Happy Fall, everyone. I hope this update finds all of you doing well. This week, you’ll find updates about educational scholarships available for winter events along with updates from the AGW program. Let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of help to you in any way.
AGW-certified Products Win Awards
This summer, two certified products won 2021 Mindful Awards. Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW butter from Truly Grassfed and Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW whey protein powder from AGN Roots. Certified products deliver in quality, transparency and sustainability; we are proud to work with these amazing companies.
FACT Educational Scholarships
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), is awarding scholarships, as funding allows, of up to $400 for livestock and poultry farmers to attend educational events related to high-welfare animal management, business and farm finance, and/or value-added production. As event season approaches, visit the FACT website to learn more and submit your application.
Featured Resource: Nature’s Efficiency
Bison herds can be managed in accordance with natural family order, a truly unique approach that can be applied to all herding animals, says Bob Jackson. Read more in this blog post, originally published in Sustainable Farming Magazine.
From Your Peers
You make it easy to share good news! See below for the latest from some of your AGW-certified peers:
- Colorado Public Radio featured James Ranch (and their AGW-certified dairy cattle) in Durango, CO in a story highlighting the Western Slope and ways that farmers and ranchers have and are adapting to change.
- KCUR features Green Dirt Farm (and their AGW-certified sheep) in Weston, MO in “Apples and Alpacas: Enjoy Autumn by Exploring These Farms around Kansas City.” The farm is hosting cheese and wine tastings, farm table dinners and tours of the farm and creamery.
- The Daily Egyptian covered the recent Farm Crawl, a self-guided tour in Southern IL, which featured AGW-certified The Flock Farm.