NATIONAL YOUNG FARMER SURVEY REVEALS A GENERATION READY TO DEFY ODDS Young farmers working to overcome barriers - land access, student debt, labor, health care National Young Farmers Coalition issues report on survey results; calls on lawmakers, businesses, and consumers to promote the “Young Farmer Agenda” as Congress writes a new farm bill HUDSON, NY – Nov. 27, 2017 - America’s new generation of young farmers expect to overcome major barriers to their success in agriculture

Applications for 2017 PDPW Mentor Program, Due November 10

College Students Matched with Dairy Producers to Provide Real-World Experiences in Dairy Industry DAIRY NEWS – College students considering a career in the dairy industry or dairy production are encouraged to apply for the 2017 PDPW Mentor Program, brought to you by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). The program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain on-the-ground experience on leading dairy farms and network with farmers and industry professionals. Application

AWWA calls for Farm Bill measures that protect drinking water sources, encourage partnerships

(WASHINGTON, DC) – With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) today urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization to help farmers and water utilities work together to protect the nation’s drinking water. Large algal blooms resulting from nutrients have threatened water quality throughout the country, including shutting down the drinking water supply for the entire city of Toledo, Ohio, in 2014. “Wa

AdVenture Capital Farm-to-Table Challenge

Presented by Dairy Farmers of America Brings Together Students to Pitch Ideas for a Chance to Win Grants “Shark Tank-style” event funds innovative solutions to bring dairy farm-to-table story to life in schools and communities Kansas City, Kan., -- Students from the Kansas City area were given the unique opportunity to participate in the AdVenture Capital Farm-to-Table Challenge presented by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and supported by GENYOUth and Midwest Dairy Council.

New Event at NE Dairy Challenge to Attract Producers

The Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge is scheduled to take place from October 26 through the 28 in Auburn, N.Y. The annual contest attracts 120 students from 13 colleges and universities through the northeast, as well as 100 industry professionals in leadership, planning and mentoring roles. This year, a new event on Friday night will bring dairy producers and students together for a unique educational and hiring opportunity. Sunnyside Dairy in Scipio Center, N.Y., will host

Water: An essential nutrient for dairy cows

Water is an essential nutrient. When ranking the elements needed for nourishment, water follows only oxygen in importance. However, many times water quality gets overlooked and does not receive the attention that other aspects of the ration receive. Lactating dairy cattle require a substantial amount of water because a significant amount of water is secreted within milk. Restriction in free water intake can lead to significant losses in milk production. Many factors can im

Talk Shop with High Performing Dairies in North-Central Wisconsin

Dairy Producers Can Learn from Peers on October 26 Tours of Heller Farms, Inc. and Selz-Pralle Dairy The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) announce the PDPW Dairy Dialogue Day Tours, a daylong chartered bus tour exclusively for dairy farmers. The tours provide dairy owners and managers the opportunity to engage in conversation with other leaders looking to improve their own operations. The tour will be held Thurs., October 26 departing from the Best Western, Black River

CWT Assists with 961,216 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted five requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), and Tillamook County Creamery Association that have contracts to sell 740,753 pounds (336 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese as well as 220,462 pounds (100 metric tons) of butter to customers in the Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from

Project Job Available with AGA

The American Guernsey Association is looking for a qualified candidate to complete a two-month project for data collection and research. The candidate must have strong data collection and analytics skills; solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel macros and Access database or other; high level power point and graphics skills; excellent people and organizational skills; detail oriented and strong communication skills are necessary along with the use of mapping skills a plus.

Bonnie Mohr to Portray the Jersey Cow for the 21st Century

Madison, WI—Bonnie Mohr, one of the world’s most popular and most respected dairy artists, has been commissioned by the American Jersey Cattle Association to portray the Jersey cow for the 21st Century. “The Board of Directors has asked Bonnie to create not one, but three paintings that capture the ideal conformation and unique beauty of the modern, efficient and profitable Jersey cow,” said AJCA Executive Secretary and CEO Neal Smith. “A distinctive perspective will be ta

Select Sires Releases “Impact Sires of the Breed” Artwork

Plain City, OH - Select Sires unveiled a new “Impact Sires of the Breed” artwork to attendees of their National Sales Conference in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month. The newest edition represents the Holstein breed’s greatest impact sires from this decade, including ten most influential daughter-proven sires and the two most dominating genomic sires for elite ranking sons and daughters. The new print features: 7HO11314 MOGUL, 7HO12165 MONTROSS, 7HO11351 SUPERSIRE, 7HO12600 M

First Woman, Bonnie Mohr Named National Dairy Shrine Guest of Honor

Bonnie Mohr, Owner and President of Bonnie Mohr Studio in Glencoe, MN, is the first woman bestowed with the National Dairy Shrine’s most prestigious Guest of Honor award. This award, presented October 5th, recognizes a contemporary dairy leader for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the dairy industry. “If an image, or in this case painting, is worth 1,000 words…Bonnie Mohr has written more novels than any other person in the history of this great American dairy

Canadian Partnership Awarded A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Memorial Award

The 2017 A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Memorial Award was awarded to Gord Rendle and Ridley Wikkerink of Stanhope-Wedgwood Holsteins in Victoria and Cobble Hill, B.C. by the Thomson Family at the 2017 World Dairy Expo®. The award honors a herdsman or showman who exhibits exemplary leadership and sportsmanship throughout the show. The Stanhope-Wedgwood show string travels nearly 2,100 miles each year to attend World Dairy Expo. Stanhope-Wedgwood is a partnership of two farms located 4

Winners Announced in Record-Year World Forage Analysis Superbowl

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated a record-breaking 1,066 entries and presented awards to top finishers at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Mycogen Seeds, at World Dairy Expo® on October 4. Breezy Hill Dairy, Dallas, Wis., took home Grand Champion Forage honors and was awarded $2,500 from Kemin for the recognition. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $1,500, sponsored by Kuhn North America, went to Judd Farms, Water

AABPF and Zoetis Award $60,000 in Veterinary Student Scholarships at 2017 AABP Conference

Twelve fourth-year veterinary students from across the country were presented scholarships on Friday, Sept. 15 during the 50th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) in Omaha, Nebraska. Made possible by the annual AABP Foundation – Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship program, each student received a $5,000 scholarship and a travel stipend to the conference. Since 2009, this scholarship program, a joint effort between the AABP Foundation

US based ST genetics has become the majority shareholder in the UK’s largest bull stud Cogent Breedi

Worldwide livestock reproduction and bovine technology business ST genetics of Texas has become the majority shareholder in the UK’s largest bull stud Cogent Breeding Ltd. Cogent will provide ST with a strong platform in the UK and Europe providing new routes to market and a creating a powerhouse of industry knowledge, technology and resources. In turn, ST genetics will provide significant benefits to Cogent, in particular: world class bull power including the number one P

ABS Offering Expanded Opportunity for Student & Graduate Internships

MADISON, WI, U.S.A- ABS Global, Inc. is currently seeking North America internship candidates for Summer 2018. Several positions are available in several different departments: Sales, Biotechnology, Reproduction, Genetic Management System, Genetic Data Analytics, Research & Development, Animal Handling and Embryo Transfer/IVF/OPU. For more information regarding location and qualifications, please visit www.absglobal/internships Candidates should be eligible to work in the US