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Are You Following These Ag Journalists on Twitter

The folks at Leaders of In-Furrow Technology (LIFT) do a great job of staying on top of agricultural trends. They have recently created a list of the 10 Agriculture Journalists to Follow on Twitter to help point their readers toward the best news and analysis throughout the industry. You might have guessed that our very own @AgriBlogger, (Chuck Zimmerman) made... Read More

BIVI Launches Site for PED Management

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc is proud to announce their launch of SOURCE, a management protocol for vets and producers that will serve as an information resource in their fight against and prevention of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. Show More Summary

How BASF Innovation Specialists Help Farmers

Nebraska farmer Scott Eaton and his BASF Innovation Specialist Jennifer Wood talked about some of the advantages to their partnership during the BASF Science Behind the Right Chemistry event last week in Phoenix. “We’re a pretty good team,” said Eaton. “We work to develop a plan and try to stick the best that we can to that plan.” What Eaton... Read More

Enter New Holland’s Voice of the Next Gen Contest

Country music fans are invited to fire up their creativity and submit a 30-second video of a portion of FGL’s #1, PLATINUM smash “Dirt” for one of five chances to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to the award-winning duo’s concert at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on May 2, 2015. The contest winners and their guests will also... Read More

The AgWatch Network

Let’s learn together what the AgWatch Network is all about in this week’s ZimmCast. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show I met Network General Manager Terry Simmons seen here talking with show attendees from their booth. The AgWatch Network is about seven years old and was founded by now U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford from Arkansas. That puts them right... Read More

TekWear Takes 3rd in Ag Tech Accelerator Program

Innovative wearable technology company TekWear, LLC, finished third among 10 finalists at VilCap USA: Agriculture 2014, an entrepreneurial funding program. TekWear was chosen from more than 60 other start-up companies to take part in...Show More Summary

Celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week

National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of our very important natural resource. Ninety-nine percent of all available freshwater in the world is groundwater, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That means all the world’s rivers, lakes, and streams make up only one percent. “Life as we know it... Read More

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

The MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wis. this weekend had record attendance, illustrating the dramatic growth of organic agriculture. More than 3,500 people participated in the 26th annual conference, organized by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). Show More Summary

Roundy’s CEO to Address United Fresh Opening General Session

The head of one of the Midwest’s largest grocers will speak to a major fresh fruit and vegetable supply association. This news release from the United Fresh Produce Association says Roundy’s Chairman, President and CEO Robert Mariano...Show More Summary

Football Player to Farmer Featured at #AIF2015

For some guys when they go through a mid-life crisis, they might go out and by a sports car or a boat in their 40s. For Jason Brown, that crisis came a bit earlier and took an unusual turn toward farming. “I went through my mid-life crisis at 27 years old,” said the former NFL center and current farmer as... Read More

CTIC Celebrates Soil at #Classic15

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) was celebrating the International Year of Soils this year’s Commodity Classic in Phoenix. CTIC executive director Karen Scanlon was handing out gummy worms and recipes at Commodity Classic so families can have a fun way to learn about soils. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced at the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona that Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has joined the Alliance. Show More Summary

BASF to Sponsor Wheat Yield Contest

BASF Crop Protection and the National Wheat Foundation had a big announcement at the 2015 Commodity Classic – the creation and implementation of a National Wheat Yield Contest. “We appreciate the generous support of our primary industry partner, BASF, to assist in the creation of this program,” said NWF Chairman Dusty Tallman of Colorado. Show More Summary

#Classic15 Pocket Knife Ribbon Cutting

Normally we video the opening ceremonies for the Commodity Classic trade show, but we were a little shorthanded this year so it was just photos. Fortunately, our gold star intern Taylor Truckey recorded enough of a sequence to enjoy the moment as the ribbon cutters were having a hard time with some dull scissors and it came down to a... Read More

2014 Nebraska On-Farm Research Results

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network continues to grow and this year the program expanded to include three update meetings with over 250 in attendance. Growers and educators discussed results from over 75 on-farm research studies. A...Show More Summary

#Classic15 Session on Farming Like a Champ

Two yield rocking champions played to a standing room only crowd at the 2015 Commodity Classic in a session sponsored by BASF Crop Protection on how to get the most out of your acres. Always a crowd pleaser, world champion soybean grower Kip Cullers of Missouri hammered home the importance of happy plants and packing starch. “You keep that plant... Read More

PR Newswire Blog Highlights Ag Blogs

Each week PR Newswire’s blog, Beyond Bylines, publishes Blog Profiles. The section dedicates a post on an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the given topic. PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube, serves as it’s author and we were excited about her most recent subject matter.... Read More

AFBF and NFU Policy Panel at #Classic15

John Deere sponsored an ag policy panel at the 2015 Commodity Classic, moderated by our friend Sara Wyant with Agri-Pulse, and featuring the policy specialists from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU). Show More Summary

Lewis Named Agribusiness Leader of the Year

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named Clint Lewis, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations, Zoetis, as the 2015 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes...Show More Summary

#Classic15 Presidents

The tradition of Commodity Classic emcee Mark Mayfield interviewing the presidents of each organization continued this year. Left to right are Mayfield, National Sorghum Producers chairman JB Stewart of Oklahoma, National Association...Show More Summary

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