The World Agricultural Forum gets started today in St. Louis but I’m going to miss it this year. I’ll try to have some images and information sent to me so I can update you on what the discussions are like. The theme this year is “The Key to Peace, Security and Growth: Local, Regional AND Global Agri-Food Systems.”
Here’s an item from the Illinois Corn Growers Daily Corn Industry Update that I just had to post and agree with. I like to say that I love soybeans and corn, especially after they’ve been processed by a tasty animal! It’s good to see corn growers openly acknowledging this. I know the soybean folks do and even have a special animal ag initiative.
It’s not too early to plan for the FFA Convention, October 26-29, Louisville, KY. They’ve got a website that’s chock full of information so check it out.
Meet Tracy Orsburn, the Beefmobile Wrangler, in this week’s Missouri Beef Industry Council Report.
In this week’s CornTalk, MCGA/MCMC CEO, Gary Marshall goes into more detail about the State Executive Staff Mission to Europe hosted by the U.S. Grains Council. He just returned from the trip, which included stops in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. Marshall discusses highlights of the trip relating to trade issues such as biotechnology, WTO negotiations, and the differences between Eastern and Western European nations.
I always want to help promote programs that help youth in agriculture. Listen up students. Scholarships available. As a parent with college-age children I can easily say, “Scholarships = Good.”
When you include pictures it has a much better chance of being posted!
This week I have a great opportunity to showcase how one of our Talking News Release clients, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA). They use us to distribute good, timely news information to radio reporters, especially from meetings like their just-completed Legislative Conference where they brought in over 3,200 members from around the country to learn about issues and lobby their congressmen.
Beef Day at the Missouri Capitol featured a proclamation from the governor (who didn’t show up in person) proclaiming May, Beef Month in Missouri. These kids were there to learn more about beef, see live cows and get their picture taken with Molly Moo, the cardboard cutout.