#ASTAannual Selects New IEC Chair

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Karen Withers will be taking the reins for American Seed Trade Association’s  International Executive Committee for the coming year. Withers works for Pennington Seed handling their international sales, so she’s well versed in trials and tribulations that come with work on the international level.  She’s also had two years serving the committee as vice chair, joining the year before that as …

Ag Group, ASTA, International, Trade

Global Business Climate Remains Slow for Ag Machinery

Lizzy Schultz

Results from the latest Agrievolution Business Barometer survey are showing that, while the global downturn in the agricultural machinery industry seems to have stabilized, global recovery is not in sight for the next six months, and the sector may stay at current low levels. The survey found that the global business climate index is back to the low level of …

AEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Economy, Farm Machinery, International, Markets, Research, Video

Potatoes USA Inspires International Chefs

Lizzy Schultz

Potatoes USA brought 21 chefs from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines on a reverse trade mission (RTM) to the U.S. to learn about U.S. potatoes and products, as well as new and creative ways to put them on menus back home. The RTM began with potato training in …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Cooking, Education, Food, International, Potato

Apply for 2016 E4D Trip to China

Lizzy Schultz

2016 will mark the 5th annual International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Exposure-4-Development Tour, and this year’s attendees will get the opportunity to explore agriculture and mechanization in China! The attendees, a group of 12 jury-selected journalists from around the world, will have the chance to travel through Beijing, Changzhou and Shanghai, China, for a first-hand look at farming and …

Ag Group, IFAJ, International, Journalism

Another #ONEBigIdea – Cuba

Jamie Johansen

Cuba’s newly opened relationship with the United States gives us access to an emerging market and provides new perspectives on it’s lands. The opportunities for new agriculture, technology and food concepts is something we can’t ignore. Alltech calls it a one-of-a-kind opportunity. I sat down with Dr. Jorge Arias, Global Aqua Director, Alltech, during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Audio, Exports, International, Markets

Vets Turn Focus on Soil Health

Lizzy Schultz

Several international experts in animal health and nutrition were present at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where their expert testimony on the solutions to the wide array of challenges facing animal production could be heard by a global audience. Prof. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and expert in Veterinary Toxicology who works with the European Food Safety Authority …

Ag Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Audio, International, Soil, Veterinary

China – #ONEBigIdea for Beef

Jamie Johansen

The industry of agriculture has an international consumer base, and so many agribusiness professionals are looking into the international opportunities available within their sector and their business. Ian Lahiffe, New Business Development Director for Alltech China hosted several special sessions during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, to discuss the opportunities that exist within the country of China, especially for the …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Beef, International

Alltech Announces More Speakers For ONE

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech is adding to its line-up of expert speakers and engaging discussions in preparation for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 22–25. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, former CEO of Ford, Alan Mulally, former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble, Jim Stengel, renowned author and water expert …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Events, International

Borlaug-Ruan Internship Sends 24 Students Abroad

Lizzy Schultz

The World Food Prize Foundation announced that record 24 high school students will be sent abroad for internships at renowned international research centers and NGOs this summer. The students hail from Iowa and 12 other states, and will focus their studies on issues relating to hunger and poverty during eight-week, all-expenses-paid internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The program …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, International, Internship, Research, World Food Prize

Korean Cotton Executives to Visit US

Lizzy Schultz

Textile executives from 10 Korean companies will tour the U.S. Cotton Belt on April 17-22. The executives will observe U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing and will meet with U.S. cotton exporters. This Cotton USA Korean Special Trade Mission is being conducted by Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm. Korea currently ranks as the sixth …

Ag Group, Cotton, Events, International, Research