Six Awarded Center Scholarships

News Editor

Congratulations to the six recipients of the Student Leader Scholarships, awarded by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania Board of Directors. The scholarships provide recognition, encouragement and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in academic programs that support the dairy industry. Funds for the scholarships are made possible through contributions to the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation’s scholarship …


ZimmComm Expands Content

Melissa Sandfort

ZimmComm New Media, LLC has expanded its website to serve as a new agricultural media content service for reporters, companies, organizations and individuals seeking high quality photos and audio from industry events and concerning current issues. “We generate so much content on our agricultural and renewable energy websites that we decided to create one place for all of it …

Agribusiness, Audio, Events, Media, ZimmComm

Senate's Farm Bill Passes With Dairy Amendments

John Davis

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill today by a bipartisan margin of 64-35. Passage gained praise from the Dairy Farmers of America: “The U.S. Senate sent an important message to the nation’s agriculture industry today by passing S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (Farm Bill). The Farm Bill contains dairy provisions …

Audio, Dairy Checkoff, DFA, farm bill, Government

New York Tops 4-H Judging Contest

News Editor

Congratulations to the New York judging team, the 2011 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest champions at World Dairy Expo! Placing second by a mere one point was the team from Pennsylvania and three points behind them was Wisconsin. Andrew Kern of Minnesota was the high individual overall and Katelyn Horning of Michigan placed first in oral reasons. Top 10 …

World Dairy Expo

Cornell Tops Judging Contest

News Editor

Congratulations to Cornell University for winning the National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, at the 2011 World Dairy Expo. Cornell edged out Virginia Tech in an unprecedented tie for first. The tie was broken by reasons scores. Carissa Levash of UW-Madison claimed the individual overall title. Michigan State won the team reasons competition and Caitlin Durow from University of Minnesota …

World Dairy Expo

Holstein Youth Win at Bowl & Jeopardy

News Editor

Congratulations to all of the youth that participated in the National Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy contests during the National Junior Holstein Convention. Dairy Jeopardy Dairy Jeopardy had over 75 contestants in three age divisions; Junior, ages 9-13, Intermediate, ages 14-17, and Senior, ages 18-21. The lively and engaging competition is based on the popular television game show, but focuses …

Competition, Education, Holstein Association

9 Girls Chosen as the Power of 9

News Editor

Congratulations to the nine teenage girls who have been chosen by America to don a Milk Mustache and appear together in a national “got milk?®” ad. It will be the first time in Milk Mustache history that “real” teens will star in the iconic campaign. Check out their winning video entries here! In February, actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough …

Dairy Checkoff, MilkPEP

Give Thanks for Food

Cindy Zimmerman

The AgChat Foundation has come up with a unique idea for you to use during this upcoming week of Thanksgiving. It’s called #foodthanks. It’s a way to show your thanks for the food we enjoy every day and the people who produce it. So what you’re encouraged to do is go to the webpage where you’ll find images for your …

General, Social Media

Benefits of Crop Specific Inoculants

Cindy Zimmerman

On this edition of Forage Forum, Kyle Whitaker, Pioneer Hi-Bred marketing manager for forage additives, highlights the Pioneer fiber technology platform. Whitaker discusses the benefits of using a crop-specific inoculant during an interview with Chuck Zimmerman at the recent Farm Progress Show. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here. Subscribe to Forage …

Audio, Forage, Forage Forum, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Podcast

Milking Parlor: World Dairy Expo Preview

John Davis

World Dairy Expo is just around the corner, taking place at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Sept 28th – Oct. 2nd. Lisa Behnke is the marketing Manager for the expo, celebrating its 44th anniversary this year. She promises the event will be bigger and better than ever. “We have a tremendous dairy trade show, the world’s largest. We …

Alpharma, Charleston-Orwig, Milking Parlor, Novus International, Podcast, The Milking Parlor, World Dairy Expo