Pa. DART Meetings Scheduled

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The Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence invites all sales and service representatives who work closely with Pennsylvania dairy producers to their upcoming Dairy Advocacy and Resource Team (DART) meetings. This series of meetings will focus on an environmentally friendly new approach to lowering feed costs. The DART meeting are scheduled for April 17, 22-24, and 29-30 at various dairy processing … Read More

NAIDC Announces Winning Teams

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College students from across the country and Canada gathered in Madison, Wis. this weekend to compete in the annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC). First Place Platinum awards were given to teams from the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, University of Illinois and Purdue University. The seventh annual NAIDC was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and attracted … Read More

People in Ag Program

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Ag educators and advisers are an important part of the dairy industry. The People in Ag program gives them the trying they need be better at their chosen professions. Today, ag educators and advisers need people skills to help their clients succeed. People in Ag is an innovative program created by Penn State and Cornell universities that teaches ag educators … Read More

Winning Western Dairy Challenge Team Announced

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The annual Western Dairy Challenge contest was held in Visalia, Calif. on February 28-March 1st. After a long competition, the first Platinum team was: Becky Wellnitz, Cal Poly; Craig Niemann, South Dakota State University; Trent Van Leuven, University of Idaho; and Andres Deanda, California State University-Fresno. Fifty-four students from seven universities were in attendance to compete in this educational event. … Read More

Consortium Seeks Applicants

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A new group, the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium (SGPDC) will offer their first Advanced Large Herd Management Program, an opportunity for 25 to 30 students to receive unique educational experiences and employment opportunities. Hurry! Applications for the 2008 summer program are due on February 1, 2008! Courses are taught in the middle of the third largest milk shed in … Read More

DBA Offers Expansion Symposium

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The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association (DBA) is hosting their third annual Expansion Symposium at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. on January 30 & 31, 2008. Help grow Wisconsin’s dairy industry. It’s a simple goal, a goal that benefits us all … and DBA is leading the charge! The 3rd Annual Expansion Symposium is a one-stop shop for producers serious … Read More

Young DFA Gain Leadership Skills

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More DFA news from the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) held jointly with the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and the United Dairy Industry Association. The cooperative sent 22 young members to the meeting to learn about media training, dairy promotion and exports, farm succession planning, dairy legislation and other national dairy issues. The young cooperative members were challenged … Read More

DBA Holds Annual Conference

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Sounds like the Wisconsin Dairy Business Association conference will have something for everyone. The 8th Annual DBA Business Conference, “Transforming the Dairy Industry,” will be held November 28 – 29, 2007 in Madison, Wis. at the Marriott West. Visit DBA’s website for full conference details, more information about DBA or to register for the conference, visit Highlights include a presentation … Read More

Site Offers Tools to Address Vet Shortage

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There’s a new website out there that is attempting to deal with this country’s critical shortage of large animal veterinarians. The site includes resources for veterinary medicine colleges, state associations, allied partners and the agricultural industry. Today, only about 17 percent of veterinarians work in food supply, which includes private and public practice veterinarians involved in the entire food chain … Read More

National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative Announced

Chuck ZimmermanAnimal Health, Audio, BASF Plant Science, Charleston-Orwig, Education, Hoard's Dairyman, Training, World Dairy Expo

This morning at World Dairy Expo a producer-led coalition of dairy groups and companies announced the National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative. They’re proposing dairy animal well-being guidelines and principles. One of the groups participating in the effort is the National Milk Producers Federation. I spoke with their Senior Vice President of Communications, Chris Galen (not pictured) about what his organization … Read More