Meet Randy Spronk – Profile

Jamie Johansen

It is time for another spotlight in our series of post about farmers utilizing precision agriculture on their farm. Today’s Profile is on Randy Spronk, a Minnesota pork producer and crop farmer. I met up with him while attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk in Kansas City last week. Randy shared his passion for agriculture and …

Audio, FMC, NAFB, Profiles, RTK

AG CONNECT for Masters & Mavericks

Cindy Zimmerman

When it comes to your business, are you a Master or a Maverick – or maybe a little of both, like Kip Tom of Indiana who is one of the AG CONNECT Masters & Mavericks. As a Master, Kip values the tried-and-true methods that have brought high-yield harvests, but as a Maverick, he seeks opportunities for calculated entrepreneurial risk-taking that …

Ag Connect Expo, Audio, NAFB

Creating A Voice For Custom Harvesters

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Custom Harvesters, like many other agricultural organizations, represented themselves well at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. Tracy Zeorian, President, and Kent Braathen, Vice President of U.S. Custom Harvesters, shared the history of the organization and how they are providing a voice for custom harvesters across the country. “Our organization is comprised of all custom harvesters: …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Cotton, Equipment, Harvesting, NAFB, wheat

Meet Dan Hughes – Profile

Jamie Johansen

It is time for another Profile. Again, NAFB Trade Talk made it possible for me to meet Dan Hughes, a farmer from western Nebraska. Dan operates an 11,000 acre farm with 20% irrigated and 80% in dry land. He manages a diverse selection in the field including: hard red winter wheat, hard white winter wheat, corn, soybeans, dry edible …

Audio, Corn, Farmers, FMC, NAFB, Profiles, Soybeans, sustainability, technology, wheat

New Blog Looks to Tackle Year 2050 Ag Challenges

John Davis

How do you feed the expected world population of 9 billion people by the year 2050? Our friends at Farm Foundation are taking on that challenging question, hopefully with some good answers through their new blog, “It’s an opportunity for more people to be involved in the conversation,” said Mary Thompson, Farm Foundation’s Vice President, Communications, adding there are …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB

Precision Souffle’ Making at NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

Teamwork and precision helped a group of NAFB members chosen at random during last week’s convention in Kansas City to mix up an egg souffle to the tune of the William Tell Overture. Missouri’s “Egg Lady”, Jo Manhart, orchestrated the egg souffle making demonstration by assigning four NAFB members separate jobs to get an egg souffle in the oven before …

NAFB, Video

Corn Growers Now Have an Anthem Option

Chuck Zimmerman

After years of planning, research and development, FMC finally received EPA registration on a new herbicide, Anthem. You can learn more about it from Roger Webster, FMC. Roger was available to members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting this week in Kansas City, MO. Anthem is a “preplant, preemergence and early postemergence herbicide for corn. Anthem provides growers with …

Audio, Corn, FMC, NAFB Profile

Jamie Johansen

Here on we are starting a new series highlighting farmers from across the country who are utilizing precision agriculture. We found our first feature farmer, Steve Maddox, at the National Associations of Farm Broadcasting Convention. Checkout how Steve has increased profitability and sustainability on his California dairy farm. “We have a 9,000 acre farm surrounding our dairy. We have …

Audio, Dairy, Farmers, NAFB, Profiles

Ag Leader with Farm Broadcasters

Chuck Zimmerman

Ag Leader Technology spent a day talking with farm broadcasters this week. Here’s Josh Rassmusson in their Trade Talk booth in Kansas City, MO. It’s the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. I picked up my Golden ZimmComm Microphone to take my turn interviewing Josh. We talked about GeoSteer, Ag Leader’s new automated steering system. It works with their …

Ag Leader, Audio, NAFB

Honoring the Best at NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

Well known and loved agricultural reporters were honored this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting with induction into the organization’s Hall of Fame. Both broadcasters honored this year are exceptional for their coverage of crops outside of the traditional corn and soybean sector. NAFB first paid tribute to a past president who passed away unexpectedly earlier …