Animal Ag News 9/28

Carrie Muehling

  • Following a successful virtual annual meeting, the Public Lands Council announced Wyoming rancher Niels Hansen will lead the organization as the new president and Steve Osguthorpe will join the PLC Executive Committee as the organization’s secretary.
  • The Public Lands Council also announced that John Falen was selected as the 2020 PLC President’s Award. PLC leadership also announced they selected Aaron Schlagel as the 2020 Friend Of PLC. Both awards acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions to the public lands ranching community.
  • Subway sandwich franchises nationwide will generate more money for GENYOUth’s Emergency School Meal Delivery Fund and build awareness about the checkoff’s support for youth wellness through Fuel Up to Play 60. First, the chain launched the “Tackle Hunger” endeavor through its Subway Cares program. Subway Cares allows customers to add to their purchase for local causes. The franchises will use these donations for GENYOUth’s fund to provide school meals and feeding efforts from October through Nov. 30. Second, Subway will unveil “60-cent 6-inch Sundays” to students who display their Fuel Up to Play 60 “Healthy Habits Tracker.”
  • The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) show management is working hard to provide an in-person trade show in January 2021 for attendees and exhibitors and is taking every measure to ensure a safe and successful show experience. Certainly, any significant pandemic changes in the coming weeks, along with attendee and exhibitor survey feedback, will guide the IPPE show management’s decision-making process. A decision regarding the occurrence of the 2021 IPPE will be made by Oct. 22.
  • Brownfield Ag News is celebrating the 4th anniversary of the Weekly Livestock Market Update with a new quarterly webinar series debuting September 30 at 9:30 AM CT.
  • While 2020 may be a year remembered for opportunities lost, Dairy Herd Management is giving the dairy industry an opportunity to celebrate Sept. 28 – Oct. 3, with the launch of Dairy Week — an unprecedented offering of free information and resources dedicated to dairy producers and those that support them.
  • Florida rancher Liesa Priddy testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on behalf of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council, to give her support to S.4589, the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2020, and highlight why this bill is desperately needed to modernize ESA.
  • The team at Armor Animal Health is excited for the upcoming Virtual Dairy Expo Event. One of their live events being held at 3 p.m. on September 29 will be an Agriculture Opportunities Career Panel featuring five young adults involved in various sectors of the industry. This panel is brought to you by Armor Animal Health and the event sponsor, Zoetis.
  • Join Alltech on September 29–30 to explore pet and equine nutritional advances, sustainability efforts and more during this month’s Alltech ONE Virtual Experience featured sessions: EQUINE and PET.
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