CropVillage Industry

How Can You Win A Year's Supply of Ham?

50 Years of Green Eggs and Ham

Just as National Pork Month comes to a close, you can put on your creative hat and create a video to possibly win $2,000, and most importantly, a year's supply of ham! You will need to enlist your Tweeps to get votes. Get moving, deadline for entry is 11:59pm ET November 3rd.

Green Eggs And Ham celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and to celebrate we're giving away $2,000 cash, limited edition Dr. Seuss art prints, a year's supply of ham (you read that right!)--and much more--to Dr. Seuss fans who enter and get the most votes in the HAM It Up video contest!

What is the West Central Research and Outreach Center?

University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center is a center whose goal is to disseminate knowledge and information, focusing on west central Minnesota. Orginally an agricultural experiment station, research has expanded to include studies of environmental quality and renewable energy. From and article in AgriNews, Brad Heins is new dairy scientist at WCROC

The center has 110 cows in a conventional grazing system and another 90 in organics. Besides Holsteins, the center has been crossbreeding cattle with Jerseys, Swedish Reds, Norwegian Reds, Mont Beliards and Normandes. One reason the Normandes are part of the breeding program is the high percentage of BB Capa Casein found in their milk. The BB is beneficial for cheese production, he said. Heins envisions the center one day having an a small cheese plant.

Of note are is a late calf weaning project, where a group of calves are weaned at 90 days in an organic system.

Since there aren't any organic milk replacers, they are monitoring the effectiveness of late weaning vs. early weaning.

What Ag Jobs Are On The Future-Jobs-O-Matic?

In this tight job market, Marketplace offers job seekers a tool to discover what types of positions are out there. Marketplace pulls the data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What does this mean? Marketplace is leveraging government data into a simpler discovery tool. Is it helpful?


The Future-Jobs-O-Matic! is your key to Careers of the Future. Find the job you have — or the job you want — and the Future-Jobs-O-Matic! will tell all. Give it a whirl!

Agricultural jobs: Agricultural Inspector, Agricultural Products Sorter, Agricultural Worker - Unfortunately the Marketplace tool misses much of the in depth information the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers. So dig deeper.