As a leader in animal agriculture preparing for 2021, please save the dates for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s 2021 annual conference and 11th Annual NIAA Antibiotic Symposium. We look forward to continuing to convene the depth and breadth of animal agriculture as, together, we learn, discuss, and collaborate on issues affecting the animal agriculture sector of today’s food system.
The annual conference planning team is finalizing the agenda and speakers in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for additional details and registration information.
COVID-19 took a bite out of greenhouse gas emissions
New York Times
Emissions plunged by more than 10 percent in 2020, reaching lowest level in three decades.Read more
APHIS funds programs focused on animal disease
USDA-APHIS is awarding $14.4 million to fund 76 projects focused on protecting animal health.
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EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE
- IDFA Dairy Forum – Jan. 25-28
- CERES Biosecurity Infectious Disease Symposium – Jan. 28
- NIAA Annual Conference – April 21-22 (virtual)
OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture
Dealer Statutory Trust Webinar
Livestock Dealer Statutory Trust is now law! Dealer Trust gives sellers of livestock (often livestock auction markets or producers) the legal priority to get livestock back when a livestock dealer fails to pay. If the cattle have been resold, the unpaid sellers are now first in line for the proceeds.
But how will a Dealer Trust function? What does this mean for cattle producers, feeders, dealers, livestock auction markets, and lenders? Livestock Marketing Association will be hosting a virtual call regarding Dealer Statutory Trust on Thursday, January 21, at 7 p.m. Central via Zoom.
Learn more by visiting here.
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.
Learn more by visiting here.
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.
Learn more or apply here.
Livestock Marketing Association hiring Government and Industry Affairs Administrator
LMA is hiring a Government and Industry Affairs Administrator. The role will be a key member providing administrative and organizational support our Government and Industry Affairs and Legal team.
The ideal candidate will have administrative experience and an appreciation for the livestock industry. However, early career candidates or people looking for a change in career path are also encouraged to apply. The position will serve the Livestock Marketing Association in Overland Park, Kansas.
For more information or to apply, click here.
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