Joanna Schroeder

I arrived in Iowa City last night to some wet and dreary conditions. But new Iowa Corn Growers President, Dean Taylor, promised that not only are Iowa corn farmers experts at growing our food, they are also experts at moving out the rain and bringing in blue skies when needed. Well, I’ll be, but Taylor was exactly right! It is …

Corn, Ethanol, Events

Iowa Corn Growers Excited for Game Day

Joanna Schroeder

The rain couldn’t dampen spirits as nearly 100 VIP Iowa Corn growers had the opportunity of a lifetime to experience football weekend from the inside of University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board held a VIP reception on the media floor of University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium where they learned about …

Corn, Ethanol, Events, Video

Agriculture: A Growing Story

Melissa Sandfort

“Agriculture: A Growing Story” will be the 2010 topic of the annual Farm-City Week Symposium held at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 18. The public is invited to attend. The purpose of this symposium will be to explore friendly methods that can help assist the urban media when preparing news or feature stories that could …

Education, Events

U.S. Grains Council Announces Global Food Security Symposium

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC ) made a significant announcement during a press conference at Commodity Classic last week with the announcement of key speakers for the upcoming Global Food Security Symposium, which is sponsored by the organization. USGC Chairman Rick Fruth confirmed that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is expected to deliver the keynote address at the symposium, …

Audio, Biotech, Commodity Classic, Corn, Events, International, sorghum, USGC

Sustainability in Focus at Plant and Soil Science Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

“Footprints in the Landscape: Sustainability through Plant and Soil Sciences” is the theme for the joint annual meetings of three agricultural science organizations coming up next month in Pittsburgh. More than 3,000 international scientists, professionals, educators, and students will present new technologies and discuss emerging trends in agriculture, energy, climate change, carbon trading, science education, and related issues at the …

Events, Sustainability

Summer Travels

Amanda Nolz

This summer has taken me to some exciting places: Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Minnesota and back to South Dakota! Of my travels, my favorite is, and always will be, going to cattle shows with my family. Last weekend, we attended the 2009 South Dakota Summer Spotlight for a few days of agriculture fun. First, I helped judge the South Dakota Beef …