IFAJ Debuts New Logo and Website

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agriculture Journalists (IFAJ) has officially launched a new logo and updated website at ifaj.org. The new logo has a sleeker, single color look while the new website has enhanced navigation and can be used on any mobile device. The structure of the content on the website has also been improved and the site now contains integrated …

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#IFAJ17 Heading to South Africa

Cindy Zimmerman

“Africa – it’s time” is the theme for the 2017 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) World Congress April 2-8 in Gauteng- and the Western Cape of South Africa. Why South Africa? For the world to feed the estimated population of 9 billion people by 2050, an increase of at least 70% in production will be required. At present the …

Events, IFAJ

Roberts Honored as First Canadian IFAJ President

Kelly Marshall

Members of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) had cause to celebrate as they honored Owen Roberts at their recent annual conference. Special recognition was given to Roberts as the first Canadian president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). His award was presented by Allison Finnimore and Trevor Bacque, who outlined his many career accomplishment. Owen Roberts first …

Audio, CFWF, IFAJ, Journalism

#IFAJTour16 – Part 12 – Bayer Phytobac

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is my final episode in a series from tour stops during the 2016 IFAJ Congress in Germany. In this program David Lembrich, Product Stewardship Manager at Bayer gives us an overview of the Bayer Phytobac system. This is a system Bayer has created to prevent contamination of surface waters. An example would be a crop protection products. Any pesticides …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, IFAJ, Sustainability, Video

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 11 – Bayer Wheat

Chuck Zimmerman

In this next episode of my stories from the 2016 IFAJ Congress Bayer Tours we’re going to learn about wheat production. In this ForwardFarm tour stop Cristiane Henk talks about Bayer crop protection products for wheat on the Damianshof Farm. Wheat is the biggest crop in the world in case you didn’t know that. Wheat can be affected by many …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, IFAJ, Video, Wheat

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 10 – Bayer Bee Habitat

Chuck Zimmerman

You might think bees just live in hives. You would be wrong. They live all over the place. I got some up close and personal looks at this during the IFAJ Bayer Tour that included having Dr. Patrick Lind, employed at FlächenAgentur Rheinland GmbH, show us different places and reasons for bee habitat on the Damianshof Farm. There are a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees, IFAJ, International, Video

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 9 – Bayer ForwardFarming

Chuck Zimmerman

With only a few episodes left in my series from the 2016 IFAJ Congress Bayer Tours we’ll continue the focus on the Bayer ForwardFarming Initiative. In this episode we got a look at the the bigger picture in Germany which includes Damianshof Farm near Neuss. Walking us through the overview was Belinda Geisen-Druse. In Germany there are 22 farms that …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Environment, Farming, IFAJ, Sustainability, Video

#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 8 – ForwardFarming Initiative

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s turn to the Bayer ForwardFarming Initiative in this episode of my tour during the IFAJ Congress in Germany. We got our look at the concept on Damianshof Farm near Neuss. Our host was farm manager Bernd Olligs. His family has managed the farm for six generations and he inherited ownership from his mother. On Bernd’s farm they grow sugar …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farming, IFAJ, Video, Wheat

Agribusiness TV is Mobile in Africa

Chuck Zimmerman

During this year’s IFAJ Congress I met again with Inoussa Maïga, an agricultural journalist from Burkina Faso. This young entrepreneur brought my attention to a big project he’s involved with called, “Agribusiness TV.” This is the first web tv channel designed for mobile phones and dedicated to youth who succeed and innovate in the agricultural sector of Africa. You can …

IFAJ, International, Media, Video

#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 7 – Application Tech – Nozzles

Chuck Zimmerman

In this episode of my series on touring Bayer CropScience during the IFAJ Congress in Germany the focus will continue on application technology. This time specifically on spray nozzles. Ralph-Burkhardt Toews, Bayer Application Technology Manager, gave a field demonstration using different types of nozzles. In the first part of the demonstration he shows the difference between standard spray nozzles vs …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees, IFAJ, Precision Agriculture, Video