2016 Sure Champ Summer Internship Opportunities

BioZyme Inc.®, maker of VitaFerm® and Sure Champ®, is offering two paid summer 2016 internships. Each internship will provide the selected candidate with a variety of experiences related to the livestock nutrition business, in both an office and field setting. VitaFerm Sure Champ Public Relations Internship This internship will offer incoming college juniors and seniors the opportunity to promote Sure Champ’s brand through our junior national sponsorships, social media, video production and photography. Applicants must be an agriculture major; agricultural communications majors will be given preference. Strong writing and communications skills, the ability to work under pressure and attention to ...Read More

Showing Livestock Teaches Healthy Competition

You enter the show ring. Your heart beats faster, and your palms become sweaty. There is a hush as the judge places the class, and you feel the pressure of all your hard work and preparation mount. You will either experience a natural high by placing at the top of the class, or the feel like the wind has been let out of your sails if you are at the bottom. Show ring competition provides a gamut of emotions to many exhibitors. The emotional investment in your performance might affect the rest of your day. But is this healthy? Does ...Read More

Jr Spotlight: The Koy Sisters

Kali and Kassi Koy are more than sisters who show livestock together. They are a team, a partnership, that is unwavering and dedicated more than any story could tell. The girls are high school students from Willis, Texas. Together they show heifers, steers and market hogs, and they do it because they absolutely love it. Their passion for showing can be attributed to the fact they have always been around show animals. Their uncle was an ag teacher who retired when Kali was born. The family barn was perfectly set up for show animals so it was natural that Kali ...Read More

Valentine’s Day Stock Show Life Coloring Contest

Do you have a budding artist in your family? Or, maybe you love to pick up the crayons. We've got the perfect winter activity for you and your friends. Simply download one of our four Valentine's Day Stock Show Life Coloring Contest designs and put the crayons to work. Or, feel free to do a little digital coloring! Show Heifer Love Hogs and Kisses Grand Champion Valentine I've Got My Eyes on Ewe Steps to enter the contest: Email a photo of your finished design to champ@biozymeinc.com OR load it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #livestocklove by February 10th. ...Read More

Setting Goals and Chasing Them

It’s a new year and a new show season for many young 4-H and FFA members. When young people select and purchase their new show animals there is always a goal in mind. Perhaps it’s a dream to be in the grand drive, make the sale at a major show or win showmanship at your county fair or state show. Regardless, the goals of each young person are significant and need to be realized. When goals are met, young showmen can close the chapter and set new goals, just in time for the next show season. This year we will feature three ...Read More

Scholarships for Agriculture Students

Scholarships are a great way to cover costs for educational expenses inside and out of the classroom so you don't rack up those student loans.  There are a ton of opportunities available, if you're willing to look. Let’s help get you started. Here are a few places we suggest looking for scholarships within your community and nationwide: Local organizations like Farm Bureau, 4-H and FFA chapters, etc. Local businesses and employers Through your high school or university: School guidance counselor, career services office, alumni association, etc. Free, credible websites such as fastweb.com County or state fairs Here are also a few ...Read More

Classy Trailer Designs: Creating Art

Late at night, when her husband and two-year-old boy are snug in their beds dreaming, Jill Skinner works to make her dreams come true by creating beautiful jewelry. She gathers turquoise and metals from her favorite dealers to create unique, custom pieces for her clients. Every piece is different, and several are one of a kind. Her hand-crafted items are special, popular as gifts and the growing number of orders keeps Skinner awake at night. But she doesn’t mind. Skinner owns The Classy Trailer, a jewelry business in her hometown of Napa Valley, California. She began making a few fun ...Read More