Zimfo Bytes 8/31

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a new webpage featuring information about the importance of rural e-Connectivity and the ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing to help deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure in rural America. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. National Farmers Union Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the Hubert K. & JoAnn Seymour and Stanley …

Alltech, NAFB, NFU, Peanuts, USDA, Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 8/17

Carrie Muehling

Three sponsors will be honored with the Distinguished Service Citation during an onstage ceremony at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. Culver Franchising System of Prairie Du Sac, Wis.; DFA – Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Mo.; and Lincoln Electric/The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, will receive the …

FFA, NAFB, Potato, Rice, USDA, Zimfo Bytes

Industry Legend Don Lerch Passes Away

Cindy Zimmerman

A legend in the agricultural communications industry passed away last week age of 99. Don Lerch was one of the first members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), back when it was still the National Association of Rural Farm Directors, and was a member of the organization for 72 years. Don began his farm broadcasting career at pioneer …

ARC, Audio, NAFB, obituaries

FMC Awaits Steward EC Approval

Jamie Johansen

FMC‘s Great Plains Sales Manager, Tom Koranek, covers Canada to Mexico and lands between the Mississippi and the Rockies. We had the opportunity to learn about one of the products awaiting approval to combat those pesky insects interesting in corn. Steward® EC insecticide controls western corn rootworm adult populations. “There’s resistance today of a lot of the products that are …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, NAFB

FMC’s 3RIVE 3D Part of Freedom Pass Program

Chuck Zimmerman

We’ve done several stories on FMC’s 3RIVE 3D technology and now growers have a way to get a free system! Jamie talked with Mike Harper, FMC Industry Relations Manager, during the recent NAFB Convention about how this can happen. According to Mike the FMC Freedom Pass program has a 3RIVE 3D option. As part of the FMC Freedom Pass program, …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, NAFB

Sechrest Recognized With NAFB President’s Awards

Carrie Muehling

2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) President Max Armstrong recently presented an NAFB President’s Award to Emeritus Member and 1984 NAFB President Art Sechrest at Sechrest’s home in Normal, after announcing the recognition at this year’s annual convention. Armstrong was joined for the presentation by 1999 NAFB President Mike Adams, who had also recognized Sechrest with the same award …

NAFB

American Veal Commits to Innovation, Collaboration & Quality

Jamie Johansen

The American Veal Association (AVA) represents milk-fed veal producers and those members are small family farms. We were able to learn more about the organization and its vision of being a source of information and collaboration to customers about the high-quality, safe and nutritious veal their members provide and its mission of leading advocacy efforts that engage the industry in …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, American Veal Association, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Livestock, NAFB

FBN Launches E-Commerce Platform

Carrie Muehling

Farmers have another option when it comes to buying inputs with a new e-commerce platform offered by Farmers Business Network (FBN). FBN currently encompasses more than 16 million acres of farmland across the United States growing a variety of crops. FBN Vice President Charles Baron said customers can now buy inputs online with national pricing and financing programs to provide …

Audio, Farmers Business Network, NAFB

StollerUSA Offering New Formulations

Carrie Muehling

New formulations from StollerUSA are helping growers to unleash the power of the plant with products like Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus. The refresh of StollerUSA’s very successful Stimulate product offers an early start with a key growth hormone of the plant and an overall longer lasting effect through the growing season. We provide and develop products that allow the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, StollerUSA

Foodies Discovering Sorghum

Carrie Muehling

The consumer food market is the next big push for the sorghum industry. While uses for sorghum in the livestock feed and biofuels sectors will continue to be very important, sorghum growers believe grocery stores and restaurants are the next frontier for their product, according to Doug Bice, market development director with the National Sorghum Checkoff. “Whether we’re doing a …

Audio, NAFB, sorghum