NAFB Taking Applications for College Scholarships

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The National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation is accepting applications for three $5,000 scholarships for college students studying agriculture communications. Application deadline is June 6, 2015, and the scholarships are named after farm broadcasting pioneers: Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship. Glenn dedicated himself to the farm broadcasting industry, and was a respected authority in ag radio. He was a true friend …

Ag Group, NAFB

Water is Focus of USFRA Toledo Food Dialogues

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Last year’s toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie at Toledo, Ohio, that left half a million people without clean water, underscored the delicate balance that exists between farming and drinking supplies. So it’s no wonder the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) chose Toldeo as the site for the next Food Dialogues on Thursday, May 28, starting at 9 a.m. …

Ag Group, Audio, USFRA, Water

Multi-National Ag Groups Unite for Fair TPP

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As negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are being held this week, agricultural and food organizations from four nations have come out united in calling for a “modern trade agreement that includes meaningful and comprehensive market access opportunities for agriculture and agri-food.” The organizations from Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand advocating for an ambitious, fair and comprehensive …

AFBF, Ag Group, Trade

#RealPigFarming Finalist in PR Awards

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A program that features real pork producers telling their stories has been nominated for a top national public relations award. The National Pork Board’s #RealPigFarming campaign, developed by Des Moines, Iowa-based PR firm Lessing-Flynn, is a finalist in the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Silver Anvil awards competition. “We’re incredibly proud of the #RealPigFarming campaign and the results we’ve …

Advertising, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Pork, Public Relations

Colin Powell Receives Alltech Medal of Excellence

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This morning Dr. Pearse Lyons presented the Alltech Medal of Excellence during the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas in Lexington. The Medal of Excellence is Alltech’s highest distinction, awarded annually to someone of great achievement and character. Previous honorees include scientists such as Dr. Eugenia Wang for her pioneering work in microRNA and agricultural leaders …

Ag Group, Alltech

“Farm to Cart” Downloadable Game for Kids

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new game for teachers, families, farmers and ranchers working with preschool and early elementary age students. “Farm to Cart” is designed to show the connection between food in the grocery store and products grown and raised on the farm. Through the game, young learners discover how to describe the general …

AFBF, Ag Group, Education, Farm Bureau

Undercover Videos – A Proactive Approach

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Dr. Helen Wojcinski, DVM DVSc ACPV, Science & Sustainability Manager, Hybrid Turkeys, provided a case study on how they proactively managed an undercover video at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit. “We always want to make sure we have good animal welfare programs in place, commitment of senior managers and engagement of employees so they understand what it means. …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture

College Aggies Online Engage to Advocate

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Zach Hollingsworth and Kaylynn Million are part of the Dairy Science Club at Oklahoma State University. Their club was honored at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit as the 1st place team in their College Aggies Online (CAO) competition. COA is an initiative of the Alliance that connects college students from across the country who are interested in promoting …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Social Media

Organic Trade Association Petitions for Checkoff

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The Organic Trade Association, along with the GRO Organic Core Committee, has formally petitioned the USDA to begin steps to conduct a vote on and implement a research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry. You can read an executive summary of the proposal here (pdf). OTA’s action reflects three years of dialogue with the entire organic sector and …

Ag Group, Organic, USDA