Nobel Laureates Say Stop Blocking Golden Rice

Kelly Marshall

This morning three Nobel Laureates presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to call on Greenpeace, the United Nations and governments around the world to support GMOs. They are the public face of more than 100 Nobel Laureates who signed a letter asking that campaigns agains products like Golden Rice be abandoned.  The letter condemns practices that are …

Ag Group, Biotech, GMO, Precision Agriculture, Technology

BIVI Expands R&D Facilities in Iowa

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) recently opened a new research and development facility at Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa and ZimmComm’s own Jamie Johansen had the opportunity to tour the facility prior to the official kick off of the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The Health Management Center (HMC) is also located on the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, Technology

The #CUTC16 Gets Off On a Positive Note

Chuck Zimmerman

In light of a lot of negativism directed toward farming today the opening speakers for the 2016 Corn Utilization Technology Conference (CUTC) were very optimistic in their outlook. Welcoming us to the 10th CUTC was Chris Novak, CEO, National Corn Growers Association. The conference is held every other year so twenty years of corn technology has been discussed in sessions …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, Technology

Get Corny with #CUTC16

Chuck Zimmerman

Corn technology might conjure up many different ideas in your mind. Think ethanol, feed for animals, boiled corn for the table and much more. Follow along this week as I attend the Corn Utilization Technology Conference and we’re going to learn about a lot more than that. Session topics at the CUTC will cover wet and drying milling technology, traits/breeding/biotechnology, …

Ag Group, Biotech, Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Technology

The Digitalization of Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

Emerging technologies are knocking on the doorsteps of agriculture daily. One of these is facial recognition, not necessarily new when used with humans, but a cutting-edge concept in animal agriculture. David Hunt, co-founder of Cainthus, a company dedicated to digitizing ag practices, spoke to attendees of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference about ways we can all take advantage of new …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, data, Technology

#ONEBigIdea That Changed The World

Lizzy Schultz

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Apple Computer, Inc., addressed a packed audience at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where he was the recipient of The 2016 Alltech Humanitarian Award in recognition of his dedicated support for youth education programs, as well as his work behind the creation of the Apple technologies that have revolutionized the modern world. The …

Ag Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Award, Education, Technology

The Farm Technologist – Just #ONEBigIdea

Jamie Johansen

The future of farming was the center of discussion at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference and their is no future of farming if younger generations aren’t interested in it. Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Alltech, Dr. Karl Dawson, has taken on the challenge of making education exciting throughout animal agriculture, which he believes will be the driving force …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Education, Technology

Culvers To Fund Trips to FFA Convention

Lizzy Schultz

Culver’s has recently announced that they will be hosting the Second Annual FFA Essay Contest to give FFA members across the United States the opportunity to win money toward a trip for their chapter to the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, October 19-22. The four-day event gives more than 60,000 students the chance to grow their chapters, …

Ag Group, Communications, Contest, Education, FFA, Technology

NRGene Selects St. Louis for U.S. Headquarters

Jamie Johansen

GlobalSTL, the initiative of BioSTL focused on attracting high-growth international companies to St. Louis, announced that Israeli genomics company NRGene has selected St. Louis as the location of its U.S. headquarters. NRGene is the fourth company to move to St. Louis through the GlobalSTL initiative. NRGene develops advanced computational tools leveraging big data to identify genetic traits to improve yield, …

Agribusiness, genomics, Research, Technology