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Blog Profile / AgWired

Filed Under:Industries / Agriculture
Posts on Regator:10271
Posts / Week:30.3
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What do you think about Right to Farm laws?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite way to eat peanut butter?” It’s official…you can put peanut butter on anything. We had votes all over the board with this poll. But it is clear people like peanut butter. Some of the top ‘others’ we got included apples and toast. Here are the poll results: PB & J –... Read More

New Documentary Chronicles Dry Times in Colorado

Host of Colorado’s 850 KOA Morning Show, Steffan Tubbs, and producer/director of Droughtland the documentary, spoke to attendees of this year’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Steffan grew up with a great appreciation for farmersShow More Summary

Precision and Data Brings Companies Together

One of the great aspects of the InfoAg Conference is company-to-company communications and partnerships for the benefit of farmers. We talked with Kevin Krieg, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group Product Line Manager, about how important it is to work with other companies. Show More Summary

Corn Based Craft Beer

Plato is quoted as saying “He was a wise man who invented beer.” With craft beers all the rage now, a wise brewery is taking a second look at corn as a main ingredient. Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland calls its new brew Agave Cerveza. Our latest Brewhouse Rarities release, Agave Cerveza, is the artisanal answer to the easy-drinking,... Read More

Ann Bares: What Really Matters with Reward & Retention

Have you ever wondered if throwing money at your employees as rewards and retention strategies are really working? Well wonder no more – they don’t. The attendees of the annual 2014 HR & Food Roundtable learned what some better strategies were for reward and retention from Ann Bares with Altura Consulting Group. Show More Summary

USDA Predicts Record Corn and Soybean Crops

A little bit more corn and a lot more soybeans compared to last year is what USDA is forecasting in the latest report out today. U.S. soybean producers are expected to produce a record 3.82 billion bushels in 2014, up 16 percent from last year according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National... Read More

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

This is the first of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK In March of 2013, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency hosted a meeting of stakeholders to announce the beginning of a statewide Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Show More Summary

WD Farr Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to two young agricultural professionals who were awarded the WD Farr Scholarship during the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Ariel Overstreet-Adkins from Big Timber, Montana and Josh Ison from Batavia, Ohio were honored at the first session by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Farr family. Show More Summary

SPADE Digs into Data Sharing

Many booths at the recent InfoAg Conference sported this little sign: AgGateway – SPADE Participant. We caught up with AgGateway Standards Director Jim Wilson at the John Deere booth to learn more about the SPADE project. “SPADE stands for Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange,” Wilson explained. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

The NC Biotechnology Center’s AgBiotech Initiative and NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are combining their signature events for this NOT TO BE MISSED two day conference in Raleigh at the McKimmon Conference Center. Show More Summary

Join the #RealPigFarming Conversation

I sat down with Cindy Cunningham of the National Pork Board and talked with her about the new campaign they’ve launched called #RealPigFarming. The campaign takes place on major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and its aim is to educate the general public on the pork industry. “So those real pig farmers – from their barns, from their... Read More

Farmer Veteran Coalition to Hold Stakeholders Conference

Organizations that support military veterans pursuing food, farming, and agricultural careers will gather in November to hold a stakeholders conference. The event will be hosted by the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), in coordinationShow More Summary

We Have Cluck’n Mooed

After bringing Cluck’N Burgers to your attention recently I got a chance to try them out on the grill. I had some apprehension based on the description but, hey, I’m willing to give something new a try. So, I thawed a box of four and Cindy and I tried them last night. I topped them with some seasoning before I... Read More

Ag Media Summit Takeaways

My first stop traveling on the agriblogging highway as the ZimmComm summer intern was at Ag Media Summit in downtown Indianapolis. Over the course of three days, I attended several skill building workshops given by professionals in the...Show More Summary

Traveling with Alltech

In just a few weeks I’ll be on the agriblogging highway to France prior to the IFAJ Congress in Scotland. Thank you Alltech for bringing me to the Normandy region for their annual Global Dairy and Beef Conference and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. During the Ag Media Summit I visited with Alltech’s Ann Hess about this year’s Global... Read More

Orion Samuelson – The Movie – Auditions?

Okay. This is funny. Good way to end the week with a smile. From the WGN Radio website: The gang at WGN Radio held an open casting call for the movie version of Orion Samuelson’s life… who got the callback? Thanks to NAFB for the heads up.

AgCatalyst Registration Open

Version two of AgCatalyst is going to be happening in Minneapolis on October 15-16. This two day conference brings together marketing and communication professionals to learn how to solve agribusiness challenges with a strong focus on digital social communications tools and strategies. Show More Summary’s AgWarriors Program Taking Off

During the HR & Food Roundtable last year the company announced that they were taking over the AgWarrior employment program. The initiative is targeted to helping veterans find jobs in the agricultural and food industry. Last year, I sat down with Ericka Osmundson with to learn about the initiative and this year during the 2014 HR & Food... Read More Agribusiness HR Review Trends for 2014-15

One of the tools is becoming well known for is their annual HR Agribusiness Review. During this year’s annual HR & Food Roundtable, the survey team released the preliminary results of the 2014-2015 report. The review provides...Show More Summary

How to Motivate Employee Candidates

How many times have you been talking to a friend and complained about your job by saying you just aren’t motivated? This is the same question leaders ask themselves when working with employees: how can I motivate my employees? and how can I motivate future employees to choose our company? conducted a Candidate Motivation & Behavior Survey in the... Read More

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