Getting to Know @Farmers_Edge

Jamie Johansen

When it comes to precision data technology, farmers today have many choices. At the recent Ag Media Summit, Farmers Edge was eager to share what sets them apart from the rest and how they strive to boost growers crop production without forgetting about the need for constant improvement in sustainability efforts. Farmers Edge VP of Marketing, Marina Barnes, said, “We …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Audio

Two Pass Weed Control Back In Style

Lizzy Schultz

Chris Reat, Corn Segment Product Manager at FMC Corporation, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the benefits of using a two pass system for weed control, and the ways it can help protect your yields this season. “The two pass system is really starting to come back in vogue because of the challenges we’re having …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Agronomy, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide

LFR Technology Added to Ethos XB

Lizzy Schultz

FMC has added their Capture LFRtechnology to their Ethos XB insecticides, and the result is a first-of-it’s kind in-furrow solution, offering broad spectrum defense for corn seedlings against soil pests and diseases throughout the critical growth stage when most yield potential is set. Bob Hooten, Midwest Technical Support Manager for FMC, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Insecticides

Fall is For Weed Control

Lizzy Schultz

The growing season is in full swing, and the team at FMC Corporation is encouraging growers to be extra weed-conscious as summer comes to an end and harvest season begins. Ken Smith, Technical Service Manager for FMC Corporation, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the reality of herbicide resistance, and how it has made fall …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide

John Deere Takes On Another Year at #AgMedia

Jamie Johansen

For 17 years John Deere has been a sponsor of the Ag Media Summit and Barry Nelson aka, The JD Magician, believes he has only missed one. That is true commitment to agriculture marketing and communications. I sat down with Barry, who serves as John Deere’s director of marketing, to learn why a partnership like this has such longevity and …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

Chromatin Advancing Sorghum Seed Technology

Lizzy Schultz

Chromatin Inc., a sorghum breeding and improvement company based out of Chicago, made an appearance at the 2016 Ag Media Summit to highlight the company’s breeding programs, as well as its dedication to creating new hybrids and developing new planting seeds for use in both livestock and human food consumption all over the world. “We’re committed to sorghum, we don’t …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Farming, Research, sorghum, Technology

JCB Talks Benefits of Telescopic Handlers

Lizzy Schultz

JCB made an appearance at the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the company’s commitment to quality material-handling equipment, and Ray Bingley, Agriculture Product & Sales Manager for JCB, sat down with Chuck to talk about the company’s line of telescopic handlers that are increasingly replacing tractors with loaders to stack, lift, load, power attachments and move things around the …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Equipment, Farm Machinery, Livestock

Syngenta Talks Product Launches at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

Syngenta will launch 16 new crop protection products in 2016, with multiple launches expected over the next five years, and Scott Culley, Research and Development Scientist for Syngenta, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss several of the company’s major new innovations. Culley explained that the new products are due in large part to the three …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Company Announcement, Crop Protection, Syngenta

AAEA Fellows Announced at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

Seventeen longtime members of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) were announced as the inaugural class of Fellows Of The AAEA during an awards banquet at the 2016 Ag Media Summit, held last week in St. Louis Missouri. The newly developed Fellows Program recognizes AAEA members for excellent service to the organization, and the inaugural class has an estimated 400 …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Award, Journalism, leadership

AAEA Honors Members at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

The American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) recognized several outstanding AAEA members for their achievements, involvement, and leadership skills during an awards banquet at the 2016 Ag Media Summit. Jack Odle and Harlen Persinger were presented with the 2016 AAEA Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor designed to honor AAEA members for outstanding professional and personal achievements and leadership, and recognizes the …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Award