John Deere to Showcase New Equipment at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

The John Deere exhibit at the 2018 Farm Progress Show next week in Iowa will include a wide variety of new equipment and technology solutions from the product experts. These products include new forage harvesters, additions to the tillage equipment and utility tractor line ups, and 8R Tractor enhancements, as well as new guidance, displays, software updates and other equipment, …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere

Growers Look to Sorghum as Alternative Forage Crop

Carrie Muehling

More farmers are looking to sorghum as a solution for their forage crop needs because of volatile weather patterns and heat and moisture stress that has become more prevalent. New varieties provide many agronomic and nutritional benefits, according to Rusty Bevell, central sales manager for Alta Seeds. “It will actually grow at a lot higher heat, and we’ve got a …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Forage

AMVAC Gearing Up for Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Like pretty much everyone in the corn and soybean belt, AMVAC Chemical is gearing up for Farm Progress Show next week in Boone, Iowa. Neil DeStefano, AMVAC director of portfolio management and marketing communications, is really excited about this year’s show and what they will have on display for farmers. “We’re really going to have two booths in one – …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Crop Protection

BASF Living Acres Program Increases Monarch Habitat

Carrie Muehling

BASF is helping to increase the monarch population with its Living Acres program. “Living Acres is our biodiversity program that focuses in on monarch habitat,” explained Chip Shilling, sustainability strategy manager. “For that you need milkweed, so we’re really encouraging farmers and farm families to think about places that are outside of their field boundaries where they can plant milkweed …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, pollinators

Corteva Agriscience Making a Name at Ag Media Summit

Carrie Muehling

Corteva Agriscience continued the longstanding partnership of its legacy companies with the Ag Media Summit as a gold sponsor this year. The company is working to ensure all agriculture stakeholders know the new business name and what it stands for. “[It’s] very important for us as Corteva Agriscience in our first year to get our name out there and talk …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, Audio, Corteva Agriscience, DowDuPont

ZimmCast 594 – Ag Media Summit Recap

Cindy Zimmerman

The 20th annual Ag Media Summit was held Aug 5-8, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences joined the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv Agri-Media Committee. In this ZimmCast, we hear from outgoing AAEA president Julie Deering about how the industry …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, AMVAC, FMC, GROWMARK, John Deere

IFAJ 2019 in Minnesota is Getting Real

Cindy Zimmerman

Lots of planning time was spent at the 2018 Ag Media Summit last week to prepare for next year when AMS will host the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress July 24-31 in Bloomington, Minnesota. An informational meeting included many who hope to attend and help host over 100 agricultural journalists from other countries. “To me the exciting …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, IFAJ