Kip Tom – Profile

Jamie Johansen

Our next Profile calls Indiana home, where he operates Tom Farms with his family. Tom Farms consists of 16,000 acres of seed corn, corn and soybeans. Cindy met up with Kip Tom, during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk and he shared his love for agriculture and all the new gadgets that make farming easier and more …

NAFB, Profiles

Martin Barbre – Profile

Jamie Johansen

Meet another one of our farmers working hard to take advantage of new technologies to make feeding the world just a little bit easier. Martin Barbre farms with his son in a partnership raising corn, soybeans and wheat. He calls southeastern Illinois home and has farmed there since he was 19 years old. Cindy talked with him during the National …

NAFB, Profiles

Monsanto agSeedSelect App

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2012 National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention I spoke with Dan Kurdys, Asgrow Brand Manager. In a challenging year he says they had great harvest results with a greater than four bushel advantage over their competition. He attributes that to their “diverse germplasm pool, Genuity Roundup Ready trait and defensive and agronomic traits that are available to purchase.” …

Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, NAFB, seed

Meet Bob Haselwood – Profile

Jamie Johansen

Time for another Profile where we spotlight a farmer who is taking advantage of the technologies in precision agriculture. Meet Bob Haselwood, a crop from Kansas and treasurer for the United Soybean Board. I met Bob at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. “We are using precision agriculture. We started about 2001. The first step we …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Equipment, FMC, NAFB, Soybeans

FMC Talks New Product Lines

Jamie Johansen

FMC Corporation shared new product lines during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talks. Chuck talked with Bentley Curry, FMC Representative, about herbicides and harvest aids farmers can take advantage of in the fields. “This year we had the Authority line of products in combination with Authority XL, Authority MTZ. Probably the product that was best fitted for …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Cotton, FMC, Harvesting, NAFB, Soybeans

USDA to Conduct Census of Agriculture

John Davis

The USDA wants to get a better idea of what’s happening on America’s farms. That’s why the 2012 Census of Agriculture forms will be hitting producers’ mailboxes very soon. “The Census of Agriculture will be dropped in the mail December 14th, so farmers should expect it in their mailboxes by the end of the year,” says Renee Picanso, Director of …

Audio, FMC, Government, NAFB, USDA

USDA Asks for Survey Responses to be More Precise

John Davis

Ag producers know the importance of being precise in their information, and the USDA is no different, especially this year when growing conditions varied so much nationwide. To get that good, precise information, the USDA will be sending out its end-of-year surveys soon. Cindy caught up with Bob Bass, the Director of National Operations for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics …


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