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I AM USFRA – Gene Stoel

Third generation Minnesota farmer Gene Stoel has served on the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) for three years now and he considers it time well spent for him representing his family and his fellow farmers. “To me it’s very important to tell people what it is we do, why we do the things we do and... Read More

The Digitalization of Agriculture

Emerging technologies are knocking on the doorsteps of agriculture daily. One of these is facial recognition, not necessarily new when used with humans, but a cutting-edge concept in animal agriculture. David Hunt, co-founder of Cainthus,...Show More Summary

Alltech Honors Young Scientists At #ONEBigIdea

The winners of 11th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) Global Competition were announced during this years ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, and the eight competition finalists were all honored on stage during a special ceremony to help close out the event. Show More Summary

The Big Ten for Truffle Media

In this week’s program you can listen to Jamie Johansen talk with John Blue, Truffle Media Networks, about the growth of the company and what he sees for the future. John says that Truffle Media Networks will turn ten years old in June. He is now the Chief of Community Creation for the company. You’ll have to listen to him... Read More

The Farm Technologist – Just #ONEBigIdea

The future of farming was the center of discussion at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference and their is no future of farming if younger generations aren’t interested in it. Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Alltech, Dr. Karl...Show More Summary

The Building Blocks to Better Beef Production

This year at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, attendees had access to a variety of special sessions that highlighted some of the global opportunities currently breaking new ground in different sectors of agriculture production. Dan...Show More Summary

The Alltech Idea Man

The idea man himself took time out of his busy schedule to talk about what separates ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference from the many successful symposiums they have held in the past. Dr. Pearse Lyons and his team are always setting the bar a notch higher and seeking something different. “There is a growing hunger for information in a palatable... Read More

Bayer Discusses Bid to Acquire Monsanto

Top Bayer company representatives held an international press conference this morning to discuss the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto. In a May 10 proposal, Bayer made an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto Company for $122 US per share or an aggregate value of $62 billion. “We... Read More

ONE Vision – A Planet of Plenty

This week the AgWired team is in Lexington, Kentucky for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. ONE is all about creation and innovation, allowing attendees to engage and interact with mind-expanding visionaries across a range of topics....Show More Summary

Climate FieldView Helps @GROWMARK Customers

Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView products are among the most exciting innovations that GROWMARK’s Ron Milby has seen come along for agriculture in the past two decades. “I’ve been involved with precision ag for over 20 years and...Show More Summary

I AM USFRA – Brad Greenway

Brad Greenway of Mitchell, South Dakota owns a wean-to-finish operation that markets 6,400 hogs annually, also raises corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa on 1,700 acres, and is proud to be able to serve as vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to represent the National Pork Board. “Since I’ve been on the board the last three years,... Read More

Meet Mark Poeschl – CEO, of @NationalFFA

This week I visit with Mark Poeschl, incoming CEO of the National FFA Organization and Foundation. Mark officially takes over the position August 1. Mark comes from a strong farm background and he has some significant experience in agribusiness, including on the global level. He has also been very involved in FFA. Poeschl, a former FFA member and past state... Read More

I AM USFRA – Lisa Lunz

Lisa Lunz of Nebraska has been on the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) from the start and she has been pleased to see how the organization has grown to have a significant influence on conversations about food across the country. “USFRA’s mission is to develop trust in modern day agriculture,” says Lunz, who served as chairman... Read More

I AM USFRA – Monsanto

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is composed of almost 100 agricultural organizations and agribusinesses, including some of the largest companies in the industry because they know how important it is to help consumers better understand how their food is produced. Show More Summary

I AM USFRA – Poultry and Egg Industry

Perhaps more than much of agriculture, the poultry industry has been the target of animal rights advocates and others who have tried to damage the image of their products in the eyes of consumers. That’s why the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) was one of the founding organizations for the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), to join with... Read More

New Group is Growing Global Solutions

We’ve been in the agricultural communications business for a very, very long time and we are very blessed that so many of the people we started in the business with are still involved, so it’s always nice to touch base with good friends we have known from the beginning who are starting new ventures. We were happy to hear from... Read More

Youth Programs Help @GROWMARK Grow

When it comes to sustainability in agriculture, the most precious natural resource for the industry to preserve is our young people, and the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives are all about that. GROWMARK has a long history of making a significant investment in youth, from helping to fund Ag in the Classroom, to supporting FFA and 4-H, to a... Read More

Crowd Gathers for Thirsty Land Debut at #Water4Food

As a hush came over the theater last night and the lights went down for the opening scene of the documentary Thirsty Land, the sound of rain pounding on the roof served as background noise. A bit ironic. Especially in light of meeting a community in California that has run out of water. Thirsty Land, directed and produced by Conrad... Read More

AFBF Hosts Press Conference On Labor Visa Backlogs

Delays from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the processing of visas for farm workers are fast approaching crisis proportions, increasing the threat that crops will rot in...Show More Summary

New NAMA President Matt Coniglio

The Agri-Marketing Conference has come and gone for this year and hopefully everyone has recovered. I think I have. The last item on my agenda for this year’s conference, put on by the National Agri-Marketing Association, was to interview the new President, Matt Coniglio, Penton Agriculture. In the photo you can see Matt is real happy to receive the gavel... Read More

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