Harden Announced as Keynote Speaker at ASTA Annual

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The ASTAOregon Seed Association Annual Convention is coming up June 18-22. The event will be held in Portland, Oregon and will kick off with a keynote address from the Former Deputy Secretary of the USDA, Krysta Harden. Harden recently joined DuPont as the Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer. She will be sharing lessons from her experiences …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Events, Seed

Register for the 2016 ARC Annual Meeting

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Registrations are rolling in for the 2016 Ag Relations Council (ARC) Annual Meeting, June 21-23, 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The meeting will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the St. Paul riverfront. As always, professional development, tours, the Golden ARC Awards and networking will be on tap! The exciting meeting agenda can be found here. Be sure to …

Ag Group, ARC, Communications, Events

Korean Cotton Executives to Visit US

Lizzy Schultz

Textile executives from 10 Korean companies will tour the U.S. Cotton Belt on April 17-22. The executives will observe U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing and will meet with U.S. cotton exporters. This Cotton USA Korean Special Trade Mission is being conducted by Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm. Korea currently ranks as the sixth …

Ag Group, Cotton, Events, International, Research

Farm Foundation Forum Discusses Poverty in Rural America

Lizzy Schultz

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and two rural community experts are joining together to discuss the cost of poverty in rural America at the Farm Foundation Forum on Monday, April 18, 2016. The Forum will be held at 9 am in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A free, live audiocast will also be …

Ag Group, Economy, Events, Farm Foundation, Rural Lifestyle

Be Part of the Ag Media Summit

Kelly Marshall

The 18th Annual Ag Media Summit will be in St. Louis this summer.  Mark your calendars for July 23-27 and make your hotel reservations for the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. The event hosts the largest number of crop and livestock media professionals, with more than 600 writers, editors, photographers, publishers and ag communication specialists attending.  It will …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Events, Journalism, Media

InfoAg Conference is Gearing Up for 2016

Kelly Marshall

It might be their off-season, but the people behind the InfoAg Conference aren’t taking it easy.  Harold Reetz, the original founder of the event, recently traveled to the 2016 Commodity Classic.  His goal in attending the event was to share more about the opportunities available at InfoAg with the great group of farmers who come to Commodity Classic. Since 1995 …

Events, Precision Agriculture

NFU Convention Includes Address from Vilsack

Kelly Marshall

National Farmers Union (NFU) member, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, addressed the 114th Anniversary Convention this week.  He spoke about the uniqueness of American agriculture, asked Congress to act on the food labeling bill and encouraged increased trade with Cuba. “It is important to focus, not just solely on large-scale production agriculture, but it is important to continue to focus on diversifying opportunities …

Events, NFU, USDA

GROWMARK is Ready to Celebrate National Ag Day

Kelly Marshall

National Ag Day will be celebrated next week on March 15.  GROWMARK and its FS and grain member companies will be sponsoring the day with local and national activities to recognize the importance of agriculture.  Some of the activities in include involvement with the state and federal legislative process, Agriculture in The Classroom, and ag literacy efforts. “Ag Day is …

Ag Day, Events, GROWMARK

Puppy Giveaway Draws Community to #MSFGS2016

Lizzy Schultz

The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is famous for its tradition of hosting a daily puppy giveaway, and the giveaway brought an incredible crowd of attendees from throughout the surrounding communities, regardless of their involvement in the agriculture sector. Sur-Shot Retrievers has been involved with the event for the last fourteen years, giving out puppies each year as a way …

Ag Group, Audio, Award, Events

Record Year At Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Lizzy Schultz

The 64th Annual 2016 Mid South Farm & Gin Show was held last week at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The event has been held in the same location since its beginning, and is sponsored by the Southern Cotton Ginners Association(SCGA). The spacious facility offered the 17,000 attendees a four-story trade show, hosting 400 exhibitors from around 40 …

Ag Group, Audio, Cotton, Events, Farm Shows