Ag Day Poster Art Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey kids. Get your artistic skills ready. It’s time for the Ag Day Poster Art Contest. The National Ag Day Poster Art contest is designed to showcase the talents of young artist who share a passion for modern agriculture. A winning original piece of art will be chosen as the Official National Ag Day poster. The contest is open to …

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FarmHer at Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

During last week’s Ag Day Activities in Washington, DC I met Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer, Inc. during the Celebration of Agriculture dinner. Earlier in the day Marji participated in a Google Hangout with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and Dr. Linda Young, Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The discussion was about …

Ag Day, Farming

Ag Day 2015

Chuck Zimmerman

National Ag Day activities are conducted by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s Chair is Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In this week’s program I talked with Colin about the work of the ACA and this year’s activities. I also spoke with Amy Bradford, GROWMARK, an Ag Day sponsor and sponsor of my coverage of Ag Day activities …

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Undersecretary Michael Scuse Addresses Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

The annual Celebration of Agriculture dinner at the USDA was an opportunity for many agricultural leaders and students to gather and hear about the work being done by the agency. Our keynote speaker, Michael Scuse, Undersecretary for Farm & Foreign Ag Services used the opportunity to highlight many of the accomplishments and programs of USDA The program also featured some …

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Listen to Ag Day Essay Contest Winner

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of the 2015 Ag Day Essay Contest is Theresa Seibel. During last night’s Celebration of Agriculture Dinner we heard her read that essay which focused on this year’s theme, Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations. Theresa is pictured with Annette Degnan, marketing communications director, CHS Inc., one of this year’s essay contest sponsors. The theme presented an opportunity for students …

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Charles Eastin Award Presented on Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

The recipient of the 2015 Charles Eastin Award is Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University Extension. The Eastin Award presented by the Agriculture Council of America and honors an individual who stands out as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences. Dennis was presented his award by Colin Woodall, NCBA and Chair of the Agriculture Council of America …

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American Agri-Women Veritas Award

Chuck Zimmerman

During the National Ag Day Celebration of Agriculture Dinner Orion Samuelson received another award. This time Sue McCrum, President of the American Agri-Women presented him with their Veritas Award. The award is given annually to a person who has given public witness to “the pursuit of truth” in accordance with the principles enunciated in the AAW Statement of Philosophy, The …

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House Ag Committee Chair at Ag Day Luncheon

Cindy Zimmerman

National Agriculture Week was a busy one in Washington DC and with the House Agriculture Committee. Chairman Mike Conaway of Texas spoke at the National Ag Day luncheon on Wednesday. “Production agriculture has a wonderful story to tell,” said Conaway. “Problem is you just have to keep telling it over and over and over.” Conaway stressed the need for agriculture …

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Wheat Bagel Breakfast with Side of Politics

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Wheat Foundation and National Association of Wheat Growers hosted a bagel breakfast for Ag Day in DC on Wednesday featuring a panel discussion highlighting topics such as biotechnology, sustainability, Big Data and research. One of the panel participants was Matt Erickson, chief economist for the Senate Agriculture Committee, who talked about Big Data and agriculture. “When you talk …

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Rep. Lucas on Protecting Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Former House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) stopped by the Agri-Pulse Ag Day kickoff event Tuesday evening and commented on the budget plan unveiled by House Republicans would protect 2014 Farm Bill programs. “The 2014 Farm Bill is primarily mandatory spending for the next five years but there’s a certain amount of discretionary spending, like day to day …

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