Plant Geneticist Wins CAST Communication Award

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A plant geneticist is being recognized for his efforts to communicate. Dr. Channapatna Prakash, an honored faculty member at Tuskegee University in Alabama, will receive the 2015 Borlaug Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Communication Award for decades of using the written word, public presentations, and TV and radio and social media to deliver clear, science-based information to the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Research, World Food Prize

Goldberg to Receive IFAMA Service Award

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A man described as a visionary is being honored for his 60-year career teaching, working with industry, research and international development in agribusiness. The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) will recognize Dr. Ray Goldberg as its Distinguished Service Award recipient on June 16, 2015 at the 25th Annual IFAMA World Conference President’s Award Dinner in St. Paul, Minnesota. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, IFAMA, Novus International

Become a Rebel Agrimarketer with Alltech

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Hello agrimarketers. You know I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech, for years. Dr. Lyons realized the strength of new media and immediately took advantage of it by including it in all his marketing plans and bringing in a little old agriblogger to cover his annual customer symposium. This May I will attend my 9th event in …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health

Granular Acquires AcreValue

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Agriculture software and analytics company Granular bought farmland real estate evaluation business AcreValue. This company news release says the deal enhances Granular’s service offerings to the farmland market and gives farmers and potential investors valuable information into land values across the country. The free service allows buyers, sellers, agents and other interested parties to browse AcreValue estimates using a map-based …


Why FMC Joined Field to Market

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During the Agri-Marketing Conference my Mini Golden ZimmComm Microphone for iPhone got a workout that included an interview with Aaron Locker, FMC Marketing Director. Aaron stopped by the ZimmComm Connection Point booth so I asked him to talk about the reasons FMC has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. This is a multi-stakeholder initiative working to define, …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, NAMA, Sustainability

FMC Acquires Cheminova

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FMC Corporation has completed its acquisition of Cheminova A/S, a multinational crop protection company based in Denmark and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries A/S. “Cheminova gives us direct market access to key countries in Europe and enhances our customer reach in India, Australia and throughout Latin America, bringing greater balance to our agricultural business,” said Pierre Brondeau, FMC president, …

Agribusiness, Crop Science, FMC

Bayer Helps Growers CARE for Crops and Bees

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Bayer CropScience is continuing a program that helps growers and beekeepers collaborate to help feed a growing planet. With more than $15 billion dollars worth of crops in the U.S. pollinated by bees each year, the CARE program, now in its third year, reflects Bayer’s ongoing commitment to product stewardship, protecting natural resources, enhancing agricultural sustainability and promoting partnerships between …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees, pollinators

NFU Releases Policy Handbook

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The new policy handbook from the National Farmers Union (NFU) underscores the group’s longstanding commitment to family farmers, sustainable farming practices, and its strong grassroots underpinnings. “NFU policy is the result of a grassroots development process – with some of the policies in this handbook starting on the county level – that culminates every year at the organization’s annual convention,” …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, NFU

NAMA Agribusiness Leader of Year – Clint Lewis

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During the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference the National Agri-Marketing Association presented the Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award to Clint Lewis, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations, Zoetis. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior agribusiness executive who not only exemplifies excellence in …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Award, NAMA

#TractorTweet120 at #NAMA15

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New Holland is spending the entire year celebrating 120 years for the next generation. At this year’s Agri-Marketing Conference, they have once again equipped all attendees with little tractors challenging us all to tweet pictures using the #TractTweet120. The contest ends tomorrow and the most creative will win a New Holland branded iPad. I caught up with New Holland’s Rebecca …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAMA, New Holland, Tractor