Animal Ag Bites 7/6

Jamie Johansen


  • Alltech launches The Great Green Getaway. In partnership with KEENAN, maker of the “Green Machine” mixer wagon, the contest invites American dairy farmers to enter for the opportunity to win one of three travel-expense-paid trips for two to Ireland in March 2018, coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day.
  • The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® has announced its 6th annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award winners. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses, and partnerships whose practices improve the well-being of people, animals and the planet. From farm to table, transparency and ingenuity drive dairy forward, as demonstrated in the newly released 2016 Sustainability Report, which describes the Innovation Center’s strategic plan focused on social responsibility. Meet the 2017 winners here.
  • World Dairy Expo is now accepting entries for the 2017 Dairy Cattle Show, October 3-7, in Madison, Wis. Online and paper entry forms are due August 31 at 11:59 p.m. (CST). Late entries may be submitted online through September 10, and paper entries will be honored until the day of the show, both for an increased fee.
  • The Animal Ag Alliance’s College Aggies Online scholarship competition kicks off September 10 and is all about developing life-long advocates for agriculture. Last year, 344 participants and 35 clubs representing 36 different states generated more than 1,880 social media posts reaching 2.3 million people. They are also seeking sponsors for this year’s competition.
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