The Science Behind Food Safety

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Food safety is on the hearts and minds of all throughout the agriculture community. So, there is no doubt it was a hot topic during the recent Chicken Media Summit held on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and sponsored by the National Chicken Council and US Poultry & Egg Association. Dr. Ashley Peterson, VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the National …

Ag Group, Audio, Chicken, Chicken Media Summit, Food, Poultry

Chicken Litter – A Hot Commodity

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Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator for University of Maryland in Queen Anne’s County and local poultry farmer, was asked to attend the 2015 Chicken Media Summit to talk about chicken manure. For her first 10 years in extension, Jenny wrote nutrient management plans. These plans are state mandated and any farmer meeting it’s requirements must have one for their operation. “In …

Ag Group, Audio, Chicken, Chicken Media Summit, Fertilizer, Poultry

Monsanto Announces Top 5 Farm Mom’s of the Year

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When Monsanto opened its search for the 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, the company knew it would get a lot of fantastic nominations. This year, though, the judging was particularly difficult because of all the amazing women who were entered. Monsanto, along with the American Agri-Women (AAW) are proud to announce its new 2015 class of regional winners. …

Ag Group, Award, Farming, Monsanto

Chicken Summit Tackles Industry Myths

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The 2015 Chicken Media Summit is a wrap, but the dialogue will continue. A panel titled “Chicken Myths & Facts” answered questions many not directly involved in the poultry community simple don’t understand. Panelist discussed hormones, antibiotics, chicken litter, environmental issues and other hot button issues on the minds of consumers. Tom Super, VP of Communications for the National Chicken …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Chicken, Chicken Media Summit, Poultry

#TractorTweet120 at #NAMA15

Jamie Johansen

New Holland is spending the entire year celebrating 120 years for the next generation. At this year’s Agri-Marketing Conference, they have once again equipped all attendees with little tractors challenging us all to tweet pictures using the #TractTweet120. The contest ends tomorrow and the most creative will win a New Holland branded iPad. I caught up with New Holland’s Rebecca …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAMA, New Holland, Tractor

Agri-Marketers Flock to Connection Point

Jamie Johansen

The 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference is in full swing and last night attendees flocked to the Connection Point for some key networking. Agri-marketers young and old took the opportunity to interact with dozens with of decision-makers and influences in the ag media community. The Connection Point also runs through today ending with a reception tonight before the notorious Brownfield After Party. …

Agribusiness, NAMA

FMC Corporation Joins Field to Market

Jamie Johansen

FMC Corporation announced that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to define, measure and advance the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. “Sustainability is central to the way we work at FMC, whether we are enhancing food production or influencing the responsible management of natural resources,” …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, FMC, Precision Agriculture

Soybean Associations Utilize DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Jamie Johansen

DTN/The Progressive Farmer, agriculture’s trusted source for information and data solutions, has been selected by the board members of four state soybean associations to custom publish each group’s publication, effective immediately. The four associations partnering with DTN/The Progressive Farmer include the Illinois Soybean Growers, Ohio Soybean Association, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and the South Dakota Soybean Association. Combined circulation of …

Agribusiness, data, DTN

Progressive Ag Foundation Names New CEO

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For two decades, Susan Reynolds-Porter has dedicated herself to advancing the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) mission of providing education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier. And now, she has been named the organization’s first CEO. In 1995, Reynolds-Porter developed the community-based youth safety education program that is now known as Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Farm Safety