Helio Celebrates Win at Iowa Corn 300

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The IndyCar spotlight was on Helio Castraneves Sunday as he cruised to his first win in three years at the Iowa Corn 300 and celebrated with his trademark Spider-Man climb up the track fence – giving the #IowaCorn300 hashtag lots of Twitter traction, since it was coincidentally the opening weekend for the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. The race showcases Iowa’s …

AgWired Energy, Corn, Ethanol, Events, Indy Racing

Earth Day Science Resources from USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman

Earth Day is joining the March for Science this year with a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Saturday to “defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world,” with support from organizations like the American Chemical Society. The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has prepared a toolkit for farmers …

Environment, Events, Science, USFRA

USFRA Celebrates Ag Day

Kelly Marshall

Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day and hundreds of groups, companies and people will be participating in activities that celebrate American ag. US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) will be honoring the day by co-sponsoring a panel on Smart Farming: Producing Sustainable, Nutritious Food for Life with National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and American Agricultural Editors’ …

Ag Group, Events, USFRA

NFU Announces Speakers, Panelists for Convention

Kelly Marshall

The National Farmers Union will be celebrating 115 years at their annual convention in San Diego next month. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, policy makers and reporters during the four-day event. The speaker schedule is as follows: Conservation Panel (March 6, 2017) ~ Jason Weller, former chief, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service …

Ag Group, Events, NFU

Make Plans for 2017 Water for Food Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference April 10-12 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The theme of the conference this year is “Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts” and is based on the premise that global breakthroughs come from local action. It will feature plenary and parallel sessions to explore …

Events, Water

#ONE17 Thoughts from the Alltech Idea Man

Jamie Johansen

I never turn down an opportunity to talk with Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show provided my most recent conversation with the idea man and naturally, we talked ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) which is set for May 21-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will “inspire farmers, ranchers, producers, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Education, Events, NCBA, Video

Clariant Will Be at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

Clariant will be adding some new color to the ASTA CSS 2016 & Seed Expo, December 5-9 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency, featuring its full range of Agrocer™ seed pigments and pigment preparations, the first dedicated range of colorants for the agricultural industry. Mark Self, Market Segment Manager, says they will be a first time exhibitor at the expo this …

ASTA, Events, Seed

#IFAJ17 Heading to South Africa

Cindy Zimmerman

“Africa – it’s time” is the theme for the 2017 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) World Congress April 2-8 in Gauteng- and the Western Cape of South Africa. Why South Africa? For the world to feed the estimated population of 9 billion people by 2050, an increase of at least 70% in production will be required. At present the …

Events, IFAJ