CEO Council on Sustainability and Innovation

Taylor Truckey

Leading agribusiness CEOs, with the assistance of the Bipartisan Policy Center, have announced a new joint effort aimed to identify and promote innovative approaches to improving sustainability in agriculture and food production. The CEO Council on Sustainability and Innovation will officially be launched tomorrow, October 29 by leaders of DuPont, Elanco, Kellogg Company, and Land O’ Lakes. Over the next …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dupont, Elanco, politics

Future of Crop Science Institute Attracts Students

John Davis

Des Moines, Iowa, recently played host to 62 student delegates meeting for the inaugural Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Crop Science Institute. This news release from the group says this one of four AFA Leader Institutes, which connect passionate, talented college students from 25 universities from 21 different states to various sectors of the agriculture industry. “Career exploration is an …

AFA, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Crop Science, Dow AgroScience, Dupont, GROWMARK, Syngenta

AgriSCIENCE Award for Teaching Excellence

Jamie Johansen

DuPont announced that Jessica M. Jones, agriscience teacher at Chatham Middle School in Chatham, Va., has been selected to receive the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award in recognition of teaching excellence. The award recognizes the top-ranking member of the DuPont National AgriScience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) who demonstrates and advocates inquiry-based science teaching and inspires students to pursue science …

Agribusiness, Award, Company Announcement, Dupont, Education, FFA

Dupont Pioneer CASE Grants

Chuck Zimmerman

Once again Dupont Pioneer is stepping up to work with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to award grants to teachers who are implementing the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (pdf) but need resources. Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are available to help train teachers and supply equipment and resources to prepare students for careers in agriculture and food. …

Agribusiness, Dupont, Education, Pioneer

Field to Market Announces New Supply Chain Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Field to Market®, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, has just launched a new agricultural supply chain program for commodity crops. The Field to Market metrics and benchmarks developed through a multi-stakeholder process over the past several years will now become an important platform for measuring, promoting and reporting on continuous improvement in corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, rice, potatoes and other …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, BASF, Bayer, Dupont, John Deere, NCGA, Sustainability

DuPont to Sponsor Agribusiness & Food World Forum

Jamie Johansen

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) are jointly presenting the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in South Africa. The Forum will address the region’s enormous growth potential, which includes expanding the agribusiness industry. Thad Simons, President of IFAMA, said “People feed the world and, as agribusiness leaders, it is our …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dupont, Food, IFAMA

DuPont Launching Farm Watch in Iowa

John Davis

DuPont is partnering with a county sheriff’s office in Iowa to establish the state’s first Farm Watch program to enhance security and safety of rural residents and farmers. DuPont and the Story County Sheriff’s Office will work together in this off-shoot of the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Neighborhood Watch and Farm Watch. “Farm Watch helps reduce opportunities for crime to occur …

Agribusiness, Dupont

Dupont Pioneer Collaborates with DTN

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’ve thought we need more weather monitoring stations out there you’re not alone. Dupont Pioneer and DTN/The Progressive Farmer announced a collaboration today that will address this very subject. The project will not only bring instant weather to customers but also market information and new electronic grain trading capabilities. I just spoke with Dan Uppena, DuPont Pioneer business manager, …

Agribusiness, DTN, Dupont, Markets, Media, Weather, ZimmCast

IFAJ Master Class and Boot Camp

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the great things about the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) is the professional improvement it offers for up and coming ag journalists all over the world. Alltech sponsors a Young Leader award program that offers an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop for 10 promising new journalists from ten different countries. This year’s young leader from the United …

Audio, Dupont, IFAJ, International, Pioneer

Head of DuPont Argentina Addresses IFAJ

Cindy Zimmerman

The country manager for DuPont in Argentina addressed the IFAJ 2013 Congress during the last day of activities for the event and he talked about the importance of the country for his company. “DuPont is a science company and we want to produce solutions for some of the biggest challenges in the world and one of those is feeding the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dupont, IFAJ, International, Pioneer