GROWMARK Announces 2018 Essay Contest Theme

Carrie Muehling

For the past 25 years, GROWMARK has challenged students to think creatively about the future of agriculture and how cooperatives can continue to thrive and contribute to the industry through an annual essay contest. This year’s 2018 GROWMARK Essay Contest asks students “How can cooperatives demonstrate their value to the next generation of agriculturists?” All high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, FFA, GROWMARK

Beck Ag Adds Hugh Whaley to Board

Chuck Zimmerman

Our good friend, Hugh Whaley, has joined the board of Beck Ag, Inc. which is celebrating its 20th year since being founded by John Finegan and Charlie Beck. So, congrats to Hugh! Hugh has assumed an equity position in Beck Ag and has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors effective September 1. “Beck Ag welcomes Hugh’s vast experience …

Agribusiness

Alltech Talks Farm of the Future LIVE

Jamie Johansen

Alltech hosted a live video event on the future of agriculture and technology with a panel of agribusiness experts discussing and debating their thoughts on the future of the agricultural industry, new consumer demographics and demands, ag technology, big data, nutrigenomics and precision nutrition. Continue to follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #FarmingTheFuture. Great questions were posed, thought-provoking …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Consumers, Farming, Food, Technology, Video

FS Simulator Ensures Professional Application

Jamie Johansen

When the idea of GROWMARK’s FS Simulator was brought to FS operations managers it was hit with many questions. However, with input, advice, and research the questionable idea turned into a valuable tool managers are eager to introduce to their teams. The FS Simulator is centered around a training module for FS System operators to allowing the practice, study, and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FS System, GROWMARK

Talking with Bayer Crop Science, Global Research Head

Chuck Zimmerman

Adrian Percy, Global Head of Research and Development, Crop Science, a division of Bayer, met with the U.S. press during this week’s Future of Farming Dialog in Germany. I asked him about the effect of Hurricane Irma on the citrus greening project that was recently announced since so much of the Florida crop was devastated this season. He says that …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Research

Bayer’s Condon Answers Questions About Future Goals

Carrie Muehling

This week Chuck is traveling with Bayer for the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog taking place in Monheim, Germany. The U.S. delegation of journalists had the opportunity to visit further with Liam Condon, President, Crop Science, a division of Bayer, following his executive address. Condon talks about goals for the company moving forward. “The most important thing is what …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

Executive Address From Liam Condon, Bayer

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2017 Bayer Future Farming Dialog we heard an address from Liam Condon, President, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. Focusing in his speech on sustainable agriculture, Liam Condon also reaffirmed the commitment of the Crop Science Division to investing in innovation and developing customized agronomic solutions for farmers that address their individual needs and challenges. In this context, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

Moving Beyond “Farm to Table” Discussion

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog the first panel discussion focused on Moving Beyond “Farm to Table”: Understanding the Food Supply Chain. Moderating was Stephan Brunner, who works on food chain partnerships for Bayer. Also on the panel are Karen Buch, RDN, LDN, President/Founder, Nutrition Connections; Ben Burgers, Food Safety Manager/Agronomist, Roveg Fruit BV; Andreas Lenz, Managing Director, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farming, Food

Starting off the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I’m traveling with Bayer for the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog taking place in Monheim, Germany. Welcoming everyone to the first panel discussion in this photo is Beth Roden, Head of Communication, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. During this week you will find a growing amount of stories that includes panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, video and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer