Roberts Honored as First Canadian IFAJ President

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Members of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) had cause to celebrate as they honored Owen Roberts at their recent annual conference. Special recognition was given to Roberts as the first Canadian president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). His award was presented by Allison Finnimore and Trevor Bacque, who outlined his many career accomplishment. Owen Roberts first …

Audio, CFWF, IFAJ, Journalism

Forage Harvesting with New Holland Ag

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

New Holland Agriculture had a FR 780 Forage Harvester on display at the 2016 World Dairy Expo, which is part of a five model line up of forage harvesters ranging from 480 to 825 horsepower. Each model is equipped with the widest cutter-head in the business providing a fine crop mat and consistent length of cut and in turn, a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Equipment, Forage, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

John Morris Offers Senators’ Report at #CFWF16

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Once again John Morris, Associate Publisher of Farm Business Communications, gave a report on the activities of the Senators at the recent Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference. The Senators are past presidents of the CFWF. John’s picture was created by the lights for the GMOs band that played after award presentations. His presentation was sprinkled with laughter as he relayed …

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GROWMARK System Recognized for Ag Data Transparency

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has become the first agricultural cooperative system to earn the “Ag Data Transparent” seal for ag technology providers, which recognizes GROWMARK for its transparency working with farmers and the standards of privacy and security of data. The Ag Data Transparency seal recognizes the GROWMARK System’s commitment to growers on how farm data is collected, where and how it’s stored …

AFBF, Audio, data, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

#CFWF16 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Kelly Marshall

David Schmidt, Country Life in BC, was this year’s recipient of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to David for his outstanding commitment to the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation and to the agricultural communications or media industries. Presenting the award to David is Tamara Leigh. David made a point of saying that he doesn’t …

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I AM @USFRA – Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

Cindy Zimmerman

Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare, who farms with her husband in west central Illinois, just joined the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) about a year ago to represent the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and she has already learned a great deal. “I still feel a little bit like a newbie,” Roberta says. “It’s very interesting to learn what USFRA …

Audio, Soybean, USFRA

#Dairy Checkoff Seminar at @WDExpo

Lizzy Schultz

A series of educational seminars are offered to participants each year at World Dairy Expo, and one of the first seminars offered this year dove into the success seen by many recent investments made using dairy checkoff dollars. The seminar, hosted by Tom Gallagher, CEO of Dairy Management Inc, looked at the different ways that effective advertising and marketing of …

Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

RealAg Radio Debuting on SiriusXM Rural Radio Ch. 147

Chuck Zimmerman

Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by and hosted by my friend Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions …

Audio, International, Media, ZimmCast

The Dairy Legacy Behind Miss Madison

Jamie Johansen

We have already introduced you to Miss Madison, a gift from World Dairy Expo (WDE) to the Alliant Energy Center in celebration of the event’s 50th Anniversary. Now let’s dive deeper into how she represents the past 50 year legacy of the global dairy community and the people behind it. The 6,900-pound cow, carved from Dakota Mahogany stone, was commissioned …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo