2016 Horse Person of the Year

The American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin (ASAW) held its annual awards banquet last weekend in Delafield, Wisconsin. The event celebrates the last competition season, commemorates the show ring achievements of the region’s top competing Saddlebred exhibitors, and recognizes a few of the most exceptional members of the Wisconsin Saddlebred industry. One of the most prized awards of the evening, the …

#AgDay Festivities in Washington DC

The agriculture industry celebrated National Ag Day this week (March 15) in Washington D.C. Multiple activities took place including Agri-Pulse’s annual summit that kicked off with a Farm to Fork event. Also Agri-Pulse awarded the Doan Award, a recognition of excellence in agriculture reporting, to Ben Nuelle with the Iowa Agribusiness Farm Network. Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Photo Album Agri-Pulse …

#ShowMeYFR Leadership Conference

The American Farm Bureau Federation hosted their annual Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri last weekend. According to coordinator Marty Tatman, advocacy, leadership, and motivation were the three key areas of focus this year. Keynote speakers included former NFL player, Jason Brown, motivation speaker Kelly Barnes, and founder of Voices in Advocacy, Roger Rickard. Breakout sessions …

Common Ground Grows Food Dialogues

The national Common Ground conference took place in Washington D.C. last weekend. The event, sponsored by the United Soybean Board and the National Corn Growers Association, was created to help farm women learn how to better communicate with urban women about the safety and security of their food. “The ideas is that women are the primary grocery shoppers in the …

#AFBF16 in Orlando

The 97th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation was held January 10-12 in Orlando, Florida. The event kicked off with the Opening General Session where outgoing President Bob Stallman addressed thousands of farmers and ranchers from around the country and encouraged them to stand up and be counted. Check out the 2016 AFBF Convention photos. Listen to Bob …

European Animal Health Investment Forum

Make plans to attend the European Animal Health Investment Forum taking place in London, February 10-11, 2016 as the latest innovations for livestock and companion animal health are showcased. Chaired by Clinton Lewis, Zoetis, this exciting event gathers animal health industry veterans with emerging companies for a networking forum dedicated to business partnerships. Paired with an evening networking reception dedicated …

#AmplifyFFA at the 88th National FFA Convention

The 88th National FFA Convention & Expo is in full swing and the streets of Louisville, KY are flooded with corduroy jackets. The theme this year is #Amplify and that is exactly what the FFA members and conference attendees are doing this week from October 27-31st. Several event highlights included the opening breakfast where former FFA members shared how FFA …

2015 World Dairy Expo

The 2015 World Dairy Expo, held September 29 through October 3rd, has an attendance of over 75,000, including over 3,000 international attendees from 94 countries. The expo’s dairy show exhibits over 2000 head of seven different breeds of cattle, hailing from 37 states, 11 provinces in Canada, and Mexico. It is also the largest dairy trade show in the world, …

John Wildin Wins USFRA’s I AM FARMLAND Gator

When Hutchinson, Kansas native John Wildin put his entry form into the I Am FARMLAND sweepstakes box during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention this past February, he never dreamed he would win a John Deere Gator. The promotion was the brainchild of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to help create awareness about the documentary FARMLAND and encourage …

International Drone Conference Preview

The International Drone Conference & Expo, taking place in Las Vegas, September 9-11. Registration for InterDrone for trade and commercial drone builders, buyers and flyers and business owners is now open. One of the interesting components of the show is a drone flying area inside for vendors to show off their products. A number of ag focused companies are on …

2015 National Agriculture Day

National Agriculture Day was March 18, 2015 but events celebrating farmers and ranchers lasted throughout the week in Washington DC, starting with the Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics Kickoff. Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics Photo Album National Ag Day Photo Album Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics – Rep. Lucas on Protecting Ag – Wheat Bagel Breakfast with Side of Politics …

96th AFBF Annual Meeting

The 96th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation was held in San Diego, January 11-13, 2015. Links are provided here to photos, stories and audio from the meeting. 2015 AFBF Convention photo album Farm Bureau Proud and Optimistic – Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Awards USTR Visits AFBF Convention – Farm Bureau Town Hall with Secretary Vilsack – AFBF …

Farm Bureau Convention Preview

Innovation and technology will be in the spotlight at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th annual convention, which begins this weekend in San Diego. Brand new this year is the IDEAg Innovate Conference and Trade Show that will feature topics such as managing agricultural big data, the use of drones for farming purposes, precision agriculture and Internet strategies for farmers …

Missouri Beef Industry Summit

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon convened a summit on Monday to discuss opportunities to maximize the potential of Missouri’s beef cattle industry. Topics at the Summit included the feasibility of building and operating a large-scale packing plant in Missouri and expanding the number of in-state feeding facilities which could allow Missouri to gain about $1.7 billion a year in revenue.

RFA at Export Exchange

The 2014 Export Exchange was held October 20-22 in Seattle, Washington with representatives from more than 50 different countries in attendance to learn more about DDGS, the distillers feed product produced by U.S. ethanol plants. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this interview, RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks …