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Valley University, the training organization of Valley® Irrigation, has received an esteemed Learning in Practice Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. The free smartphone (android, Iphones & Ipads) and tablet app from veteranShow More Summary

Vote for New USFRA Faces of Farming

The polls are now open to cast your vote for the next Faces of Farming & Ranching! And you don’t even have to leave home to do it. Starting today through November 2, visit the Faces of Farming & Ranching Voting Facebook page to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting... Read More

PERC Calculators Estimate Propane Cost Savings

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has just released a suite of cost calculator tools for customers in three of the industry’s fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets. The calculators...Show More Summary

Using Social Listening for Content Ideation at AgCatalyst

Ideation is the forming of ideas or concepts. When it comes to online content creation where do you get the inspiration for your ideation? How about social listening? That’s a take away from the AgCatalyst session by Hannah Godfrey, Brandwatch. Show More Summary

Calcium Products Opens World Headquarters in Iowa

Calcium Products recently celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters located at the Iowa State University Research Park, including a new research and development laboratory and customer support center. Calcium Products produces of precision soil amendments that improve soil quality to maximize nutrient uptake and strengthen yields. Show More Summary

Wrapping up the 2014 CTIC Tour

2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album The CTIC Conservation in Action tour of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) was the most interesting of the tours I have attended so far. I grew up just east of the Everglades in Broward County and did agricultural reporting in Florida for ten years, but I never really had the chance to... Read More

3rd Annual Indoor Agriculture Conference

Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable growing methods. The leaders in this growing sector of agriculture...Show More Summary

Georgia Ag Leadership Program Graduates Inaugural Class

After spending two years learning about Georgia’s largest industry and developing leadership skills, the inaugural class of Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry has graduated from the program. University of Georgia...Show More Summary

What should be done about WTO COOL ruling?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Has the uncertainty for the RFS caused by the EPA hurt your community?” No doubt the uncertainty for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) caused by the EPA has hurt many of our communities. This unpredictability has been around over a year and has left many wondering what the final renewable fuel volumes will be.... Read More

Florida State Rep on CTIC Tour

A member of the Florida legislature joined us on CTIC Conservation in Action tour of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) last week to learn more herself about the various conservation efforts in the region. Representative Katie Edwards...Show More Summary

Pacific Ag Provides Farmers with More Value

Last week Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol biorefinery went online and is expected to produce 25 million gallons of advanced ethanol per year as well as 21 MW of bioenergy. But how exactly does the corn and wheat residue get from the fields to the biorefinery in a economical and efficient way? Enter Pacific Ag. The company was founded by Bill Levy... Read More

Registration for BASF Xanthion™ In-furrow Fungicide

Corn growers now have access to a first-in-its-class in-furrow fungicide for 2015. BASF Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on corn. According to BASF, Xanthion will provide...Show More Summary

Learn More About Plant Sap Analysis

Michelle Gregg is the Executive Director for Crop Health Laboratories (CHL) and Leah spoke with her about the new company’s upcoming event and opportunities they have for growers across the country. Part of CHL’s business model is using an existing technology that is new to North America. Show More Summary

Verdeisan Adds Sales Expertise

Verdesian Life Sciences has increased its sales staff with the hiring of four sales experts: Bob Bischoff, John Henize, Brad Meckle and Mark Seipel who will join Verdesian as regional sales managers. The new team members will help to...Show More Summary

Alltech Appoints Aidan Connolly CIO

Alltech has appointed Vice President Aidan Connolly as chief innovation office (CIO) as part of the company’s global research department. Connolly will work closely with Dr. Karl Dawson, vp and chief scientific officer in developing their innovation pipeline and take products from test scale to commercial scale. Show More Summary

Crop Health Laboratories Presents Sap Analysis Seminar

Available for the first time in North America, Plant Sap Analysis is transforming the landscape of American agriculture. With proven success in Europe for over 10 years, this technology reveals nutrient deficiency four to six weeks before standard tissue analysis. Show More Summary

Analysis of Soil Samples Using LIBS

Science is fun. Let me explain. During the Vedesian Life Sciences Los Alamos Media Tour we learned about a cool soil sampling technology coined Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LBIS). In an attempt to not use to much technical jargon, LBIS is a focused pulse laser beam that generates a microplasma (think spec or dot). From here, the emission from the plasma... Read More

Using CAFOweb on Your Dairy Operation

Dairy farmers in New Mexico are using a great new tool called CAFOweb. The online data management tool allows dairy farmers to better manage nitrogen. As Tara Vander Dussen and Jay Lazarus explained, nitrogen from manure solids and/or effluent can leach into the ground water is not applied at agronomic rates. In other words, said Lazarus, most dairies were not... Read More

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DuPont Pioneer and Cargill announced that they will work with farmers near Cargill’s facility in Sidney, Ohio, to grow Pioneer brand soybeans with the Plenish high oleic trait in 2015. Behind the theme of “Building Better No-Till Practices,” the 2015 National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) from Jan. Show More Summary

Join the Farming Conversation on BeckAgConnects

In agriculture, we see a lot of pushback from consumers who are more and more removed from the farm. If you’ve not put yourself out there as an agricultural advocate, it might seem intimidating. What do you say about growth hormones or GMOs or pesticides? How do you get started? To address this challenge, USFRA and Beck Ag collaborated to... Read More

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