2021 NAFB Convention

The 78th NAFB Convention is back in person at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Every year, NAFB Convention brings together broadcast professionals, ag industry leaders, and students focused on the agriculture industry.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.


2021 NAFB Convention Photo Album


NAFB President-elect Spencer Chase with Agri-Pulse discusses this year’s convention.
Interview with NAFB President-elect Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse (8:57)
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack virtual press conference
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack press conference 38:47

Trade Talk Roundup

Jim Lappin, SIMPAS Commercial Manager – latest updates on the SIMPAS® Application System and SIMPAS-applied SolutionsTM (SaS)
AMVAC Interview with Jim Lappin, SIMPAS (5:03)
Joe Bruce, AMVAC Technical Service Manager, Midwest Region
AMVAC’s herbicide portfolio and secured supply of proven chemistries for the 2022 growing season
AMVAC Interview with Joe Bruce, herbicide portfolio (2:25)
AMVAC®’s expanding biological portfolio/green solutions, including B Sure® and iNvigorate®
AMVAC Interview with Joe Bruce, biologicals portfolio (4:40)

Ag Economic Insights (AEI)
New podcast episode “Corn Saves America” interview with co-host Brent Floy
AEI interview with podcast co-host Brent Floy (4:54)

Morgan Schmidt, agronomist for the Bayer Channel brand, discusses Roundup Ready XtendFlex® Soybeans
Bayer interview with Morgan Schmidt, Channel (2:40)
Brian Green, technical agronomist for DEKALB® Asgrow, 2022 seed portfolio
Bayer interview with Brian Green, DEKALB® Asgrow (2:53)

Derek Emerine, National Agronomist, talks about fertilizer efficiency
Helena interview with Derek Emerine (3:35)
Mike Powell, Senior Brand Manager, BioScience discusses fertilizer prices
Helena interview with Mike Powell (5:13)

Novozymes BioAg
Jason Ward, North American Commercial Operations Lead, discusses new products, retailer partnerships, and support for organic crops
Novozymes BioAg interview with Jason Ward (4:01)

Nutrien Ag Solutions
Rob Dunlop, VP Innovation and Technology Adoption
Interview with Rob Dunlop, Nutrien Ag Solutions (5:22)
Paul Bonnett, Senior Director of Digital Agronomy, Data Science & Partnerships
Interview with Paul Bonnett, Nutrien Ag Solutions (5:11)

Dr. Katie Boesche, Senior Technical Support Consultant, on how Purina Animal Nutrition’s new fermentation product, EfficienZ®, supports rumen function to optimize feed efficiency.
Interview with Dr. Katie Boesche, Purina (2:26)
Dr. Jill Soderstrom, Milk Replacer Solutions Specialist, discusses role of gut health in calves has on disease prevention and maintaining calf health
Interview with Dr. Jill Soderstrom, Purina (2:36)

Joe Vaillancourt, product manager for biostimulants, discusses nutrient use efficiency, SEED+™ planter technologies, and new partnership with Truterra
Interview with Joe Vaillancourt, Verdesian (3:06)

Renewable Fuels Association
RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper comments on proposed RFS rule change from EPA and other ethanol issues.
Interview with RFA CEO Geoff Cooper (10:50)

American Coalition for Ethanol
ACE CEO Brian Jennings comments on EPA’s proposed RFS rule change from EPA and other ethanol issues
Interview with ACE CEO Brian Jennings (6:18)
ACE Vice President of Public Affairs Katie Muckenhirn on her new role and legislative priorities
Interview with Katie Muckenhirn, ACE (2:11)

American Seed Trade Association
ASTA president and CEO Andrew LaVigne talks about the upcoming CSS & Seed Expo, as well as current seed industry issues
Interview with Andy LaVigne, ASTA (4:04)

National Biodiesel Board
NBB board member Greg Anderson, a farmer from Nebraska, discusses current biodiesel industry issues
Interview with Greg Anderson, NBB (5:14)

National Cattlemens’ Beef Association
NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane addresses the infrastructure bill just passed by Congress
Interview with Ethan Lane, NCBA (4:13)

Shawn Hock, herbicide product lead – Acuron and Acuron GT, and AgriEdge
Interview with Shawn Hock, Syngenta (6:27)
Deane Jorgenson, technical development lead – cleaner corn, soybean, and wheat fields
Interview with Deane Jorgenson, Syngenta (9:19)
Caydee Savinelli, Stewardship team/pollinator lead – biodiversity and stewardship
Interview with Caydee Savinelli, Syngenta (4:26)
Jim Shertzer, NK Seed marketing head – NK Seeds 2021 performance and Field Forged Series corn and soybeans for 2022
Interview with Jim Shertzer, Syngenta (2:31)
Steven Wall, Development Manager for Sustainable and Responsible Business – Sustainable agriculture and carbon markets
Interview with Steven Wall, Syngenta (2:02)
Dave Young, Golden Harvest Marketing Head – 2021 product performance, corn and soybeans for 2022
Interview with Dave Young, Syngenta (2:52)