2015 National Agriculture Day

National Agriculture Day was March 18, 2015 but events celebrating farmers and ranchers lasted throughout the week in Washington DC, starting with the Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics Kickoff. Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics Photo Album National Ag Day Photo Album Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics – Rep. Lucas on Protecting Ag – Wheat Bagel Breakfast with Side of Politics …

96th AFBF Annual Meeting

The 96th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation was held in San Diego, January 11-13, 2015. Links are provided here to photos, stories and audio from the meeting. 2015 AFBF Convention photo album Farm Bureau Proud and Optimistic – Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Awards USTR Visits AFBF Convention – Farm Bureau Town Hall with Secretary Vilsack – AFBF …

Farm Bureau Convention Preview

Innovation and technology will be in the spotlight at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th annual convention, which begins this weekend in San Diego. Brand new this year is the IDEAg Innovate Conference and Trade Show that will feature topics such as managing agricultural big data, the use of drones for farming purposes, precision agriculture and Internet strategies for farmers …

Missouri Beef Industry Summit

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon convened a summit on Monday to discuss opportunities to maximize the potential of Missouri’s beef cattle industry. Topics at the Summit included the feasibility of building and operating a large-scale packing plant in Missouri and expanding the number of in-state feeding facilities which could allow Missouri to gain about $1.7 billion a year in revenue.

RFA at Export Exchange

The 2014 Export Exchange was held October 20-22 in Seattle, Washington with representatives from more than 50 different countries in attendance to learn more about DDGS, the distillers feed product produced by U.S. ethanol plants. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this interview, RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks …

Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Grand Opening

Spanish-based Abengoa celebrated its cellulosic ethanol achievement with a grand opening celebration on October 17, 2014. Thousands of people attended the event with dozens of high profile guests on hand ranging from former and current Senators to governors to the town mayor, to Interior Secretary and Energy Secretary Ernst Moniz who gave the keynote speech. The bioenergy plant is based …

Verdesian Los Alamos Media Day

Verdesian Life Sciences is a company focused on science and technology. They are also focused on education – education of journalists, employees, sales representatives and ultimately growers. Verdesian is, as founder and CEO JJ Grow explains, a plant health nutrition company filling in the micronutrient and macronutrient gaps in agriculture. Or, in simpler terms, “Things that fix nitrogen”. The company …

2014 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Conference

The Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Conference was hosted by the Atlantic Canada Farm Writers Association at Prince Edward Island, October 2-5. With the theme “Dig Deep” the agenda included learning more about the island’s biggest crop, potatoes, as well as interesting farming ventures such as mussel production. 2014 Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference photo album CFWF Digs Deep into …

Hereford Genetic Summit

Missouri State University’s Darr Agricultural Center served as home for the American Hereford Association’s Hereford Genetic Summit. Hereford breeders from across the country gathered to talk about what tomorrow’s consumers want, how the economic drivers of the beef industry come into play for breeders, what genetics commercial producers are seeking and responsibilities of seedstock producers. Hereford Summit Photo Album. Using …

2014 Farm Progress Show

2014 Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa August 26-28, 2014. The third day of the show was cancelled due to rain, but there was still enough happening in two days to keep the ZimmComm team busy. More audio from FPS sponsors and exhibitors can be found here. 2014 Farm Progress Show Photo Album 2014 New Holland Farm Progress Show …

AgCareers.com HR & Food Roundtable Thinks Outside the Box

Why is the AgCareers.com annual HR & Food Roundtable keep growing each year? Because attendees note year after year that the presentations and workshops help them think outside the box. This year’s sold out event took place August 5-7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Roundtable is the largest event dedicated specifically for human resource professionals who …

InfoAg 2014 Stops in St. Louis

The 14th InfoAg Conference was held at the historic Union Station in St. Louis July 29-31, 2014. InfoAg continues to be the premier precision agriculture event for producers, consultants, and the crop production industry, featuring four tracks of concurrent sessions plus a workshop track. InfoAg 2014 Photo Album InfoAg 2014 on Track in St. Louis – PrecisionAg Excellence Award Winners …