ONE International Welcome Dinner

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

There is never a disappointing moment when you attend an Alltech event and ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is hitting the mark. A favorite for many is the International Welcome Dinner which featured world-class entertainment, premier dining and international networking opportunities. This year we again heard from the legendary, Dr. Ronan Tynan, along with Dr. Everett McCorvey, Cynthia Lawrence, Gregory …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Video

Blue Angels Come Home to Pensacola

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

At a time when there are so many negative, anti-American,ignorant and immoral stories circulating in news and social media it only takes about 30 seconds to get a very different feeling than that of frustration and anger. The video below is of the Navy’s Blue Angels returning home to Pensacola after a show in St. Louis, MO. I got lucky …


Who is NAMA? We are NAMA!

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Agri-Marketing Conference the National Agri-Marketing Association premiered a new video to help promote the NAMA brand. Who is NAMA? We are NAMA. That’s the clear message you’ll get when you watch it. This video is part of the effort undertaken by the board and executive committee to come up with ideas for helping promote and encouragement membership in …

Ag Group, NAMA, Video

Where Does the Money Go?

Kelly Marshall

HumaneWatch.Org, a project of the non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom, is releasing a commercial on the Fox News Channel this week.  The spot comes out hard against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for their inaccurate advertising and use of donated funds. Using a compilation of HSUS’s own commercials, the new advertisement highlights the juxtaposition of using dogs …

Advertising, Animal Activists, Video

Deere Adds New Features to S-Series Combine

Cindy Zimmerman

It may be planting season now, but it never hurts to look ahead to the harvest, and John Deere has added some new features to its S-Series Combine, the workhorse of its grain harvesting equipment. Deere Senior Marketing Rep Britney Guidarelli provided a guided walk-through of some of the latest updates to the S-Series at the recent Commodity Classic. “One …

Commodity Classic, Equipment, Harvest, John Deere, Video

New @JohnDeere 9RX Tractors Arriving for Spring

Cindy Zimmerman

The John Deere 9RX tractor, which was launched last year at Farm Progress Show, was a big hit at the recent Commodity Classic. The new tractors are being delivered to customers in time for planting season and John Deere Senior Marketing Representative Kevin Lowe says one feature farmers appreciate is the undercarriage, since it is 20% larger than the nearest …

Audio, John Deere, Tractor, Video

U.S. Ag Journalists – Register for IFAJ Congress in Germany

Chuck Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the IFAJ 2016 Congress which will take place in Bonn, Germany. There are pre and post tours in addition to the main Congress. Find the program and registration information on the Congress website. If you have never attended an IFAJ Congress then you really should consider it. Cindy and I have attended many of these …

IFAJ, International, Media, Video

More About Maglis from @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

The big announcement at Commodity Classic last week from BASF Crop Protection was Maglis, an online agricultural platform designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. BASF Vice President, US Crop Protection, Scott Kay says Maglis was developed through their work with farmers through Grow Smart. “It is all about the grower needs and their plans,” he said. …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, data, Technology, Video

Ribbon Cutting for #Classic16

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s official. The ribbon has been cut and Commodity Classic is underway in the Big Easy. Just before noon today, leaders of the groups that make up Commodity Classic made welcoming remarks before cutting the ribbon. According to the most current statistics another record crowd is on hand at 9,509. More will probably walk in. 2016 Commodity Classic Photo Album

Ag Group, Commodity Classic, Video

Common Ground Takes Families Out To Ranch

Lizzy Schultz

CommonGround has launched a new video on animal welfare, highlighting how ranchers care for their animals. The short piece features Colorado CommonGround volunteer and rancher Kelsey Pope and her mother, Cindy Frasier, and helps consumers that are actively looking for the story behind their food. The video shows Pope and her family out together working on their ranch. Together, Frasier …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Video