Beyond the Farm Gate – It’s All About Passion

Jamie Johansen

This is the 12th year Bayer CropScience has brought a diverse group of ag voices together to talk about key agricultural issues and the importance of advocating for our industry. One panel during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum brought a team of farmers together to discuss Beyond the Farm Gate: Today’s Challenges Create Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Panelist included: Deb Gangwish, Co-Owner, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Consumers, Crop Science, Farming, Food

USFRA Offers Unique 360˚ Look at Farming

Jamie Johansen

At the recent South Beach Wine & Food Festival, a national event showcasing the talents of some of the world’s most renowned chefs and culinary personalities, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) shared a one-of-a kind experience with event goers. Through USFRA’s new 360-degree video, which utilizes a virtual reality (VR)-style headset, booth visitors had a chance to experience life …

Ag Group, Consumers, Food, Sustainability, Technology, USFRA

Farm Bureau Donates to Hungry Americans

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau, lead by the Young Farmers & Ranchers program, raised more than $1.1 million and donate more than 28.9 million pounds of food for hungry Americans in 2016. The “Harvest for All” program is now in its 15th year and has fed more than 31 million meals, thanks to the efforts of farmers and ranchers. “Farm Bureau …

AFBF, Ag Group, Food

Food Safety Rule Session at #AFBF17

Jamie Johansen

Bob Ehart, senior policy and science advisor with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), spoke to farmers and ranchers during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). NASDA and AFBF simply want to ensure farmers have the tools needed to meet these …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Farm Bureau, Food, Food Safety, NASDA

#HamsAcrossAmerica Encourages Giving

Jamie Johansen

This Giving Tuesday, the Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica. This first annual event encourages farmers and others involved in the pork industry to show their appreciation for friends, family and neighbors through the gift of ham – in the form of gifts or donations of ham or ham-based products. “For …

Ag Group, Food, Pork, Swine

Alltech Helping to Future-Proof Food

Cindy Zimmerman

A human nutritionist by trade, Nikki Putnam, is a registered dietitian nutritionist for Alltech. Her focus is to help bridge the gap between producers and consumers. We are seeing a ‘consumer-push’ for natural or traceable production and antibiotic-free functional foods. So, what does the future look like for food companies? Nikki shared some insight into what Alltech is doing to …

Alltech, Audio, Feed, Food, NAFB

Give Thanks for Cheaper Turkey Dinner

Cindy Zimmerman

Americans will be giving thanks a week from today for a less expensive Thanksgiving dinner on their tables, according to the annual survey from American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is …

AFBF, Food

Canned Beer of Bourbon Country

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s an announcement an Alebassador can get excited about. A beer that many in the agribusiness world know very well, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, by Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, is now available in cans! This Alebassador is looking forward to finding it locally in Florida. If you love this uniquely flavored craft beer but don’t see it in …

Alltech, Food

Alaska FFA Wins 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge

Lizzy Schultz

The Alaska FFA Association was recently named the winner of the 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge, a program that encouraged students to help donate 3.5 million meals to local communities before the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in October. After each hunger service event performed as part of the challenge, chapters reported impacts and shared their stories in order to …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Contest, FFA, Food

How Agriculture Can Help Improve Aid and Nutrition

Joanna Schroeder

Written for AgWired by Carol Trehearn. Earlier this month thousands upon thousands of people from around the world met in Des Moines, Iowa for the World Food Prize to continue discussions about one of the biggest challenges in our future: food. On a global level, there has always been major concerns over world hunger and how to provide aid and …

Education, Food, Food Security, Nutrition