Bayer #AgVocacy Forum 2017

Lizzy Schultz

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 …

AgVocating, audio, Bayer, video, ZimmCast

89th Annual FFA Convention Kicks off in Indy

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

AgVocating, audio, FFA

Disneyland Hosts #CAPCA16 & #Ag Superheros

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, AgVocating, audio, Events, FMC, insect protection

USFRA Helps Farmers Share Their Stories

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, AgVocating, audio, USFRA

Finalists Chosen for @USFRA Faces

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

AgVocating, audio, USFRA

ZimmCast Previews #AgChat Foundation Conference

Joanna Schroeder

Registration is now open for the 2016 AgChat Foundation Cultivate & Connect conference. This year it will be held December 8-9 in Kansas City, Missouri. Who better to talk to about it than one of the Bayer, 6 AgVocates to Follow, Jenny Schweigert, Executive Director, AgChat Foundation? Jenny speaks with Chuck Zimmerman in this week’s ZimmCast and gives us the …

AgChat, AgVocating, audio, Bayer, ZimmCast

NMPF’s Chris Galen Is ‘I AM USFRA’

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, AgVocating, audio, Dairy, USFRA

Latest ‘I AM USFRA’ Highlights Corn Farmers

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

AgVocating, audio, NCGA, USFRA