USFRA Names Finalist for Faces of Farming & Ranching

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U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announced the finalists of its next class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. The following farmers and ranchers were named finalists: Erin Brenneman, Iowa Jay Hill, N.M. Carrie Mess, Wis. Thomas Titus, Ill. Darrell Glaser, Texas Brian Jones, Texas Jessica Potter, Colo. Carla Wardin, …

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Our Amy Roady at IFAJ-Alltech Boot Camp

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Thanks once again to Alltech for supporting young agricultural journalists via the IFAJ-Alltech Congress Boot Camp. During their camp they took a look at how agribusiness can implement new technologies and increase on-farm efficiencies to feed an ever increasing global population as well as their role in communicating these advances. Amy is pictured with Owen Roberts, vice president of IFAJ …

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Using Data to Create Change

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Record markets and expansion in the beef industry and especially in the Hereford breed has provided opportunity for investments. The American Hereford Association jumped at this and put together an educational event for their breeders. The Hereford Genetic Summit took place last week at Missouri State University’s Darr Agricultural Center and breeders flooded in with open ears. “We are really …

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Hereford Breeders Unite for Genetic Summit

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I am headed to Springfield, MO today for the Hereford Genetic Summit being held at the Christopher S. Bond Learning Center located at the Darr Agricultural Center on the Missouri State University campus. As a Hereford breeder, this event is near and dear in my heart. Tune in for audio and photos as I capture all the happenings here on …

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Washington’s Ag Center Creates Connections

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Washington’s Agriculture Center of Excellence, housed at Walla Walla Community College, has a sharp focus on fostering connections between ag and natural resource instructors, industry professionals and students. Instructor/Industry networking is essential in the effort to educate students with both the science background and skills needed to be successful in Ag. In addition to industry professionals voicing their needs, it …

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Cultivating Is the Key to Connecting Food to the Fork

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The AgChat Foundation’s 2014 Cultivate & Connect conference was held in Austin, TX, August 21 and 22. In attendance were over 140 farmers, ranchers, and ag communications professionals who hail from the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The resounding theme of the event was to learn more about how digital and social media can assist with cultivating open-minded conversation with consumers …

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Time for Play at #FPS14

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The entire ZimmComm Team was present for this year’s Farm Progress Show and as expected it was packed with interviews, press conferences, photography and of course, lots of blogging. But don’t worry it wasn’t all work and no play. Leah and I took advantage of Farm Progress Show, Iowa State Center and Syngenta’s sponsorship of the first of many to …

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Dairy Carrie is Social Media Farmer of Year

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Big time congratulations to Carrie Mess, known as Dairy Carrie, for receiving the first ever Social Media Farmer of the Year Award. The award is presented by Food Nutrition & Science and AgWired is one of the sponsors of this award. Carrie received her award at this weeks AgChat Cultivate & Connect Conference in Austin, TX. Her award includes a …

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Policy is Priority for ASA

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Ray Gaesser farms with his family in Southwest Iowa. They harvest about 3,000 acres each of corn and soybeans each year along with serving as President of the American Soybean Association. Chuck spoke with him recently at Ag Media Summit and they talked policy. Ray said that policies are ASA’s priority and reiterated their work to get the farm bill …

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Farm Progress Show Keeps Growing

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For the 9th consecutive year the ZimmComm Team will be at Farm Progress Show to cover all the happenings. A special thanks goes out to our generous sponsors New Holland, FMC, GROWMARK, Ag Leader, John Deere and Bayer CropScience for making all the news we bring you possible. Growth projections for the Farm Progress Show site in Boone, Iowa, continue …

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