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Wisconsin’s state fair livestock auction a “record success”

August 12, 2021
By Larry Lee

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair is being called a record success with sales totaling $303,800.  Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation President Bob Johnson says they were overwhelmed by the generosity of auction supporters. Along with fair animals raising money for their exhibitors, the foundation raises money to provide […]

University of Nebraska President says colleges are well positioned to further ag

April 20, 2021
By Kellan Heavican

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter says the U of N campuses could not be better positioned to help farm and ranch families. He says colleges need to think outside the box when recruiting ag students. He tells Brownfield they created a tuition-assistance program called Nebraska Promise where student tuition is paid for if […]

National 4-H Council CEO: Pandemic forces sale of National 4-H Center

March 19, 2021
By Rhiannon Branch

The National 4-H Center, a 12-acre campus in Chevy Chase, Maryland is up for sale after 12 months of pandemic driven vacancy. National 4-H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo tells Brownfield it was a difficult decision but paying expenses on it with no revenue through 2020 and 2021 is detrimental. “It takes millions a […]

Zoetis launches sustainability initiative

March 16, 2021
By Will Robinson

Zoetis has launched its Driven to Care initiative highlighting the company’s long-term sustainability goals. Christina Lood with Zoetis said the initiative has three parts including communities, animals and the planet. She tells Brownfield Driven to Care will support people within animal care. “One of the goals we’re really excited about is providing $1 million annually […]

Grad students look for weed control and soybean breeding solutions

December 29, 2020
By Tom Steever

Two graduate students’ research that will help soybean growers has resulted in scholarships from the Foundation for Soy Innovation. Haylee Schreier, who is working on an advanced degree at the University of Missouri, is doing checkoff-funded research on a machine called the Weed Zapper that takes out weeds with electricity when they’re beyond chemical control.“We’re […]

Soy Innovation Scholarship winners focus on weed control and soybean breeding

December 21, 2020
By spratt@learfield.com

The Foundation for Soy Innovation has awarded scholarships to two MU graduate students. Haylee Schreier is doing checkoff-funded research on a machine called the Weed Zapper that takes out weeds with electricity when they’re beyond chemical control. Caio Canella is working on his doctorate doing checkoff-funded research in the field of soybean breeding. To find […]

Congressman David Scott named House Ag Committee Chair

December 4, 2020
By Amie Simpson

Congressman David Scott has been approved by the Democratic Caucus to serve as the first African American Chairman of the House Ag Committee. The Georgia Democrat says he is honored to be chosen by his colleagues. Scott was born on his grandparents’ farm in South Carolina during the days of segregation. He says he owes […]

MU Pixels of Production goes virtual

November 5, 2020
By Julie Harker

The University of Missouri’s annual education series for women in agriculture is going virtual. Formerly called Pearls of Production, the online Pixels of Production will feature female leaders in agriculture – including Temple Grandin. Marcia Shannon, MU animal science professor and organizer of the event, tells Brownfield it’s a way for women in agriculture to […]

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