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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Redneck Invitational

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’re a redneck that likes to fish then you need to get in on the upcoming Redneck Invitational. This one day invitational tournament is sponsored by and for anglers in the agricultural industry. We are limiting space to the first 40 boats that meet the criteria for entry on a first come basis. Teams may fish up to 4 …

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