Farmers Edge Generates Major Buzz at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge had not one, but two major new product launches at Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week and their Vice President of Marketing, Marina Barnes was on hand to tell us about them both. FarmCommand takes precision agriculture to decision agriculture, Barnes said, with it’s easy to use, all-in-one system. It eliminates the need for multiple passwords and unusable data. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farmers Edge, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Beyond the Farm Gate – It’s All About Passion

Jamie Johansen

This is the 12th year Bayer CropScience has brought a diverse group of ag voices together to talk about key agricultural issues and the importance of advocating for our industry. One panel during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum brought a team of farmers together to discuss Beyond the Farm Gate: Today’s Challenges Create Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Panelist included: Deb Gangwish, Co-Owner, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Consumers, Crop Science, Farming, Food

John Deere C850 Air Cart for Small-Grain Producers

Jamie Johansen

The John Deere C850 Air Cart sat centerstage in their booth during the 2017 Commodity Classic. At times you even had to wait in line for a chance to climb the latter for a birds eye view and get a first-hand look at the cart’s 850-bushel carrying capacity. Tyson Harris, product manager at John Deere, also had a line of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Grains, John Deere

Farm Economy, Tech & Legacy of John Deere

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world.” Those words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere – which in itself is a true testament. Lagemann had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Farm Machinery, John Deere, Technology, Video

Bayer/Monsanto Excited About the Future

Kelly Marshall

Adrian Percy, head of research and development at Bayer CropScience, and Robb Fraley, Monsanto chief technology officer held an informal press conference at Commodity Classic to discuss the proposed nuptials of their companies. Both Percy and Fraley spoke highly of Monsanto’s seeds and traits and Bayer’s chemistry, but took pains to point out how much better they will be when …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Monsanto

Finding Out What’s New with FMC at #Classic17

Chuck Zimmerman

What’s new with FMC? Of course that’s our theme. Thank you to FMC for being a sponsor of our coverage of this year’s Commodity Classic! Let’s start out my coverage of what’s new with FMC with an interview with Kaustubh Borah. He is seen in the photo being interviewed by Sabrina Hill, AgNet West. One of the new products coming …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Fungicide, Video

LibertyLink Finds Partners in FFA and AHA

Kelly Marshall

LibertyLink may not immediately make you think of the American Heart Association (AHA), but Bayer wants to change that. “So our goal is to build awareness around heart disease– one of the major killers in the rural market,” explains Jody Wynia, soybean and cotton manager for Bayer. “It’s 39 percent more prevalent in rural communitites than it is in the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, FFA

John Deere – Making Good Farms Even Better

Jamie Johansen

John Deere’s passion for making good farms even better is evident with their commitment to Commodity Classic and the farmers from across the country who take in the event each year. “Commodity Classic is one of the greatest trade show to be at because we have such great growers that attend. Corn growers, soybean growers, wheat and sorghum come and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Video