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Carrie Muehling

  • Heidi Fischer of Fischer-Clark Dairy Farm was elected by members of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative to its board of directors at the co-op’s annual business meeting during the Dairy Strong conference.
  • Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announced that it has partnered with four dairy farms in central Florida to build and operate three anaerobic digesters that will convert a total of 230,000 tons of dairy manure per year from 9,900 cows into renewable natural gas. Brightmark will develop, own, and operate the project.
  • Culver’s will cover the registration fees of the first 250 FFA members and advisors for FFA Day at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The FFA Day sponsorship is made possible through Culver’s Thank You Farmers® Project. To receive free registration, FFA members and advisors should visit and register to attend the trade show using the promotion code “FFACULVERS.”
  • Winners of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Convention. Braden and Jordan McInnis of Texas won the Achievement Award. Sarah Rudolph of Virginia won the Discussion Meet. Kirby Green of Kentucky won the Excellence in Agriculture Award. Also at the convention, members of the AFBF YF&R Committee elected Morgan Norris from Florida as the committee’s chair for 2020.
  • The National Pork Board has announced senior leadership changes to better implement a new Pork Checkoff vision, structure and operating plan supported by its board of directors – the first major restructuring in nearly 20 years.
  • Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leader in farm policy coverage, will investigate several different aspects of the dairy industry as part of a new podcast series: Deep Dive. In this first season, broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle will broadcast a five-episode exploration of dairy issues from farm to plate, bowl, or glass.
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