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Changing Media ZimmCast from Alltech REBELation05/21/15
It has been interesting to see some of the tweets and Facebook posts following my panel discussion on The Changing Face of Media during the Alltech REBELation. I was hoping a lively discussion with good audience questions would stir up some debate and...
REBELS – Challenged to Think Differently
Alltech REBELation is in the books, but that doesn’t mean our wheels should stop spinning. This week attendees have been sent home with a challenge. A challenge to see the world as it is by embracing risks, taking action and seeing rewards. Dr. Pearse...
Congress to Decide Fate of COOL
By a vote of 38 to 6, the House Agriculture Committee today approved legislation to effectively repeal country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for beef, pork, and chicken. “This bill is a targeted response that will remove uncertainty and...
Colin Powell Addresses REBELation
Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired General Colin Powell took the stage today to talk about becoming a REBEL. He offered the international audience some insights into what it means to be an American and why people want to come to our country....
Dr. Pearse Lyons – An Alltech REBEL
During the morning plenary session of the 2015 Alltech REBELation Dr. Mark Lyons introduced his Dad, Dr. Pearse Lyons. Mark says Pearse has always been a REBEL and it is his innate curiosity that has driven the growth of his business. Mark says you...
Alltech International Dinner Entertainment
World class singers graced the stage at the 2015 Alltech REBELation International Dinner. Of course Ronan Tynan really wowed the crowd. But let’s also enjoy the fantastic Dr. Everett McCorvey and his amazing students at the University of Kentucky. A...
Undercover Videos – A Proactive Approach
Dr. Helen Wojcinski, DVM DVSc ACPV, Science & Sustainability Manager, Hybrid Turkeys, provided a case study on how they proactively managed an undercover video at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit. “We always want to make sure we have...
Ronan Tynan Wows Alltech REBELation
I can’t say how thankful I am to Alltech for introducing me to Ronan Tynan. Back in 2011 Ronan performed during the Alltech Symposium. This year he did it again during the opening International Dinner at the 2015 Symposium known as REBELation. I...
2015 Alltech Commonwealth Cup Winner
During the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest Dr. Pearse Lyons presented the Alltech Commonwealth Cup 2015 to Dayton Beer Company. Receiving the award in the picture with Dr. Lyons is John Wiley. The winning beer is a Belgium style golden strong ale. I...
Meet Another New Holland Next Gen Winner
It’s time to meet another of the New Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest winners. Will Bundy is from Lebanon, Va. and found out about the contest while scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed. Music is a passion of his family’s, stemming back to his...
Ag Urges Senate to Pass TPA
Senate Republicans and agriculture industry leaders held a press conference in Washington today to discuss the ways new trade deals could benefit the agriculture community and urge passage of the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation....
College Aggies Online Engage to Advocate
Zach Hollingsworth and Kaylynn Million are part of the Dairy Science Club at Oklahoma State University. Their club was honored at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit as the 1st place team in their College Aggies Online (CAO) competition....
Dealer Involvement with New Holland Next Gen Contest
Before we meet the rest of the New Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest winners let’s meet one dealer who really got involved with the promotion. His name is Cory Forrester, Forrester Farm Equipment. He’s pictured with Tyler Hubbard, Florida Georgia...
Nationwide Efforts of Protect the Harvest
Protect the Harvest is an advocacy group that started in Missouri five years ago to fight back against animal activists groups. During the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, policies impacting the future of animal agriculture was an important...
Agworld Developing Apple Watch App
AgNerd’s everywhere, rejoice! You will soon have an app to use when you get your new Apple Watch thanks to AgWorld. Agworld, a leading global information management and cloud collaboration software for growers and consultants, announced that it is...
Sustainability Education at Animal Ag Summit
A panel of industry leaders shared their thoughts and research concerning sustainability during the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit. Dr. Roger Cady, Sustainability Lead, Elanco Animal Health, said he liked to divide sustainability into...
New Holland’s Voice of the Next Gen
It’s time to meet the winners of the New Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest. There are a total of five winners and I’ll share their stories throughout this week. Let’s start out with Lindsay Tritle of Shippensburg, Pa., First Place Grand Prize...
Hot Issues Tackled at Animal Ag Stakeholders Summit
The Animal Ag Alliance wrapped up the 2015 Stakeholders Summit yesterday in Kansas City, Mo and president of the organization, Kay Johnson Smith, said each year they strive to bring emerging issues to the forefront of discussion. “We know that...
Nat Geo Editor Talks #FutureofFood at Animal Ag Event
“Journey to the Extraordinary” was the theme for the 2015 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, held in Kansas City instead of the usual Washington DC venue. One of first speakers at the event was National Geographic’s Dennis Dimick who...
UAS Pathfinder Program Includes Ag
At the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems international conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced new partnerships with industries, including agriculture, to explore the next...
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