NIAA WEEKLY BULLETIN
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
Get Ready to Step Up Sustainability Efforts
by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
It is anticipated that sustainability will be a suggested inclusion for dietary guidance at the UN’s Food Systems Summit in September 2021.
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Utah egg farm push rules to free hens from cages Utah egg-producers work with legislators to on a bill mandating cage-free environment by 2025 to help prevent possible tighter regulations.
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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture
American Boer Goat Association hiring Executive Director
The American Boer Goat Association (ABGA) is a founding member of the American Goat Federation. ABGA is a breed registry established in 1993 – a young organization with a lot of potential and a brand new state-of-art office building in San Angelo, Texas. ABGA is actively searching for applicants to fill their Executive Director position. The Association is seeking a dynamic and experienced business professional from the livestock industry. A tremendous opportunity exists to drive technological efficiencies and process improvements for a results oriented executive with a proven track record.
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Aspire Food Group Seeking Senior Animal Nutritionist
The Animal Nutritionist will spearhead a research program to improve the cricket feed, with an eye on improve the quality and quantity of the macro and micronutrients of the crickets while reducing overall costs. The role is within the R&D division and will report to the VP of Research & Development. This role will be an important component to our existing team and will position Aspire Food Group to address the massive market potential ahead. The position is located in Austin, TX.
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