AMSA Launches

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The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has debuted their new website, The consumer focused site provides accurate, fact-based information from U.S. meat scientists to help consumers make informed decisions regarding the meat their families enjoy. “ is the perfect avenue to relay the research of countless meat scientists into digestible information our consumers are looking for. Targeting our audience …

Ag Group, Food, Meat

FCC Update from #NAFB15

Jamie Johansen

Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) commissioner, Ajit Pai, made a trip to Kansas City, MO to address attendees of the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) annual convention. Commissioner Pai’s has been focused on creating a regulatory environment in which competition and innovation will benefit the American consumer. The FCC is committed to adopting policies that will give private firms …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, NAFB

LPC’s Vision Event Tackles Food Issues

Jamie Johansen

The Livestock Publications Council’s Vision event took place in Kansas City, MO where they brought thought leaders together for a panel discussion on agriculture. Panelists included Ryan Goodman, ag advocate, Karen Hanson, registered dietician for Hy-Vee and Margaret Zeigler, executive director of Global Harvest Initiative. The panel explored the importance of the safety of our food supply and looked at …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Food Security, Livestock, LPC

Merck’s Commitment to Future of Ag

Jamie Johansen

For Merck Animal Health, the 88th National FFA Convention wasn’t about teaching students about their products, they focused on where students get their information about science, food and agriculture. I spoke with Merck’s Jim Miles, marketing manager for the fed cattle business, in their booth to learn more about their commitment to the future of agriculture. “It’s making them realize …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA, Merck

The FFA Hunger Games

Jamie Johansen

Inspiring young people to take action was the central theme of the National FFA Organization’s Food For All booth at the 88th National FFA Convention. As students entered the FFA Hunger Games they were challenged to a number of optical courses and educated on two program’s they can take part in at home to help fight hunger. I spoke with …

Ag Group, FFA, Food, Food Security

Nominate a Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives

Jamie Johansen

Farm Credit is looking for an individual or group of individuals whose leadership and vision is changing the future of agriculture and rural America for the better. They are searching for 100 leaders who are positively shaping what is next for rural communities and agriculture to award Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives. Whether the leader is a “farm kid” who …

Agribusiness, Contest, Farm Credit

Deputy Ag Secy Harden Believes FFA is the Difference

Jamie Johansen

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden attended her first National FFA Convention and took the stage to address FFA members during the third general session of the 88th annual event. She said she doesn’t use prepared notes but her message was clear. She believes in the future of agriculture and doesn’t just think FFA members will make a difference. She believes …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, USDA

The World Series of Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

The head owl himself, Dr. Steve Brown, National FFA Advisor, took the stage to issue a challenge to all FFA members across the country during the opening session of the 2015 National FFA Convention. He asked members if they were readying to change the world of agriculture. Native to the state of Missouri, Dr. Brown is an avid Kansas City …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA