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BASF Corrects Misconceptions about Ag & Engages in Community Education

In today’s fast paced urban society, there is a serious disconnect between consumers and the source of their food.  There is so much public misinformation and misconceptions about agriculture, that it has become more critical for farmers to reach out side of their comfort zone and communities to share the truth about what they do out in the field.  International …

National Cancer Institute Endorses Dairy Council of CA’s Nutrition Education

Dairy Council of California, a quasi-state government nutrition education organization committed to elevating the health and wellness of children and families, announced its fourth grade Nutrition Pathfinders program was accepted as a Research-Tested Intervention Program (RTIP) by the National Cancer Institute. NCI’s RTIPs is a searchable database that provides public health practitioners with easy access to evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials. To …

Yin Rani Named Milk Processor Education Program Chief Executive Officer

The board of directors for the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) today announced the selection of Yin Rani as chief executive officer (CEO). Rani brings nearly 25 years of integrated marketing experience across consumer packaged goods companies and marketing agencies to the fluid milk promotion program. “The dairy industry has been strategically focused on transformation, and we are thrilled to …

Lely North America Announces The 2019 Future of Dairy Scholarship

Lely North America is proud to present the Future of Dairy Scholarship Program for the fourth year. Five qualified students residing in either Canada or the United States are chosen annually to receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship. “Lely North America is excited to support the next generation of leaders to advance the dairy industry,” said Bellana Putz, Customer Sales Support …

Fuel Up to Play 60 Celebrates 10-year Anniversary at Annual Summit

Fuel Up to Play 60, a program created by the dairy checkoff and National Football League (NFL) to improve health and wellness in schools across the country, celebrated its 10-year anniversary at its annual student ambassador summit, July 16-19 in Cleveland. The summit brought together 264 students and 124 educators from 45 states to exchange ideas and become further inspired about Fuel …

Deadline to Apply for National Jersey Youth Scholarships

Youth-Scholarships

Monday, July 1 is the deadline to apply for scholarship and educational awards administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), Reynoldsburg, Ohio. For the first time, the AJCA will award over $30,000 in the 2019-20 school year. The funds will provide financial support for young Jersey owners pursuing a college or university degree or, in some cases, gaining hands-on …

Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP)

The Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is designed to support education and extension activities and practice enhancement initiatives that will enable veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and veterinary technician students to gain specialized skills and provide practices with additional resources (e.g., equipment, personnel) needed to more effectively mitigate veterinary service shortages in the U.S. Ultimately, this program will bolster the …

Breakfast Carts to Serve 5+ Million Pounds of Milk Annually to 70,000 Students Daily

Grab-n-Go Breakfast Carts

GENYOUth, an organization founded through the dairy checkoff to help create healthier schools, is providing Grab-n-Go breakfast carts to Fuel Up to Play 60 schools across the country that will serve more than 5 million pounds of milk annually. GENYOUth – with financial contributions from private businesses – is supporting the installation of Grab-n-Go carts in more than 200 schools …

Class for 2019 Jersey Youth Academy

jersey cows

Jonathan Merriam, President of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), recently announced the class for the sixth Jersey Youth Academy, July 14 to 19 in Columbus, Ohio. “The 36 young people from 17 states selected for this class exemplify the many talented, interested Jersey youth across the United States that our organization wants to encourage to pursue careers in the …

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