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 …

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Irena Sendler

Amanda Nolz

The prize doesn’t always go the most deserving, and this was certainly the case with the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. I was emailed this story the other day, and it’s an inspirational tale of a woman who never quite earned the recognition she deserved for her courageous acts. Read this story provided by Snopes, and you’ll see why… There recently …

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Happy Arbor Day!

Amanda Nolz

According to TreeHelp.com, the first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. It was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902), a Nebraska journalist and politician originally from Michigan. Throughout his long and productive career, Morton worked to improve agricultural techniques in his adopted state and throughout the United States when he served as President Grover Cleveland’s …

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Agritechnica at Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s an odd-numbered year, which means it’s an Agritechnica year. Agritechnica representatives Annette Reichhold (left) and Dr. Malene Conlong were talking with farmers at the Commodity Classic this week about planning a visit to Hanover, Germany for the event November 10-14. “Agritechnica attracts 340,000 visitors from all over the world,” says Malene with conference organizer DLG – the German Agricultural …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Events, Farm Machinery, New Holland

Biofuels Blogging Before Classic

Chuck Zimmerman

I know a lot of you are looking ahead to Commodity Classic but Cindy and I have a whole lot of event coverage happening before next Wednesday in Grapevine. To start with, I’m heading on over to Murfreesboro, TN today to get ready for the next Drive Green Utility Tractor Show event at the Miller Coliseum. That’s going to take …

Ethanol, Events

Dairy Farm Makes a Difference

Amanda Nolz

My new friend, Annie Link, spoke at the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. today during the Partners Program. Annie is part of a multi-generational dairy operation called SwissLane Dairy Farms that is dedicated to their cows, the community and the environment. The dairy operation consists of 2,500 cows and 23 family members living within a two …

Events, Farm Policy, General

Get Connected at AG CONNECT

Melissa Sandfort

Agrievolution, a gathering of high ranking international agriculture industry leaders and equipment associations from around the world, will collocate its next meeting with the new agriculture trade show, AG CONNECT Expo, scheduled for Jan. 13-15, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. The summit will be held Jan. 11-12, 2010. The show will feature international exhibit pavilions highlighting …

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