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Lance Fox
New London, Wisconsin
Senior Veterinarian, U.S. Dairy Veterinary Operations
Pfizer Animal Health

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The All-American Dairy Show, held Sept. 17-22 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, featured six days of high-quality dairy cattle, youth activities and industry meetings.

For the first year in the show's 48-year history, Progressive Dairyman attended the event, giving away magazines and sponsoring the daily Barn Grazing newsletter. Each day the newsletter featured trivia questions, and those who were the first to answer received a free Proud to Dairy hat.

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Precision Diagnostics LLC, based in New Holland, Pennsylvania, will be hosting an embryo transfer school October 18-20. The training will take place at Red Knob Farm in Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania. For more information about the program, contact Doug Speicher at (717) 443-4662 or visit the website at www.precisiond.com.

The three-day course provides intense, hands-on training about embryo placement and specifics related to handling, paperwork and equipment involved in embryo transfer.

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Governor Tom Corbett recently established a dairy leadership council that will help ensure that state government meets the needs of Pennsylvania‘s nearly $2 billion dairy industry.

The Pennsylvania Dairy Leadership Council, chaired by Agriculture Secretary George Greig, will make recommendations to the governor on policies, procedures, regulations and legislation that may aid in the development of the dairy industry.

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Kansas needs to invest hundreds of millions of dollars more in its dairy, beef and pork industries in order to give the state a larger share of U.S. animal agriculture production, Gov. Sam Brownback said.

"I just want to see us put that on steroids and grow it," Brownback said during an economic development summit in Garden City.

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