Ag Community Remembers Adam McClung

jamie johansen

UPDATED The beef and agricultural media communities lost a great man and passionate spokesperson for the industry. Adam McClung, executive director, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, passed away over the weekend after a brief but severe illness. Just weeks ago many Livestock Publications Council and American Ag Editors Association members were gathered together and Adam was among us. We all have such …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Beef

New Product Lineup from Krone

jamie johansen

Krone North America will soon be rolling out several new products and product improvements for producers to take home and put to use for the next hay and forage season. “We are a German company, but we really focus on providing innovative products for the North American producer. At any given time throughout the year we typically have a German …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Audio, Equipment, Forage, Hay

The Kings of Hay & Forage

jamie johansen

All our German speaking friends already know that Krone translates to king in German. We spoke with Dave Patterson, Krone NA, during the recent Ag Media Summit to learn what makes them the ‘kings of hay and forage’ production globally. “Our customers and dealers are critical to our strategy and to our success. We are unique. We are a family-owned …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Audio, Equipment, Farm Machinery, Forage, Hay

A Pork Checkoff Update from #AgMedia

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board team was out in full force during the Info Expo part of the 2016 Ag Media Summit. The bacon inspired photo booth had ag media professionals lining up. I took time to talk with Cindy Cunningham, director of communications for the National Pork Board, to learn more about some top priorities Pork Checkoff has in plan …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Antibiotics, Pork, Pork Checkoff

#Biodiesel – It’s Not Just for Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Biodiesel, it’s just not for fuel. This is one of the messages that National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Kaleb Little shared with media during the #2016 AgMedia Summit in St. Louis this week. Jamie Johansen spoke with him about some of the benefits the biodiesel industry brings to livestock producers. “The livestock industry has always been important to biodiesel. As the …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, biodiesel, Feed, Livestock

Meet the New Leadership of LPC

Jamie Johansen

Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members gathered for the 2016 Ag Media Summit and one item of business was electing new leadership. Congratulations to new LCP president, Scarlett Hagins, and her new team. 2016-2017 LPC Officers: President – Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Stockman 1st Vice President – Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board 2nd Vice President – Carey Brown, Cow Country Secretary-Treasurer – …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Communications, Livestock, LPC, Media

BIVI Market Ready to Tackle Consumer Concerns

Lizzy Schultz

It is no secret within the beef community that a stigma has been created around the use of antibiotics in beef cattle. There is now an almost universal concern among consumers regarding the use of antibiotics and other drugs in animals raised for meat, causing a large producer-consumer disconnect; one that is the perfect catalyst for innovative advances in agricultural …

Ag Media Summit, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, food safety, Vaccine

Alltech Invests in #AgMedia

Jamie Johansen

Alltech believes that the leaders of tomorrow are worth investing in today, which is why they celebrated their third year of sponsoring the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award at the 2015 Ag Media Summit. The award honors excellence, professionalism and leadership among students. Each year, following a competitive application process, the LPC Student Award Program presents four …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Audio, Education