Bayer #AgVocacy Forum 2017

AgVocates from around the country gathered in San Antonio February 28-March 1, 2017 for the Bayer AgVocacy Forum. This is the 12th consecutive year that Bayer has organized the forum before Commodity Classic to showcase individuals and ideas that are making a strong impact on the future of farming and food production. Also included in this post are links to …

89th Annual FFA Convention Kicks off in Indy

The 89th National FFA Convention has kicked off in Indianapolis, IN and this year’s theme is “Transform: Purpose to Action.” So why transform? By working together, people can transform the message of agriculture. Together, FFA members can continue to educate others on the importance of agriculture. This year’s conference will highlight ways FFA members have spent their time giving back …

Disneyland Hosts #CAPCA16 & #Ag Superheros

CAPTAIN CAPCA and Dr. Foe battled it out in the opening credits to this year’s 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA). The event took place in a great location for a superhero and villain – Disneyland – in Anaheim, California October 16-18, 2016. This year’s theme was Feeding the Nation – Fighting the Fear and the speakers …

USFRA Helps Farmers Share Their Stories

What does sustainability mean to you? What does it mean to your friends and family? Based on research from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), not the same thing. So if it means different things to different people then how do you communicate with consumers about the sustainable actions you are taking on your farm? Well, that’s easy, says …

Finalists Chosen for @USFRA Faces

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) has announced the finalists of its third class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. This is the third class of Faces of Farming & Ranching that USFRA has sought to speak on behalf of the industry in this capacity. The finalists are: Lauren …

I Am @USFRA Features #Pork Producer Doug Wolf

This week’s episode of I AM USFRA features Former National Pork Producers Council president Doug Wolf of Wisconsin. He has been involved in the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) since it started five years ago. “It’s been exciting to see it start as a seedling and develop into what it is today,” says Wolf. “We just wanted to be …

NMPF’s Chris Galen Is ‘I AM USFRA’

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) was one of the founding members of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) five years ago to amplify the voice that dairy producers have in speaking about food production. “Ultimately, a lot of what USFRA is doing is built around communicating messages to people who influence the food marketing environment,” says NMPF Senior …

I AM USFRA Features Dairy Farmer Carla Wardin

Carla Wardin is a busy mother of three boys and a 6th generation dairy farmer with her husband in Michigan. She’s also one of the Faces of Farming and Ranching for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and this week’s featured farmer in the “I AM USFRA” weekly podcast. She discusses her “faces” role (the part she likes best …

Latest ‘I AM USFRA’ Highlights Corn Farmers

This week’s edition of I AM USFRA highlights corn farmers and features National Corn Growers Association, a founding USFRA member, CEO Chris Novak. Novak is very proud of the many successful initiatives that USFRA has developed in a very short time and pointed to one just recently that took almost 37,000 students on a virtual agricultural field trip. “It also …

Jeanette Merritt – I AM USFRA

In this week’s I AM USFRA, Cindy Zimmerman speaks with Jeanette Merritt. A wife and mother of three, the 4th generation Indiana hog and soybean farmer is a Purdue University graduate who serves Hoosier State agriculture in a variety of ways as including as the Director of Checkoff Programs for Indiana Pork. She also sits on the board of the …

I am USFRA – Dawn Caldwell

Dawn Caldwell is a very busy woman. Besides helping to run her family’s cow-calf operation in north central Kansas, not far from where they live in Clay County, Nebraska, the wife and mother of two works as head of governmental affairs for the Aurora Cooperative. In addition, she serves on the board of the Federation of State Beef Councils, and …

2016 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum

Agricultural journalists and bloggers gathered in New Orleans in advance of the 2016 Commodity Classic for an AgVocacy Forum, diving deep into the most critical challenges to food, agriculture and consumer needs. The event is being moderated once again by Frank Sesno. You can follow the conversation on Twitter at #AgVocate. Bayer AgVocacy Forum Photos What’s On America’s Plate? Bayer …