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2022 California Leopold Conservation Award Finalists Selected

Two finalists have been selected for the 2022 California Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the prestigious award recognizes those who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife resources in their care. In California, Sand County Foundation presents the award with American Farmland Trust, and state partners: Sustainable Conservation and the California Farm …

Dairy Webinar Features Mastitis Treatment Strategies (in Spanish)

Join National Mastitis Council (NMC) for its next webinar – presented in Spanish – on Sept. 29, starting at 2 p.m. Central time (U.S./Canada). Alfonso Lago, an NMC board member and director of research and consulting solutions at DairyExperts, Inc., Tulare, Calif., will address “New Concepts and Opportunities in Mastitis Management” (“Nuevos Conceptos y Oportunidades en el Manejo de la …

Celebrating California’s Hispanic-Style Cheese & Dairy Products With Texas Retail Promotion

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) is celebrating the flavors and traditions of Mexico brought to life by California’s Hispanic-style cheeses and dairy products with a consumer retail promotion focused on Hispanic Heritage Month. The “Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with California’s Hispanic Dairy” promotion is designed to elevate awareness for Hispanic-style cheeses, cremas, breakfast cream and dips at Texas retailers …

Western United Dairies’ Melissa Lema Joins CA Milk Advisory Board Marketing Team

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the marketing order representing California dairy producers, announced the addition of Melissa Lema as Director of Producer Relations. Lema joins the CMAB from Western United Dairies where she spent 11 years, most recently as a North Coast Field Representative focusing on all aspects of the relationship between producers and industry professionals, from laws and regulations to animal welfare, as well as overall industry communication. She spent …

Sorghum Producers to Lead $65 Million USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Funded Project

Quantifying the climate impact of incorporating sorghum and other tools into rotations while serving as a trajectory for the sorghum industry’s continuous environmental improvement throughout this decade and the next is the focus of a five-year, up to $65 million project by National Sorghum Producers. Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Anaerobically Digested Dairy Manure to Serve as Liquid Fertilizer for Tomatoes

Researchers at UC Davis have found a new, safe way to treat dairy manure for use as a high quality, organic liquid fertilizer on fresh produce crops.  Watch this interview with Ruihong Zhang from UC Davis as she shares the results of their studies and read more in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry support.

UCCE Explores Benefits of New Alfalfa Varieties with Reduced Lignin

Watch this brief interview with Dan Putnam from the UC Davis/Cooperative Extension as he shares research on some new alfalfa varieties with reduced lignin available for dairy feed growers and their yield and quality benefits. Read more in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry support.

Challenges in California’s Organic Dairy Sector

The market for organic milk in California and the United States has seen better days; but over the past year, increased input costs are compounding the challenges for organic dairies in the state. Watch this brief interview with Melissa Lema from Western United Dairies as she explains, and read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s …

Starting the Life of a Dairy Calf Right with Colostrum

Enjoy this great throwback video with Ed DePeters from the Animal Science Department at UC Davis as he shares the significance of colostrum for the first few months of life of a dairy calf and successfully managing that for a healthy future. Read more about keeping calves healthy in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry …

Sonoma County Farm Bureau Hires New Executive Director, Dayna Ghirardelli

The Sonoma County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Dayna Ghirardelli. Dayna Ghirardelli grew up in Petaluma where she was active in Tomales 4-H and Tomales FFA, showing registered and grade dairy cattle, and market lambs, participated on the parliamentary procedure team, and served several officer terms. Dayna attended California State University, Chico where she majored …

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