Make Your Message More Personal

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During her presentation at the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum Julie Borlaug told the audience they are not doing a good job of communicating what they are doing to the broad general consuming audience. That raised a few eyebrows. What she suggests is making message more personal and not so polarizing as we sometimes see with the GMO …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Social Media, Social Networking

Bayer CropScience Advancing Sustainable Ag

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Starting out the second day of the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum was Liam Condon, CEO, Germany. The theme of his remarks was how Bayer CropScience is advancing sustainable agriculture. One of the remarks that Liam made during his comments that struck me was how the growth in demand for meat in countries around the world is driving …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Sustainability

FMC’s Investment in Farming’s Future

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Over the past couple of years FMC has put a strong emphasis on investing in farming’s future. Here at the 87th National FFA Convention they are asking students to step into their sound booth and share what investing in farming’s future means to them. Following the convention FMC will create a mashup of the students audio to share with their …

Agribusiness, Audio, FFA, FMC

Weather Impacts on Corn Soybean Yield & Trading

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With a session topic on how environmental constraints impact crop yield and trading you’d think this would take a long time. However, at the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum Kyle Tapley, MDA Information Systems, got the job done in a short time frame. The focus was on weather and Kyle made a few statements that caught my …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Weather

FFA – You are the Future

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to FFA members in attendance for one of the opening sessions at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo this morning. He speaks at many different venues, but said this audience is the hardest because he is following young people who are very well spoken, don’t use any notes and never skip a beat. “This …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, FFA, FMC, Government, USDA

Bayer CropScience Dedicated to Corn & Soybeans

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Providing the welcome address at the 2014 Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybean Future Forum is Mathias Kremer, Head of Strategy. In his comments Mathias talks about the company outlook for the growth of the corn and soybean markets. Additionally, he says they are investing a billion euros in research and development. Listen to my interview with Mathias to hear a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, Crop Science, Soybean

Go All Out! at the 87th National FFA Convention

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The streets of Louisville, KY are flooded with FFA members from across the country here to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. The largest youth organization currently have over 600,000 members and their mission of Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success is modeled in all the organization does for the future of the agricultural industry. Day one …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, FFA, FMC

Propane Powered Engines for Ag

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2014 World LP Gas Forum Photo Album The new Tier 4 emission standards for diesel engines have opened up new opportunities for propane in the agricultural engine market. At the World LP Gas Forum in Miami this week, Propane Education and Research Council agricultural director Cinch Munson talked about how they have worked with OEMs to develop and commercialize new …

Audio, Energy, Irrigation, PERC, Propane, Video

PERC Debuts New Videos at World LPG Forum

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The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released a series of online videos with leading U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The videos debuted to an international crowd at the 2014 World LP Gas Forum in Miami, where they ran continuously on screens in the PERC showcase at the event. Companies featured in …

Audio, Energy, PERC, Propane