Navigation Links
Alpharma's Reach Teach Learn Initiative Targets Youth and Consumer Awareness

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask most parents of high school and college-age students and they'll tell you that their kids think they have all the answers to life's tough questions. Truth is, at that age they are forming opinions and viewpoints that will guide them through the rest of their lives. A new initiative, Reach Teach Learn, is designed to provide youth with the information they need to ensure that honest, educated decisions are made.

Alpharma Inc., Animal Health announced the launch of Reach Teach Learn, a grassroots educational program, at the 2009 Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The program supports local school districts and colleges through initiatives that encourage students to learn more about agriculture and how their food is produced, and to share their insights and knowledge about what they learned.

"There has never been a better time to familiarize students with current agricultural trends and how their decisions affect society," says Jeff Mellinger, Global Leader, Sales & Marketing for Alpharma Inc., Animal Health. "These initiatives are small steps towards better, more informed and educated students."

Everyone needs to eat. However, not everyone realizes that their decisions regarding how they feed their families can determine the fate of America's domestic food supply. Students play an important role in the future of agriculture and Alpharma is reaching out to help them glean a thorough understanding of how the American food supply operates.

Reach Teach Learn consists of two main initiatives, a student video contest and an essay contest. The video contest gives college students enrolled in agriculture coursework the opportunity to display their passion for agriculture by creating a video depicting current, ethical agriculture practices. The essay contest, which will be launched for the first time this fall, was created in collaboration with "Ag in the Classroom," a grassroots program coordinated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this initiative high school students are asked to provide their perspective writing of an essay on agriculture based on a lesson plan based on a selected book.

"This is a great opportunity for those who are involved with or interested in agriculture to show their passion for the industry," Mellinger said. "We are very excited to see what type of involvement we will get and what the students will come up with."

The contests will begin in September and will run through the middle of December. To learn more about Reach Teach Learn, specific initiatives and official contest rules, please visit the program Web site at

About Alpharma

Alpharma Inc. is a global animal health company with a leadership position in the registration, manufacture, and marketing of a broad range of pharmaceutical and nutritional products for food-producing animals. Alpharma is presently active in more than 60 countries. Alpharma is a wholly owned subsidiary of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: KG). For more information please visit

SOURCE Alpharma Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Photos: Selecciones, Readers Digest, The American Heart Associations Go Red For Women and Macys Reach Hispanic Women With Message of Heart Health
2. Heat Sinks Market to Reach $2.64 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
3. US Brachytherapy Market to Reach $1.6 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
4. Telemedicine expands reach of care for Parkinsons patients
5. Medizone Announces That Its AsepticSure(TM) Development Program is Reaching Objectives on Two Fronts
6. Experts reach consensus on diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders in women
7. StemCyte, Inc. Reaches 1,000th Cord Blood Stem Cell Shipment for Transplant Milestone
8. Increasingly Competitive European Dental Implant Market to Reach Over $2.7 Billion by 2013 Despite Unfavorable Economic Conditions
9. Nursing Home Consumer, Workforce Satisfaction Reaches New Highs
10. HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association Reaches Out to Key Stakeholders on Meaningful Use of Certified EHRs
11. Health Savings Account Enrollment Reaches Eight Million
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Preparing for the LDT Regulation:, CLIA Won’t Satisfy the FDA, ... , FDA has long asserted that design and manufacture of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) ... not meet the device regulations. , Come up short in an inspection and the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Richey, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... deems a growing epidemic as deaths from prescription opioids in the United States grew ... and cocaine. In 2013 alone, opioids were involved in 37 percent of all fatal ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... American Family Care (AFC), the ... of a holiday pop-up clinic located in Metro Atlanta’s North Point Mall. The clinic ... and different way. The location is scheduled to operate through Dec. 24. , Holiday ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... Cold Shoulder , LLC launched ... Kickstarter last week and hit their goal of $20,000 in under 10 hours. ... aims to bring the new PRO Weight Loss Vest to the market. , The PRO ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... its exceptional customer service: the TrustDale certification. The award recognizes good companies for ... stone honing , tile and grout, and hard surface restoration company earned this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 F1000Workspace ... scientists - since it was launched just six months ago. ... management and authoring platform for scientists - since it was ... references have been loaded on to F1000Workspace - ... - since it was launched just six months ago. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 iRhythm Technologies, Inc. , ... care, today announced that it will participate in the 27th Annual ... New York, NY . Kevin King ... Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 8:50am ET. ... . --> . --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type 1 ... 2021, says GBI Research . --> ... Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver of market growth to ... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type ... to 2021, says GBI Research . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: