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FFA adds value through experiences

By: Rob Cooper, executive director, FFA Foundation
November, 2016

For many years as a child, Jordan Hanson attended a Midwest horse sale in Waverly, Iowa, each spring and fall. One year, he was given the opportunity to lead a team of his father’s horses through the sale ring at the show and fell in love with the idea of raising and selling horses.

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FFA - Two is Better Than One

By: Jessica Mozo
May, 2016

Editor’s note: Article courtesy of the National FFA Organization

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Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Regulation Update

By: Elanco
May, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published three reports in December 2013 outlining upcoming changes for the use of antibiotic products in production animals. The goals of these changes are to:

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Implants - Making Gains

By: Jennifer Ryan
May, 2016

Implanting calves can help cow/calf and stocker/backgrounder customers improve gains and profits

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Breeding - The Art of Heat Detection

By: Jennifer Ryan
May, 2016

Timely heat detection, breeding can pay dividends for producers

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Vaccine Storage - Handle with Care

By: Jennifer Ryan
March, 2015

For best results, ensure vaccines are transported to the customer correctly and encourage producers to maintain the product’s effectiveness before administration

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On-Label, In Business

By: Vet-Advantage
March, 2014
Reviewing label guidelines can help maintain credibility

Help maintain your credibility by always checking the product label. Extra-label drug use (ELDU) can only be recommended on a veterinarian’s orders. Even then, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restricts the ELDU of several products. Be sure you know what you’re selling and its current label indications.

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4-H - Judging Makes Good Decisions

By: Mary Grace Erickson
August, 2012

Prepare for months. Show. Wait for the moment of truth: the judge’s opinion of your animal. For many 4-Hers, summer means livestock shows and the culmination of a year of hard work and careful selection. The results of those placings will often have great influence in the fall’s breeding decisions.

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Branding - Your Contributions Help Your Community Thrive

By: Pat Hansen
August, 2012

Thriving communities share certain characteristics, as noted on pages 26 through 28. The most important of these characteristics is people with vision, leadership skills and vested interests. Does that sound like the distributor reps you know? It certainly rings true for me.

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FFA - Grant Links Future Vets with Communities

By: Rob Cooper, executive director, FFA Foundation
August, 2012

Pfizer Animal Health has provided the National FFA Foundation with $1.1 million to help link veterinarians in local communities with FFA members planning careers in animal health.

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