Western IL Livestock Judging
This past few months have been very successful for the Western Illinois University livestock judging team. The team has had great performaces at the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville and at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Assistant Coach Walter Colvin explains the team’s success. WIU_WalterColvin seg 2
Executive Director Jennifer Tirey Illinois Pork Expo
For the first time in decades the Illinois Pork Expo will not be held in Peoria. But the new location in Springfield has led to a sold-out trade show, and the event is being combined with the Illinois Pork Producers Association Legislative Reception. IPPA Executive Director Jennifer Tirey has a preview of the event. www.ilpork.com
Cattle Industry Convention with Dr. Shalene McNeill
Shalene-Beef seg 2 At the Cattle Industry Convention we visited with Dr. Shalene McNeill about including beef into diets. We discussed eating beef and getting proper nutrients for her as an active mother, for her active kids, and even for infants and marathon runners.
Fulton Co FB Annual Meeting
ElaineStone seg 1 Monday 2/8 Fulton County Farm Bureau had its 99th annual meeting. We visit with County Manager Elaine Stone about the efforts to stay relevant, to increase membership and engage new members to assume leadership roles in the organization.
NCBA’s Kendal Frazier
Kendal seg 1 Kendal Frazier is the interim CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. We visited with him at the Cattle Industry Convention last week in San Diego. We’ll talk about the changing marketplace, the resulting increase of beef imports, and the need to have strong partnerships with different divisions of the federal government.