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Carrie Muehling

  • The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) announced effective May 1, 2018 the association’s management will transition to Gardner & Gardner Communications of New Prague, Minn. Founded in 1996, DCHA, formerly known as the Professional Dairy Heifer Growers Association, has partnered with Filament, in Madison, Wis., since 2013. Filament and Gardner & Gardner Communications will closely collaborate on the transition details following the annual conference April 10-12 in Milwaukee, Wis., with a unified goal of continuing DCHA’s industry momentum.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the window is closing on the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To date, NASS has received more than 1.5 million completed questionnaires. But the national return rate is currently lower than at this point in the 2012 Census. Producers can respond to the 2017 Census of Agriculture online at www.agcounts.usda.gov or by mail.
  • The National Corn Growers Association invites photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the fourth annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest, NCGA captures high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. While the contest just opened last weekend, interested participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2018. For more information, click here.
  • The American Soybean Association (ASA) is now accepting applications for the Ag Voices of the Future program, sponsored by Valent USA. This program is for young people interested in improving their understanding of major policy issues that impact soybean farmers, the importance of advocacy, and careers that can impact agricultural policy. The Ag Voices of the Future class will be held in conjunction with the ASA Board Meeting and Soy Issues Briefing, July 9-12, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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