ARA Conference & Expo Registration Open

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Registration is now open for the 2015 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo. The event will take place December 1-3 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA.  The Conference & Expo will feature presentations and discussions on sustainability, water issues, fertilizer trends, branding, finical movements, personal health and wellness, and many other topics. Discover how …

Agribusiness, ARA, Events

The Commercial UAV Expo

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

We keep hearing that it’s “the year of the drone.” Here’s more proof of that. The first ever Commercial UAV Expo is slated for October 5-7 in Las Vegas and AgWired is a supporting media sponsor. To learn all about it I visited with Lisa Murray, Diversified Communications. Lisa says that not only is there a precision agriculture segment of …

Audio, Events, Precision Agriculture, UAV, ZimmCast

NAFB Hosting 72nd Convention

Kelly Marshall

Registration is now open for the 72nd annual National Association of Farm Broadcasters convention.  Mark your calendars for November 11-13, 2015 and make your room reservations at the Weston Hotel in Kansas City. Early registration on or before September 27 qualifies you for a  chance to win an Early Registration Giveaway sponsored by WinField.  And a big thank you to John …

Agribusiness, Events, NAFB

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, 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