AEM Ag Chair at #NFMS16

Cindy Zimmerman

Jim Walker with CASE IH, who serves as chairman of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Ag Sector board, talked about what he expects for the future of the industry during an Ag Executive Outlook panel at the National Farm Machinery Show this week. Walker says increasing profitability with precision will be key. “Really the technology of precision farming is …

AEM, AG CONNECT, Audio, Commodity Classic, NFMS, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Commodity Classic Trade Show Grows with AEM

Chuck Zimmerman

Commodity Classic has announced the opening of the trade show floor for the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, March 3-5, 2016. In 2016 the inclusion of what was AEM’s AG CONNECT will offer more floor space opportunities. “The increased size of the trade show floor in New Orleans provides additional space for new exhibitors and a perfect opportunity for …

AEM, AG CONNECT, Commodity Classic

AG CONNECT Fastest Growing U.S. Trade Show

Jamie Johansen

AG CONNECT Expo & Summit has been named the overall fastest growing biennial U.S. trade show for 2013, in Trade Show Executive magazine’s Fastest 50 awards. It was among only 13 shows with a “Triple Crown” win in all award growth categories: total attendance, exhibit space and number exhibitors, and ranked in the top 10 for each of the categories. …

AG CONNECT, Ag Group, Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Expo Join

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association today announced a new collaborative venture that joins two leading industry trade show experiences – Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Expo & Summit – “to provide an even better world-class experience and gathering place for all segments of agriculture.” Commodity Classic is a joint venture …

AEM, AG CONNECT, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Events, Soybean

Custom Harvesters in Great American Wheat Harvest

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s visit with a couple of U.S. Custom Harvesters leaders, Kent Braathen and Tracy Zeorian. I met them during AG CONNECT Expo earlier this year when a big announcement was made about the film documentary “The Great American Wheat Harvest.” The film is in production now with a hopeful release date of Ag Day in 2014. Tracy says that when …

AG CONNECT, Ag Group, Audio, Wheat

My Field’s Been Droned Dude

Chuck Zimmerman

Ever since we’ve been hearing about the whole drone issue in Washington, DC I keep hearing this phrase in my head. But of course farm fields are being droned, by farmers themselves, and for good reasons. Here’s a great story on the subject. Helicopters are just plain cool, especially if you can operate them by remote control. The Aerial Precision …

AG CONNECT, Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, Video

Sponsoring Great American Wheat Harvest

Chuck Zimmerman

During the recent AG CONNECT Expo Conrad Weaver unveiled the new trailer for The Great American Wheat Harvest film documentary. Today we’re announcing that AgWired has come on board as a Silver Sponsor! We’ll be updating you throughout the film’s production process with interviews and more. To hear what another sponsor has to say I talked with Barry Nelson, John …

AG CONNECT, Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Wheat

Masters & Mavericks Discuss Future at AG CONNECT

John Davis

One of the highlights of the recent AG CONNECT Expo was the Masters and Mavericks Producer Panel Discussion that took center stage at the show. Chuck caught up with a couple of guys taking part in that panel: master Rick Tolman, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, and “maverick” Indiana farmer Kip Tom (who likes to say he’s a …

AG CONNECT, Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, NCGA

Soybean Variety Getting New Name

John Davis

A new variety of soybeans will soon get a new name after making a debut at the recent AG CONNECT Expo. MS Technologies Brand Manager Lauren August says their FG72 soybeans, a collaboration with Bayer, will have their new name revealed at the upcoming Commodity Classic later this month. In the meantime, she can tell us about how the beans …

AG CONNECT, Agribusiness, Audio

AG CONNECT Attendance, Optimism High

John Davis

The number of attendees to this year’s AG CONNECT Expo is up and their optimism is high … that’s the evaluation of the new president of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, Andrew Cummings. “This is the third year [FEMA has had a booth at AG CONNECT], and the attendance is substantially higher, and the optimism is excellent,” Andrew told Chuck …

AG CONNECT, Agribusiness, Audio