AgVocates Gathering for Bayer Forum

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AgVocates from around the country – including the @Agriblogger – are gathering in San Antonio today for the Bayer AgVocacy Forum starting today. This is the 12th consecutive year that Bayer has organized the forum before Commodity Classic to showcase individuals and ideas that are making a strong impact on the future of farming and food production. This year’s event …

Agribusiness, Bayer

Charleston|Orwig Adds Senior Account Executive

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Cassie Yontz is joining the client services team at Charleston|Orwig, working to support Dairyland Seed and the Illinois Soybean Association with marketing, brand strategy and communication. “Cassie’s extensive crop and agriculture background make her a key addition to the C|O family. Her role brings immense value to our clients and C|O, and we are excited to have her join us,” …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement

Deere Showcases 5R Series Tractors at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Chris Lammie is pretty excited about his job with John Deere small tractors– especially the brand new 5R Series being shown at the National Farm Machinery Show. The 5R series features incredible maneuverability with a 12.1 foot turning radius, a comfortable cab, brand new loader, improved visibility and a fully electronic clutch. It also comes with a fantastic lighting package, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Tractor

Final 10 Startups Selected for The Pearse Lyons Accelerator

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A total of 183 startups from 38 countries applied to be a part of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, a late-stage, agri-tech accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The accelerator will commence with 10 startups that have been chosen to take part in a mentorship program for agri-business innovators with a proven technology that is ready for market. The accelerator …

Agribusiness, Alltech

#ONE17 Thoughts from the Alltech Idea Man

Jamie Johansen

I never turn down an opportunity to talk with Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show provided my most recent conversation with the idea man and naturally, we talked ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) which is set for May 21-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will “inspire farmers, ranchers, producers, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Education, Events, NCBA, Video

John Deere Supporting #CattleCon17

Kelly Marshall

As Director of Industry Relations and liaison to trade organizations, Chuck Studer was on hand at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show on behalf of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.  John Deere is a proud sponsor of the organization and works to support the men and women raising beef through partnership programs. Not only is Deere the executive …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere

Two Former Ag Secretaries Endorse Dow-DuPont Merger

Cindy Zimmerman

Former U.S. agriculture secretaries Mike Johanns and Dan Glickman outlined their support of the proposed Dow-DuPont merger in an op-ed published today in Morning Consult. “Given the current landscape, now more than ever America’s farmers need what Dow and DuPont are proposing – a strong, focused American agriculture company that is American-owned, championing the interests of the American farmer in …


ZimmCast with CNH Industrial

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I get to talk precision ag with the new Industry Relations Manager, Precision Solutions and Telematics for CNH Industrial, Dan Danford. Dan already has travel scheduled for the new job that will take him to South America and Europe as well as around the USA. In his role with CNH Industrial Dan will be getting involved with organizations …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, CNH, New Holland, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Trump Team Announces Bayer Merger Promises

Cindy Zimmerman

President-elect Trump’s transition team updated reporters yesterday on the outcome of meetings last week regarding Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Trump press secretary Sean Spicer says the president-elect received commitments from Bayer CEO Werner Baumann that they would keep Monsanto in St. Louis and “retain 100 percent of Monsanto’s 9,000-plus U.S. workforce and create at least 3,000 new U.S. high-tech jobs.” …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto