Beef nominees include: David Bechtol, D.V.M., Canyon, Texas; Dallas Horton, D.V.M., Eaton, Colo.; and Ed Johnson, D.V.M., Parma, Idaho.
The Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame was created in 2011 to honor exceptional individuals who have made lasting contributions to the veterinary profession throughout their careers in preventive health medicine, agricultural policy, rotational grazing, bovine reproduction and milk quality.
Merck Animal Health coordinates the nomination process. Five organizations founded and sponsor the Hall of Fame – Merck Animal Health, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC), the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), Bovine Veterinarian and Osborn Barr.
Voting is currently underway and will remain open until Aug. 5. Members of the AVC and the AABP may vote for one beef and one dairy nominee. AVC members may vote during the organization’s spring and summer conferences or online at www.avc-beef.org/halloffame. AABP members may vote online at www.aabp.org/halloffame.
MDA launches ‘Powered by Dairy’ Pinterest contest
Pinterest users have a new reason to give their Pinterest accounts a workout. Midwest Dairy Association, which works on behalf of 9,100 dairy farm families across the Midwest, has launched the Powered by Dairy Pinterest Contest to provide healthy recipes and nutrition tips for fueling an active lifestyle. One lucky pinner will be randomly selected to win a $100 grocery store gift card, a mini-blender and a fitness-themed Team Dairy prize pack ($30 value). The contest is open to residents of Midwest Dairy’s 10-state area and runs through May 9.
To enter, pinners must fill out the Powered by Dairy Contest form, follow Midwest Dairy on Pinterest by clicking “Follow all” and re-pin a dairy recipe or dairy nutrition tip using the Powered by Dairy Pinterest board as inspiration.
During the contest, pinners will explore how dairy, including milk, cheese and yogurt, is a nutrient powerhouse and an essential means to build strong bodies.
For more information about the Powered by Dairy Pinterest Contest and to view official rules, visit http://tiny.cc/PoweredByDairy.
More delicious dairy recipes and Midwest dairy farm family stories are available at DairyMakesSense.com.
Corn stover gains attention in Iowa for industrial uses
Corn stover, used for decades as silage and bedding, is now being harvested for industrial use. Currently in Iowa, two cellulosic ethanol plants have biomass needs for corn stover. Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a new series of fact sheets from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.