2017 Commodity Classic

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Commodity Classic sponsored by FMC, John Deere, and Farmer’s Edge. “Farmer Up” was the theme for this year’s event held March 2-4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association …

Ag Group, agribusiness, audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, John Deere, soybeans

Develop with Deere Conference

Joanna Schroeder

John Deere is holding its annual Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City this year with almost double the number of attendees of last year. Many more dealers have come to learn what the company has planned for the future. The conference includes presentations from 33 application development companies who are working with John Deere in various ways to integrate …

agribusiness, audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

2016 Deere Product Reveal and FPS

Joanna Schroeder

John Deere hosted ag media today at their Des Moines Works facility in Ankeny, Iowa. The #JDReveal kicked off with remarks from Rosalind Fox, factory manager who gave attendees a brief introduction including some cool facts about their facility. The focus of the event was to share new products with the media and John Deere unveiled new technologies including sprayers/nutrient …

agribusiness, audio, John Deere

I AM USFRA – John Deere

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere was one of the first companies to become a member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Premier Partner Advisory Group (PPAG) back in 2011 and they continue to provide strong support for the organization. Deere Director of Industry Relations Chuck Studer serves on the board of USFRA and in this interview from National Ag Day he …

audio, John Deere, USFRA

Developing with Deere Conference

Joanna Schroeder

The Develop with Deere conference kicked off in Kansas City this week where John Deere has brought together developers to learn and discuss opportunities with their open API system. The event kicked off with the major announcement that John Deere has acquired Precision Planting from the Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto. Also included in the announcement is an exclusive …

agribusiness, audio, Data Management, John Deere

World Food Prize 2015/Borlaug 101

Joanna Schroeder

The 2015 World Food Prize kicked off in Des Moines, Iowa this week. Also taking place is Borlaug 101: Fundamentals of Global Food Security from October 14-15, 2015. To celebrate the 101st anniversary of founder Dr. Norman E. Borlaug (Green Revolution), and keeping in focus the unprecedented challenge the world faces to sustainably and nutritiously feed 9.7 billion by 2050, …

agribusiness, audio, Conservation, Food, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, World Food Prize

Featured Companies at 2015 Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Thanks 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. 2015 Farm Progress Photo Album New Holland at …

audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, FMC, growmark, John Deere, New Holland

John Wildin Wins USFRA’s I AM FARMLAND Gator

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, Events, farmers, John Deere, USFRA

John Deere Product Reveal

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcoming 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 …

agribusiness, audio, Equipment, John Deere

More from #Classic15

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers from all over the country were in Phoenix for the 20th annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show February 25-28, 2015. Our first post from Classic features the organization presidents, Secretary Vilsack’s address, commodity scholarship awards, and visits with some exhibitors. More audio links are being added here. Photos from the event can be …

Ag Group, audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, John Deere, propane