Re-energizing The @OfficialNAMA Brand

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The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) brand is getting re-energized thanks to a fresh look at the organization’s mission, especially why it exists and membership value. Sounds very logical for an organization of members involved in agricultural marketing! Here’s are NAMA’s key pillars: Focus on agriculture Agri-marketing education that increases skills Connections that advance careers Student involvement that secures the future …

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FMC Creating More Minutes

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We’ve got our minutes back. As in The Minute, brought to you by FMC. FMC Corporation will produce 12 new episodes of The Minute to help growers prepare for the 2017 season. The Minute series is designed to provide growers and retailers timely information about current agronomic issues impacting their businesses. “Our host, Jake Turner, is back traveling the country, …

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#NAMAFall16 Underway

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Hello from the National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference in Raleigh, NC. Here’s the good looking executive committee during our welcome reception last night. We’re into the meat of the program today with our keynote session taking place now featuring Gerry O’Brion, “What Big Brands Know: Navigating Change. Breakout sessions occur after that before our evening reception. I’m collecting photos from …

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Wow What a Concept from New Holland – NHDrive

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It’s two tractors in one which gives you maximum flexibility. It’s the NHDrive concept tractor from New Holland. Just announced at the Farm Progress Show this machine has the capability to be driven with the attached cab just like a normal tractor. But can also run driverless and be controlled by a portable device or computer. I spoke with Bret …

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New Two-Wheel Drive T6 Series Tractor from New Holland

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New Holland introduced a new two-wheel-drive version of its premium T6 series tractor, available starting first quarter, 2017. At the recent Farm Progress Show Michael Cornman, New Holland Agriculture Segment Marketing Manager – Under 140 HP Tractors, talked with farm journalists about the new model. The 2WD version offers enhanced maneuverability on two wheels for sharper turning, making it perfect …

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New Eight Row Folding Corn Head from Deere

Kelly Marshall

Brand new from John Deere is an option for an 8-row folding corn head.  The 608FC corn head can be used with group 6 and 7 S-Series combines, offering an easier solution for transporting on narrow roads.  It also eliminates the need for header trailers, tow vehicles and related manpower. “Harvesting with a new John Deere 8 row folding corn …

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#IFAJTour16 – Episode 12 – Bayer Phytobac

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is my final episode in a series from tour stops during the 2016 IFAJ Congress in Germany. In this program David Lembrich, Product Stewardship Manager at Bayer gives us an overview of the Bayer Phytobac system. This is a system Bayer has created to prevent contamination of surface waters. An example would be a crop protection products. Any pesticides …

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#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 11 – Bayer Wheat

Chuck Zimmerman

In this next episode of my stories from the 2016 IFAJ Congress Bayer Tours we’re going to learn about wheat production. In this ForwardFarm tour stop Cristiane Henk talks about Bayer crop protection products for wheat on the Damianshof Farm. Wheat is the biggest crop in the world in case you didn’t know that. Wheat can be affected by many …

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New Holland SmartTrax™ II Upgrades

Chuck Zimmerman

At Farm Progress Show last week, New Holland announced expansion of the SmartTrax™ offering for model year 2017 T9 Series tractors with the SmartTrax™ II Standard Track and Deep Traction Lug options and new belt traction lug. “We heard from a number of customers who were searching for a similar solution at a lower acquisition cost, and we listened,” said …

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#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 10 – Bayer Bee Habitat

Chuck Zimmerman

You might think bees just live in hives. You would be wrong. They live all over the place. I got some up close and personal looks at this during the IFAJ Bayer Tour that included having Dr. Patrick Lind, employed at FlächenAgentur Rheinland GmbH, show us different places and reasons for bee habitat on the Damianshof Farm. There are a …

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