DFA Offers Scholarships

News EditorEducation, Industry News, University

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) has announced a new scholarship program for college students pursuing a career in the dairy industry. Says DFA, “We recognize the importance of developing future leaders in the dairy industry, and are committed to investing in their educations.” Applications are due January 15, 2008 – to learn more visit DFA’s website. Scholarships are available … Read More

Coconut Oil to Reduce Methane?

News EditorResearch, University

Marcus Hollmann, Michigan State University, was awarded the 2007 National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) National Dairy Leadership Scholarship and the Murray Hintz Memorial Scholarship to advance his research into reducing methane production by supplementing feed with coconut oil. The NMPF awards are given to graduate students who exhibit academic excellence and whose research demonstrates a strong, positive contribution to the … Read More

Alfred State Photo Wins Cover

News EditorEducation, Industry News, University

Agricultural students from Alfred State College will appear on the cover of the DairyBusiness Communictaions Dairy University directory. Great photo! The Alfred State College’s CAL (Collegiate Agricultural Leaders) Club have placed first in the National Intercollegiate Photo Contest for the 2006 College Directory, and will appear on the cover. In 2006, Holstein World and DairyBusiness Communications will present their 21st … Read More

Fescue Problems in the Plains

Andy VanceEducation, Production, University

You may have an opportunity to turn fescue problems into strong pastures this season, according to the University of Missouri Extension. Beacuase of this year’s early onset of warm Spring weather, tall fescue fields have reared seed heads nearly a month ahead of normal. As you know, the fescue seeds carry high levels of toxicity that can reduce weight gains and lower milk production, so this news is troubling. But the story doesn’t end there.