3rd Annual Ozark Bacon Festival

Kelly Marshall

The 3rd annual Ozark Bacon Fest– a tribute to Bacon, Bourbon & Beer will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.  Guests can experience the Ozark’s best chefs’ creative bacon snacks, shop for bacon and bacon inspired products, and view displays from National brands.  Mixologists and brewers will supply bacon-inspired cocktails, beer and wine.  The …

Agribusiness, Agritourism, Events, Food, Pork, Swine

Secretary Vilsack to Celebrate 4th at Milan Expo

Kelly Marshall

The Milan Expo, a six month’s world’s fair taking place in Milan, Italy, focuses on the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”  The USA Pavilion showcases the idea “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet, and spotlights American leadership on issues like food security and policy, technology, nutrition and health, and culinary culture. It is at this pavilion …

Events, USDA

New Holland Cycles for Farmland Preservation

Kelly Marshall

What does cycling have to do with preserving farmland?  This summer New Holland Agriculture is sponsoring Pedal to Preserve and Farm to Fork Fondo, two events designed to benefit farmland preservation. Pedal to Preserve is an opportunity for novice and experienced cyclists alike to bike through Lancaster County’s countryside.  The ride features more than 75 small family farms that have …

Agribusiness, Events, New Holland

American Agri-Women Question Land Management

Kelly Marshall

American Agri-Women raise an interesting question; who owns Nevada?  This example is one of the issues the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women is posing at their 22nd annual Symposium.  Held at the USDA building in Washington D.C., the event is scheduled for June 8th from 9-11 a.m. The symposium, “Divided Lands: Federal vs. State Management in …

Ag Group, American Agri-Women, Events

AgCareers’ Roundtable to Focus On Human Capital

Kelly Marshall

Erika Osmundson, Director of Marketing Communication for AgCareers.com, recently spoke with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen about an upcoming event- the Ag and Food HR Roundtable.  Now in it’s 13th year, the Roundtable is set to take place in St. Louis, MO on Aug 4-6.  The event will address the issue of human resources in the ag industry. With an expected turn-out of …

AgCareers, Agribusiness, Events

IFAMA Hosts Conference- People, Climate, Big Data

Kelly Marshall

 You are invited to join the 25th Annual Internation Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Conference in Saint Paul, MN on June 14-17, 2015. Attendees will participate in discussion and presentations focusing on three key areas of concern for the food industry: People, Climate and Big Data.  Keynote speakers include Mary Bohman, USDA Head of Economic Research Service and Michael …

Climate Change, data, Events, IFAMA, People

Are You Ready To Be A REBEL?

Jamie Johansen

Who’s ready to be a REBEL? Tomorrow Chuck and I will head to Lexington, KY for Alltech’s REBELation. This once-in-a-lifetime conference is merging science, agriculture, entrepreneurship, business and marketing to inspire and re-engergize lives and businesses. Keynote speakers will include General Colin Powell, U.S. Army Retired, former United States Secretary of State; John Calipari, Head Coach of the University of …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Events, leadership, Marketing

World Backup Day

Chuck Zimmerman

When was the last time you backed up your computer? Your phone? Your tablet? Your memory cards? Hopefully you know the answer to that. If you haven’t then do it today – World Backup Day. This infographic was sent to me by Cloudwards. Click on it to see the rest of the graphic. March 31st has been declared World Backup …

AgNerd, Events, Gadgets, Technology

Registration for 2015 AgCareers.com HR Roundtable

Jamie Johansen

The AgCareers.com 13th Annual North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable will take place in St. Louis, MO this year on August 4-6. The event includes educational sessions on current recruitment and retention topics in the agricultural industry. The premier event provides relevant content and rewarding networking experiences for all. The 2015 Roundtable will cover: – It is All About …

Ag Group, AgCareers, Events

Register for Industry Leading Ag Marketing Conference

Jamie Johansen

Ranch House Designs Inc. has provided hands-on workshops in agricultural marketing, livestock marketing and agricultural photography since 2011. Their latest event will take place March 27-29th in Kansas City, MO and I will be there. Join me atThe Gathering Conference, a leading educational workshop in the industry that is great for farmers and ranchers, association staff members and industry professionals. …

Agribusiness, Communications, Events, Marketing