Dairy & Beef Issues Addressed At Upcoming Global 500

Jamie JohansenAlltech, Alltech Global 500, Audio, Beef, Events

In just two and a half weeks Lexington, Kentucky will once again open it’s doors to dairy farmers and beef producers from across the world. These agriculturalists are coming together for Alltech’s Global 500. The Alltech community offers an opportunity to find answers to your questions. What are the modern challenges of animal production? Where to invest? How to target … Read More

World Dairy Expo Optimism

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Events, World Dairy Expo

The flags are flying over the 2012 World Dairy Expo. Show General Manger, Mark Clarke, is very happy about this show. There’s been great weather for setting up and new exhibitors have been able to participate thanks to the New Holland Trade Center. Mark says there are two main components to Expo, the cattle shows and commercial exhibits, and they … Read More

Alltech's Global 500 Is Right Around The Corner

Jamie JohansenAlltech, Alltech Global 500, Beef, Education, Events

Ruminating on the future of beef and dairy farming will be the topic of discussion at Alltech’s 5th Annual Global 500. The event will feature industry experts who will address the changing future of the dairy and beef industries. Last year’s event was a success with 700 attendees and they are expecting over 1000 this December 4-6 in Lexington, Ky. … Read More

Michele Payn-Knoper Speaking at Women in Ag

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Events

With unmatched passion and commitment to helping people understand the path from farm gate to the consumer plate, keynote speaker Michele Payn-Knoper will inspire the audience to build connected communities in the industry at the debut of the Women in Agribusiness Summit in New Orleans, Sept. 16-17. Under the direction of Frances Pratt, co-chairwoman and event director from conference host … Read More

I-29 Dairy Conference Coming Soon

Cindy ZimmermanEvents, Industry News

The Seventh Annual I-29 Dairy Conference coming up Feb. 8 and 9 in Sioux Falls will Focus on Global Dairy Issues under the theme, “Now and in the Future.” The event is coordinated by dairy extension specialists from South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and the University of Nebraska. Additional partners coordinating … Read More

Alfalfa Evaluation Tool to Debut at Upcoming Expo

Cindy ZimmermanAlfalfa, Events

The Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association (NAMA) will launch an online alfalfa evaluation tool at the upcoming Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference, to be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Nebraska, February 7 and 8. “The evaluation tool allows users to calculate a sound value of their alfalfa based on a nutrient comparable basis or a market comparable basis,” … Read More

All-American Judges Announced

News EditorEvents

The 2011 All-American Dairy Show will welcome 10 judges to place classes in 14 youth and open shows Sept. 17-22 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Lee Barber of DeWitt, Iowa, will judge the All-American Brown Swiss show on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 20-21. Ted DeMent of Kenney, Ill., will place the All-American Milking Shorthorn … Read More

Heritage Days to Feature King Farm Dairy MOOseum

Cindy ZimmermanEvents

The King Farm Dairy MOOseum in Montgomery County, Maryland will be a featured part of the county’s Heritage Montgomery celebration next month. The historic dairy barn showcases the history of local dairy farming when more than 300 dairy farms operated in the county to serve Washington DC. The MOOseum, which opened last fall, is located in the South Germantown Recreational … Read More

DFA Annual Meeting Underway

Cindy ZimmermanDairy Group, DFA, Events

The Dairy Farmers of America annual meeting is underway in Kansas City, Mo. The theme of the meeting is “From Challenge to Change” which “recognizes the industry’s hardships of 2009, its slow recovery in 2010 and highlights our focus and determination to embrace the need for change in our industry.” Among the highlights of the meeting today are the Chairman’s … Read More

Temple Grandin to Keynote I-29 Dairy Conference

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Animal Welfare, Events

Dr. Temple Grandin will give the keynote address at the I-29 Dairy Conference in Sioux Falls, SD this week. Grandin is a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and was the topic of an Emmy-award winning HBO movie. She will speak at the conference on … Read More