Students Offer Workshops for Navajo Teens

Lizzy Schultz

This week, veterinary students at Colorado State University (CSU) began essential animal-care instruction for high-schoolers in the Navajo Nation, and worked to equip area teenagers with basic veterinary skills while encouraging the teens to pursue college education. The newly launched project, starting in August, will provide weeklong surgical clinics for pets, horses and livestock in the Monument Valley region of …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Health, Veterinary, Youth

Dairy Groups Applaud School Milk Support

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy leaders are applauding the House Education and Workforce Committee for their decision to include key dairy provisions in the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, an amendment approved today by the committee. The bipartisan amendment by Congressmen G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) is specifically targeted at addressing declining school milk consumption, and the document was …

Ag Group, consumer, Dairy, Food, idfa, Milk, National Milk, Policy, Youth

Partners Increase Physical Activity of Youth

Jamie Johansen

The NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 have expanded the Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL FLAG Essentials program. The increase physical activity of youth, with the distribution of NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to 4,000 schools nationwide will reach 1.5 million new students and double the number of resources provided in the first two years of …

Ag Group, Dairy, Food, fuel up to play 60, Health, Youth

Saddle & Bridle Launches "Bring a Friend" Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

Saddle & Bridle Magazine (S&B) has launched a promotional campaign with the intent of introducing newcomers to the world of American Saddlebreds. The S&B Bring A Friend program will reward current Saddlebred owners, trainers, and exhibitors for bringing non-Saddlebred exhibitors to Saddlebred horse shows. The program is based on three principles: Saddlebred horses can do their own promotion if people …

Ag Group, contest, Equestrian, Equine, Youth