Happy Thanksgiving from the American Doorstop Project

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Before 1863 each state scheduled its own day of thanksgiving at different times, generally states in New England.  But on Oct. 3 of that year President Abraham Lincoln gave a proclamation setting a National Day of Thanksgiving. “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, …

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AMSA Launches TheMeatWeEat.com

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The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has debuted their new website, TheMeatWeEat.com. The consumer focused site provides accurate, fact-based information from U.S. meat scientists to help consumers make informed decisions regarding the meat their families enjoy. “TheMeatWeEat.com is the perfect avenue to relay the research of countless meat scientists into digestible information our consumers are looking for. Targeting our audience …

Ag Group, Food, Meat

USFRA Educational Initiative – Discovering FARMLAND

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The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has announced a new education initiative that will provide high school students a first-hand glimpse into modern agriculture. The project has been created in conjunction with Discovery Education. Titled Discovering FARMLAND, the interactive resources allow teachers and students to experience the industry through the eyes of six young farmers and ranchers, all while learning …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, USFRA

First Female President for National Grange

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Delegates of National Grange recently elected their national officers.  Of note among them is Betsy Huber, the first woman to be elected president of the organization. Begun in 1867, Grange is noted as America’s number one rural family advocates.  Huber has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors as chairperson since 2007.  Her new position will require working …

Ag Group, Rural Lifestyle, Women

Sorghum Checkoff Selects New Team Members

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The United Sorghum Checkoff Program has recently promoted and hired new team members.  The positions have been filled in the communications and high value markets departments. Faith Jurek has been serving as the communications director and has now been promoted to Consumer Communications Strategist.  She will lead consumer communications in regards to human and pet food areas of the sorghum …

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FCC Update from #NAFB15

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Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) commissioner, Ajit Pai, made a trip to Kansas City, MO to address attendees of the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) annual convention. Commissioner Pai’s has been focused on creating a regulatory environment in which competition and innovation will benefit the American consumer. The FCC is committed to adopting policies that will give private firms …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, NAFB

New Board Leadership at USFRA

John Davis

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has elected new leadership. The group, which is dedicated to leading national consumer dialogue on how America’s food is grown and raised, says the vote was taken at USFRA’s annual meeting. The newly elected board leadership includes the re-election of Nancy Kavazanjian as chairwoman. Kavazanjian, a soybean farmer from Wisconsin representing the United …

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LPC’s Vision Event Tackles Food Issues

Jamie Johansen

The Livestock Publications Council’s Vision event took place in Kansas City, MO where they brought thought leaders together for a panel discussion on agriculture. Panelists included Ryan Goodman, ag advocate, Karen Hanson, registered dietician for Hy-Vee and Margaret Zeigler, executive director of Global Harvest Initiative. The panel explored the importance of the safety of our food supply and looked at …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Food Security, Livestock, LPC

AgChat Foundation – 5 Years of Agvocacy

Chuck Zimmerman

While many of you are heading to KC, MO for the NAFB Convention there are some hard working agvocates gathered in Nashville for the annual AgChat Cultivate & Connect Conference. Many of the early attendees have now become the teachers of tomorrow’s active agvocates. The AgChat Foundation strives to bring farmers, ranchers, agribusiness professionals and educators the best of the …

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