Tuesday - February 25, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 18 items )  

American Hereford Association: Two Ranches Honored for Their Dedication to the NRSP
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 14 -- The American Hereford Association issued the following news release: The American Hereford Association (AHA) recognized Olsen Ranch, Harrisburg, Neb., and Stahly Ranch, Cavour, S.D., for their commitment and service of 20 years to the Hereford breed during the 2019 Hereford Honorees awards ceremony Oct. 25, 2019. These two outfits have provided a platform to validate and track the genetic progress of the breed. "I'm confident in saying that without the suppor  more

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities: USDA Announces National Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 10 -- The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities issued the following news: The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today honored four public university faculty with national teaching awards recognizing excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement. Dennis Decoteau of Pennsylvania State University and Michelle Schroeder-Moreno of North Carolina State University were named recipients of the U.S. Department of Agric  more

Clay County Economic Development Council: Careers of the Future Here Now for Area Students
GLADSTONE, Missouri, Nov. 11 -- The Clay County Economic Development Council issued the following news release: Students were flying drones in the school library and guiding robots through the halls during a regional event Nov. 8 at Liberty North High School. Sponsored by North Kansas City-based OmniLife VR, the NEXTECH ED Innovation Expo drew over 300 students from throughout Greater Kansas City for a firsthand look at everything from virtual reality (VR) to dimensional innovation. OmniLife   more

Clay County Economic Development Council: NEBA Focusing on Career Opportunities for Area Students
GLADSTONE, Missouri, Nov. 15 -- The Clay County Economic Development Council issued the following news release: The Northland Education and Business Alliance (NEBA) discussed everything from better communications with parents to surging careers in developing technologies during their meeting Nov. 5. Sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council, NEBA organizes events, school-business programs and other initiatives to expand opportunities and awareness of the area's growing high-tec  more

Clements, Davey and Perry Honored by United Soccer Coaches
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 14 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday the recipients of the association's 2019 Long-Term Service awards for youth, high school and college soccer. The awards are presented annually to members who have exhibited a career of contributions at their level of the sport and a continued commitment of service to the association. The honorees will be presented their awards at the annual United Soccer Coaches Awards  more

Coalition for a Prosperous America Partners on Release of National Jobs Quality Index
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The Coalition for a Prosperous America issued the following news release: The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced the launch of a comprehensive new economic indicator, the US Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI). CPA has partnered with Cornell University, the University of Missouri, and the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity (GISP) to unveil a new measure of America's changing employment situation. The Index reveals that job quality in the   more

Exceptional Teachers Honored at Project Lead The Way Summit
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 10 -- Project Lead The Way issued the following news release: * * * - PLTW Outstanding Teachers and PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders Honored * * * Project Lead The Way (PLTW) recognized 69 exemplary teachers and educational leaders at its national conference this week, for their outstanding efforts to empower and inspire students. PLTW Outstanding Teachers and PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders are selected for demonstrating a strong record of work that ali  more

National Beer Wholesalers Association: Brewers and Distributors Kickoff Charitable Beer Collaboration, Beer 4 Good
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 14 -- The National Beer Wholesalers Association issued the following news release: Today, Major Brands, 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. kicked off the season of giving with the announcement of their first-of-its-kind charitable beer collaboration, Beer 4 Good, to benefit local nonprofit Mission: St. Louis. The Beer 4 Good partnership builds upon last year's groundbreaking Women Who Whisky(TM), a collaboration led by Sue McCollum, Major Brands chairm  more

National Corn Growers Association Engages With the Next Generation of Leaders
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 13 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) had the opportunity to participate in the Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference (AFALC) in Kansas City, Missouri. AFALC offers four different and distinct tracks for college students to assist them in developing both personally and professionally. The tracks vary based on where students are within their college journey. "These are the future l  more

National Corn Growers Association: Waterways Symposium Moves to Pittsburgh for 2019
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 14 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The annual Waterways Symposium and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) annual meeting was held last week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michael Granche, manager of market development, along with Corn Board member and Illinois farmer, Kenny Hartman, attended the conference. While there, the two toured the United Associations Training Center and also had the opportunity to engage with WCI staff and other indu  more

National Wildlife Foundation Seeks to Award Grants for Wetlands Restoration in Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Nov. 15 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Grants will be awarded to projects that achieve on-the-ground conservation outcomes benefitting wildlife, fish and water quality * * * The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced 2020 funding through the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Restoration Fund (Fund). The 2020 Requests for Proposals (RFP) for grants is currently open with approximately $4 mill  more

PETA: Arrowhead Stadium Is Top 'Vegan-Friendly' Football Stadium
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 12 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Home of the Chiefs Wins Big With Vegan Sausages, Burgers, and More * * * The results are in for PETA's first-ever ranking of the top 10 vegan-friendly football stadiums--and the Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium has won a place in the lineup, taking the number five spot for its vegan twists on traditional stadium food. Starting this season is the Out of Town Burger--a  more

Planned Parenthood Federation: Missouri Period Spreadsheet Scandal Sparks Congressional Hearing on Abortion Restrictions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: * * * - The House Oversight and Reform Committee heard from expert witnesses about the multilayered attacks on reproductive rights in Missouri and across the country. - The hearing follows weeks of outrage sparked by revelations that Missouri health department officials investigated the menstrual cycles of patients in order to further a political agenda against abortion. * * * Following t  more

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership Mosaic Project Wins Prestigious Inaugural Anna Crosslin Award
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 15 -- The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issued the following news: * * * - International Institute St. Louis Celebrates 100th Anniversary * * * The International Institute of St. Louis (IISL) celebrated their 100th anniversary of serving the region's immigrants, their families, and the wider community through education, economic development, and various other immigration services at their gala on Thursday evening, Nov. 14th. The St. Louis Mosaic Pr  more

Tyler Diers Joins TechNet as Midwest Executive Director
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- TechNet, a network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, issued the following news release: TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named Tyler Diers as its new Executive Director for Illinois and the Midwest. Based in Springfield,Illinois, Diers will oversee TechNet's state advocacy and political activities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentuc  more

United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School Players of the Week Announced for Nov. 4-10
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 13 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the 17 boys and 15 girls who have been named the Fall United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Nov. 4-10. United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by MaxPreps.com to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the fall season. Coaches wanting to   more

Veteran Keeps Her Home Thanks to Unmet Needs Grant
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 13 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'This has meant security and less worry' * * * Gaybriel Rockett had no idea a trip to a recruiting station with her uncle during her senior year of high school would result in a military career. "While I waited, a go-getter recruiter suggested I take the practice ASVAB. I did well and suddenly I was headed to take the physical, then given a job and a date to leave after graduation," sa  more

VFW Helps Single Dad Avoid 'Rough Road'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 15 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'The VFW treated me like a person and let me know my situation mattered' * * * For Jamie Biddix, 40, of N.C., a military career just made sense. His father, a veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam, was his hero. G.I. Joe and drawing helicopters filled his childhood. By the time he reached high school, he was working on diesel engines. Biddix saw the Army as an ideal career choice and   more