Place Yourself at the Table – The Future of Protein

Jamie Johansen

Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel titled, “Creating Consumer Demand for Healthier and More Sustainable Ingredients.” As the sole panelist who represented the animal agriculture community, Brad was able to share …

SMART Farms Take Center Stage on Ag Day

Jamie Johansen

This is the time of year things really get rolling in agriculture, making it a great time to celebrate National Ag Day. Yesterday the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) made the most of that day with a panel discussion about SMART farms and how producers today are growing sustainable, nutritious food and how to communicate that to consumers. The …

Passion – Bayer Takes Us Beyond the Farm Gate

Jamie Johansen

This is the 12th year Bayer CropScience has brought a diverse group of ag voices together to talk about key agricultural issues and the importance of advocating for our industry. One panel during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum brought a team of farmers together to discuss Beyond the Farm Gate: Today’s Challenges Create Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Panelist included: Deb Gangwish, Co-Owner, …

Inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

Jamie Johansen

The Pig Farmers of Tomorrow award recognizes farm leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and who are committed to raising pigs using the pork industry’s We Care ethical principles. National Pork Board announced that Kyle Coble from Minnesota, Logan Thornton from Idaho and Madison Schafer from Minnesota were given the inaugural award at the …

Watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Commodity Classic

Jamie Johansen

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. Based on a book by the same name, the Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water …

The Farm Whisperer ~ Be Intentional With Your Future

Jamie Johansen

The legacy of the family farm or ranch is sacred. However, the preservation of that legacy is something few families like to talk about. During the Young Beef Leaders (YBL) session at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Caterpillar, Inc. sponsored a speaker to get the converstation started. Dave Specht, author of The Farm Whisperer, has a …

Send a Cow Supporting Farmers in Africa

Lizzy Schultz

This winter, Paddy the goat is modeling a hand knitted Christmas jumper to help encourage residents of the UK make a positive difference to farmers trying to escape poverty in Africa this holiday season through the UK charity Send a Cow. Send a Cow is encouraging people to move away from traditional gifts this festive period and instead purchase a …

New @USFRA Faces of Farming & Ranching

Cindy Zimmerman

The next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching represent a broad spectrum of U.S. agriculture. From cotton fields to broilers, from Texas to Virginia, the winners of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) program were announced this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The winners were honored for their passion …

Cattlemen’s Webinar: Succession Planning For Next-Gens

Jamie Johansen

Caterpillar and NCBA’s Young Beef Leaders bring you the next Cattlemen’s Webinar Series, “Succession Planning for Next-Gens Only!” Register for the event which will take place Thursday, November 10th at 7pm CDT. Are you working for the family farm/ranch and don’t know what to expect for the future? You are not alone. This webinar will teach you the most important …

Producer Sentiment Continues to Favor Livestock

Lizzy Schultz

Results from the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer show that farmer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in September The barometer read 101 for September, up six points from the August reading of 95, but still well below the barometer’s peak of 112 in July. Results showed that survey respondents remained more optimistic about the …