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

IEA Announces New Youth Board Leaders

Lizzy Schultz

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has announced the creation of the IEA Youth Board. Created by the IEA’s Education Committee, the board consists of one student representative from each of the eight IEA zones. The eight newly elected board members were required to undergo an extensive application and election process. Sue Wentzel, IEA Education Committee Chair stated, “This gives adult …

Ag Group, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

NFL and Dairy Industry Partner for Healthier Kids

Lizzy Schultz

Amid pre-Super Bowl 50 celebrations, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and Paul Rovey, dairy farmer and leader of the National Dairy Council (NDC), announced that the dairy-farmer funded Fuel Up to Play 60 program, along with support from the National Football League (NFL) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), will be providing $35 million …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., fuel up to play 60, Health, Youth

Alltech Continues Supporting Ag Journalism

Lizzy Schultz

The IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award has been able to reach young journalists across the globe, and this international impact will be extended in 2016, thanks to changes in the federation’s constitution and renewed support from key sponsor Alltech. The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) accepted eight new guilds for membership at its annual congress in New …

Ag Group, Alltech, award, Communications, International, Youth

Pegasus Awards Honor Saddlebred Exhibitors

Lizzy Schultz

Two members of the American Saddlebred community were recognized this month for their unprecedented equestrian achievements among all breeds and divisions at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pegasus Awards Dinner. Elisabeth Goth, from Lebanon, Kentucky, was awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy as the 2015 USEF Equestrian of the Year, and Cameron Kay, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, received the …

award, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF, Youth

AQHA Offering Youth Colt Breaking Program

Lizzy Schultz

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has joined forces with the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) through the selection of twenty-seven talented young horsemen and women for participation in the 2015-16 AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program. The AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program intends to engage the youth in raising yearlings, completing projects and furthering themselves …

Ag Group, AQHA, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

Zoetis Continues Support for FFA and Vet Students

Lizzy Schultz

Selected FFA chapters and veterinary students across the country will receive $1.5 million in scholarships and donations this season as part of the eight annual Zoetis Industry Support Program, part of the company’s commitment towards investing in the future of the industry. “The Zoetis Industry Support Program allows us a unique opportunity to work with our customers to help advance …

Ag Group, FFA, University, Veterinary, Youth, Zoetis

The Catch-Ride Of A Lifetime

Lizzy Schultz

11-year-old Alayna Applegate, of Ewing, Kentucky, rode into the history books of saddle seat equitation at this year’s American Royal UPHA National Championship Horse Show, demonstrating confidence, horsemanship, and an unbelievable story of success as she claimed the title of this year’s United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA) Junior Challenge Cup Grand Champion. Showing as a 10-year-old, Alayna was one of …

Ag Group, Audio, award, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

Good Hands, Great Hearts

Lizzy Schultz

Two exceptional young equestrians were recognized over the weekend with the top honors in the prestigious Good Hands Equitation Finals, the first leg of the elusive saddle seat equitation triple crown. Cameron Kay, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, took home the championship title with her horse, CH-Eq Reedann’s Heir To Glory, and Courtney McGinnis, of Montecito, California, rode CH-Eq Imagine My …

Audio, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

Keeneland To Host Annual Make-A-Wish Day

Lizzy Schultz

Keeneland Race Course will once again host its annual Make-A-Wish Day on Oct. 8, in partnership with local Thoroughbred farms and equine facilities. The annual event serves as a fundraiser that will enable the racetrack to grant the power of a wish come true to nine Kentucky children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. Proceeds from the sale of “Wishing …

Company Announcement, Equine, Horse Racing, Keeneland, Veterinary, Youth