Congrats to NAFB Winners

Cindy Zimmerman 1 Comment

The major awards and new officers for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting are announced and presented within 24 hours at the annual convention so it may be hard to keep track of them all! First, here are the new officers of NAFB. The lovely Rita Frazer (pictured here) with RFD Radio Network in Illinois is the new …


MiField by FS Brings Applied Research to Your Field

Carrie Muehling Leave a Comment

Today’s farmers can gather all kinds of information about the crops they plant and harvest, but it can be difficult to know how to use that information to enhance yield and increase efficiency. GROWMARK is providing farmers with a tool to help in MiField Applied Research by FS. “We can follow certain procedures and not only have that information relative …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, FS System, GROWMARK, NAFB

FMC Completes Deal with DowDupont

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During the NAFB convention Trade Talk session Jamie and I visited with our sponsor, FMC. Mike Krull, North America Business Development, sat down with Jamie to talk about the FMC DuPont Integration. FMC has announced that it has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31,2017, and have …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dupont, FMC, NAFB

Howard Buffett Discusses World Ag Issues at NAFB

Carrie Muehling

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting welcomed Howard G. Buffett to the 2017 NAFB Convention in Kansas City on Thursday. In addition to being Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Buffett also owns farms in Illinois and Nebraska and oversees ranches in Arizona and a farm in Texas. Buffett participated in a question and answer session moderated …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, Trade

Secretary Sonny’s First Visit to NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made his first visit to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention, where he made a stop in at Trade Talk and then spent nearly an hour talking with broadcasters. The secretary’s first topic was the launch of USDA’s new resources to support veterans who might wish to pursue opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, USDA

2017 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award Winner

Jamie Johansen

Sand County Foundation and Missouri Farmers Care announced the recipients of Missouri’s inaugural Leopold Conservation Award® during the 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Annual Convention. The Leopold Conservation Award honors farmer, rancher and forester achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. This marks the first year this prestigious award has been presented to a Missouri farmer …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Environment, NAFB

NAFB17 Kicks Off With Kevin Folta

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Kevin Folta has been on a crusade to educate the public about biotechnology for many years, in addition to his regular job as professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. Dr. Folta kicked off the 2017 NAFB Convention Wednesday morning with a session on “Communicating Concepts in Biotechnology to a Concerned Public” to …

Audio, Biotech, NAFB

NAFB Foundation Names Scholarship Winners

Carrie Muehling

The NAFB Foundation named five scholarship winners Wednesday at the 2017 NAFB Convention in Kansas City. Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship – Bobbi Jo Bergum, Perdue University George Logan Scholarship – Hannah Borg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Orion Samuelson Scholarship – Rhiannon Branch, Murray State University Noble Research Institute Scholarship – Delaney Howell, Texas Tech University Grow Smart Scholarship by BASF – …

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ZimmCast from 2017 NAFB Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Kansas City, MO where the ZimmComm team is attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention. Cindy and Jamie are here with me. We’re set up in the Broadcast Center behind the golden AgWired table cloth, so we’re easy to find. Late yesterday we decided to record this week’s program and also let a camera run for …

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