#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 3 – Bee Care Center

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In 2011 Bayer created a Bee Care Program to coordinate and unite all company activities in the area of pollinator health and safety. With this program Bayer reaches out to various stakeholder groups like industry partners, scientists, farmers, beekeepers and organizations involved in the food value chain. During my tour with Bayer during the IFAJ Congress in Germany one stop …

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ZimmCast With #AgMedia Steering Committee Chair

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The head of the organizing committee for this year’s Ag Media Summit is Molly Schoen, Editor, Charolais Journal. We got a chance to talk about the process of putting together an AMS which starts in the fall. One of the first orders of business is to determine location and start working with the hotel and venue. Sponsors are very important …

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#IFAJ2016 Tour – Bayer Forward Farming – Part 2

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The next stop on my Bayer CropScience headquarters tour during the 2016 IFAJ Congress was the enormous “store” or research compounds overseen by Dr. Mark Drewes, head of Research Compound Logistics at the facility in Monheim am Rhein, Germany. With more compounds being added all the time, the 2.5 million chemical structures stored in this automated warehouse offer researchers a …

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2016 #AgMedia Summit Starting

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The 2016 Ag Media Summit is underway in St. Louis, MO. I’ll be working with ZimmComm General Manager, Clint Underwood, and Editor Jamie Johanson. We’ll be doing, guess what? Taking photos, doing interviews, getting posts up on our websites and more. I want to start out thanking our sponsors this year which include New Holland and FMC. I’ll be visiting …

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#IFAJ2016 Tour – Bayer Forward Farming – Part 1

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Welcome to a series of presentations on the work that Bayer CropScience is doing at its Monheim, Germany headquarters and in farms affiliated with their ForwardFarming initiative which demonstrates sustainable farming in practice. In line with Bayer’s mission “Science for A Better Life”, Bayer CropScience is committed to delivering innovative solutions to further promote sustainable agriculture. I’ll be posting these …

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CropTrak Working Quietly and Gets New Look

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It’s CropTrak now (not iCropTrak) as the company has changed the name slightly. You will see it on full display at the upcoming InfoAg Conference in St. Louis, MO. I’ll be there and will stop to visit CropTrak and I hope you will too. I visited with Jonathan Sherrill, Central Business Lead at CropTrak / Cogent3D, Inc., to find out …

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ZimmCast with Owen Roberts, new IFAJ President

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The Urban Cowboy himself is the newly elected President of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. He’s Owen Roberts, Director, Research Communications at University of Guelph. Owen (l) is seen being congratulated by past IFAJ President Marcus Rediger after the election during the IFAJ Congress in Bonn, Germany. During the closing banquet festivities of the Congress Owen and I talked …

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Outgoing IFAJ President Marcus Rediger

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Today we will have an election of new officers for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. Marcus Rediger, LID.CH, has been serving as President for the last four years. Prior to that he served for eight years in other positions including Vice President. A lot of things have taken place in the development of IFAJ. We talked about that in …

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Red Hot Marys at #IFAJ2016

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Sometimes you get a pleasant surprise during an IFAJ Congress dinner. That happened during the welcome dinner at this year’s event. Apparently Karneval is a big deal in Germany: “Karneval” is German MARDI GRAS! Right on the heels of Oktoberfest time, the German Mardi Gras season begins on November 11th and ends with Ash Wednesday, usually in February or March. …

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