Trelleborg Earns SIMA Innovation Gold Medal

Kelly Marshall

Trelleborg has earned top honors at the 2017 SIMA Innovation Awards with a gold medal for their newly developed Variable Inflation Pressure (VIP) system. These soon-to-be-launched tires were developed in conjuncture with AGCO FENDT.  It consists of an autonomous wheel that can self-adjust the tire’s pressure based on the load from the combine.  This innovation optimizes the tire’s footprint to reduce …

Agribusiness, Award, Equipment, Soil

SIMA Honors Concept Autonomous Tractors

Cindy Zimmerman

The autonomous tractor concepts revealed this year from CNH Industrial brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture are receiving Silver Innovation medals from the SIMA Organization which hosts the bi-annual international farm machinery exhibition to be held February 2017 in Paris, France. These awards recognize new developments which “demonstrate design and innovative features that have the potential to offer significant …

Award, Case IH, New Holland, Tractor

New Members Inducted into AEM Hall of Fame

Kelly Marshall

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is inducting two new member into their AEM Hall of Fame. These individuals are being honored for their contributions to the off-road industry, their legacy of innovation, service and leadership. Ray Hagie is the founder of Hagie Manufacturing LLC. Although he never intended to bring the world’s first self-propelled sprayer to the market, his …

AEM, Ag Group, Award, Equipment

Agri-Pulse’s Sara Wyant Honored at #NAFB16

Kelly Marshall

During the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Night of Honors, Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, was given the 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award. As member of the NAFB Foundation Board of Directors, Sara has brought her leadership, knowledge of industry, and willingness to work. She has single-handedly added funds for additional scholarships, raised new money for the Foundation, and has …

Agribusiness, Audio, Award, NAFB

CNH Industrial Brands Win World Class Titles

Kelly Marshall

Two of  CNH Industrial‘s agriculture brands won titles at the EIMA 2016 exhibition in Bologna, Italy.  Case IH won the top honor of Tractor of the Year for 2017 with their Optum 200 CVX model.  New Holland claimed Best Utility for the T5.120 tractor. EIMA is a biennial event that hosts some 1,900 companies from 40 countries exhibiting more than 50,000 …

Agribusiness, Award, Case IH, New Holland

Fourth-Generation Farmer Wins Syngenta Contest

Kelly Marshall

Shelby Watson Hampton of Brandywine, Maryland works with her family on their four generation family farm, Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards.  When Syngenta‘s Thrive #RootedinAg contest challenged growers to describe how their agriculture roots are helping them, their families and their communities thrive, Hampton responded with these words: “I’m blessed to be able to say that my family’s roots in …

Agribusiness, Award, Syngenta

The Yield Lab Earn Global Ambassador’s Award

Kelly Marshall

The World Trade Center in St. Louis has chosen The Yield Lab to receive this year’s Global Ambassador Award. The Yield Lab is a food and agriculture technology business accelerator that invests $100,000 in the early stages of AgTech startups.  They offer one-on-one mentorship, free workspace, and networking in the  St. Louis area.  This award acknowledges them as an organization …

Agribusiness, Award

Kubota Honors Iowa Farmer, Midwest Veteran

Kelly Marshall

Aaron White is now the owner of an L-Series compact Kubota tractor, thanks to the “Geared to Give” program. White was given the keys during a ceremony at the Farm Progress Show last week in honor of his years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and his dedication to farming. “Geared to Give” is a partnership between Kubota and …

Agribusiness, Award, Farm Progress Show, Tractor

Conservation Legacy Awards Deadline Just Ahead

Kelly Marshall

The deadline for submission for the Conservation Legacy Award is just ahead!  The applications must be filled out by September 15, 2016. The Conservation Legacy Awards program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. Three regional winners and one national winner will be selected. All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter …

Ag Group, ASA, Award

Farmers Edge Named Technology Pioneer

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, has been named one of the world’s most innovative companies.  They have been selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers. The honor recognizes their Precision Solutions packages which offers variable rate tech, soils sampling and analysis, field-centric weather, in-field telematics and data transfer, high-resloutions …

Agribusiness, Award, technology