Drive with Caution During Harvest Season

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

It’s harvest season in Georgia and more farm equipment will be heading out across the state as farmers transport equipment and produce between fields and processing areas. Because farm equipment is designed to be used primarily in the field and not for typical highway speeds, motorists can be caught off guard when traveling rural roads this time of year. The …

Ag Group, Farm Safety, Harvest

Join the Farming Conversation on BeckAgConnects

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

In agriculture, we see a lot of pushback from consumers who are more and more removed from the farm. If you’ve not put yourself out there as an agricultural advocate, it might seem intimidating. What do you say about growth hormones or GMOs or pesticides? How do you get started? To address this challenge, USFRA and Beck Ag collaborated to …

Ag Group, Media, USFRA

Farm to School & Cooperative Efforts

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

In celebration of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of family farmers and local communities, as well as some of the tools available to help family farmers increase their economic footprint and clout. A great deal of emphasis is placed this month on cooperatives and farm to …

Ag Group, Education, Farming

Cheese, Cheese & More Cheese

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

A gourmet breakfast was prepared for us during the media talk event at the 2014 World Dairy Expo by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s executive chef, John Esser. The meal was of course full Wisconsin cheeses. Chef Esser also prepared an omelet full of morel and leek jack cheese and a pancake packed with foenegreek gouda cheese and bacon. Another …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Food, World Dairy Expo

University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

During my trip to Italy last week one of our memorable stops was the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. That sounds like a foodies idea of a college! However, I have to note that the University was started by Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement. He has a rather interesting background according to this post in Wikipedia. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Food, International, New Holland, Video

Get on Board with CAST

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

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 …

Ag Group, Science, Technology

My American Farm App

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

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 …

AFBF, Ag Group, Apps

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 …

Ag Group, Harvest, Video, Wheat

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 …

Ag Group, Photography