#AgMedia Awards

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AAEA, LPC and ACT all honored the best of their best during the annual Ag Media Summit awards banquet Tuesday night. The awards were many and well deserved – from new Hall of Fame members, distinguished service, lifetime achievement, and horizons – to annual best of shows in photography, writing, and design – to just-because-we-love-you awards. Among those honored were …

AAEA, ACT, Ag Media Summit, LPC

#AgMedia @NHAgriculture Tractor Tweet

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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 …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, New Holland

#AgMedia Future is in Good Hands

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The AMS Student Awards and Recognition Luncheon was a good reminder of the great up and coming talent we have in this industry. The American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) scholarships, presented by Future Ag Communicators committee chair Laurie Bedord, were awarded to Cameron Jodlowski, Iowa State University; Mara McGurl, University of Georgia; and Kelsey Litchfield, University of Illinois. Kelsey was …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Award, Education, LPC

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Returns to Her Roots

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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 …

Audio, Government, Peanuts, SPGC, USDA

Florida Congressman Addresses Peanut Farmers

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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. “It’s the best district in Florida,” said Yoho after making remarks to the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. “It’s a large, rural, agricultural …

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Southern Peanut Farmers #2015SPGC Meeting in Georgia

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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, …

Audio, Peanuts, SPGC

Drone Study Identifies Benefits for Farmers

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The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with drone solutions company Measure, have released a study that identifies and quantifies the benefits of drone technology in precision agriculture. “While lots of drone hardware has been sold to farmers, until today no tool existed to help growers actually quantify whether the benefits exceed their costs, especially when farmers want to outsource these …

AFBF, Precision Agriculture, UAV

Scholl Elected Farm Foundation Board Chairman

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The Farm Foundation Board of Trustees has elected a new chairman. Mark S. Scholl of J and M Scholl in Owensboro, KY was elected chairman at the Board’s recent annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Joe Swedberg, who recently retired as Vice President of Legislative Affairs with Hormel Foods Corporation, was elected vice chairman. Scholl is President of J and M …

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Brownfield Welcomes Back Anita!

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After a brief stint with a global sustainable food group, Anita Vanderwert is back where she belongs – at Brownfield Ag News. Most of us in the agri-marketing world have known Anita for the many years she did sales for Brownfield and parent company Learfield. Now her job is Business Development Director where she will work closely with the network’s …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Media

Update on Engenia by @BASFAgProducts

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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 …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Herbicide, Video