World Food Day is October 16th

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Mark your calendars: Sunday, October 16 is World Food Day 2016, and the theme of this year’s event is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” The day will be one of the most celebrated events on the UN calendar, with over 150 countries recognizing it during various events and ceremonies. Rome is hosting several key World Food Day …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Conservation, Events, fao, Food, International, Sustainability

Farm Foundation Hosts Presidential Ag Debate

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The food and agricultural platforms of Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the subject of the Farm Foundation® Forum on Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016. Farm Foundation, NFP is partnering the Farm Journal’s AgDay Television in presenting this Forum. If you can’t catch it in person, a free, live audiocast will also be available. For the last two …

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Watch 2016 GAP Report Release at World Food Prize Online

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Join the Global Harvest Initiative tomorrow for the 2016 Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Report on Sustainability in an Uncertain Season. The event will take place Oct. 12 from 11am to 1pm at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. You can still register for the event, but more importantly, you can watch the live webcast. Global demand for food …

Ag Group, Events, Food, Food Security, Sustainability

Dream Big at the ARA Annual Conference

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Retailers Association will be hosting their annual conference and expo in Orlando, Florida- a place known for magic.  The keynote speaker will be conjuring up a little of that enchantment as he presents his message on leadership and world-class customer service. Lee Cockerell is a retired Disney executive, a man in charge of 73,000 team members who daily created …

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International Drone Expo to Host Drone Race

Jamie Johansen

International Drone Expo (IDE), the largest gathering of the most innovative and leading members of the UAV community from around the globe, will hold its first annual Drone Race inside the Los Angeles Convention Center this December. MultiGP, the sanctioning body and leading drone racing league for first-person view (FPV) radio-controlled aircraft in the United States, will custom design the …

aerial, Agribusiness, Events, UAV Launches Virtual Career Fairs

Lizzy Schultz is now providing candidates the opportunity to attend a career fair from anywhere with Virtual Career Fairs. The Virtual Career Fairs allow anyone pursuing a career in the agricultural industry to attend a career fair with just a computer and internet access. The virtual fairs are free for job seekers, and allow them to network and communicate with …

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GROWMARK Excited for What’s “Next”

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium was held this week in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event theme was “Next,” with a focus centered on the innovations and ideas that will lead the future of agriculture and ensure its success. Jim Spradlin, CEO of GROWMARK, sat down for an interview during the Annual Meeting. He discussed the company’s vision …

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US Soy Well Represented at Global Trade Event

Jamie Johansen

The 4th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA), took place in Indianapolis, IN and is the premiere global soy and grain trade event. Over 700 attendees gathered with 300 of them representing 55 countries around the world, focused …

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Announcing 2016 Borlaug Dialog

Kelly Marshall

Registration is now open for the 2016 Borlaug Dialog in Des Moines, Iowa. The event will be held on October 12-14 at the Marriott Downtown Hotel and will focus on the crucial role of nutrition in global food security. The 2016 conference celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Food Prize by bringing together international leaders, policy makers, farmers, executives, …

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Bayer’s Showcase Plot Tour Offers Real-Life Education

Kelly Marshall

Daren Bohannan is a Technical Development Representative for Bayer and he took some time to talk with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen about Bayer’s first annual Showcase Plot Tours in central Illinois. The tours allow growers and retailers to get out in the field and see Bayer’s products in action. They’ve got everything from seed treatments and herbicides, to the Liberty Link …

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