In Idaho, schools will be using the money to create and promote new in-school breakfast opportunities for students, develop a taste-testing program to expose students to healthy new cafeteria food options and launch a walking club.
Star Elementary is using technology to increase awareness of the five food groups. The school purchased iPad Minis that the student leadership team will use to create infomercials, posters and QR code scavenger hunt signs. Filer High School intends to use the money to incorporate programs in each classroom for physical activity breaks and for use at assemblies.
The largest awards were $4,000 each to Moscow Junior High School and Star Elementary, $3,940 to Bridgewater Elementary in Idaho Falls, $3,813 to Minico High School in Rupert, $3,690 each to Filer High School and Wendell Middle School, $3,600 to Rigby High School, $3,500 each to Eagle Middle School and Heritage Middle School in Meridian, and $3,370 to Lincoln Elementary in Rexburg.
32nd Western Canadian Dairy Seminar is March 11-14
The 32nd Western Canadian Dairy Seminar will be held March 11-14 at the Sheraton Red Deer, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
This seminar is designed for people who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities in dairy production and management. Dairy producers, Extension specialists, researchers, and dairy service and supply representatives will find this seminar extremely valuable. Each year a wide variety of topics are presented ranging from nutrition and reproduction to dairy policy and challenges facing the dairy industry.
Northwest Washington Sustainable Agriculture Conference
The 2014 Northwest Washington Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held Friday, March 7, at the Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Wash.
This day-long event will once again highlight issues important to produce and livestock farmers in Northwest Washington, with sessions on food safety/GAP/FSMA, fertility management, animal feeds, livestock economics, and plant disease management. University and government experts will be presenting alongside farmers with plenty of time for discussion to get the information you are looking for.
New this year will be more farmer-to-farmer learning opportunities with facilitated discussions around hot topics.
2014 Agenda (pdf)
Whatcom Dairy Speaker Series to address soils
The Whatcom Conservation District, Washington State University Extension, and the Washington Dairy Federation have partnered to bring Whatcom dairy farmers an informational Dairy Speaker Series. This free monthly meeting – held the third Thursday of every month – brings in university and industry experts to talk about production, management, and other topics of interest.