FFA – You are the Future

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Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to FFA members in attendance for one of the opening sessions at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo this morning. He speaks at many different venues, but said this audience is the hardest because he is following young people who are very well spoken, don’t use any notes and never skip a beat. …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, FFA, FMC, Government, USDA

Go All Out! at the 87th National FFA Convention

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The streets of Louisville, KY are flooded with FFA members from across the country here to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. The largest youth organization currently have over 600,000 members and their mission of Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success is modeled in all the organization does for the future of the agricultural industry. Day one …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, FFA, FMC

FMC Invests in Farming’s Future Via FFA

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Illustrating its commitment to investing in farming’s future, FMC Corporation is helping youth education through support of FFA. “To continue America’s leadership in agriculture, we need to engage students now,” said John Kasper, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America commercial business director. “FFA prepares students for more than 300 careers and reaches more than 600,000 members. Our support can make a …

Agribusiness, Education, FFA, FMC, Youth

FFA Membership at Record Level

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Membership in the National FFA Organization is exploding. Membership in the student organization that was founded 86 years ago now stands at 610,240 – which represents an increase of more than 30,500 since last year. The number of new, local FFA chapters throughout the country grew to 7,665. “FFA, through agricultural education, is preparing our youth to ensure the security …

Education, FFA, FMC

FMC Anthem Singing Contest Winner

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The winner by popular votes of the 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” is Lindsay Webber. That $10,000 scholarship prize money is going to come in pretty handy! “I want to thank FMC for the opportunity. It was such an awesome experience to be able to perform with the other finalists and musicians in Nashville,” said Webber. …

Agribusiness, Education, FMC, Video

FMC Corporation to Acquire Cheminova

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FMC Corporation today announced an agreement to acquire Denmark-based crop protection company Cheminova for $1.8 billion. “We are very excited about the opportunity to combine Cheminova with our own Agricultural Solutions business,” said Pierre Brondeau, FMC Corporation president, CEO and chairman. “Cheminova is a company that we have long considered to be an attractive potential partner. It follows a similar …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, FMC

FMC Partners with John Deere Financial

Joanna Schroeder 2 Comments

Adam Prestegord is an oilseed and cereals crop segment manager for FMC who has recently partnered with John Deere Financial to offer several offers for growers to finance key crop inputs. I learned more about this initiative from Prestegord during the 2014 Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa. FMC was a sponsor of our coverage of the event. “We’ve …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, FMC

FMC Capture LFR & the Zone of Protection

Joanna Schroeder 2 Comments

It’s time to talk about the Zone of Protection offered by FMC’s Capture LFR Insecticide. I first heard this term from Gail Stratman, the Midwest technical sales lead for FMC who spoke with Cindy this week. FMC was one of our sponsors for the 2014 Farm Progress Show. Capture LFR is an insecticide that is specifically designed to combine, or …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Insecticides

FMC ZimmComm Girls

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So the girls of ZimmComm are having fun this week at Farm Progress and took a moment to thank FMC for helping sponsor their coverage by dedicating a photo with the infamous “gold” mics sporting FMC wear. In case you missed it, FMC has launched some great new weed control management products this year including Solstice herbicide for corn along …

Agribusiness, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide, weeds

FMC Solstice Herbicide for Corn

Joanna Schroeder 3 Comments

There is a product that has been getting great interest this year and that is FMC’s Solstice Herbicide for corn. While FMC is not onsite in Boone, IA this year, the company helped sponsor coverage of Farm Progress 2014. To learn more about Solstice, I turned to Gail Stratman, FMC Midwest technical sales lead who explained how the product works …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide