Elanco ‘HATCHes’ Egg Plan to Fight Hunger

John Davis

Elanco has teamed up with the Kroger Co.’s Central Division, Rose Acre Farms, Gleaners Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank to help fight hunger by providing eggs to undernourished people of all ages. This company news release says HATCH is an innovative partnership of community leaders, government officials, association representatives and food shoppers that will provide one egg to a …

Agribusiness, Eggs, Elanco

Incredible Edible Easter Egg Fun

Chuck Zimmerman

We don’t have kids around to color Easter eggs with but that doesn’t mean Cindy and I don’t still color eggs ourselves. We’re pretty basic though. But if you want to get into some great egg decorating ideas then turn to the Incredible, Edible Egg. And remember – “after you’ve found all the hidden eggs, throw out any that have …

Ag Group, Eggs, Food

Eggs and Kevin Bacon

Chuck Zimmerman

Please don’t make puns about Kevin’s last name. He would appreciate it. I’m sure he’s also appreciating the American Egg Board for including him in their latest campaign, Wake up to Eggs with Bacon. Nobody knows eggs better than bacon, which is why America’s egg farmers are teaming up with the most famous bacon of all, Kevin Bacon. The new …

Ag Group, Eggs, Video

Iowa Poultry & Egg Industry Adds New Leader

Jamie Johansen

The Iowa Egg Council and Iowa Poultry Association have hired Randy Olson as executive director. Olson will navigate the state’s poultry and egg industry through a changing environment as it adjusts to new food safety standards and other requirements. “In a national search, Randy Olson rose to the top with his strong background in agriculture and vast array of experiences …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Eggs, Poultry

Gemperle Farms Introduces Kid-Friendly Video Series

Jamie Johansen

Gemperle Family Farms has launched an online video series to showcase egg-related crafts, recipes and science experiments, and to provide a behind-the-scenes look at farm life. “At our Gemperle Chicken Ranch, we think it’s important to educate customers on what makes Gemperle Eggs special while having fun at the same time,” explained Gemperle Family Farms President Steve Gemperle. “These videos …

Agribusiness, Education, Eggs, Poultry, Youth

Mmmmm, Bacon!

Jamie Johansen

The inaugural Bacon Bowl, presented by Petit Jean Meats, is just a month away. Saturday, October 26, in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Northwest Arkansas Mall is the day to see if your personal bacon-inspired dish is worthy of a trip representing the Bacon Bowl at the 6th Annual New Orleans Food Fest. Spots are going fast for the event so …

Contest, Eggs, Pork

One Goal App For Poultry Industry

Jamie Johansen

No one can argue that technology makes things easier and for poultry veterinarians and nutritionists, Novus International has a new app, called One Goal, to do just that. At last week’s International Production & Processing Expo, Dr. Marco Quiroz, poultry veterinarian for Novus, shared how the app can revolutionize how information is gathered in the field allowing vets and nutritionists …

Apps, Audio, Eggs, IPPE, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo, Technology

USPOULTRY Announces New Chairman

Jamie Johansen

The passing of the “working man’s gavel” once again took place during the International Poultry Expo, now part of the International Production & Processing Expo. This year’s new U.S. Poultry and Egg Association chairman is James Adams, President and CEO of Wenger Feeds. James has a long history in the poultry industry working in egg production, feed manufacturing, transportation, purchasing …

Eggs, IPPE, Poultry, Poultry Expo

The Incredible Egg Man

Jamie Johansen

A celebrity in the egg world, Howard Helmer, shared his love for eggs during the Novus International breakfast at the International Production & Processing Expo this morning. What is Howard’s claim to fame? In 1982 he became the Guinness Book of World Record holder for fastest omelet making. He make 427 omelets in 30 minutes. But that’s not all, he …

Audio, Eggs, Food, IPPE, Novus International, Poultry