IL GROWMARK Essay Contest Winner Announced

Kelly Marshall

Jill Sackville from Aldeo, Illinois has been announced the Illinois winner of the 2017 GROWMARK essay contest for FFA students.  Sackville wrote an essay to answer the prompt: “What value do cooperatives provide to today’s farmers?” “Today’s cooperatives still play a pivotal role in farming, allowing members to obtain high quality seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and many more essential agricultural needs. …

Award, FFA, GROWMARK

Sorghum Yield Winners Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

This year’s winners of the National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest have been announced and the top yield for 2016 comes in at 208.40 bushels per acre. “The future looks really bright for the sorghum industry because of the way we’ve seen our national average yield increase and as we get closer to the 250 bushel per acre goal in this …

Award, NSP, sorghum

Meet The 2016 ARA Retailer of the Year

Lizzy Schultz

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) presented this year’s Ag Retailer of the Year Award during the the ARA Conference & Expo to Gar Tootelian, of central California. The award, sponsored by Monsanto, ARA, and AgProfessional magazine, is highly esteemed by the industry and honors the very best among ag retailers. Gar Tootelian was represented at the ceremony by president Greg …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Award

Wisconsin GROWMARK Essay Winner Announced

Kelly Marshall

GROWMARK has announced the Wisconsin state winner of their 2017 essay contest. FFA members competed on the theme “What value do cooperatives provide to today’s farmers?” Casey Groening’s submission earned him the top prize for responses like this: “The value of cooperatives is immensely important to today’s farmers, and is more than what is seen at a business level. Farmers …

Ag Group, Award, FFA, GROWMARK

CNH Autonomous Tractor Concepts Win Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The autonomous tractor concepts revealed this year from CNH Industrial brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture are receiving Silver Innovation medals from the SIMA Organization which hosts the bi-annual international farm machinery exhibition to be held February 2017 in Paris, France. These awards recognize new developments which “demonstrate design and innovative features that have the potential to offer significant …

Award, Case IH, New Holland

AEM Inducts Hall of Fame Members

Kelly Marshall

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is inducting two new member into their AEM Hall of Fame. These individuals are being honored for their contributions to the off-road industry, their legacy of innovation, service and leadership. Ray Hagie is the founder of Hagie Manufacturing LLC. Although he never intended to bring the world’s first self-propelled sprayer to the market, his …

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#NAFB16 Awards Luncheon Honors

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Awards Luncheon honors members for their years of service and creativity. Syngenta recognizes the role farm broadcasters play bringing the news of agriculture to radios across the country and sponsors the awards ceremony and luncheon. Farm Broadcaster of the Year Susan Littlefield, KRVN/Rural Radio Network Horizon Award Winner Lane Nordlund, Northern Ag Network …

Ag Group, Award, NAFB

NAFB Night of Honors

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Night of Honors celebrated two outstanding NAFB members as they were inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame. Each are examples of leaders and visionaries in the farm broadcasting industry. Both Bob Bosold, WAXX / WAYY Radio Bob started his farm broadcasting career in 1977 at WEAU-TV, WAXX-AM and WEAU-FM. He was named …

Ag Group, Award, NAFB

Case IH, New Holland Win Tractor of the Year Titles

Kelly Marshall

Two of  CNH Industrial‘s agriculture brands won titles at the EIMA 2016 exhibition in Bologna, Italy.  Case IH won the top honor of Tractor of the Year for 2017 with their Optum 200 CVX model.  New Holland claimed Best Utility for the T5.120 tractor. EIMA is a biennial event that hosts some 1,900 companies from 40 countries exhibiting more than 50,000 …

Agribusiness, Award, Case IH, New Holland

Alaska FFA Wins 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge

Lizzy Schultz

The Alaska FFA Association was recently named the winner of the 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge, a program that encouraged students to help donate 3.5 million meals to local communities before the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in October. After each hunger service event performed as part of the challenge, chapters reported impacts and shared their stories in order to …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Contest, FFA, Food