West Central New to #AgMedia Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

New to the Ag Media Summit (AMS) Info Expo this year was West Central Distribution of Willmar, Minnesota. “We’re a wholesale distributor of farm inputs,” said Jesse Cler, Focus Product Marketing Manager for the company. “So we stock the shelves for retailer and create a business partnership with them and help to grow their business.” Cler says they came to …

Ag Media Summit, Audio

Cheminova Products Add to FMC Portfolio

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation just completed its acquisition of Cheminova earlier this year and at the Ag Media Summit we talked with FMC business solutions manager David Wheeler about what new crop protection solutions that adds to the FMC portfolio for growers. “The Cheminova acquisition has really rounded out our portfolio,” said Wheeler. “For instance, we were lacking in fungicides in our …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC

FMC Talks Anthem Maxx at #AgMedia

Cindy Zimmerman

Anthem® Maxx herbicide due out this fall from FMC is a new, concentrated version of Anthem herbicide that offers growers a dramatically lower use-rate. “We like taking Anthem to corn,” said Matt Hancock, FMC Corn Segment Manager, during an interview at last week’s Ag Media Summit. “This is a four ounce per acre use rate to get pre- and post-emergent …

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

Passing of the AAEA Gavel

Cindy Zimmerman

It was out with the old and in with the new president for the American Agricultural Editors’ Association at the Ag Media Summit last week. Kurt Lawton, Corn and Soybean Digest editor, retired his gavel and Elaine Shein, Associate managing editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer, picked it up. “It’s been an amazing year,” said Lawton. “We set out to really …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media

Alltech invests in #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

It seems that the minds behind Alltech are under the belief that the leaders of tomorrow are worth investing in today, as they celebrated their third consecutive sponsorship of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award at the 2015 Ag Media Summit. The Forrest Bassford award honors excellence, professionalism and leadership among students. Each year, following a competitive …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Communications, Internship, Journalism, Media, University

News From Custom Harvesters at #AgMedia

Cindy Zimmerman

Mark Anderson and Dan Misner with U.S. Custom Harvesters (USCHI) had some news to share at the Ag Media Summit last week. First, Anderson says they just announced a new partnership with Ag in the Classroom to develop two curriculums using footage leftover from “The Great American Wheat Harvest” documentary. “These curriculums will focus on agribusiness, leadership and job opportunities …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Harvest

#Biodiesel Supports #AgMedia

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was proud to once again be a part of the Ag Media Summit this week and share their positive message about the biodiesel industry. “AMS is really a great gathering of a wide variety of publications across the ag industry,” said Jessica Robinson of NBB. “It’s a good opportunity to talk with people and let …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Biodiesel

AgriCorps: Youth is the Solution

Lizzy Schultz

During Tuesday’s lunch session at Ag Media Summit, participants listened to a special presentation on the future of agriculture in Africa, and the potential it holds for both economic prosperity for millions of impoverished youth, and answers to the greatest challenge humanity will face yet: How farmers are going to feed an additional three billion people by the year 2050. …

4-H, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Education, Employment, FFA, Food, International, People, Youth

FMC Busy at #AgMedia

Cindy Zimmerman

The FMC booth was a popular stop for ag journalists at the Ag Media Summit InfoExpo because they had experts to chat about some of the new products FMC has in the pipeline. FMC Corporation is a big sponsor at the Ag Media Summit and Jill Heggen says it’s an important event for them. “We like to connect with the …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, FMC