Apply for the Global Youth Ag Summit

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer, along with two Belgian young farmers associations, Groene Kring and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs (FJA), are inviting young thought leaders from around the world to apply to attend the third Global Youth Agriculture Summit from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Interested young leaders, aged 18 to 25, are invited to apply for participation. Essay applications will …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Bayer, Company Announcement, International, Youth

Why #USSoy? These Customers Answer

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference welcomed hundreds of decision-making global U.S. soy customers to this year’s event to further the relationship building process and put a face to the American soybean producer. International leaders were able to meet one-on-one with key U.S. trading partners and visit soybean farms throughout the midwest. I met many …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Food, International, Soybean, USSEC

The Modern Global Foodie – Are You Marketing to Them?

Jamie Johansen

Sopexa is the only international marketing agency that focuses entirely on the food and beverage community making their relationship with agriculture essential. Pauline Oudin, managing director, conducted the first ever study on the global foodie. She shared her findings during the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and highlighted key elements to engaging the modern foodie around the world. The multi-country …

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, International, Marketing, Soybean, USSEC

#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

A Glimpse into the World Economy Outlook

Jamie Johansen

The international audience at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange went home with a head full of key insights for soybeans and the “World Economic Outlook – Now through 2017” was a small part. Tim Quinlan, Director, Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, Global Division, keynoted the closing plenary and provided an analysis on the macro U.S. and major foreign economies. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Economy, International, Markets, Soybean, USSEC

Iowa Home to New Ag Tech Accelerator

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa is the new home of a new startup business accelerator: Ag Tech Accelerator (The Accelerator). Four investors have provided funding for the initiative including DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, John Deere and Peoples Company. Each company has committed to providing $100,000 for the first year. The Accelerator was announced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, International, John Deere, Pioneer, Precision Agriculture

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

Looking Ahead to 2017 IFAJ Congress

Chuck Zimmerman

Pre-promotion for the 2017 Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is moving quicker than normal. That’s because the Congress will be in South Africa April 2-7 next year. The Congress website will be live soon The congress will start just north of Pretoria at Kievit’s Kroon on 2 April 2017 in Gauteng with newsworthy and informative discussions and …

IFAJ, International, Media

AgWired Editors Visit Vietnam Agriculture

Kelly Marshall

Missouri Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow (ALOT) has nearly completed their two year program.  As a wrap-up of their study of agriculture the group recently visited Vietnam to gain a global understanding of the industry.  The 20 member participants include two of AgWired’s editors, Jamie Johansen and Kelly Marshall. The trip lasted two weeks and included three major cities in Vietnam.  In …

International, ZimmNews

ZimmCast with Owen Roberts, new IFAJ President

Chuck Zimmerman

The Urban Cowboy himself is the newly elected President of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. He’s Owen Roberts, Director, Research Communications at University of Guelph. Owen (l) is seen being congratulated by past IFAJ President Marcus Rediger after the election during the IFAJ Congress in Bonn, Germany. During the closing banquet festivities of the Congress Owen and I talked …

Audio, IFAJ, International, Media, ZimmCast