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Hagens Berman, on behalf of several dairy consumers, including Compassion Over Killing (COK) members, recently filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of consumers alleging that various dairy companies and trade groups, including the National Milk Producers Federation, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O'Lakes, Inc. and Agri-Mark, Inc. combined to form Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) in order to fix the price of milk in the United States.

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A national group that has promoted agricultural training for nearly a century is seeing a boom in membership among young people interested in agricultural careers.

Indiana and other states are seeing a rise in membership in FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America. More than 17,000 new students joined the FFA organization nationwide in the past year, an all-time high for the 83-year-old group, The Republic reported (http://bit.ly/pfZXEF).

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Enjoy a day filled with agricultural activities and free entertainment for the whole family! The International Agri-Center will host its first Ag-Fest event on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Tulare, California. The event will include a 5K run, food demonstrations and a performance by 2011 America's Got Talent musician, Ryan Andreas.

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The Center for Dairy Excellence is offering scholarships to help dairy producers take advantage of two dairy educational opportunities available in Pennsylvania – the AgBiz Masters Program and the Middle Managers Conference. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who register.

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The Wisconsin Holstein Association’s (WHA) Young Adult Committee will be offering monetary awards for young adults to attend educational events in 2012. There will be four $500 awards given to WHA members, ages 21-45.

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