Animal Research Minute
Meet the New USFRA Faces: Erin Brenneman11/26/14
She might not have started out an Iowa farm girl, but Erin Brenneman has embraced the role on her husband’s family pig farm in the southeast part of the state. “I was born and raised in the city, so I think that brings a unique perspective on...
FMC Offering Year-Long Management
The FMC Agricultural Crop Protection portfolio has grown to now offer farmers a complete year-long management approach. Describing this to me during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention was Gail Stratman, Regional Technical...
FMC Introduces 3RIVE 3D™ Technology
Do you want your corn to thrive? How about 3RIVE 3D? That’s a new product from FMC Corporation. It is a crop protection delivery platform for three-dimensional in-furrow protection. The patent-pending 3RIVE 3D™ technology integrates formulation...
American Seed Trade Officer at NAFB
The first vice chair of American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was in Kansas City this month for a meeting of the Western Seed Association immediately before the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. “It’s the only organization that’s...
Meet the New USFRA Faces: Darrell Glaser
In our series to educate you about this year’s selectees for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Faces of Farming and Ranching program, we introduce you to a man who wants to educate the public about modern agriculture and how America’s farmers are...
Ayrstone Introduces AyrMesh Bridge
How about an ethernet cable without the wires on your farm network? Yes, it’s possible. That is, with the Ayrstone Productivity AyrMesh Bridge! During the NAFB convention I spoke with company president Bill Moffitt about their newest product. The...
COOL is a Big Issue for NFU
I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with National Farmers Union Senior Vice President of Programs Chandler Goule last week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. We discussed a variety of policy issues where NFU is...
BASF’s Gator Intern
We met Mark Kaplan when he was working for BASF at the Farm Progress show, but we did not realize he was an intern at the time, and certainly did not know he was a University of Florida Gator! When I saw Mark running around getting BASF set up in the...
AFBF Talks Policy Issues at NAFB
New congress, WOTUS, second beef checkoff, and what to do about COOL were a few of the topics that American Farm Bureau Federation executive director for public policy Dale Moore discusses at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting last week....
NAFB President Elect and Vice President
Brian Winnekins is the 2015 president-elect for National Association of Farm Broadcasting. Brian hails from Wisconsin and is not only a farm broadcaster, but also the owner of Reel Country 1430AM in Durand. Brian and his wife Karla put the station...
USFRA Charts Course into the Future
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) was officially launched four years ago at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention and this year the organization announced a new chair. Nancy Kavazanjian takes the seat following in the...
Why RFA Loves Farm Broadcasters
Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen loves coming to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event each year, but not for the reason you might think. “It’s not just because you get to do 25-30 interviews in...
ASTA CSS 2014 and Seed Expo Coming Up
I had a chance to catch up with American Seed Trade Association president and CEO Andy LaVigne at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week and talk about the upcoming CSS 2014 & Seed Expo coming up just around the corner. The...
Coalition Calls for Tax Extenders in Lame Duck
The Broad Tax Extenders Coalition today launched a new effort focused on the lame duck session and spearheaded by over 400 nonprofit groups, associations, and coalitions, including the American Farm Bureau Federation. The group urges Congress to work...
Happy Night for Outgoing NAFB President
Janet Adkison, RFD-TV, ended her year as president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Friday night surrounded by family and friends. “The last year has been just spectacular,” said Janet. “We’ve had a lot of fun, there’s been highs and...
Sustainably Grown USSEC Markets
National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk led me to the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) booth where I talked with Laura Foell. She is chairman of the USSEC, member of the United Soybean Board and an Iowa farmer. USSEC is comprised of...
John Deere Has Green Fever at NAFB
National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Annual Trade Talk allows the chance to sit down with multiple exhibitors. I stopped and talked with Barry Nelson at the John Deere exhibit and they are highlighting the Green Fever Sweepstakes where the...
Getting to Know the New NCGA CEO
The new CEO of the National Corn Growers Association had his first chance to visit with members of the agricultural media during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week in Kansas City, but most of us already know him pretty...
John Deere Connects with JDLink™
Last week during National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Annual Trade Talk I visited with Beverly Flores, Integrated Communications Manager with John Deere. She tells me about the MyJohnDeere Operations Center with intuitive, easy-to-use tools for...
BASF Offers Limus® Nitrogen Management for 2015
BASF Crop Protection announced last week that Limus® nitrogen management will be available for sale in the U.S. for the 2015 growing season, and we had the chance during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention to learn more from BASF...
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