Alice in Dairyland Engages Youth in Agriculture

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Communications, Dairy, Education, World Dairy Expo, Youth

In an effort to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the importance and global impact of agriculture, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection(DATCP) has created a secret weapon: they call her Alice, and the role she holds as an agricultural industry professional is making an incredible impact on Wisconsin youth. Alice in Dairyland is a one year, full … Read More

Alberta Youth Wins #WDE15 Fitting Contest

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, contest, Dairy, dairy farming, International, World Dairy Expo, Youth

Lee Morey, 19 year old college student from Rochester, Alberta, claimed top honors out of a field of thirteen talented dairy youth in this year’s World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest. It is his second time winning the top honor, and his 5th consecutive year placing in the top five of the competition. Contestants had 60 minutes to fit their … Read More

Fuel Up to Play 60, Dannon Join Forces at Retail

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Food, fuel up to play 60, Youth

Fuel Up to Play 60 is partnering with Dannon Danimals for a national retail promotion designed to bring awareness to healthy eating and physical activity. Parents and kids can search for one of six “Golden Bongos” – the Danimals character – among 19 million packages of Danimals Smoothies and Danimals Squeezables low-fat yogurt. Winners will have a chance to earn … Read More

Florida Dairy Farmers App on Android

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Apps, Dairy, Youth

Florida Dairy Farmers’ popular SunnyBell’s Florida Dairy Farm Adventure app was initially released for the iPad. But it is now available for Android users. The app is free to download for Android on Google Play, while iPad users can download via iTunes. Within the app SunnyBell, a little calf who longs to find her role of the dairy farm, teaches … Read More

Holstein Junior Enter to Win a Kindle Fire

Jamie JohansenAg Group, contest, Dairy, Holstein Association, Youth

The rules for the 2015 Holstein Association USA Junior Acrostic Contest are now posted online. The contest challenges juniors to come with a creative acrostic for “Holstein,” using words that support its meaning. The contest is divided into three age divisions. Prizes will be awarded to the top three essays in each age division. One Grand Prize winner will receive … Read More

Texas A&M Receives USPOULTRY Foundation Grant

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Poultry, Youth

Texas A&M University recently received a $38,178 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grant was made possible by a gift from Tyson Foods. The check was presented to Dr. David Caldwell, professor and head of the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M University, by Tyson Foods nutritionists Roy Brister and Bill Johnson. Joining in the presentation were … Read More

Former Dallas Cowboy Touts Fuel Up to Play 60

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, fuel up to play 60, Youth

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Dairy Max, introduced state legislators and others to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and other statewide initiatives on youth health and wellness. Jay Novacek, former Dallas Cowboy was the featured speaker at the event held at the Legislative Conference Center of the Texas State Capitol. Coordinators said the event and its … Read More

Alltech Young Scientist Kicks Off 10th year

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech, Education, Youth

The search is on for the next young scientist. Alltech has officially opened 2015-2016 registration for the largest global university-level competition that rewards scientific innovation and experimental research in agri-science. This year marks a decade for the Alltech Young Scientist program, which saw more than 8,800 students register for the 2014-2015 term. “In the last 10 years, we have seen … Read More

Wisconsin to Host 2016 Junior National Hereford Expo

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Hereford, Youth

Hereford youth, their families and supporters, will travel to Madison, Wis., for the annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). The event will run from Saturday, July 9 through Saturday, July 15, 2016. Members of Wisconsin JNHE host committee recently signed the contract to host the event at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center. National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members look forward to … Read More

Apply Now for Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Communications, Dairy, Social Media, Youth

The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) and Farm Credit are now recruiting for the 2014-2015 Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps. This unique opportunity allows students to gain real-world experience in developing their social media and communications skills. Social Media Corps members will develop a content plan – including capturing photos and creating tweets and Facebook posts – and will … Read More