Blog Profile / AgWired


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Swanson Russell announced five promotions of current employees: Claire Abelbeck was promoted to senior digital producer, Jack Christie was promoted to associate art director, Megan Woodard was promoted to associate user experience designer, Peter Worth was promoted to associate art designer, and Emma Hulsey was promoted to senior project manager. Show More Summary

Lighting Up Poultry Production With LED Sensors

Steve Parsons has been a part of the chicken industry throughout his entire life, and his company, Greengage Lighting Ltd, is using LED systems to help poultry and swine farmers further improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations. Show More Summary

Agrilyst Fulfills Digital Need for Indoor Farming

Two years ago Allison Kopf left her job of finding ways to be innovative in greenhouse spaces to start a company that would fill a gaping need she saw. While she could find many programs for outdoor crops, Agrilyst is a software program specifically created for indoor farming. The software is very specific, Kopf explains. It can be difficult to... Read More

Bee Losses are Down

The latest report from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is good news for beekeepers in their efforts to improve the health of their colonies in the United States. Show More Summary

Ag Outlook Forum Planned for Kansas City

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications have joined together to present an Ag Outlook Forum on September 28th in Kansas City. Those scheduled to appear at the event include Kansas City Federal Reserve...Show More Summary

Feeding the World With Grasshopper Protein

When Dror Tamir founded Hargol Food Tech, he named it after the Hebrew word for grasshopper, and that isn’t a coincidence. The company, which develops solutions to combat global malnutrition and food insecurity, is pioneering the production and processing of grasshopper-based protein sources. Show More Summary

Tevatronic Offers Cutting Edge in Irrigation

Oleg Korol was a software engineer for the Israeli army when he simply tired of the work and decided to run Tevatronic instead. He looked at several companies before finding this technology that measures plant pressure on the soil to decide when to turn irrigation on, and water depth to decide when to turn it off. If we have autonomous... Read More

Alltech Young Scientists Compete at #ONE17

POST UPDATE Two bright thinkers representing North America in the 12th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program in Louisville, Kentucky this week at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference have each won the world’s most prestigious agriscience competition for university students. Show More Summary

USFRA Promotes Agricultural Sustainability at Conference

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Detroit this week to showcase the sustainability of farmers and ranchers and unveil the first-ever Agriculture in America Sustainability Report. Show More Summary

Moocall Text Alerts Connect Farmers to Their Animals

Emmet Savage was an Irish entrepreneur with business ventures in the areas of fashion importing and construction when he first got the idea for Moocall, a company that holds the power to revolutionize the challenges of calving season and bring a new form of smart farming technology to cattlemen all over the world. The creation and launch of Moocall sent... Read More

Simplicity and Mobility with AgriWebb

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator program is a tremendous opportunity for a start-up company, says Kevin Baum, co-founder of AgriWebb. He and other members of the program were at the ONE: Alltech Ideas Conference this week to pitch their ideas in the final phase of their support training. For Baum that meant the chance to share about his digital farm management... Read More

Ag Groups React to Trump’s Budget Proposal

Despite Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s positive perspective, farm groups are reacting to Trump’s proposed 2018 budget in the opposite way. With more than $4 billion to be taken from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget, the Trump’s plan isn’t going over well with a whole host of ag organizations. Show More Summary

Sec. Perdue Defends Trump Budget

Farmers and ranchers are concerned about President Trump’s “Taxpayer First” budget released this week but Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defended significant cuts to USDA in the name of balancing the budget. “I don’t think there’s any reason to sugar coat this,” Perdue said to reporters on a press call Tuesday. Show More Summary

ZimmCast with @IFAJ Presidents at #ONE17

Past and current Presidents of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists were attending this week’s Alltech Ideas Conference and Cindy’s Golden ZimmComm Microphone got a work out interviewing them for this week’s program. Show More Summary

George Blankenship receives Alltech Medal of Excellence

Alltech founder Dr. Pearse Lyons presented Former Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. executive George Blankenship with the Alltech Medal of Excellence at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky this week. Alltech’s highest accolade, the medal is awarded annually to someone of great accomplishment and leadership. Show More Summary

Alltech Young Scientists Compete at #ONE17

Two bright thinkers are representing North America in the Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program in Louisville, Kentucky this week at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. Joshua Gukowsky has just finished his undergraduate degree from the...Show More Summary

Alltech Celebrates Joy of Disruption

Dr. Pearse Lyons has built a small empire from modest beginnings in Lexington, Kentucky in 1980 and he has done it all by being disruptive. “The question is what disruptive road are you on?” Dr. Lyons asked at the beginning of his presentation during the opening session of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2017 – Disrupt the Disruptors. Lyons talked... Read More

GROWMARK Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

Fifteen agriculture students have been selected as the first class of recipients of the GROWMARK Foundation scholarship. More than 125 students from across the United States and Ontario, Canada, applied for the award. Applications were evaluated by a panel of agribusiness professionals, and the funds are available for the fall 2018 semester. Show More Summary

SMART Farmer Scott VanderWal

In this episode of the SMART Farmer podcast we meet Scott VanderWal, a third-generation corn and soybean farmer and cattle feeder from Volga, South Dakota. In addition to operating the family farm with his father and brothers, Scott serves as vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, and is a board member... Read More

Monday Night Brewing Big Winner at Alltech Craft Brews Fest

Besides missing the Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) this week I also missed the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest. It was another stand out event from the looks of it, with over 5,000 craft beer aficionados in attendance. The event took place Saturday at the Lexington Convention Center. This festival featured over 65 breweries from across the country, and food... Read More

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