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Ag Media Summit: University of Missouri student chosen for 2016 Forrest Bassford Student Award

Nora Faris (left), University of Missouri, receives the 2016 Livestock Publications Council Forrest Bassford Student Award from Ann Hess (right), on-farm communications manager for Alltech, during the Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23–27.
[ST. LOUIS] – Nora Faris, a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural marketing and broadcast reporting at the University of Missouri, took home the 2016 Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award sponsored by Alltech. Faris was presented a $2,000 scholarship and a plaque during the Ag Media Summit (AMS) held in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23­­­–27.

Water use assessment offers opportunity to cut dairying costs

Alltech E-CO2 has developed an independently accredited water footprinting tool, Dairy Aqua-print™, allowing dairy producers to measure and monitor water use. The tool has been accredited by the Carbon Trust to comply with the ISO 14046 standard and the Water Footprint Network (WFN) methodology, ensuring the highest level of accuracy and validity. Measuring water use on dairy units is an important step in improving the efficiency with which this valuable resource is used.
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – With water contributing to the cost of milk sold on many dairy farms, the availability of a new independently accredited assessment tool to measure and monitor consumption could be a significant cost saver for the industry. The new Dairy Aqua-print™ water footprinting tool has been developed by Alltech E-CO2 as an addition to its existing carbon and cost of production tools, and can also be used as a stand-alone assessment.

PSA Symposium: Industry addresses challenges of antibiotic-free production, asks what’s next for consumer demand

Symposium presenters (left to right) Dr. Greg Mathis, Southern Poultry Research; Dr. Peter Spring, Bern University of Applied Sciences; Dr. Randall Singer, University of Minnesota; Dr. Peter Ferket, North Carolina State University; and session chair Aidan Connolly, Alltech, discuss gut health physiology issues, coccidiosis and antibiotic resistance following the Symposium: Challenges with Antibiotic-Free Poultry Production sponsored by Alltech at the 2016 Poultry Science Association meeting in New Orleans o
[NEW ORLEANS] – No matter where poultry operations place their mission statement on the spectrum of traditional and antibiotic-free production, the consumer-driven issue is having a “snowball” effect on the industry. This fact was evident as 650 poultry academia and industry members packed the Symposium: Challenges with Antibiotic-Free Poultry Production sponsored by Alltech at the 105th Poultry Science Association (PSA) meeting in New Orleans last week.

Alltech Crop Science finalizing new product registration in China to meet growing global demands

As its population grows, China strives for new agricultural practices to feed the over 1.3 Billion people who call it home.      
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – As World Population Day places focus on population issues this month, Alltech Crop Science continues to look at what the world needs to feed itself. The company believes in applying technology at a local level to meet growing global needs. In particular, the company is looking at serving the needs of a rapidly growing middle class in China.

Ag journalism leaders discuss opportunities to advance the agriculture industry

(Left to right) Lukas Weninger, Austria; Annette Tjomsland, Norway; Caroline Stocks, United Kingdom; Sarah Hill, United States; Inoussa Maiga, Burkina Faso; Cheyenne Stein, New Zealand; Dorien Colman, Belgium; Julienne Isaacs, Canada and Danielle Grindlay, Australia, gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the 2016 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)–Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism boot camp.
[BONN, Germany] – Nine young leaders from across the globe gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)–Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism boot camp. The nine bright minds learned lessons in leadership and professional development in order to advance the agriculture industry.

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