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Commentary: Farm kids healthier than city kids

Farm kids are 30 to 50 percent less likely to develop allergies or asthma than their city cousins, two European studies show as published in the New England Journal of Medicine. FULL STORY »

Obesity found to be a major factor accelerating puberty in girls

In the blame game of early onset puberty in girls, many fingers have pointed to "hormones in milk" as the culprit. The myth really got going when recombinant bovine somatotropin was approved for commercial use in 1994. Now, a review published in the Frontiers in Endocrinology points to other potential causes. FULL STORY »

Academy seeks students interested in dairy careers

A new program aimed at reaching high school students interested in a career in the dairy industry is now accepting applications. FULL STORY »

Smoothies help make milk, fruit cool in school

A new beverage combining the nutritional values and flavors of milk and fruit in a healthy, naturally-sweetened smoothie soon will be available in school cafeterias across the country. FULL STORY »

National Dairy Shrine announces 2012 scholarship winners

The National Dairy Shrine announces the winners of their scholarships for 2012. The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin on Oct. 4. FULL STORY »

Fuel Up Breakfast Grants return

The National Dairy Council has partnered with General Mills Foodservice for the fourth consecutive year to offer Fuel Up Breakfast Grants - providing children an opportunity for a nutritious breakfast aimed at jumpstarting their school day. FULL STORY »

FFA Ag Career Network connects students with employers

The National FFA Organization has announced a first-of-its-kind formation of partnerships to assist its members’ efforts toward career success. FULL STORY »

Got scholarships? Students win big with milk

The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign and USA Today have announced the 25 winners of their 2012 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Awards. Selected by a panel of elite judges, the winning student athletes will be awarded generous scholarships and be featured in an upcoming “got milk?” ad campaign. FULL STORY »

Cow pie bingo heifer donated in memory of Jersey leaders

Cow Pie Bingo begins when registration opens on Wednesday, June 27 at the annual meetings of the AJCA and National All-Jersey Inc. FULL STORY »

Individual Giving Council to match FAA donations

Eight people from throughout the country that comprise a special advisory council for the National FFA Foundation are issuing a challenge to FFA and agricultural education supporters everywhere: Give to FFA and they will match the gift. FULL STORY »

Calif. dairy families award $1.4 million to struggling schools

This week, the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), representing California's dairy families, announced the award of more than $1.4 million in cash, books and school supply prizes to elementary schools in Southern California as part of the Real Seal Appeal! sweepstakes drawing. FULL STORY »

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