This video makes you want to stand up
“Agriculturists – it’s time for use to stand up,” encourages Jasmine Dillon, a graduate student in animal breeding at Texas A&M University in a YouTube video. FULL STORY »
Dairy industry says ‘yes’ to sustainability
Sustainability has become a hot-button issue in the past few years and will only continue to grow in popularity in the near future. A new video points out not only the importance of sustainability but how the dairy industry is paving the way while continuing to feed a growing population. FULL STORY »
Greek yogurt a rising star in dairy circles
Greek yogurt sales are going through the roof. According to National Public Radio, sales of Greek yogurt could reach $1.5 billion this year ― almost double last year’s sales. And, now there’s evidence that Greek yogurt is stealing some of the thunder from other food categories in the grocery store. FULL STORY »
Milk: Wonder beverage for teenage girls
Milk-drinking teenage girls were more likely to have less body fat and a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than peers who don’t drink milk, according to a study published in the European Journal of Pediatrics. The results weren’t limited to low-fat milk; girls who consumed whole milk showed the same results. FULL STORY »
Expectant mothers, load up on cheese!
Dental health begins in the womb. Researchers have found that babies born to women who consume cheese and other dairy products during pregnancy are likely to have better dental health than babies born to non-dairy-consumers. FULL STORY »
Feed 9 billion people by 2050? Absolutely!
New technologies, such as nutrigenomics, will become increasingly important.
With nutrigenomics, it may be possible to influence or control genetic expression in animals. Certain feed ingredients may be able to switch on genes in the animals, leading to improved production. FULL STORY »
New program brings agriculture to urban classrooms
In March, six undergraduate agricultural education majors were able to test their teaching skills on a group of 7th grade students at Stuart-Hobson Middle School in downtown Washington, D.C. FULL STORY »
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