Unique Field Showcases FS InVISION Hybrids

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A Central Illinois corn field has helped GROWMARK to shared excitement about the FS InVISION brand in a unique way during the 2018 growing season. The field features two FS InVISION corn hybrids, planted with a multi-hybrid planter. The difference between the shorter-stature 61S variety and the taller 62Z plants, which also have a slightly different tassel color, brought out …

Audio, Corn, GROWMARK

FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit

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FMC is one of the many companies and organizations that provide support for the Ag Media Summit making it more affordable for everyone to attend. They also participate in the Info Expo to meet with editors and share their latest news. FMC regional technical manager Gail Stratman (pictured left) was on hand to talk about fall weed control and the …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC

IFAJ 2019 in Minnesota is Getting Real

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Lots of planning time was spent at the 2018 Ag Media Summit last week to prepare for next year when AMS will host the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress July 24-31 in Bloomington, Minnesota. An informational meeting included many who hope to attend and help host over 100 agricultural journalists from other countries. “To me the exciting …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, IFAJ

AAEA and LPC Presidents Pass the Gavel

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Ag Media Summit serves as the annual business meeting for both the Livestock Publications Council and AAEA the Ag Communicators Network, and where each transition to new presidents. Julie Deering, Issues Ink, served as president for AAEA the past twelve months during a pivotal time in the organization’s history. The name change to the Agricultural Communicators Network was instituted to …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Livestock, LPC, Pork Checkoff

Babes With Bullets at Sturgis Guns

Chuck Zimmerman 1 Comment

This year Sturgis Guns opened at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. It is a store that not only sells guns and gear but also has an indoor range! Sturgis Guns, working with The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, is providing the media with high speed wifi so we can get our work done. I am very thankful to them for this service. While …

Audio, Guns

Legends Ride Press Conference During #SturgisRally

Chuck Zimmerman

Participating in a pre-Legends Ride press conference in Deadwood, SD were (l-r) Tom Berenger, Sarah Palin and Rusty Wallace. I got to ask them to make a comment about a ten percent blend (E10) of ethanol into gasoline and what it means for our country. Rusty is very familiar with the renewable fuel from his NASCAR experiences which include designing …

Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

Solar Project New to GROWMARK Distribution Facility

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK has been looking at alternative sources of energy for its Alpha, Ill. distribution center since 2010. After previous opportunities to use solar or wind power did not add up for the company, they found the right fit with a solar project completed in the summer of 2018. GROWMARK is working with Straight Up Solar and investment partner Shine Development …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Energy, GROWMARK, Solar

NCBA Wraps Up Summer Business Meeting in Denver

Carrie Muehling

Research, promotion and policy discussions filled work sessions at this year’s Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver, attended by more than 700 cattle producers. Trade continues to be an important topic in the cattle industry, as well as environmental property rights. Other talks centered around alternative proteins and which agency should regulate the inspection and branding of those products. …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, NCBA

Scholarships Awarded at Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Several talented and motivated young ladies were awarded scholarships this week at the Ag Media Summit to help them with their future careers in the industry The Livestock Publications Council and Alltech recognized four students as Forrest Bassford award finalists. Pictured left to right are Jenn Norrie with Alltech; Madison Hokanson, SDSU; Alexa Nordwald, MU; Sarah Moyer, K-State; and Kiera …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC