Animal Ag News 9/8

Carrie Muehling

  • College students across the country are gearing up for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual College Aggies Online scholarship competition which kicks off September 14. This year’s students and collegiate clubs are competing for more than $20,000 in scholarships throughout the nine-week program. For more information or to sign up, visit
  • The National Corn Growers Association is the sole sponsor of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattlemen’s Education Series, engaging with cattle producers on production efficiency, profitability and sustainability. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many grant-funded in-person events have been canceled, but corn and cattle have been able to innovate new solutions aimed at connecting agriculturalists with the latest industry information.
  • The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the ninth annual IPPE Young Leaders Under 30 Program targeting young professionals who normally would not have the opportunity to attend IPPE. The goal of the program is to engage and invest in the next generation of young professionals, between the ages of 21 and 29, who work for companies directly involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat or in the production of animal food. Interested applicants must apply to the program by Oct. 16 and meet select requirements, including being a member of at least one of the following IPPE sponsor organizations: the American Feed Industry Association, North American Meat Institute or U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.
  • September is #HungerActionMonth. Feeding America projects 1 in 6 people in America could face hunger in the wake of the pandemic. That’s why the dairy industry is leading the way to raise gallons all month to help get milk to those who need it most. Please check out the Raising Gallons video on the front page of
  • The Nature Conservancy, McDonald’s, Cargill and Target are coming together to launch a new five-year, $8.5 million project aimed at working with Nebraska farmers to advance proven soil health practices to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers adapt to climate change. Overall, this effort has the potential to sequester 150,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the course of the project – equivalent to removing over 32,000 cars from the road in one year.
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