SMART Farmer Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Commodity Classic, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Soybean, USFRA

Our latest SMART Farmer podcast episode – and the first of three from Commodity Classic – features Illinois farmer and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) board member, Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare. In the craziness that is Classic, Roberta and I found a quiet corner to sit down and talk about what being a SMART farmer means to her. Roberta says she …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Soybean, USFRA

Culver’s Commitment to Farming Community

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Consumers, USFRA

Culver’s CEO, Joseph Koss, sat on a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) panel during the 2017 Commodity Classic to discuss the role GMO’s play in sustainable farming. Over the last few years we have all seen how Culver’s has gone out of the way to support agriculture and Cindy sat down with Koss to learn more about their efforts. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Consumers, USFRA

USFRA Offers Unique 360˚ Look at Farming

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Consumers, Food, Sustainability, Technology, USFRA

At the recent South Beach Wine & Food Festival, a national event showcasing the talents of some of the world’s most renowned chefs and culinary personalities, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) shared a one-of-a kind experience with event goers. Through USFRA’s new 360-degree video, which utilizes a virtual reality (VR)-style headset, booth visitors had a chance to experience life …

Ag Group, Consumers, Food, Sustainability, Technology, USFRA

SMART Farmer Podcast with Chip Bowling

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Our new SMART Farmer podcast episode features Maryland grain farmer Chip Bowling, vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance who was recently in Panama with the U.S. Grains Council. He talks about his family farm, which is located almost in the shadow of the DC beltway, and how he uses the latest innovation and technology to be more …

Audio, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Introducing the SMART Farmer Podcast

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Technology, USFRA

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …

Audio, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Technology, USFRA

I Am @USFRA – @AgRetailers

Cindy Zimmerman ARA, Audio, USFRA

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) represents the people who supply farmers and ranchers with the products and services they need to produce food, fiber, and fuel for the world. Many members are also farmers who sell seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services, so ARA has a strong interest in educating the public so those …

ARA, Audio, USFRA

USFRA at #AFBF17

Cindy Zimmerman AFBF, Audio, USFRA

One of the new exhibitors at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Phoenix this week was the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), a group that AFBF was instrumental in creating five years ago. USFRA Senior Manager for Affiliate Relations and Ag Communications Paul Spooner chatted with Farm Bureau members at the …

AFBF, Audio, USFRA

USFRA Introduces SMART Farm at CES

Cindy Zimmerman USFRA

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) this week attended CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, to introduce the SMART Farm concept to connect technology and innovation with farmers and ranchers. “Science and technology are embraced by consumers in all aspects of their lives,” said Brad Greenway, USFRA Chairman and South Dakota crop and pig farmer. “We …

USFRA

I AM @USFRA – TX Farm Bureau

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, USFRA

A half million members strong, the Texas Farm Bureau is one of 25 state farm bureaus that are affiliate members of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and president Russell Boening says it helps them connect with consumers in the Lone Star State. “USFRA has done such a good job of communicating our message of modern agriculture to consumers,” …

Audio, USFRA

I AM @USFRA – #Sugarbeets

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, sugar, USFRA

The latest addition to the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) family is the 10,000 farmers in 11 states who make up the American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA). One of those farmers is Galen Lee of New Plymouth, Idaho who currently serves as ASGA president. “In addition to sugarbeets, we also raise hay, grain, and corn, because we have a …

Audio, sugar, USFRA