Championship Tractor Pull Revving Up

Kelly MarshallEvents, National Farm Machinery Show

More than 70,000 fans agree, there’s nothing like the annual Championship Tractor Pull at the National Farm Machinery Show. Coming next week, February 15-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the event will showcase the nation’s top drivers competing for more than $200,000 in prizes. The competitor to beat– last year’s Grand Champion Mendi Nelson. She’s the second woman to ever … Read More

Cultivating Master Farmers Seeks Applicants

Kelly MarshallEducation, Events

Polish up that resume– the Cultivating Master Farmers (CMF) program is seeking Illinois applicants for the class of 2019. Approximately 10 young farmers (ages 21 to 35years old) will be selected to participate in the two-year program that features learning from expert farm and family members who have been there and done that. Now on its twelfth class, CMF offers … Read More

Iowa Power Farming Show is Almost Here

Kelly MarshallEvents

The Iowa Power Farming Show is bringing the biggest names and new innovations to Des Moines on January 31- February 2, 2017. The event features 1870 booths covering 7 acres, 3 buildings and 6 floors. It is the third largest indoor farm show in the U.S. “The Iowa Power Farming Show is about quality exhibitors from every category showcasing the … Read More

Farm Foundation to Host International Conference

Kelly MarshallEvents

A conference in February will take an in-depth look at the relationship between agrarian structure and agricultural productivity. “Farm Size and Productivity: A Global Look” will be held in Washington D.C. on February 2-3 thanks to a collaboration of the USDA’s Economic Research Service and Farm Foundation, NFP. “Sustaining agricultural productivity growth is a key factor in our ability to … Read More

It’s #PotatoExpo Time

Cindy ZimmermanEvents, Nufarm, Potato

The first agricultural meeting of the year is underway this week – the annual Potato Expo, which is being held in San Francisco, CA. Unite with others at high energy networking opportunities and gain practical business solutions at the 9th annual Potato Expo! Join more than 2,000 growers, suppliers, and experts at the largest conference and trade show for the … Read More

Precision Ag Summit Set for January

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Events

The Red River Valley Research Corridor and North Dakota Farmers Union have teamed up to bring you the 6th annual Precision Ag Summit.  Mark your calendars for January 16-17 and plan on being at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, North Dakota for hands-on and technical demonstrations of the latest precision technologies. “One of the themes of … Read More

Register for Precision Planting’s Winter Conference

Kelly MarshallEvents, Precision Planting

Precision Planting has built a reputation for it’s Winter Conference.  Attendees expect  valuable agronomic education and a full understanding of the reasons behind farming practices.  Now the event will not only be in at the central Illinois headquarters in Tremont, Illinois, but will simulcast in three other locations in North America. Farmers can choose which day and which location to attend, … Read More

Improved Decision-Making Is “Beltwide” Goal

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, agronomy, Cotton, Events

Those planning to attend the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ (BWCC), set for January 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, may register online and find information regarding hotel reservations on the BWCC website. The conferences can help its attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency by providing them with insight into the latest available tools and research … Read More

FarmLogs Hosting Second Annual User Conference

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, agronomy, Company Announcement, Events, technology

FarmLogs will host its second annual series of user conferences this January in Des Moines, Iowa, Champaign, Illinois and Lubbock, Texas. The events are free to attend but registration is required and accessible online here. This year’s conference theme is “Connecting the Dots to Profitability,” and the events will be focused on the future of precision agriculture. Over 500 farmers … Read More

#ExEx16 Hears La Nina Weather Forecast

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Audio, Events, Exports, weather

No matter where on the supply chain you are, members of the agriculture industry are always interested in the weather.  Kyle Tamely, a senior ag meteorologist with MDA Weather Services, recently spoke at the Export Exchange 2016 conference, presenting on weather trends and the global grain market to international buyers and domestic suppliers of corn, ethanol co-products, sorghum and barley. La … Read More