Register for Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

Join us for the 21st annual Agricultural Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This is the largest gathering of agricultural writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s event will take place in conjunction with the International Federation of Ag Journalists (IFAJ) Congress, with over 150 international ag communications colleagues expected to attend. The dates are July …

Ag Media Summit, IFAJ

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

3RIVE 3D Application Use Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC has been working with the 3RIVE 3D application system since at least 2015 when it debuted at the National Farm Machinery Show and use of the at-plant crop protection delivery platform has just continued to grow with the development of Capture 3RIVE 3D. At the recent Ag Media Summit, FMC product development manager Brent Jacobson said they will soon …

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

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

Pork Checkoff Makes Big Pig Impression

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Pork Board is making a big impression with a new “virtual pig experience” – first debuted at World Pork Expo and on display last week at Ag Media Summit. “Our pig experience includes about 1100 pounds of a display and the pig head comes down and it gives you the Google “nap pod” experience,” said Kylee Deniz, NPB …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Animal, Audio, Pork Checkoff

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

FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC is one of the many companies and organizations that provide support for the Ag Media Summit making it more affordable for everyone to attend. They also participate in the Info Expo to meet with editors and share their latest news. FMC regional technical manager Gail Stratman (pictured left) was on hand to talk about fall weed control and the …

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