New Holland Hero from South Africa

Cindy Zimmerman

Gerry Manuel from Harare, Zimbabwe truly embodies the “Feeding the Planet” theme of Expo Milano 2015 and the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” at the Sustainable Farm Pavilion. Born and raised in a family of farmers in Zimbabwe Gerry runs the Juggler Investments P/L Farm, founded and owned by his younger brother, in Harare. The 22 acre farm produces …

Audio, Farming, International, New Holland

New Holland Hero From Italy

Cindy Zimmerman

Since Expo Milano 2015 is being held in Italy and the vast majority of visitors are Italian, it made sense for New Holland to choose two farmers from Italy as “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes. One of those is Francesco Condello, a grape grower and wine producer from Fiumana, where his Conde’ family farm is devoted to producing authentic Sangiovese …

Audio, Farming, International, New Holland, Wine

New Holland Hero From Germany

Cindy Zimmerman

The German representative in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes at Expo Milano is Elke Pelz-Thaller of Reichertshofen, Germany who works 44.5 hectares (110 acres) of barley, grain, rye, wheat, asparagus and potatoes together with her husband. “Twenty years ago I married my husband and my profession was a nurse,” said Elke at the New Holland Heroes and …

Audio, Farming, International, New Holland

New Holland Hero from UK

Cindy Zimmerman

Representing the United Kingdom in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes at Expo Milano is David Moore who grows 2,400 hectares (5,930 acres) of potatoes, lettuce, spinach, wheat, peas, barley, oats and herbs in southeast England. Moore says he has no idea why he was chosen by New Holland but he has greatly enjoyed the experience of interacting …

Audio, Farming, International, New Holland

New Holland Hero from Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

Representing South America in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes at Expo Milano is Victor Campanelli who runs a 14,973 hectare (37,000 acres) corn, sugarcane and cattle operation in Southern Brazil. The Campanelli family farm started in 1982 with production of coffee, moving into citrus, and finally in the present form since 2002. “We build a model with …

Audio, Farming, International, New Holland

USDA Helps Returning Heroes find Opportunities in Ag

Jamie Johansen

This morning Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, U.S. Department of Agriculture, sat down with a panel of veteran farmers and veteran training organizations for a live Google+ Hangout to discuss opportunities available through USDA for returning service members who are looking for long-term careers in farming, ranching and agriculture. Joining Deputy Sec. Harden for the discussion was Dave Paulk, owner of …

Ag Group, Audio, Farming, Government, USDA

Ag Lenders Study from @BASFAgProducts

Lizzy Schultz

BASF has released the results of a 2015 study examining the role and influence agricultural uncertainties, such as volatile markets, weather, and disease, have on the current agricultural-lending landscape, and how growers can plan to place themselves in the best position to receive a loan. BASF surveyed agricultural lenders, asking them about their outlook for next year, and how they’re …

Audio, BASF, Farm Progress Show, Farming

Illinois Farm Bureau Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Joanna Schroeder

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is celebrating its 100 anniversary in 2016 and during the Farm Progress Show, kicked off its celebrations with a press conference where President Rich Guebert discussed some of their milestones, upcoming celebratory events, and highlights of key areas of emphasis for the organization. Guebert noted that one reason they were formed was to help Illinois …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farming

GROWMARK Plans New Young Farmer Program

Cindy Zimmerman

As a young farmer herself with her husband, Heather Thompson knows first-hand some of the challenges facing the new generation of agriculture. “My husband and I are just getting back to our own family farm operation,” says Thompson, who is Young Producer Programs Manager for GROWMARK. Some of the challenges new young farmers face include farming with multiple generations, financial …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farming, FS System, GROWMARK, leadership, Youth

How @BASFAgProducts Helps Farmers #GrowSmart

Cindy Zimmerman

The BASF Ag Products “Grow Smart” strategy is able to help farmers all over the country. At a field day last week in Tennessee, BASF Technical Marketing Manager Caren Schmidt talked about the high yield Grow Smart small plot replicated trial programs. “We’re in the second year in a corn-soybean rotation program in 15 locations from North Dakota to Mississippi …

Audio, BASF, Corn, Crop Protection, Farming