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Youth make the cut at the 4-H Meat Judging Contest


Youth make the cut at the 4-H Meat Judging Contest

Youth demonstrated their skills to judges at the Michigan 4-H/FFA Meat Judging Contest July 25 with their ability to evaluate and identify cuts of meat. With the assistance of the Michigan Livestock Expo (MLE), youth were able to see the animals at the show and watch them win before viewing and evaluating them in the meat cooler. For the first time, many youth were able not only to see the MLE spotlight animals but to compare and apply the differences in what they saw at a show in a meat judging contest.

Record number of 4-H members compete at the Michigan 4-H Livestock Judging Contest


Record number of 4-H members compete at the Michigan 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

At the 2014 Michigan 4-H/ FFA Livestock Judging Contest, July 17 at the MSU Pavilion, a record 140 Michigan youth competed. At the contest, held in conjunction with the Michigan Livestock Expo (MLE), participants judged eight classes of livestock, answered questions and provided oral reasons. Competing gave contestants a chance to enhance their livestock evaluation and selection skills and improve their communication and decision-making skills.

 

Stayin’ alive: MSU research aims to help biofuel switchgrass survive northern winters


Stayin’ alive: MSU research aims to help biofuel switchgrass survive northern winters

Michigan State University (MSU) plant biologist C. Robin Buell has been awarded $1 million from a joint U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to accelerate genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstock for the production of biofuels, bio-power and bio-based products.

MSU’s Elizabeth Karcher honored with national teaching award


MSU’s Elizabeth Karcher honored with national teaching award

Elizabeth Karcher, academic specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU), recently started her teaching career, but her outstanding efforts are already being recognized by professionals across the nation.

 

 

MSU AgBioResearch director appointed to new agriculture research foundation board


Douglas Buhler, director of Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Associate Dean for Research, has been appointed to a 15-member national board of directors of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). The announcement was made today by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.


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