Surfer Dude reigns

CN-MR-3-SURFER-DUDE_1651by Laura Rodley

There are horses throughout history that gain notoriety, living on in people’s hearts long after they’re gone. Roy Roger’s horse Trigger comes to mind, as does Misty — a wild pony made famous in the 1947 children’s book Misty of Chincoteague, penned by Marguerite Henry. Another, a possible descendant of Misty, is Surfer Dude; a stallion born and raised on the Island of Assateague, one of the few stallions that guard the north and south herds on Assateague Island — a federal reserve for wild horses. [Read more…]

Penn State Professor receives Poultry Science Association Award

CM-RP-1-PENN-ST-POULTRY-AWARD_011Alan L. Johnson, Ph.D., Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology and Professor of Reproductive Biology in Penn State’s Department of Animal Science, received the Zoetis Fundamental Science Award at the 104th annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association held in July at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. [Read more…]

Virginia Tech’s Shenandoah Valley Ag Research Station hosts field day

CM-MR-2-VT-SHEN-VALLEY-AG_1b1 by Karl H. Kazaks

RAPHINE, VA – Nearly 200 people attended the 2015 field day at Virginia Tech’s Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Research and Extension Center (AREC) at McCormick Farm recently. During the afternoon event, which culminated with dinner, researchers from throughout Virginia Tech and Virginia Extension’s broad team of scientists and researchers spoke about progress in their fields of study. [Read more…]

Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Change Adaptation Conference

CE-MR-1-Environmental-systems1by Tamara Scully

Climate change is real. It’s impact will both be felt by dairymen, and will be influenced by their management practices. That message was heard loud and clear as leading researchers, extension and conservation professionals, professors, energy professionals, engineers and dairy farmers gathered for an intensive two-day conference — with a third day of tours — focused on mitigating the impact of climate change. Held at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus, the conference was co-hosted by Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY program. [Read more…]