Final 10 Startups Selected for The Pearse Lyons Accelerator

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 …

Agribusiness

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

Vilsack’s New Job is Official

Cindy Zimmerman

With the inauguration of President Trump just days away, the Cabinet position of Agriculture Secretary remains vacant but former Secretary Tom Vilsack has already moved on and will be taking a new job as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council on February 1. “Growing the global market for U.S. dairy products is essential to the future of …

Agribusiness, Dairy

CNH Industrial Names Danford to New Position

Cindy Zimmerman

CNH Industrial has named Dan Danford to the new position of Industry Relations Manager, Precision Solutions and Telematics (PS&T). CNH Industrial is the parent company of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture and Construction brands. Danford will represent the interests and global strategic direction of CNH Industrial with key precision-facing organizations and partners, with an emphasis in North America and …

Agribusiness, CNH, Marketing