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Students Invited to Sign Up for 2021 College Aggies Online Competition

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced today that its annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program will return this fall, kicking off September 13. The nine-week program brings together college students from across the country to help them become confident communicators for agriculture. Undergraduates, graduate students and collegiate clubs are invited to sign up. Students will have the opportunity to network …

Entries Kick Off for the 2021 World Forage Analysis Superbowl

Entries are open for the 38th annual World Forage Analysis Superbowl. The 2021 contest, held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo, is set to award over $26,000 in cash prizes, made possible by generous award sponsors. The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is open to all forage producers across North America. The deadline to submit corn silage samples is July 15, …

Join Mario Lopez and Real California Milk for Instagram Live Breakfast Story Reading

With families balancing work and at-home or modified school schedules, starting the day off right has become more important than ever. To help encourage families to cherish shared moments at the breakfast table, Real California Milk has created a new digital series of short stories for children. These Breakfast Time Stories, starring lovable animated characters, will launch and be available …

World Dairy Expo 2021 to Remain in Madison, Wisconsin

World Dairy Expo® is pleased to announce, after thorough consideration, World Dairy Expo 2021 will remain in Madison, Wisconsin. The 54th edition of the event is scheduled for Expo’s historic home, the Alliant Energy Center, September 28 – October 2, 2021. This announcement comes after contingency planning and consideration of alternative venues. “The clarity that Expo’s leaders sought from Dane …

$1.7 Million Grant to Unlock Barley’s Genetic Superpowers

Barley is important for more than beer. A UC Riverside geneticist has won $1.7 million to study how one of the world’s staple foods might survive climate change. The National Science Foundation CAREER Award to Daniel Koenig, an assistant professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, will reveal details about genetic adaptations barley has made in the past to enable …

California Dairy Farmers Help Lead the Way for Clean Energy

Dairy Cares — California is leading the nation toward a 100 percent clean energy future. Multiple state policies are working to achieve a cleaner, more efficient energy grid and transportation sector. The state’s dairy farmers are also world leaders in energy-smart practices. They’re reducing usage, electrifying equipment, generating renewable energy, and producing carbon-negative transportation fuel. California has already made great …

CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program Reaches Milestone

CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices on California dairy and livestock operations, which will result in reduced emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide in its potential to warm the atmosphere. Eligible practices for funding through AMMP include: pasture-based management; alternative manure treatment and …

California Dairy Producers Recognized at Sealpro® Forage Contest

“We had exactly 100 entries – 32 more than last year – in the second annual Sealpro® Forage Contest. Lab results of three categories were placed by an independent nutrition consultant: Alfalfa Haylage, Winter Forage, and Corn Silage. Complete contest results were based 60% on the Rock River Laboratory, Inc. complete lab analysis, 30% on actual sample inspection, and 10% …

‘Smoothie Blitz,’ Virtual Field Trip Highlight Dairy’s Contributions to Health, Planet

Working with National Football League (NFL) players and Discovery Education, the dairy checkoff is unveiling initiatives that provide fresh opportunities for consumers and youth to engage with dairy and learn about the industry’s sustainability story. The efforts include the Smoothie Blitz, created in partnership with the checkoff-led Fuel Up to Play 60 program, and a new Undeniably Dairy “Farming to …

CA Dairy Districts Seek Ambassadors To Serve As 2021 Dairy Princesses

Each year, a special group of young women are selected to represent the state’s dairy farm families who contribute to making California number one for milk production in the U.S. These Dairy Princess ambassadors and alternates are selected during events at Districts throughout the state, where they showcase speaking skills, knowledge of dairy and desire to represent the industry during …

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