Soil Health Action Plan Unveiling to be Webcast

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) will unveil the Soil Health Action Plan at 9 a.m., May 18, at the First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045. The event will also be webcast live. To join the webcast, visit https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/219/21021. The nationwide plan evolved after four years of stakeholder input, beginning with the …

Soil Health Institute to Unveil National Soil Health Action Plan

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) will unveil the Soil Health Action Plan at 9 a.m., May 18, at the First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045. The nationwide plan evolved after four years of stakeholder input, beginning with the Soil Renaissance in 2013. Agricultural industry thought leaders, farmers, ranchers, scientists, government agency …

Make Tax Preparation Easier with Shared Virtual Desktop

Especially during tax time, a virtual desktop can make secure collaboration for sharing files, data, and scanned documents easier. With a virtual desktop and your accounting software hosted by AgCompass, you and your tax preparer can upload and access data crucial for preparing your returns from anywhere and from multiple devices. “Security and data independence are important concerns for farmers,” …

Agrible Appointed to Data Privacy and Security Board

Agrible, Inc. is pleased to announce its appointment to the interim board of a coalition to address the importance of big data privacy, security, and transparency for growers. This coalition of leading farm and commodity associations, growers and companies – startups and large corporations alike – will work to promote privacy and security principles for farm data. According to an …

Mavrx Launches Nationwide Imagery Service

A revolutionary approach on a national scale is bringing low-cost, high-quality on-demand imagery to US farmers in 2016. The aerial program has been developed and tested in 2015 by Mavrx®, a global innovator in delivering on-demand and actionable agronomic information from aerial and space-based imaging. Already partnered with many of the industry’s leading service providers and growers, Mavrx will expand …

Non-Corrosive N-BOUND™ Stabilizer

Eco Agro Resources (EAR) introduces N-BOUND™ nitrogen stabilizer as an alternative to current nitrapyrin formulations to control denitrification and leaching. Unique PENXCEL technology delivers a proven nitrogen stabilizer, Dicyandiamide (DCD), in a non-corrosive liquid formulation. This product is not classified as a restricted use pesticide, and does not impact soil bacteria in the same way as the industry standard product. …

Iteris and Conservis Corp. Partner to Provide Decision Support Analytics for Farm Management

Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITI), a leader in providing information solutions to the transportation and agriculture markets, has partnered with Conservis Corp., the industry leader in farm management software, to integrate Iteris’ ClearAg Visualization Components and Advisory Services into Conservis’ next-generation farm management information system (FMIS) platform. Conservis’ FMIS platform manages more than $8 billion of farm assets at all …

AgChat Foundation Collaborates With Weaver

Will there be enough water to survive? “Thirsty Land” is an exciting new documentary that tells the story of drought, its impact on agriculture, communities and the global food supply. Filmmaker, Conrad Weaver is already well known for his award-winning documentary “Great American Wheat Harvest.” Working with farmers and harvesters has led him to turn the focus of his company, …

Howard Buffett, Dwayne Beck, David Montgomery Lead at World Conservation Congress for Agriculture

Global event focused on sustainable practices and conservation starts Sunday in Winnipeg You will hear from outspoken advocates for conservation agriculture from around the globe at this event, being held for the first time in North America. – DAY 1 – David Montgomery, author of Dirt, sees no-till farming as “the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help …

#FoodThanks Campaign Ushers in Thanksgiving

November 14, 2012 (AgNewsWire)—Whether itís the harvest on the family farm or dish on the dinner table youíre thankful for this holiday season, social media users from all sectors of the ag and food community can share their appreciation for food and those who provide it with the hashtag #foodthanks, a campaign started in 2010 by the AgChat Foundation. Full …

Engenia Herbicide Shows Effective Control of Resistant Weeds in Soybeans

Results from more than 300 soybean field trials conducted in 2011 and 2012 show soybean growers there’s hope for control of resistant weeds. Engenia™ herbicide, a technologically advanced dicamba formulation developed by BASF, demonstrated effective control of key broadleaf weeds including glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, and common and giant ragweed. Full Release

AgChat Foundation’s Agvocacy 2.0 Event Encourages Farmers to Get Techie

March 28, 2012 (AgNewsWire) – In its third year, the AgChat Foundation’s Agvocacy 2.0 event is poised to be its most dynamic social media training opportunity yet. The conference will be held August 23-24 in Kansas City, Missouri, where farmers and ranchers from across the nation will convene to learn how to better support agriculture and engage with non-farm consumers. …

AgChat Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

MINNEAPLOIS—January 30, 2012 (AgNewsWire)—Four new members have joined the AgChat Foundation board of directors, adding different types of experience in social media and agriculture to the nonprofit, announces President Darin Grimm. Last month, organic dairy farmer Emily Zweber, Elko, Minn., was named the organization’s first executive director. Full Release

AgChat Hires First Executive Director

December 14, 2011 (AgNewsWire)– Emily Zweber will become the AgChat Foundation’s first executive director. The nonprofit AgChat Foundation (ACF) educates and equips farmers with the skills needed to effectively tell their story on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media services. Zweber, an organic dairy farmer from Elko, Minn., known to many as @ezweber on Twitter, will focus …

#FoodThanks Returns for Thanksgiving

MINNEAPOLIS—November 17, 2011—This Thanksgiving season, people throughout the food system will be using social media to show their thanks for food and raise awareness of agriculture through the AgChat Foundation’s #foodthanks campaign. Last year, more than 800 people participated in the campaign by blogging, adding the #foodthanks twibbon to their avatar photo, and sharing more than 2,000 Twitter posts. Full …