Four Honored with PrecisionAg Awards

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The opening session of the Info Ag Conference in St. Louis, Missouri kicked-off by honoring four winners of this year’s PrecisionAg Institute‘s Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize commitment and exceptional service in the precision agriculture industry. Dr. Harold van Es from Cornel University was the recipient of one of two 2017 Educator/Researcher Awards. van Es played a large role …

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ASTA Honors Dr. Stephen Smith

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Dr. Stephen Smith was honored last week at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Smith was made a Lifetime Honorary Member during the Gala Banquet in recognition of his leadership, vision, and service to the seed industry. “Dr. Smith has been an ardent supporter of ASTA’s activities on the domestic and international levels for …

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Joe Funk Earns ASTA Distinguished Service Award

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Joe Funk, Editor at SEED TODAY, was selected as this year’s American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Distinguished Service Award winner. He was honored during the Opening General Session of the ASTA Annual convention in Minneapolis, MN. The award is given to a member who has made a significant contribution both to ASTA and the seed industry. “Joe has been faithfully …

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1,000+ Members in FiberMax One Ton Club

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Bayer is pround to announce that the FiberMax One Ton Club now boasts a total of 1,049 growers. In 2016, 391 cotton growers from across the nation were honored for their four-bale and higher yields. All qualifying members have surpassed their state average by 2 and a half times, but Johnny Lindley from Lakeview, Texas leads the club with 3,059 …

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Syngenta, No-Till Farmer Seek No-Till Leaders

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Syngenta and No-Till Farmer are looking for nominations for the 2017 No-Till Innovator Award. The honor recognizes farmers, researchers, organizations, or others who have found ways to no-till more effectively, economically, and with better impact on the environment. “We’re proud to partner with No-Till Farmer again to seek out a new class of innovators of sustainable farming methods,” said Melissa …

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Jeff Raikes Honored at Water for Food

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Jeff Raikes was honored at this week’s 2017 Water for Food Conference.  As a co-founder of the Raikes Foundation and Daughterly Water for Food Foundation & Board Chair, he is credited with being the inspiration for the event with his concerns for finding local solutions to global challenges.  Raikes is stepping down from the board this year, but he is still committed …

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Outstanding Young Farmers at Ag Day

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As part of National Ag Day, John Deere welcomed four new inductees to the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) Fraternity as National Outstanding Young Farmers at the OYF Awards Congress. This year Jessica Niederer spoke on behalf of the inductees. Niederer is an organic grower who sells all of her 57 varieties at farmer’s markets in New Jersey. Selling at …

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Apache 1000 Sprayers Earn EquipmentWatch Award

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The Apache 1000 Sprayer series has earned the 2017 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award for retaining the highest percentage of original value after five years. Analysts considered 12,536 models for the evaluation and then narrowed it down to 156 series from 36 brands. Residual values of the finalists were calculated by leveraging a database covering more than $412 billion in …

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Regional Conservation Legacy Awards Announced

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The American Soybean Association offers congratulations to Andy Bendsend of Dallas, Wisconsin (Midwest Region), Keith Masser from Sacramento, Pennsylvania (Northeast Region) and Matt Griggs hailing from Humboldt, Tennessee (South Region) as regional winners of this year’s Conservation Legacy Awards. The three winners will be honored at the ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic on March 3. At that time one …

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Land O’ Lakes Inc. Issues Drone Challenge

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Land O’Lakes, Inc. has issued the Drone Challenge, to urge developers to create solutions for precision agriculture. A $140,000 grand prize will be awarded, along with two $5,000 runner-up awards. “We’re offering the Land O’Lakes Prize to accelerate the development of drones for the ag industry. We believe with a few more years of work and the direction we’re providing, …

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