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Excellence Awards for Precision Agriculture

The 2015 PrecisionAg Magazine Awards of Excellence were presented this week at the InfoAg Conference by Paul Schrimpf, Executive Editor. First up on stage was Dave Scheiderer, founder, Integrated Ag Services. He has been named the Crop Adviser/Entrepreneur Award Winner. Show More Summary

#Biodiesel Supports #AgMedia

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was proud to once again be a part of the Ag Media Summit this week and share their positive message about the biodiesel industry. “AMS is really a great gathering of a wide variety of publications across the ag industry,” said Jessica Robinson of NBB. “It’s a good opportunity to talk with people and let... Read More

AgriCorps: Youth is the Solution

During Tuesday’s lunch session at Ag Media Summit, participants listened to a special presentation on the future of agriculture in Africa, and the potential it holds for both economic prosperity for millions of impoverished youth, and...Show More Summary

FMC Busy at #AgMedia

The FMC booth was a popular stop for ag journalists at the Ag Media Summit InfoExpo because they had experts to chat about some of the new products FMC has in the pipeline. FMC Corporation is a big sponsor at the Ag Media Summit and Jill Heggen says it’s an important event for them. “We like to connect with the... Read More

AFBF President Candidate Visits Peanut Growers

One of four candidates vying to be the next president of the American Farm Bureau Federation visited the Southern Peanut Growers Conference last week in Callaway Gardens, Georgia. Georgia Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall was pleased...Show More Summary

Talking Soybean Issues at #AgMedia

The American Soybean Association booth at the Ag Media Summit came complete with president and farmer Wade Cowan of Texas to talk about some timely issues for the industry. I got to talk with Wade about last week’s passage of the Safe and Affordable Food Labeling bill and the role soybean growers played in helping to educate lawmakers about the... Read More

CNN Editor Discusses #AgMedia

2015 Ag Media Summit participants were fortunate to have the opportunity to attend three sessions given by Jan Winburn, senior editor for enterprise at CNN Digital and a writing coach with over 30 years of experience. She has coached writers that have gone on to win awards as prestigious as the Pulitzer Prize and the Ernie Pyle Award for human... Read More

#AgMedia @NHAgriculture Tractor Tweet

Have you done your Tractor Tweet yet? The fun and famous New Holland Tractor Tweet is back at the Ag Media Summit this year, keeping Chris Ballentine and Aimee Culbert busy handing out little blue tractors at the InfoExpo. The concept is simple. Take a creative picture of the little New Holland tractor at AMS and tweet it with tags... Read More

New Features in New Holland’s T6 Tractors

The new T6 series tractors from New Holland Agriculture should be hitting the pavement at dealerships across the country as we speak and Chuck got a first hand look at the new features while attending New Holland Media Days last week. There he spoke with Gary Wojcik who gave him the inside scoop. “Some of the benefits of the new... Read More

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Returns to Her Roots

It was a homecoming for Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden at the 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference. The number two person at the USDA was raised on a peanut farm in Camilla, Georgia so she felt right at home. “That’s what qualifies me for my job, that’s what gives me my passion and my love and the ability to... Read More

Florida Congressman Addresses Peanut Farmers

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) is serving his second term as representative of North Central Florida’s 3rd Congressional district which encompasses 13 counties, including two of the largest peanut growing areas of the state – Lafayette and Suwanee counties. Show More Summary

Southern Peanut Farmers #2015SPGC Meeting in Georgia

The location is new this year but the 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference has the same great line up of information and entertainment for peanut farmers and industry partners from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. For the first time in 17 years, Georgia is the host state for the event that has always been held in Panama City Beach,... Read More

Documenting New Holland’s Local History

Don Horning is a trustee of the New Holland Historical Society and although he’s retired from the auto industry he’s quite familiar with the impact that the New Holland Machine Company (as it was originally known) has had on the local community. He gave a presentation to agricultural media representatives attending last week’s New Holland Media Days. Don says that... Read More

Update on Engenia by @BASFAgProducts

We’ve been hearing about the development of Engenia™ herbicide for dicamba-tolerant crops from BASF Crop Protection for over three years now and the wait for it to come to market may soon be over. “Our anticipation is that registration will come in the fourth quarter of this year,” said Dr. Chad Brommer, BASF Technical Market Manager for Engenia, during a... Read More

EPA Chief Talks WOTUS with Corn Growers

Speaking to members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) meeting in Washington DC this week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy defended her agency’s Clean Water Rule, better known as WOTUS or Waters of the US. Show More Summary

Corn Growers on the Hill

Members of the National Corn Growers Association have been on Capitol Hill this week talking about issues important to them, especially the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). More than 300 corn farmers joined members of Congress and ethanol...Show More Summary

Preview of NAMA Fall Conference 2015

It’s not too early to look ahead to the National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference. This year it is taking place in Denver, CO, September 22-14. To learn what it’s all about I spoke with Committee Chair Alison Berry, HLK. She says the theme, “Reach New Peaks,” really hits on the location and on the fact that since everyone is trying... Read More

Grow Smart with @BASFAgProducts

Growers have more decisions than ever before to make on the farm and that is why BASF is going beyond crop protection with a new approach to working with farmers and improving their business and it’s called Grow Smart. “Growers want more than just a product on their farm,” said Bob Yaklich, Grow Smart Marketing Lead for BASF, during an... Read More

Priority Issues for GROWMARK

There is never any shortage of legislative and regulatory issues that could impact agricultural producers, which is why GROWMARK Executive Director for Corporate and Government Relations Chuck Spencer is a busy guy. I just happened to...Show More Summary

Meet New Holland’s Bret Lieberman

Let’s meet and get to know Bret Lieberman, newly appointed Vice President of North America, New Holland. I just got off the phone with Bret and look forward to meeting him in person next week in New Holland, PA. We started our conversation talking about his background which is extensive and diversified. In fact, today he’s celebrating being with the... Read More

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