Discussing Future Corn & Soybean Issues

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The 2014 Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybean Future Forum got kicked off today with a discussion that included not only an update on products but issues affecting farmers decisions and bottom line profits. Alan Ayers, Bayer CropScience, seen being interviewed by Cyndi Young, Brownfield Ag News, led much of the discussion this morning. Bees and bee health dominated the early …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees

FS Crop Advisers Help with Nutrient Management Plans

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This is the final installment of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK John Musser, a crop adviser with Stephenson Service Company, has been a crop consultant for over 30 years and a Certified Crop Adviser for the past two decades. He was the 2012 winner of the Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Award for helping his growers …

Audio, Conservation, Cooperatives, Farming, GROWMARK

How General Mills Creates Content

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The Social Media Manager for General Mills is Kevin Hunt. We learned about how his company tells their story via online content creation during this year’s AgCatalyst conference. Kevin shared some tips about how they create content via their blog, “A Taste of General Mills.” I liked hearing Kevin start with the blog in our interview since I still believe …

AdFarm, Audio, Food, Social Media

PERC Calculators Estimate Propane Cost Savings

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The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has just released a suite of cost calculator tools for customers in three of the industry’s fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets. The calculators are designed to estimate potential fuel savings and ROI with clean, American-made propane when compared with conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel. “At PERC, we’ve have …

Audio, Energy, Irrigation, Propane

Using Social Listening for Content Ideation at AgCatalyst

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Ideation is the forming of ideas or concepts. When it comes to online content creation where do you get the inspiration for your ideation? How about social listening? That’s a take away from the AgCatalyst session by Hannah Godfrey, Brandwatch. When it’s all about content creation to tell your brand’s story sometimes listening to what your customers are saying is …

AdFarm, Agency, Audio, Social Media

Wrapping up the 2014 CTIC Tour

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2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album The CTIC Conservation in Action tour of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) was the most interesting of the tours I have attended so far. I grew up just east of the Everglades in Broward County and did agricultural reporting in Florida for ten years, but I never really had the chance to …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Farming, Fertilizer, John Deere

Florida State Rep on CTIC Tour

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A member of the Florida legislature joined us on CTIC Conservation in Action tour of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) last week to learn more herself about the various conservation efforts in the region. Representative Katie Edwards of Broward County says there is a lot of legislative interest in water quality projects and with her agricultural background it’s important for …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Government, Water

Pacific Ag Provides Farmers with More Value

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Last week Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol biorefinery went online and is expected to produce 25 million gallons of advanced ethanol per year as well as 21 MW of bioenergy. But how exactly does the corn and wheat residue get from the fields to the biorefinery in a economical and efficient way? Enter Pacific Ag. The company was founded by Bill Levy …

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