U.S. Dairy Producers Win Alltech & KEENAN Great Green Getaway

Jamie Johansen

For three U.S. dairy producers, the luck of the Irish was on their side when their names were selected in a live, random draw for The Great Green Getaway sweepstakes as the 2017 World Dairy Expo wrapped up in Madison, Wisconsin. In March 2018, Ashley Irvin, Tennessee; Hans Greisen, Wisconsin; and Mary Van Rossum, Wisconsin, will embark on a journey …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Contest, Dairy, Equipment, Livestock, Nutrition

John Deere Features Combine Technology at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Carrie Muehling

This year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo was an opportunity for John Deere to show off some new combines to growers in the Southeastern United States. Technical Marketing Manager for Combines and Cotton Equipment Matt Badding said the new S700 series combine offers three new features: the Gen4 Command Center, the Combine Advisor package, and Active Yield for sensor calibration. “Right now, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, Sunbelt Ag Expo

New John Deere Round Balers and Accumulators

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere has a new line of Round Balers – the O Series. I talked with Jason Eubanks, Engineering Team Leader, John Deere, about the baler as well as the new Accumulator Attachments. With the introduction of the 0 Series Round Balers for the 2018 haying season, John Deere is offering its first North American-built round baler precutter and the …

Agribusiness, Hay, John Deere, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Agrikua’s Gender Equality Project = 1st at #YouthAgSummit

Jamie Johansen

Last week, I was given the opportunity to attend the 2017 Youth Ag Summit organized by Bayer Crop Science. Never have I ever attended such a motivating and uplifting agricultural event. One hundred young people, aged 18-25, gathered in Brussels, Belgium to tackle some of the world’s top issues in agriculture. During the Summit, delegates worked in groups of ten …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Youth, Youth Ag Summit

Bayer Agrees to Sell Selected Crop Science Businesses to BASF

Chuck Zimmerman

I didn’t see this one coming. Just learned of this announcement and it’s a big one. I’m sure we’ll have more to come. From the Bayer website today: In light of the planned acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer has signed an agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion. The assets to be sold generated net …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, BASF, Bayer

Bayer Invests in Youth for Future of Ag

Jamie Johansen

This week there are 100 youth delegates from 49 countries working together to generate innovative and sustainable solutions to global food security challenges and come up with concrete new ideas to drive agricultural progress across the globe. It’s a tall order for the 3rd Youth Ag Summit sponsored by Bayer, but Liam Condon, President of Bayer Crop Science, is optimistic …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Food, Food Security, Sustainability, Youth Ag Summit

Youth Ag Summit Kicks Off in Brussels

Jamie Johansen

Today marks the kick-off of the 3rd edition of the Youth Ag Summit in Brussels, Belgium, with 100 bright young talents from around the world – including five from the U.S. All here to tackle one of humanity’s biggest challenges: how to feed a growing population in a more sustainable manner. Organized by Bayer, together with the two Belgian young …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Food, Food Security, Sustainability, Youth Ag Summit

Dairy Woman of the Year Shares Checkoff Goals

Carrie Muehling

Pennsylvania dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey is being honored at the 2017 World Dairy Expo as this year’s Dairy Woman of the Year. Marilyn and her husband live about an hour west of Philadelphia on his family’s dairy farm, just 40 minutes north of the Chesapeake Bay. They milk 850 registered Holsteins. Hershey also serves as Vice Chair of Dairy Management, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Enter the Great Green Getaway Sweepstakes

Jamie Johansen

If you are at the 2017 World Dairy Expo and raise at least 50 head of dairy cattle you will want to stop by the Alltech and KEENAN booth #3201. Ireland is known as “the land of a thousand welcomes,” and staying true to its roots, Alltech is upholding the tradition of Irish hospitality by launching The Great Green Getaway. …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo