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News Update

December 8, 2016

Apply for Angus Summer Internships

Each summer, the American Angus Association invites college students to gain real-world knowledge and hands-on skills by serving as an intern for the nation’s largest beef breed organization. The 10-week, paid internship programs offer three students the chance to gain experience in the beef cattle industry.

The member-driven organization provides internship opportunities through the events and education department, communications and public relations, and the Angus Journal editorial team. Application details are outlined below, and all materials must be received by Feb. 6, 2017.

A summer intern joining the Association’s events and education department can expect to play a significant role in planning and executing youth events hosted by the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). The selected intern will assist with preparations, communications and correspondence for junior shows and events.

Read about each of the offered positions in the Angus news release online.

Canadian TB Outbreak Spreads

Canadian health officials announced Nov. 29 that more than 10,000 cattle from Alberta and Saskatchewan will be destroyed in an aggressive effort to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

The highly contagious bacterial infection was first reported late last September, when a single Canadian cow imported into the U.S. tested positive for TB. Since then five additional Canadian cattle have tested positive for tuberculosis, all from the same herd outside of Jenner, Alta., 155 miles east of Calgary and 54 miles north of Medicine Hat.

From an initial federal order placing 18,000 cattle from 30 Canadian ranches under a biosecurity quarantine, inspection officials from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have now expanded the order to include more than 22,000 cattle from more than 40 ranches, with at least 36 in Alberta and no more than five in Saskatchewan.

Read more in the complete Great Falls Tribune article online.

Monroe County Man Honored at Missouri Livestock Symposium

Despite retirement, Charlie Rosenkrans remains among the top cheerleaders for University of Missouri’s (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and MU Extension.

Rosenkrans retired from MU Extension in 2000 after almost four decades of service. He received his master’s degree from MU nearly half a century ago. At 80, Rosenkrans is still learning and teaching MU Extension research and methods.

The Missouri Livestock Symposium, coordinated by MU Extension, presented Rosenkrans its 2016 Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award Dec. 2 at the annual event in Kirksville. The award adds to a long list of honors that he and his family have earned working with 4-H, agriculture, community and church groups.

For more information, view the MU news release online.

House Agriculture Committee Report on SNAP

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement Dec. 8 on the House Committee on Agriculture’s new report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which contains the Committee’s findings from a series of hearings on the program:

“After holding 16 hearings on SNAP over the past two years, the House Agriculture Committee reached a simple conclusion: SNAP provides a critical nutrition safety net for millions of low-income Americans, and we need to do all we can to protect and strengthen the program so it can continue effectively serving American families in need.

“Four out of five SNAP participants are children, seniors, people with disabilities or working adults. SNAP reduces food insecurity, increases access to healthy food, and generates economic activity and creates jobs all along the supply chain — from the store where food is purchased, all the way back to the farmer who produces it.”

For more information, view the complete USDA news release online.

KLA’s 50-Year Membership Club

Eight Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) members were recognized during the KLA Convention Nov. 30 for reaching 50 years of membership. This year’s honorees epitomize the diversity and commitment of the organization’s membership.

Those who joined KLA in 1966 were Brookover Feed Yard LLC, Garden City; Kirby Clawson, Plains; Floyd Crockett, Lewis; First National Bank of Hutchinson; Larry Hixson, WaKeeney; Donald Hunt, Arkansas City; Phillip Light, Turpin, Okla.; and Norman Triemer, Council Grove.

Attaining 60 years of membership this year were Victor Hoffman, Hoisington; Albert Mann, Rye, Colo.; Paul Seeley, Jr., Eureka; and C.H. White & Sons, Council Grove. Dolores Giles of Spearville will be honored for reaching the 70-year mark.

“KLA effectively works to protect the business interests of Kansas ranchers and farmers every day,” said KLA President David Clawson, a rancher and farmer from Englewood. “This continued success would not be possible without the solid support of its members.”

These honorees bring to 101 the total number of KLA members who have belonged to the organization for 50 years or more.

For more information, view the KLA news release online.




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