NFocus Forums for Agribusiness in August

Cindy Zimmerman

Major corn and soybean producers and agribusiness suppliers will convene this August for the NFocus Forums for Agribusiness. “We are providing the opportunity for 30 to 40 large-acreage corn and soybean producers to meet in one-on-one private sessions with key suppliers,” says Kim Nicholson, managing partner of NFocus Partners, LLC. “With the number of producers farming 5,000 acres or more …

Corn, Events, Farming, Soybean

Keynote Speakers for Animal Ag Conference Announced

John Davis

Leaders in research and industry will headline the upcoming 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11-14th, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas, as they talk about how to feed a world that’s expected to need nearly twice as much food in 2050 than what is needed today. To discuss this issue (and more), NIAA will feature …

Animal Health, Events

Solar Apps for Ag Featured in ‘Down on the Farm Solar Tour’

Joanna Schroeder

Mississippi Solar is getting excited for the National Solar Tour, an event that showcases solar energy for ag applications, home buyers, businesses, and everyone in between. The event is overseen by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and this year more than 650 tours are already scheduled for early October. This is the second year that Mississippi Solar will participate …

Agribusiness, Events, Poultry

Corn Farmers Will Reach New Heights

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is focused on reaching out to Iowans and consumers to tell them about the value of Iowa corn farmers. One avenue in which they do this, is through their sponsorship of the Cy-Hawk series and last Saturday, the University of Iowa beat Iowa State in the football game known as the Super Bowl of …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Events

Corn, Corn Everywhere

Joanna Schroeder

The crop report was released last week and the USDA is predicting a record harvest – even after accounting for excessive rain in areas of the Midwest. In Iowa alone, 40 percent of the corn crop goes to ethanol but nationally only 20 percent of the total corn crop goes to ethanol. Also, the livestock industry is the largest consumer …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Events

Kickoff!

Joanna Schroeder

I arrived in Iowa City last night to some wet and dreary conditions. But new Iowa Corn Growers President, Dean Taylor, promised that not only are Iowa corn farmers experts at growing our food, they are also experts at moving out the rain and bringing in blue skies when needed. Well, I’ll be, but Taylor was exactly right! It is …

Corn, Ethanol, Events

Iowa Corn Growers Excited for Game Day

Joanna Schroeder

The rain couldn’t dampen spirits as nearly 100 VIP Iowa Corn growers had the opportunity of a lifetime to experience football weekend from the inside of University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board held a VIP reception on the media floor of University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium where they learned about …

Corn, Ethanol, Events, Video

Hammin’ It Up for Iowa’s Corn Farmers

Joanna Schroeder

I will root, root, root for Iowa State….tomorrow that is during the Iowa State versus Iowa football game in Iowa City. I will be sitting on the sidelines with nearly 900 Iowa corn farmers who helped grow the corn that produced the ethanol that I will put in my car to drive to the game. Once I get to the …

Corn, Ethanol, Events, Video