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Abby Kornegay Joins Animal Agriculture Alliance as Manager, Issues & Engagement

The Animal Agriculture Alliance recently hired Abby Kornegay as manager, issues and engagement. Kornegay assumed her new role on May 9. In this role, Kornegay is responsible for shaping the Alliance’s issues management and crisis communications strategy. Kornegay joins the Alliance team from her previous role as animal care program manager for Butterball, LLC. She managed the organization’s industry-leading animal …

California Dairy Innovation Center Offers Opportunities For Cheese Education

The California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC) announced the latest list of short courses which will be offered this year in collaboration with the Pacific Coast Coalition and industry instructors. Dates for an inaugural Dairy Products, Processing, and Packaging Innovation Conference were also announced. The Frozen Desserts Innovation short course will be held on June 28th and 29th at the Dairy Innovation Institute, …

CA State Fair Announces 2022 Cheese Competition Awards

After a two year hiatus, the California State Fair Commercial Cheese Competition was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Cal Expo. Out of 100 cheese entries from producers throughout the state, the best two cheeses in California have been named. The Best of Show Cheese – Cow’s Milk has been awarded to Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company. Inspired by the …

Hundreds of Thousands of Prime CA Farmland Acreage Fallowed this Year Due to Drought

Farmers and other California residents have been pushing legislature for many years to increase our state’s water storage capacity with no success, and with the “years of plenty” long past, hundreds of thousands of acres of prime farmland will go fallow this year. This will have devastating impacts on our nation’s food supply, local communities and the many families that …

USJersey To Offer More Than $50,000 In Scholarships/Educational Awards

Friday, July 1 is the deadline to apply for scholarship and educational awards administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), Reynoldsburg, Ohio. This year $50,750 will be awarded to Jersey youth. The funds will provide financial support for young Jersey owners pursuing a college or university degree or, in some cases, gaining hands-on experience in the development and management …

National Dairy Council’s Miller Earns Multiple Professional Accolades

National Dairy Council’s Dr. Greg Miller, who serves as chief science officer, Global Dairy Platform’s nutrition sector lead, and special counsel to the CEO on global nutrition affairs, has been recognized with four prestigious awards and honors. Miller has been synonymous with dairy science and nutrition since joining National Dairy Council in 1992 on behalf of America’s dairy farmers. His …

Sustainable Food Systems and Farm Security Among Topics Covered at 2022 Animal Ag Alliance Summit

The Animal Agriculture Alliance held its 2022 Stakeholders Summit recently, themed “Come Together for Animal Ag: Be Informed, Be Ready, Be Here.” The dynamic event, which returned to an in-person format for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, brought together a diverse audience of over 260 attendees to Kansas City, Mo. and included an additional 125 …

Cari Wolfe To Retire From USJersey

Cari Wolfe has announced her retirement from the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) effective June 1, 2022. Wolfe completed 40 years of service with the USJersey organizations across five decades of employment in January. “We have been most fortunate to have her talents and expertise available to us for so many years,” said Neal Smith, Executive Secretary and CEO of …

World Dairy Expo Seeking Media Interns For 2022 Event

As the 55th World Dairy Expo approaches, Expo is searching for college students who are passionate about the dairy industry to be part of the 2022 media team. Four students have the opportunity to spend WDE as media interns giving them an intimate look at the storied event. Under the direction of Expo’s communications manager, media interns assist with media …

New Dairy, Livestock Insurance Options for Better Protection, Flexibility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated three key crop insurance options for livestock producers: the Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP), Livestock Gross Margin (LGM), and Livestock Risk Protection (LRP). USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) revised the insurance options to reach more producers, offer greater flexibility for protecting their operations, and ultimately, better meet the needs of the country’s swine, dairy, …

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