Serious Thoughts from a Funny Guy

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Damian Mason is a seriously funny guy. Chuck interviewed him twice last year – at the NAMA conference and then again at the O.H. Kruse event – but the first time I have seen him was over the weekend at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, and I suspect it won’t be the last. He is making a name for himself …

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Arkansas Congressman and Former Farm Broadcaster

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In keeping with a fine tradition of bringing outstanding farm state lawmakers to the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, this year we were honored to hear from Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas, a member of the House Agriculture Committee and a former farm broadcaster. “In fact, we started a network back in ’06 and it has grown to about 53-54 stations …

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Finding Old Rural Cemeteries

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Now for something a little different. Cemeteries. We cover all kinds of things here on AgWired. This is about cemetery plots that members of the Crystal Pig Hunt Club found on the hunting lease property. In a small section of trees that were not clear cut during a logging operation before we leased the property lie a couple of family …

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James Garner Original Beef Spokesman

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With the passing of film and television actor James Garner over the weekend, many are remembering his popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western-comedy series Maverick and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective drama The Rockford Files. One great role he played for the Beef Checkoff was the voice and face for some of the very first …

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Find the Iowa Corn Farmer at RAGBRAI

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If I wasn’t getting on the agriblogging highway next week I’d like to be on RAGBRAI. Not going to happen this year. But we can enjoy the social media content that I’m sure will be coming. Iowa Corn has a unique promotion going on that’s tied in with the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa called Find the Farmer. …

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New Peterson Brothers Video Parody

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The Peterson Brothers (Greg, Nathan and Kendal) are at it again with a new parody music video of the song, “All I Do is Win,” by DJ Khaled done by the Peterson Farm Bros (Greg, Nathan, and Kendal)! It’s a great look at farming life that touches on important issues like conservation and family. Please enjoy and they say to …

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Head to Minni for AgCareers.com HR Roundtable

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Calling all those human resource (HR) experts in agriculture. Don’t miss out on this year’s 2014 Ag & Food Resources Roundtable taking place August 5-7, 2014 in downtown Minneapolis. This year’s host is CHS and is the premier event for HR and educational professionals that provides relevant content examining recruitment and retention specifically within the ag and food industry. Sessions …

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Illinois Corn Interns Summer Promotional Videos

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Let’s put those interns to work. That’s what Illinois Corn is doing. Interns Tim Marten, a student at SIU-Edwardsville, and Elizabeth O’Reilly, a student at ISU, have been tasked with creating short videos that promote corn. The internships are funded by two communications scholarships from the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Here’s an example of one of them below. You can …

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Ninth International Conference on Climate Change

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I would love to cover this event. Anyone want to be my sponsor? I have no doubt that I would get some great “factual” information on climate change. Because of course we have climate change. Man-made? Not so much. Changes in our climate are vital to agricultural production. Always have been, always will be. And changes in climate happen. But …

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IFAMA Shows GLIMPSE of Africa’s Future

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The Agribusiness and Food World Forum by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association and Corporate Council for Africa has completed. One of the speakers was good friend, Aidan Connolly, vice president, corporate affairs for Alltech. He shared his “GLIMPSE” of the future; A lens through which to view Africa’s rising.” GLIMPSE is an acronym developed by Connolly that identifies …

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