Ag Biologicals Can Play Starring Role in Productivity

Joanna Schroeder

Colin Bletsky, Vice President of BioAg, Novozymes was a participate in the panel discussion following the 2015 Gap Report release during World Food Prize. In an interview, he says that Novozymes came on board with Global Harvest Initiative because the company has a mission to help develop sustainable technologies. Bletsky is also passionate about this mission in his role as …

Audio, Education, Precision Agriculture, Soil, World Food Prize

Hungry for Food-Based Information

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, although Americans do find GMOs, antibiotics, sustainability and transparency important, they are most concerned with affordability, nutrition and food safety. This survey found that Americans care a great deal about how their food is produced: a full 78 percent of Americans say they are “very” or “somewhat” interested …

Food, Food Security, GMO, Nutrition, Organic, Research

#FeedNThrive Launched During #FoodPrize15

Joanna Schroeder

STEM was a hot topic during the World Food Prize in Des Moines with the kick-off session focused on how to encourage young women to go into STEM careers including science, technology, engineering and math. The STEM Food and Ag Council (SFAC) has launched Feed, Nourish, Thrive, a STEMconnector initiative that aims to inspire the next generation of innovators in …

AgCareers, Education, Video, Women, World Food Prize

John Deere Int’l Mobile Training Unit Sees Success

Joanna Schroeder

During the during the World Food Prize I had the opportunity to learn about a new mobile training unit pilot program from Geoff Andersen,  director, Global Citizenship and Strategic Planning with John Deere. The unit was first used in Ghana and Kenya to help more than 60,000 farmers learn how to increase productivity. Andersen was in country to work with …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, World Food Prize

Check out the My New Holland Mobile App

Joanna Schroeder

Our phones are king and we get loads of information through them and now you can access additional agriculture information via New Holland’s My New Holland app. My New Holland is a personalized space for New Holland customers and a user can access instructional videos, operating and maintenance tips from New Holland product experts, educational white papers, and more. “Our …

Apps, Equipment, Farming, New Holland, Precision Agriculture

Chelsea Clinton On Women in Ag at #FoodPrize15

Joanna Schroeder

The official Borlaug 101 sessions kicked off yesterday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa with remarks from Ambassador Kenneth M Quinn who is the president of the The World Food Prize Foundation. He acknowledged the famous founder, Norman Borlaug and that this year would have been his 101 birthday, while next year will be the 30th anniversary of World Food Prize. …

Audio, Education, Food, John Deere, Women, World Food Prize

Vision Event to Focus on Food Security

Joanna Schroeder

An upcoming Vision Event will be focusing on the importance of the food safety as well as dive into critical issues ranging from social concerns to economics to marketing. The event, sponsored by the Livestock Publications Council, will take place in Kansas City, Missouri Wednesday, November 10, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Westin Crown Center. The …

Agribusiness, Food, Food Security, NAFB

More Growers Needed to Meet Specialty Food Demand

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report, “Beyond Organic: The Revolution in Consumer Food Expectations,” specialty foods are here to stay. The report looked at consumer preferences and purchase habits of specialty foods including gluten free and ethically produced (non-GMO, antibiotic, hormone free, etc.). According to co-author Peter Walter, consumers are particularly committed to certain types of specialty, or organic foods. For …

Agribusiness, Food, Organic, Research

#GAPReport2015: Productivity, Sustainability Must Be Priority

Joanna Schroeder

The global productivity of agriculture has stagnated for the second year in a row and productive, sustainable agriculture must be a priority. This was one of the main findings of the 6th annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report: Building Sustainable Breadbaskets (#GAPReport2015) released by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) today during the World Food Prize taking place this week in Des …

Agribusiness, Audio, Conservation, Food, Food Security, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, World Food Prize

2016 Prez Candidates Address Hunger, Poverty

Joanna Schroeder

Yesterday following the Iowa Hunger Summit, several nonprofit organizations including Feeding America, Bread for Life and the Iowa Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, launched the Vote to End Hunger Campaign. The initiative is to hold presidential candidates’ responsible for ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. and globally. The campaign was launched in Des Moines, Iowa they day before …

Food, Food Security, politics, Video, World Food Prize