Sep 06

Farmers Using Social Media to Connect at Agvocacy

Farmers Using Social Media to Connect at Agvocacy Emily and Tim Zweber at Agvocacy

Emily Zweber on AgChat Foundation and Agvocacy 2.0

Emily Zweber, Executive Director of AgChat Foundation, describes how the AgChat Foundation came to be and how Agvocacy 2.0 helps provide farmers with the tools they need to tell their story and connect with their customers through social media.

The AgChat Foundation is truly a grassroots organization. It was started about three years ago by a group of farmers and ag industry folks who had discovered the communication power of social media and wanted to help other farmers gain the skills and confidence to tell their stories.

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Jun 29

Is Jersey Cow Production The Future?

Categories: Dairy Cows
Is Jersey Cow Production The Future?
Prof. Judith L. Capper has spent the last 5 years researching the environmental impact of dairy systems and how this can help us as we try to grow more food with less land for the estimated 9.3 billion people in 2050. Capper’s research discovered that jersey cows don’t produce as much milk as Holsteins but they do produce more cheese. So is jersey cow production the future?

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Jun 25

Profiting Despite Volatile Dairy Prices

Profiting Despite Volatile Dairy Prices Mikhail Ramanovich Live Scribe

In recent years, milk prices have fluctuated greatly.  At Alltech’s recent Symposium, IFCN’s Mikhail Ramanovich discussed why some dairy producers have succeeded during this time, while others have not.  According to Ramanovich, profitability comes from good management.

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Jun 21

Minimizing Methane - Greenhouse Gas Reduction for Dairy

Categories: Dairy Cows
Minimizing Methane - Greenhouse Gas Reduction for Dairy Dr. Tim McAllister - Minimizing Methane - Greenhouse Gas Reduction for Dairy
“Lots of scientists are working on this but it’s not easy,” said Dr. Tim McAllister, referring to research into the reduction of methane production from dairy cows. Greenhouse gas emissions are a major concern for the dairy industry as it strives for sustainability and methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Reducing the production of methane would go a long way toward meeting emissions targets.

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