USDA Launches ReConnect Program

AFBF, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Internet, usda

USDA is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new ReConnect Program to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband service. “High-speed internet e-Connectivity is a necessity, not an amenity, vital … Read More

Ralco Launches Redesigned Website

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Company Announcement, Internet, Technology

Ralco has launched a new, redesigned version of its website that now offers users extensive information about Ralco’s people, purpose, science, and technologies. The new site provides a clear vision of how the company works today, as well as showcasing Ralco’s vision for carrying out its mission to provide a safe and abundant global food supply into the future. The … Read More

Former Buzzfeed VP Talks Ag Marketing

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Communications, Dairy Business, Dairy Strong, Internet, Marketing, Social Media

The 2016 Dairy Strong conference featured a variety of exceptional keynote presentations, with many presenters coming from outside of the agriculture sector, but few would argue that any of them made as strong of an impact as Jonathan Perelman’s. Perelman is the Head the Digital Ventures at ICM Partners, the former Vice President of Motion Pictures at Buzzfeed, the former … Read More

New Online Quiz Tests Antibiotic Knowledge

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Antibiotics, Biosecurity, Disease, International, Internet, Pharmaceutical

As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, The Center for Accountability in Science has developed a new quiz to help educate consumers about antibiotic use in people and animals. The quiz was created following a survey by the World Health Organization (WHO); the results of the survey show that most individuals know very little about antibiotics and how they should … Read More

All-American Dairy Foundation Launches Website

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Internet

The All-American Dairy Foundation announced the launch of, a website dedicated to educating and promoting the efforts of the non-profit foundation that supports the All-American Dairy Show. The website features information about the All-American Dairy Foundation board of directors and committees, as well as news releases about foundation activities. Results from the 2012 All-American Dairy Show and photos from … Read More

World Dairy Expo Tweet Up

Chuck ZimmermanInternet, World Dairy Expo

Here’s a definition of a Tweet Up: “A real world meeting between two or more people who know each other through the online Twitter service.” Pretty simple. The official World Dairy Expo Tweet Up took place yesterday afternoon. Here are some of our participants. We actually had more show up. So why a tweet up? Because it’s a good opportunity … Read More

AgChat Foundation Formed To Agvocate

Chuck ZimmermanCommunications, Internet

I don’t know how many of our World Dairy Diary readers are aware of AgChat or have participated but perhaps it’s time you check it out. AgChat is a weekly Twitter conversation from 8-10pm eastern. All you have to do is follow the Twitter hashtag, #AgChat, and feel free to join in. AgChat is nearing its one year anniversary and … Read More