Engage, Inspire, Educate: My Summer at BioZyme

To sum up my summer with BioZyme® Inc. I would use three words: engage, inspire and educate. From traveling across the country to being in the office in St. Joseph, Missouri, I was constantly engaging, inspiring and being inspired, educating and being educated. I left my mark in Des Moines, Louisville and Texarkana by teaching […]

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Manage Heat Stress in Your Show Livestock Projects

We’ve hit the hottest days of summer just as many livestock exhibitors are preparing for county and state fairs. No matter the hours of work and preparation you’ve put into your livestock projects, heat stress is a challenge to plan for and manage. While we typically think about heat stress in extreme temperatures, the reality […]

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How the VFD Affects Livestock Exhibitors

VFD. Have you heard this term yet? VFD stands for the Veterinary Feed Directive and it is going to have a big impact on how you feed your show animals in 2017. Beginning January 1, 2017 the use of medically important antibiotics in feed or water will fall under the supervision of licensed veterinarians. In […]

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Fall 2016 Internships and Opportunities

Fall means new opportunities and internships to grow your leadership skills. Check out this list we’ve put together, and let us know if there are others we should add. FarmHer Grow Conferences GROW is a series of events that will inspire and empower young women in agriculture to take an active role in the agriculture industry. These […]

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How to Read Pig Ear Notches

Most show pigs are individually identified using a universal system known as ear notching. Learning to read ear notches is a valuable tool, not only for identifying animals but because reading ear notches is a very common showmanship question. Ear notches may look complicated but if you can add, reading ear notches is simple. Once […]

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Sure Champ Welcomes Josh Brockman

One word that best describes how you work: Constantly Most memorable show win: All of them are truly memorable for me, but the Champion York barrow in San Antonio in 2012 always sticks in my mind. It was one of the first major breeds I had won myself/as an ag teacher at that point in […]

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