Sustainability Education at Animal Ag Summit

Jamie Johansen

A panel of industry leaders shared their thoughts and research concerning sustainability during the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit. Dr. Roger Cady, Sustainability Lead, Elanco Animal Health, said he liked to divide sustainability into the three pillars of environment, economic and social. “Farmers are the natural environmentalists of the land. Key to this is preserving our land, preserving our …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Elanco, Environment, Sustainability

Why FMC Joined Field to Market

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Agri-Marketing Conference my Mini Golden ZimmComm Microphone for iPhone got a workout that included an interview with Aaron Locker, FMC Marketing Director. Aaron stopped by the ZimmComm Connection Point booth so I asked him to talk about the reasons FMC has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. This is a multi-stakeholder initiative working to define, …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, NAMA, Sustainability

Bayer Young Farmer Sustainability Award

Chuck Zimmerman

Last night Bayer CropScience announced this year’s Young Farmer Sustainability Award Winner, Andrew Fansler. Andrew Fansler is a rare commodity these days—a first-generation farmer whose farming career was born from a passion for the soil, for growing things, and for the lifestyle and value system which are part of agriculture. Fansler is also the newly-minted winner of the 2015 Young …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Sustainability

New Holland Seeds of Life Part 4

Jamie Johansen

New Holland has just published episode #4 in its Seeds of Life Series, “A storytelling project for the Heroes who feed us all.” New Holland Agriculture presents “A Sustainable World”, fourth episode of The Seeds of Life Series at Expo2015. Come and discover generations of our Heroes #ThanksToHeroes. Follow our farmers in their continuous efforts to meet the growing demand …

Agribusiness, New Holland, Sustainability, Video

Sustainable Nutrition Solutions from Novus

Jamie Johansen

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is well underway and the Novus International team was out in full force to share key elements in their sustainable nutrition solutions for the animal protein industry. I spoke with Ed Galo, Managing Director for Novus in North America, and he said that beyond presenting their sustainable nutrition solutions to customers they were …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, IPPE, Novus International, Nutrition, Sustainability

Field to Market Update at AFBF

John Davis

An alliance for sustainable agriculture is giving farmers, companies and ag organizations what they need to measure sustainability and meet the needs of a booming global population. During the American Farm Bureau Federation’s recent 96th Annual Convention, Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, talked about the tools available to help farmers track their progress …

AFBF, Sustainability

Farmers Union President Discusses Sustainability in Ghana

John Davis

National Farmers Union (NFU) officials made a stop in Africa to talk about how cooperatives can promote sustainability. This news release from the group says NFU President Roger Johnson talked about the development of cooperatives at the National Food and Agric Show (FAGRO) in Ghana. “I am excited to be able to discuss and promote cooperatives as a means for …

Cooperatives, International, NFU, Sustainability

Soybean Farming Challenges

Cindy Zimmerman

During the recent Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum in Germany, soybean producers talked about the challenges ahead for farmers. American Soybean Association board member Richard Wilkins of Delaware believes that the most pressing challenges facing farmers right now include the need for deregulation of new technologies, public perception, and trade disruptions. At the same time, Wilkins believes that …

ASA, Audio, Bayer, Soybean, Sustainability

Forum Looks at Future of Corn Farming

John Davis

What does the future hold for corn farmers? That was a question addressed at the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum in Frankfurt, Germany last week, and some farmers gave their views. Among them was Iowa Corn Growers chairman Roger Zylstra, who farms in Jasper County, who talked about the opportunities and challenges of sustainable corn production. “There are …

Audio, Bayer, Corn, Farming, Sustainability, Technology

Bayer CropScience Advancing Sustainable Ag

Chuck Zimmerman

Starting out the second day of the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum was Liam Condon, CEO, Germany. The theme of his remarks was how Bayer CropScience is advancing sustainable agriculture. One of the remarks that Liam made during his comments that struck me was how the growth in demand for meat in countries around the world is driving …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Sustainability