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University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences researcher Brenna Ellison, plus Kathleen Brooks, and Taro Mieno of the University of Nebraska completed a study that found for many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether the milk is organic, and so on. The recent University of Illinois study ranks which of these production attributes are most important to buyers for four different products: beef, chicken, milk, and eggs.

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2017 MIDWEST DAIRY ASSOCIATION INDUSTRY RELATIONS IOWA SUMMER INTERN

The Midwest Dairy Association Industry Relations Internship Program provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in communications, public relations, marketing, food science or agribusiness. The intern must positively represent Midwest Dairy Association objectives as they gain practical experience in communication, public relations and marketing programs for dairy products.

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As issues arise in livestock, grain, forage and equine industries, I compile the best information and send it our to local producers. If you are interested in receiving the update by email, please subscribe here:

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I will continue to publish the Ag News blog. The updates contain additional weather information, calendar and more in-depth articles.

 

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Fourth and fifth grade students in Tarrant County are invited to participate in Pizza Ranch. This fun and free educational event is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Tarrant County Food and Fiber Committee to help our youth better understand the origin of the ingredients in pizza.

In 2016 Pizza Ranch will be held on April 24 & 25 in the Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 1501 Rip Johnson Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Teachers may request the day and time they would like to attend on a first come first serve basis or on-line at:  http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration or by calling the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 817-884-1946; ask for Veronica Cabral.  Teachers are asked to respond as soon as possible, but no later than noon on Friday, April 8, 2016.

A giant pizza will be constructed in the Justin Arena. It will contain live plants and animals used to make pizza including wheat, beef, pork, cheese, tomatoes, peppers, onions, herbs and spices. Also present for the occasion will be the Southwest Dairy Association’s Mobile Classroom, a MyPlate presentation, and a display on 4-H opportunities.

Tours will begin at 9:40 a.m. on each day and continue every twenty minutes until 12 noon. It takes approximately two hours to complete the tour which includes and free lunch provided by Southwest Dairy Museum, Domino’s Pizza – Mark of Excellence, and many other Tarrant County sponsors. Transportation to and from the event is the responsibility of each school. The free lunch is served to all students, teachers, and volunteers that attend Pizza Ranch.

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Fourth and fifth grade students in Tarrant County are invited to participate in Pizza Ranch. This fun and free educational event is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Tarrant County Food and Fiber Committee to help our youth better understand the origin of the ingredients in pizza.

In 2016 Pizza Ranch will be held on May 3 & 4 in the Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 1501 Rip Johnson Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

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