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  • This exciting conference is set to take place October 2-4 at the Crowne Plaza in Billings, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to take part in various workshops, discuss current ag issues, meet with industry leaders and network with fellow young people who live Montana agriculture. 
  • A Whitehall, Mont rancher along with the Montana Department of Livestock wants to find whoever is responsible for illegally slaughtering a Black Angus steer calf last week. 
  • Top five nominees (in alphabetical order): Cellar Bar & Grill – Kearney, NE; Goonie’s Kozy Keno Bar – Terrytown, NE; Sozo American Cuisine – Kearney, NE; Stella’s Bar & Grill – Bellevue, NE and Union Bar – Gering, NE. 
  • The North Dakota CattleWomen (NDCW) and its partners will showcase the heart-healthy benefits of beef during the 4th annual “Beefin’ It Up; Fuel for the Finish” 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Oct. 3, 2015 in Mandan. 
  • “Sampson” rules Iowa State Fair’s 2015 Super Bull contest
    The winner of the Iowa State Fair’s “Super Bull Contest” is a Red Angus bull named “Sampson.” Sampson is owned by the Jim & Danelle Skartvedt and family of Atlantic. 
  • 2015 South Dakota Women in Ag Conference slated for Oct. 1 - 2
    The South Dakota Women in Agriculture (SDWIA) committee is pleased to announce the event dates for the 14th annual South Dakota Women in Agriculture conference. Scheduled for Thurs. and Fri., Oct. 1st and 2nd, the event features educational and motivational presentations, hands-on activities, networking opportunities and so much more.  
  • Elwood is 2015 America’s Farmers Midwest Mom of the Year
    Monsanto honored Minden, Iowa, farmer Sara Ross as its 2015 America’s Farmers Midwest Mom of the Year during a special presentation at the Iowa State Fair, Tuesday, August 18. 
  • The Angus breed is built on generations of individuals and families who are committed to producing top-quality beef cattle genetics. Each year, the American Angus Association® presents Century Awards to recognize Angus farms and ranches that have been in continuous production of registered Angus cattle for at least 100 years. 
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors, & seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and above - Internships are split into four areas, those being: Livestock Emphasis, Equine Emphasis, Rodeo Relations, Media Relations/Communications. 
  • The Iowa Angus Tour is planned for Aug. 29-30 highlighting the eastern side of the state.  
  •  Heemstra named Public Affairs Manager for SD Dept. of Ag
    Jody Heemstra has been named the public affairs manager for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. 
  • The workshop will be held Aug. 15 at DreamAcres near Wykoff, Minn. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Iowa Cattlemen provide beef to RAGBRAI riders
    The Benton County Cattlemen created strong demand for their “Steak on a Stick” by placing signs 20 miles outside of Vinton, Iowa. 
  • On Aug. 21, the top five nominated restaurants will be announced and the finalists will be invited to a judging competition hosted at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.  
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation and Measure released a study that identifies and quantifies the benefits of drone technology in precision agriculture.  
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