Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest Seeking Entries🌽

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is once again inviting amateur and professional photographers to help tell the story of farming American field corn through the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. The contest allows the nation’s corn growers to submit high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest. Those who have already submitted entires can also enter additional photos, …

Farmers Edge – Global, Integrated & Independent

Jamie Johansen

When it comes to precision data technology, farmers today have many choices. Farmers Edge was eager to share what sets them apart from the rest and how they strive to boost growers crop production without forgetting about the need for constant improvement in sustainability efforts. Farmers Edge VP of Marketing, Marina Barnes, said, “We strongly believe you have to have …

Beck’s Why I Farm Movement Hits the Road

Lizzy Schultz

Natalie Sents, a recent Iowa State University graduate, will be partnering with Beck’s this summer as she sets out on the Why I Farm Roadtrip – a year-long, 50 state tour documenting agriculture’s diversity and revealing the untold stories of America’s farmers. “Farmers are the backbone of our nation,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “As agriculture continues to be …

ASA Seeking Award Nominees

Lizzy Schultz

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is searching for several outstanding grower leaders for the 2017 ASA award and recognition program, and are seeking nominations for specific growers who go above and beyond for the soybean industry and amplify truly outstanding leadership. Three major awards and recognitions will be presented to these outstanding producers at the ASA Awards Banquet during the …

NCGA Launches Photo Contest

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is calling on photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through photos in the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. This contest intends to help capture high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest, as well as the families that grow it. The contest is officially open, and interested …

Last Call to Nominate Farm Mom of the Year

Lizzy Schultz

There is one week left to submit your favorite farm mom into Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Mom of the Year Contest. Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, Mar. 29, and Monsanto encourages everyone to nominate moms who go above and beyond to care for and protect their farms, families, communities and the agriculture industry they love. “Our 2015 Southeast Region Farm …

Global Food Security Forum At World Ag Expo

Taylor Truckey

The Farm Journal Foundation has asked key panelists to discuss global food security and agriculture policies during the “Global Food Security Forum” today at the World Ag Expo. The discussion will focus on balancing the challenges of feeding a growing population and developing policy to ensure food security. “I’ve met many inspirational farmers from around the world, and while the …

IA Corn Farmer Discussion on Soil Health

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Corn Growers Association recently held a Farmer to Farmer event focused on soil health at Iowa State University and also offered via live stream. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey moderated the discussion and noted progress that has been made since introducing the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy three years ago. “We’re very proud of what farmers across the …

Sustainable Farmer Award Applications Sought

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience is seeking young agricultural producers that demonstrate leadership and excellence in the areas of business and environmental sustainability through the 2016 Young Farmer Sustainability Award. Any farmer or rancher age 40 and under who receives at least half of his or her income from farming and farm-related ventures is eligible to apply. Applications may be accessed and completed …

Meet the New Holland Heroes

Cindy Zimmerman

New Holland Agriculture is spotlighting ten farmers from different countries at the Expo Milano Sustainable Farm Pavilion and the “Seeds of Life” series. During our recent visit to the expo, we had the opportunity to meet nine of those farmer “heroes” and interview eight of them. Check out the links below to learn more about them. New Holland Hero from …