USPOULTRY announces new ‘Introduction to Management Workshop’

November 8, 2011
USPOULTRY announces new ‘Introduction to Management Workshop’

TUCKER, Ga. — A new Introduction to Management Workshop, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, will be offered in January following the upcoming 2012 International Poultry Expo. The workshop is focused on basic business skills for new managers and will provide a fundamental understanding of the financial and accounting tools available to help...

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National FFA elects officers for 2011-12

November 8, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Six students from throughout the country were elected National FFA officers for 2011-12, an announcement made to officially close the 84th National FFA Convention. Ryan W. Best, of Portales, N.M, will serve as National FFA president. He is a junior at New Mexico State University majoring in agricultural and Extension education. Other...

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Beginning farmer bill introduced in Congress

November 7, 2011
Beginning farmer bill introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON —  The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011 (H.R. 3236), a comprehensive bill intended for inclusion in the 2012 Farm Bill that highlights federal programs that help support economic opportunities for young and beginning farmers and ranchers, has been introduced in the House. The bill addresses many of the barriers that...

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AMI elects officers for coming year

November 7, 2011

WASHINGTON — Larry Odom, chairman, president and CEO of Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Inc., has been elected chairman of the American Meat Institute for 2011-2012. Odom has worked in various positions for Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Inc., for 36 years, including food service regional manager, quality assurance manager and later as director of quality...

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2012 IPE introduces International Rendering Symposium

November 7, 2011
2012 IPE introduces International Rendering Symposium

TUCKER, Ga — The International Poultry Expo is introducing a new education program titled, International Rendering Symposium: Focus on Quality, as a featured component of its educational programs at the 2012 Expo. The program is co-sponsored by the National Renderers Association and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. The U.S. rendering industry collects and safely...

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USDA funds production of advanced biofuels

November 4, 2011
USDA funds production of advanced biofuels

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has announced $44.6 million in payments for 156 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels. “This funding will help local producers increase the production and availability of renewable energy and thus help our nation begin to reduce its reliance...

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