Get on Board with CAST

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Join the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) today and your membership will begin immediately and extend throughout 2015. That means you’ll enjoy three months of membership benefits for free. Benefits include Friday Notes, CAST’s weekly signature electronic newsletter, covering all things agriculture, immediate access to CAST’s highly respected publications and “members only” website and much more. An online …

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My American Farm App

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If you want to play My American Farm on your smartphone or tablet, there’s a new app for that. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new version of its popular My American Farm app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. The new version …

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The Great American Wheat Harvest New DVD Cover

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The team behind The Great American Wheat Harvest are excited to announce their new DVD & Blu-ray cover. The cover features harvesters Jim Deibert and Rob Turkington “Turk” checking a wheat field in South Dakota. They have also secured DVD distribution for Ireland and the UK, and are finalizing DVD distribution in Australia and New Zealand. Once these are ready …

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The CT Farm Project

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The fertile soils of the Connecticut landscape has sustained generations of farmers who toil from dawn to dusk to work the land and grow the food to feed a hungry state. It also has inspired award-winning photographer Jack McConnell to document the hardscrabble life of farmers. The CT Farm Project is a new exhibit that celebrates the faces and places …

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2014 Borlaug Field Award Honors Scientist Under 40

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The World Food Prize announced that the winner of its award for agricultural leaders under 40 goes to Dr. Bram Govaerts, a native of Belgium now working from Mexico, for his work developing leading-edge, sustainable programs that are transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems in Mexico and other regions of the world into productive and sustainable production operations. Dr. …

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More Bacon Festivals Please

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There’s a new bacon festival in town, actually Madison, WI. Organizers of the Madison Bacon Festival, a Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival event, have announced that tickets are on sale exclusively online at www.madisonbaconfestival.com. The inaugural event will take place at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, November 1st offering bacon-lovers an opportunity to explore their sizzling obsessions in a creative and …

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NAMA Fall Conference

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Sometimes what happens at NAMA stays at NAMA. Unless it’s on Flickr! The 2014 National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference has come and gone. I was unable to attend this year. It would have been my last Executive Committee Mtg. but family came first. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and camaraderie of working with some great agrimarketers the last three …

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Missouri Right To Farm Prevails in Recount

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The recount is complete for Amendment 1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment, and the very close Aug. 5 election results have been upheld. “It changed slightly but the original result does stand,” said Mike Deering, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president. “Amendment One has passed in the state of Missouri, forever guaranteeing Missouri farmers and ranchers the right to do …

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NAMA Announces Professional Development Awards of Excellence

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The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named four recipients of the 2014 Professional Development Awards of Excellence. These awards honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in four professional development areas including: marketing communications, public relations, product/species management and sales. Award winners include: Marketing Communications Award of Excellence Ryan Rarking, marketing communications manager, Beck’s Hybrids Public Relations Award of Excellence …

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Mark Your Calendars for New LPC Event

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The Livestock Publications Council is hosting their first ever event designed to celebrate the livestock industry through education and honor those who have made an impact in it. Vision – An Industry Celebration, will take place November 11, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. There they will honor the Headliner and Hall of Fame winners at …

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