Agweek Wire Reports
The following is a statement from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the regulation of cell-cultured food products from cell lines of livestock and poultry:
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce the addition of Elli Ressler as the growers services specialist. Ressler graduated from North Dakota State University in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural Economics. She was most recently employed at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association as the Special Projects Director.
FARGO, N.D. - The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council has hired Heidie Haugo as communications director. Haugo graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education. She was most recently employed with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association as a district field manager for West Central Minnesota.
BISMARCK, N.D. — College students with an interest in dairy can now apply to be a dairy ambassador in North Dakota. The Dairy Ambassador program provides students with leadership opportunities to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals. To be considered, applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary school, communicate effectively through writing and speaking and possess a passion for dairy.
BOZEMAN — Registration is now open for the 2019 Montana and Wyoming Malt Barley and Sugar Beet Symposium, which will be held Jan. 8-9 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center in Billings. The event is hosted by the Mountain States Crop Education Association , or MSCEA, which is comprised of industry representatives as well as Montana State University Extension faculty members.
INDIANAPOLIS – Next week, the city of Indianapolis will transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the ninety-first time. This time-honored tradition, where innovators and leaders of tomorrow come together, will be held in the Circle City Oct. 24-27, 2018. More than 65,000 FFA members and guests from across the U.S., representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are expected to attend the event.
In honor of National Farmer's Day , tickets for Cultivate are buy-one-get-one-free.
The Dakota Goat Association will hold their annual conference on Friday, Oct. 12 at the USDA-ARS Lab just south of Mandan, N.D., on Highway 6 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The keynote presentation is “A Goat’s View of Nutrition” by Dr. Steve Hart, Langston University Goat Extension Specialist. He’s conducted research on forages for goats and nutrient requirements. Dr. Hart was recently awarded a grant to work with controlling red cedar with goat grazing.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Initial estimates for crop damage and livestock losses to North Carolina’s agriculture industry are expected to be over $1.1 billion, based on assessments following Hurricane Florence. That number easily tops the $400 million seen following Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new South Dakota State University Raven Precision Agriculture Center will take place on the SDSU campus in Brookings on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on the future building site, just south of the Animal Science Complex on the corner of Medary Avenue and North Campus Drive. In honor of the occasion, SDSU will be hosting the first-ever Precision Agriculture Bowl football game vs. Indiana State following the groundbreaking event.