Seeds of Tomorrow at #ASTAannual

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If NASA is looking for extraordinary out in space, CASIS is looking for extraordinary right here on earth. The Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) manages the laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS), providing resources needed to launch research and innovation that comes from experiments in micro gravity. Breakthroughs in space often lead to breakthroughs on earth. …

Ag Group, ASTA, Audio

The Novus Commitment to Science + Sustainability

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Novus International strives to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food each and everyday. The center of that vision is sustainability. Definitions for the word throughout the agricultural community vary, but the results are the same. Novus defines sustainable as the endurance of systems and processes and along with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for sustainability reporting, they have …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Livestock, Novus International, Nutrition, Sustainability

#ASTAannual Honors #Seed Industry Legend

Cindy Zimmerman 1 Comment

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) instituted a new award at the 133rd annual meeting in Portland, Oregon this year, the Lifetime Industry Achievement Award, and the first honoree is Dr. Owen Newlin, retired from DuPont Pioneer. Presenting the award, ASTA Chair Risa DeMasi called Newlin a legend in the industry. “When someone spends a lifetime, more than 50 years, …

ASTA, Audio, Award, Seed

Krysta Harden Keynotes #ASTAannual

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Attendees of the American Seed Trade Association were privileged to hear, not just a great speaker, but someone who has a lot of experience in the agriculture industry. Krysta Harden recently made the move to chief sustainability officer at DuPont from her previous position as deputy secretary of the USDA. Her experience has taught her a thing or two about …

Ag Group, ASTA, Audio, Seed

#ASTAannual Opening Reception Jam

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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) got the ASTA-OSA Jam Band together for the opening reception, sponsored by Syngenta, at the 133rd annual convention in Portland, Oregon. The venue was historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, now transformed into a neighborhood gathering spot with pubs, historic hotels, local artisans, and more. The band was put together …

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#ASTAannual Gets Social

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As the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 133rd annual meeting kicked off in Portland, Oregon over the weekend, the Management Skills Committee focused on using social media to fight the spread of misinformation about agriculture and technology. Jim Schweigert, president of Wisconsin-based Gro Alliance, started off the social media session by presenting a montage of tweets and Facebook posts deriding …

ASTA, Audio, Seed, Social Media

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

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Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Syngenta and Growth Energy are working together for the fourth consecutive year with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Syngenta, Video

Novus Unveils Project Horizon at #WPX16

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As part of their ongoing commitment to bringing customers innovative solutions to the challenges facing the industry, Novus International used the 2016 World Pork Expo as an opportunity to debut Project Horizon, which aims to help producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. “We’ve had in-house expertise in terms of gut health and nutrition throughout the 25 years that …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Company Announcement, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

Safe Food Coalition Urges Senate to Act

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The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and leaders of America’s agricultural and food industries are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to act immediately to pass a bipartisan solution before Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law goes into effect July 1. As of today, there are only seven days left on the legislative calendar before the state law is implemented …

ASA, Audio, Biotech, Food, GMO, Labeling, Soybean

Creating Solutions – R&D in the Field with #BIVIswine

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Research and development in animal health is all well and good, but a strong team of professional services veterinarians to help implement and communicate to the producers is needed to ensure lab creations are effective. While visiting Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) new R&D facility in Ames, Iowa, I sat down with Dr. John Waddell, senior associate director, professional services …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, World Pork Expo