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EIEIO: Societies and Organizations

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD Randomly our EIEIO posts will focus on academic, industry, and scientific societies and organizations. The memberships of these organizations usually consist of college students and professors, veterinarians, industry personnel, research scientists and anyone else interested in research and science focusing on agriculture. Whether you are interested in all species of animals or only horses or fish, there is a society or organization that will fit your interests. Most societies publish research articles in their own journals that are accessible through membership or open access online. Other benefits organizations might offer could include email newsletters, updates …

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Vitamins in Brewer’s Yeast

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD As the previous post in the Brewer’s Yeast Series mentioned, brewer’s yeast is a natural source of vitamins. More specifically it contains vitamins A, D, E and the B vitamins. Vitamins are essential in the diet and ensure the body functions properly and in a healthy way. Vitamins are separated into two categories: fat soluble and water soluble. Vitamins A, D, E and K are considered fat soluble, while the B vitamins are considered water soluble. The B vitamins will be discussed more in a future post, while this post will focus more on the …

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EIEIO: Consumer Education

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD Interested in other blogs? This month’s EIEIO features two links to some of our favorite blogs: The Adventures of Dairy Carrie and Mom at the Meat Counter. The Adventures of Dairy Carrie is written by a dairy farmer in Southern Wisconsin. She brings humor and real-life perspective to her posts, and explores all ranges of agriculture topics. Mom at the Meat Counter is written by a mother who is also a meat scientist interested in educating consumers. Mom at the Meat Counter addresses a wide range of topics and is also open to questions and …

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Why Set Goals?

By Kathleen Schubert As the year progresses and I grow into my role with The F.L. Emmert Company and in my personal life, I have been thinking a lot about goals. Why set goals? And how can we accomplish those goals? To me, goals are essential to keeping life on track. Without some sort of plan we would live every day without purpose. As I spend many nights alone in hotel rooms, I find myself setting goals for my life without even realizing I’m doing it. Some may be as small as what I want to accomplish the next day. Others …

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Introduction to EIEIO

By Dr. Angela Mays Welcome to Show & Tell with ShowBloom! Each month we’ll highlight what we call an EIEIO, short for Emmert Introduces Educational Information Opportunities. EIEIOs consist of a series of links with a variety of focuses. Some links may be resourceful for children, while others will highlight organizations and societies that apply to industry interests. We’ll share everything from other blogs people might be interested in reading to interesting fact sheets found online. We are open to suggestions and sharing of some of your favorite links, too. We hope you enjoy this month’s EIEIO! The opinions of Dr. …

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EIEIO For Kids

By Dr. Angela Mays As school kicks off, what better time to start learning! These links are especially for children interested in learning. Animals, plants, space, and robots; these links are full of educational fun. With quizzes, lessons, and games, there are a variety of ways to interact and learn on these websites. The purpose of these links is to provide children with a safe place to read, learn, and play online. Age categories and categories of interest help users identify sections that may interest them. These links are great for parents, teachers or children. Science Kids: Fun Science & …

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