Earlier this morning, Monsanto had their first Press Conference. The topic being discussed was the Sticky Trap Program. Speakers Glenn Stith, Vice President of Monsanto U.S. Branded Business, Clint Pilcher, Corn Technology Development Manager, and Wayne Natress, Executive Director were present to speak about the Sticky Trap Program! The Sticky Trap Program was an experiment to determine the amount of …
New Ag Markets are coming out everyday but Wind Energy is becoming more popular. Many of you have seen the wind turbines in northwestern Iowa, and also in many other western states.
This morning I’ve had the opportunity to meet with Dave Rhylander, Monsanto’s Director of Traits. He will be speaking later today in the Press Conference. The main topic we talked about was rootwarms and what Monsanto is doing to prevent/solve that problem. Monsanto recommends using YieldGard Plus to prevent rootwarms and the outcomes of using YieldGard Plus have been outstanding!! The roots grow deeper, being able to recieve more moisture and have had better consistant yields!
We just heard the raindrops start falling here in the media tent.
Maybe you can see in this picture that it is a little muddy out. Hopefully this rain will be brief, drain off and then things will dry up.
It’s opening day here at the Farm Progress Show. Kelcy and I are getting set up and she’s waiting on her first interview. She’ll be covering the first press conference of the day which is being conducted by our sponsor, Monsanto.
The media tent at Farm Progress Show is sponsored by New Holland and the media tent man is Gene Hemphill.
Gene just got in so I got him to talk about what he does here after he tested out the microphone on the press conference podium. Gene says that this will be his 19th media room sponsorhip for Farm Progress Show but that he actually did a media room sponsorship for a show here at Amana Colonies the year before. You’ll have to listen to the interview to hear him talk about the first years when they put typewriters out with reams of paper.
I think Kelcy and I are going to have our hands full covering all the activities planned by Monsanto, our sponsor.
They’ve got a large exhibit and we’re going to learn more about the new things they have to offer over the next several days, along with coverage of as much of the show as we can.
If you want to know what’s going on you go right to the main man. Here at the Farm Progress Show that’s Matt Jungmann, National Shows Manager for Farm Progress Companies. I was lucky and ran into Matt right away in the office building.
Hey Everybody! Kelcy here now!! I just got comfortable with the computer and programs here. Chuck has done a great job of helping me learn the new programs and learn how to do my posts!!
Kelcy and I are on site here in Amana Colonies. The rain has let up but it’s pretty muddy. I’m sure this will clear up by tomorrow.