NAMA Honors Years of Service to Agri-Marketing

Jamie Johansen

Each year the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recognizes industry leaders at their annual Agri-Marketing Conference. This year a new award was added to the line up. The Ag Association Leader of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievement in association or commodity organizations. Kendal Frazier, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO, took home the debut honor. Frazier’s tenure with NCBA began in …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Award, Marketing, NAMA

The Best of the Best at #NAMA18

Jamie Johansen

The Best of the Best were recognized at the 2018 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City, MO. Once again, Max Armstrong emceed the coveted awards ceremony were companies and agencies are honored for their creative efforts. We also were able to induct Max into the Golden Mic Club where he shared his perspective on changes he has seen over the years …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Communications, Marketing, NAMA

WEDA Acquires Friend Management Systems™

Cindy Zimmerman

Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) announced today that it is acquiring Friend Management Systems™ (FMS), pairing two leading providers of management consulting and professional development services for equipment dealers. Friend Management is a Canadian-based management consulting firm providing leadership development and peer-to-peer learning to agricultural, consumer, and golf equipment dealerships in Canada, United States and Australia. The company is also …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, WEDA

The Taste of Irish Dairy

Jamie Johansen

Irish stew, fish and chips or bread pudding might be the first foods you think of when Ireland pops into your head, but for many it’s butter. And to be even more specific, Kerrygold. While in Dublin at the Alltech KEENAN Great Green Getaway, we visited Ornua, Home of Irish Dairy and Kerrygold. I have to admit I hadn’t experienced …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, Food

The Global Promotion of Irish Food & Drink

Jamie Johansen

While traveling Ireland with Alltech and KEENAN we stopped by Bord Bia Irish Food Board to learn more about the role they play in promoting Irish food and drink worldwide. One of the prize projects they have developed is Origin Green, a program centered around food sustainability. The unique national concept brings in industry, the state and stakeholders within the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Beef, Dairy, International, Sustainability

Registration Open for ARC 2018 Annual Meeting

Carrie Muehling

Registration is now open for the Ag Relations Council 2018 Annual Meeting in Lousville, Kentucky. The June 20-21 conference at The Brown Hotel will feature presentations on how Monsanto handles social media from ARC member Janice Person, Online Engagement Director, Monsanto; “Truths in a Post-Truth World” from ARC member Colleen Parr Dekker and Leah Beyer, Elanco Animal Health; and “Is …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ARC

FMC Introduces New Tool to Combat Resistant Weeds

Jamie Johansen

FMC Agricultural Solutions introduces a new tool to combat resistant weeds, Authority® Supreme herbicide. And just in time for the 2018 growing season. The U.S. EPA and Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency have granted registration in soybeans, sunflowers and dry field peas. Authority Supreme herbicide provides two effective sites of action to combat some of the toughest resistant weeds. The …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farm Gin Show, FMC, Herbicide

FMC Expands Portfolio & In Hiring Mode

Jamie Johansen

No doubt the FMC team is excited about the aquciaiton of the DuPont product line. Strong brands were brought over in insecticies, fungicides and herbicides. FMC Regional Business Manager, Chris Reats, shared more on the growth of the FMC portfolio at the recent Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. “It’s been a great transition. We just got into this last November …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Gin Show, Farm Shows, FMC

Welcome to ‘The New FMC’

Carrie Muehling

FMC is now the fourth largest chemical producer in the world after its purchase of assets from DuPont back in November. That gives the company a much larger reach globally, and particularly in the United States, said John Kasper, U.S. Commercial Director for FMC. “It is the new FMC. We’re much larger. We’re on a wider range of crops and …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC