Farmers Find Student Expert at Mobile Greenhouse

Laura McNamara

One of Monsanto‘s Mobile Greenhouse “Street Team” representatives is a student from Purdue. Daniel Stauffer is a Field Sales Intern for Monsanto and is one of the experts farmers and growers at the Michigan Ag Expo can grill about Monsanto’s new Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans. Daniel says one of the most exciting attributes of Monsanto’s “next generation” soybeans is …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farming, Monsanto, Soybean

Farmers “Roundup” around Mobile Greenhouse at MI Ag Expo

Laura McNamara

Monsanto‘s industry-exclusive Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans showcased in the ag company’s new Mobile Greenhouse is proving to be quite the curiosity for many farmers and growers at the 2008 Michigan Ag Expo. Farmers and growers took the unique opportunity to get a sneak peek at what Monsanto calls its “next generation” soybeans, peering through the glass of a climate …

Farm Shows, Farming, Monsanto, Soybean

Monsanto Showcases Cutting-Edge Crop at Michigan Ag Expo

Laura McNamara

Michigan’s largest agricultural equipment exposition has more to boast than just equipment. The 29th annual Michigan Ag Expo is underway this week at Michigan State University in Lansing and there’s more to the show than machinery… or even fencing, canopies, turkey legs, honey and free cake batter ice cream from MSU students. Farmers and growers will also find a 28-foot …

Farming, Monsanto, Soybean, Technology

New Soyfoods Council Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman

The Soyfoods Council has a new podcast series started which you can find a link to on their website. We’ve worked with Executive Director, Linda Funk, to create this new series which you can subscribe to with this feed link. Remember that you can use your browser to subscribe now or my favorite, iTunes. The Soyfoods Council website www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com has …

Ag Group, Food, Podcasts, Soybean

Kip and the Bean Stalk

Cindy Zimmerman

A sample from Kip Cullers’ world record soybean yield was on display in a trophy case at Pioneer’s Commodity Classic trade show booth and it certainly received a lot of well-deserved attention. Kip’s record in 2007, you may recall, was an astonishing 154 bushels per acre. Pioneer and BASF are two of the companies Kip credits with helping him break …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Pioneer, Seed, Soybean

Kip’s Tips

Cindy Zimmerman

Kip Cullers of Missouri is not only a great corn and soybean grower, he has become one heck of an entertaining speaker. He’s really fun to be around, but he is totally serious about helping other growers meet their optimum potential for yields. Kip revealed some of his record-breaking yield tips at the American Soybean Association-BASF breakfast at the 2008 …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Soybean

Manufacturers Support of Biodiesel

Chuck Zimmerman

Ed Hegland is a farmer from Minnesota and currently serving as Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board. He stopped by the New Holland booth here at the Commodity Classic trade show where I got to talk to him about how equipment manufacturers are supporting biodiesel. Ed says that as a farmer he’s excited to see companies like New Holland and …

Audio, BASF, Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, New Holland, Soybean

The 3 Amigos on Stage

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year at the Commodity Classic general session we get to hear from the Presidents of the participating associations. Here they are on stage involved in an interactive discussion with moderator John Phipps. Pictured left to right are John Hoffman, ASA, Ron Litterer, NCGA and John Thaemert, NAWG. John starts out wondering how in the world these three guys got …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Soybean, Wheat