Featured Companies at 2015 Farm Progress Show

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fps-15-fs-signThanks to the support of some very important partners, we are able to provide hundreds of photos and audio interviews from the 2015 Farm Progress Show.

These sponsors include Bayer CropScience, FMC, GROWMARK, John Deere, and New Holland. Below you will find links to posts about what is new from these companies.

Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience Wants to #LeaveABetterWorld
Interview with Jim Blome, Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience Wants You to #AgVocate
Interview with David Hollinrake, Bayer CropScience

Bayer Still Buzzing Over Feed A Bee Success
Interview with Becky Langer, Bayer CropScience

FMC Corporation

FMC Fall Burndown Advice
Interview with Brent Neuberger, FMC

Capture Higher Yields with Capture LFR
Interview with Matt Hancock, FMC, on Capture LFR

Overlapping Residuals for Weed Management
Interview with Gail Stratman, FMC

Fortix Offers Growers Fungicide Flexibility
Interview with Nick Hustedde, FMC

FMC Launches ‘New Beginnings’ with Ethos
Interview with Matt Hancock, FMC


Help @Growmark Feed the Hungry
Interview with Rachel Moore and Bev Long, GROWMARK

HiSoy Golden Sweepstakes Winner
GROWMARK HiSoy Sweepstakes Winner

John Deere

John Deere’s 6E Series Multi-Purpose Tractors
Interview with Jean Jones, John Deere

New Holland Interviews

CNH Global Brand Manager Visits #FarmProgressShow
Interview with Carlo Lambro, New Holland

“Club Blue” Speakers Discuss Market Outlook
Interview with Mark Gold, Top Third Ag Marketing

audio, Bayer, FMC, growmark, John Deere, New Holland

2015 Farm Progress Show

Joanna Schroeder

FPS 15 cover photoThe 2015 Farm Progress Show, held September 1-3, featured more than 600 exhibitors, special events, field demonstrations, and much more.

Responding to a record number of exhibitors, show organizers added another 400,000 square feet of exhibit space on the southwest edge of the field, with three streets named for the traditional states the show covers: Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. The show now has more than 90 acres inside the fence, the biggest field footprint ever.

Below you will find links to general posts from the 2015 Farm Progress Show.

2015 Farm Progress Photo Album

Farm Progress Videos

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#FarmProgressShow Preview
Matt Jungemann, Farm Progress Show

USFRA Releases Sustainability Research
USFRA Press Conference Interview with Nancy Kavazanjian, USFRA Chair

WOTUS Topic at #FarmProgressShow
Interview with NCGA president Chip Bowling Interview with ASA president Wade Cowan

Cat Partners with AFBF in Commitment to Agriculture
Interview with Dustin Johansen, Caterpillar Inc.

Rep @Rodney Davis at #Farm Progress Show
Interview with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

agribusiness, audio, Farm Progress Show

Case IH FPS Media Event

Joanna Schroeder

Case IH FPS Media Presentation Cover PhotoCase IH held a Media Reception, Monday, August 31, 2015 on the eve of the Farm Progress Show. During the event, the company introduced new product technology offerings for 2016. In addition, Jim Walker, Case IH Vice President, NAFTA (North American Free Trade Association) provided an industry update.

Case IH FPS Media Event Photo Album

Remarks were also made by Case IH experts including:

  • Dan Danford, Public Relations
  • Jim Walker, VP North America
  • Dave Bogan, Tractor Marketing Manager
  • Leo Bose, Advanced Farming Systems Marketing Manager

Case IH FPS Media Presentation: Case IH FPS Media Presentation

agribusiness, audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show

BASF Media Event in Tennessee

Cindy Zimmerman

basf-tnGrow Smart was the theme for a BASF southern ag media field day near Memphis, Tennessee on August 26.

Participants heard from champion corn grower Randy Dowdy of Georgia about how he uses the Grow Smart philosophy to attain record yields and return on investment. We also got an update on Engenia, which is expected to receive registration from EPA by the end of this year for use on dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

BASF Southern Media Event in Tennessee
Champion Corn Grower at @BASFAgProducts EventInterview with Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy

How @BASFAgProducts Helps Champions
Interview with Chris Maurer, BASF Interview with Sandy Newell, BASF

Better #Cotton Through @BASFAgProducts Science Interview with Dr. Dan Westberg, BASF

How @BASFAgProducts Helps Farmers #GrowSmartInterview with Caren Schmidt, BASF

audio, BASF, Corn, Cotton, Soybeans

Clinton Unveils Ag Plan in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

clinton-iowaWith a John Deere tractor as a backdrop, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went where no candidate has gone yet – into a detailed discussion on agricultural issues.

Introduced by former Iowa governor and current Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Clinton discussed her plan to support rural, agricultural America during a visit to Ankeny, Iowa Wednesday.

Listen to Vilsack’s introduction and Clinton’s speech here: Hillary Clinton on Ag in Iowa

audio, energy, government, politics

2015 NAMA Bootcamp

Jamie Johansen

nama-bootcamp-15-76-editedThe 2015 NAMA Bootcamp was again held in Kansas City, MO. The event attracts those new to the world of agri-marketing or simply new to the agriculture community. Speakers of course talked marketing, but also touched on the livestock industry, row crops, crisis management, communicating and much more.

2015 NAMA Bootcamp Photos

What Does Sustainable Mean to the Consumer?Interview with Randy Krotz, USFRA

NAMA Boot Camp ZimmCastInterview with Michelle Jones, Iowa Soybean Association & Bootcamp Chair

Marketing to Producers in the Techie AgeInterview with Jared Spader, AgCall

The Passion Behind Your BeefInterview with Bryson Byergo, Byergo Angus Farms

Ag Group, audio, NAMA

John Wildin Wins USFRA’s I AM FARMLAND Gator

Joanna Schroeder

Standing (l to r): Jamie Gudeman, Territory Manager, Central KS, John Deere; John Wildin, winner of Gator; Brant Scripsick, Location Manager, PrairieLand Partners.

Standing (l to r): Jamie Gudeman, Territory Manager, Central KS, John Deere; John Wildin, winner of Gator; Brant Scripsick, Location Manager, PrairieLand Partners.

When Hutchinson, Kansas native John Wildin put his entry form into the I Am FARMLAND sweepstakes box during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention this past February, he never dreamed he would win a John Deere Gator. The promotion was the brainchild of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to help create awareness about the documentary FARMLAND and encourage the agriculture community to help bring the film to consumers across the country. To draw people into USFRA’s booths, John Deere, a long-time USFRA supporter, donated a coveted Gator. It worked. Thousands of people at agricultural trade shows across the country not only entered to win but have since viewed and purchased copies of the documentary.

Click here to download the news release.

Click here to download photos of the event.

Special thanks to Kylene Scott with High Plains Journal for sharing photos and the video.

Audio clips:

John Wildin on Winning John Wildin on the John Deere Gator John Wildin on FARMLAND Chuck Studer on I Am FARMLAND Sweepstakes Chuck Studer on FARMLAND Chuck Studer on Supporting USFRA Chuck Studer on Supporting USFRA
agribusiness, Events, farmers, John Deere, USFRA

Non-Corrosive N-BOUND™ Stabilizer

Melissa Sandfort

5759cba2-f8f1-4da3-a099-1f4e23fb8047Eco Agro Resources (EAR) introduces N-BOUND™ nitrogen stabilizer as an alternative to current nitrapyrin formulations to control denitrification and leaching. Unique PENXCEL technology delivers a proven nitrogen stabilizer, Dicyandiamide (DCD), in a non-corrosive liquid formulation. This product is not classified as a restricted use pesticide, and does not impact soil bacteria in the same way as the industry standard product.
Fertilizer dealers have the flexibility to introduce N-BOUND directly into the tank or use metering systems. Eco Agro Resources conducted tests with manufacturers of pumps for filling tanks and metering devices for anhydrous equipment. All tests have confirmed that the product is non-corrosive and works well with these the systems in field tests.
Norm Davy, Chief Marketing Officer for Eco Agro Resources explains, “Anhydrous ammonia users like to stabilize their nitrogen, but have experienced corrosion of their equipment and would prefer a product that wasn’t a restricted use pesticide. Now they have an option to use non-corrosive N-BOUND stabilizer in their fall and spring applications. In all tests conducted with various anhydrous equipment manufacturers, N-BOUND stabilizer has proven non-corrosive and was accurately metered through standard systems.
N-BOUND stabilizer is a breakthrough liquid formulation that makes handling easy. Davy has heard from retailers and growers who have witnessed nitrogen losses due to wet weather in 2015 that they want a new option. “N-BOUND opens up possibilities for growers and retailers never available before. Our liquid formulation blends fast, provides a safer alternative than the current restricted use treatment, and eliminates the hassle of corrosion.”
The N-BOUND product can also be used on urea and in liquid UAN. This provides extra flexibility to retailers who offer a range of nitrogen fertilizer options with nitrification inhibitors.
ag chem, agribusiness

BIVI North Carolina 2015 Swine Seminar

Cindy Zimmerman

bivi-nc-15This year was the 15th annual event that Boehringer Ingelheim“>Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) has held on the beach in North Carolina for area swine farmers to learn about emerging issues, network, and have some fun with their families. The event was held August 21-22 on beautiful Wrightsville Beach.

Important topics covered this year included preparing for foreign animal diseases, emerging diseases, industry outlook, and complying with FDA’s new Veterinary Feed Directive.

2015 BIVI Summer Swine Health Seminar Photos

Swine Health on the BeachInterview with Del Birkhofer, BIVI

Preparing for Foreign Animal DiseasesInterview with Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board

Emerging Swine DiseasesInterview with Dr. Richard Derosiers, BIVI

Diversity Emerging in Swine DiseasesInterview with Dr. Phil Gauger of Iowa State University

Hogs and Pigs OutlookInterview with Dr. Ron Plain, University of Missouri

Interpreting the FDA Veterinary Feed DirectiveInterview with Dr. Harry Snelson with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Targeting Excellence in SwineInterview with David Funderburke, Targeting Excellence

Animal Health, audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, swine

John Deere Product Reveal

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere Product RevealWelcoming a large group of agricultural media people to the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum is Travis Becton, Director, Marketing, U.S. and Canada. Here are some of the items on the agenda:

  • S Series Combines, 612 Folding Corn Head, Flex Draper Platforms
  • 8000 Series Self-Propelled Windrower, 459E Baler
  • 6 Series Tractors
  • ExactEmerge Planter Retro-Fit Kit
  • R4023 Sprayer, TruSet for 2730 Ripper, 2510H Dry Nutrient Applicator

I’ll be adding photos and audio/video throughout this week from the event which concludes tomorrow afternoon.

2015 John Deere Product Reveal Photo Album

Welcome to 2016 John Deere Product RevealTravis Becton, John Deere, Welcome

John Deere Reveals 4 Track 9RX TractorJohn Deere 9RX Reveal Program

John Deere Adds to 6 Series Tractor LineupInterview with Kory Ross, Waterloo Works

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage HarvestersInterview with Tim Meister, John Deere

TruSet Control on John Deere Combination RipperDoug Felter, John Deere

Not Your Everyday Manure SpreaderDoug Felter, John Deere

9RX Tractor Reveal Program

agribusiness, audio, Equipment, John Deere