SMART Farmer Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

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Our latest SMART Farmer podcast episode – and the first of three from Commodity Classic – features Illinois farmer and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) board member, Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare. In the craziness that is Classic, Roberta and I found a quiet corner to sit down and talk about what being a SMART farmer means to her. Roberta says she …

Audio, SMART Farmer, Technology, USFRA

Farm Economy, Tech & the John Deere Legacy

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“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Technology, Video

Tune in for our New SMART Farmer Podcast

Jamie Johansen

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …

Audio, podcasting, SMART Farmer, sustainability, Technology, USFRA

Aptimmune’s Barricade, A Vaccine Formulation Tech for Pigs

Jamie Johansen

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Launched as an autogenous product, the intranasal mucosal inactivated vaccine for PRRS, brings together the best concepts …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Technology, Vaccine

Investing In Angus Breeding Technology

Lizzy Schultz

In a new video clip from Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association, Braden Schaal, owner and manager of Schaal Cattle Company talks about GeneMax, the selection and breeding technology that has improved beef quality in his commercial Angus herd. After beginning a timed breeding program with 100 heifers five years ago, Schaal plans to AI more than …

Ag Group, Angus, Breeding, Reproduction, Technology, Video

DFA to Sponsor 2017 AgTech Sprint Accelerator

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is sponsoring the 2017 Sprint Accelerator, an innovative program that helps accelerate and grow startup businesses. DFA’s program will focus on startups in the AgTech arena, which can offer support and foster technologies to help manage the Cooperative’s nationwide operations. Specifically, the Cooperative is looking for AgTech startups with applications related to any portion of …

Agribusiness, Dairy, DFA, Technology

Aptimmune Part of The Yield Lab Ag Tech Accelerator

Jamie Johansen

Chosen from among 120 applicants, Aptimmune Biologics was selected by The Yield Lab to participate in a nine-month program designed to support emerging ag tech companies. Aptimmune Biologics is developing and will soon launch innovative autogenous mucosal vaccines to help producers prevent major swine viral diseases. “We are honored that The Yield Lab has chosen to invest in Aptimmune and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Swine, Technology, Vaccine

Zoetis Launches EQStable App for Horse Owners

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis has launched a new app to help prepare you and your horse for the fall and winter show seasons. The EQStable app tracks horse health, and the app’s latest update includes a new equine weight calculated to help make accurate medication dose calculations simpler. Users will find the weight calculator within the main menu of the EQStable app, as …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Technology, Zoetis

Cargill Unveils Format Solutions

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill recently changed the name of its feed and food software business to Format Solutions. The new name follows the company’s successful integration of Format International, and represents Cargill’s commitment to offer its customers a comprehensive, integrated set of software offerings, industry knowledge and expertise in animal and human nutrition. “Our customers and our team share high expectations for Format …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Nutrition, Technology

Afimilk Honored for Innovative Calving Alert System

Lizzy Schultz

Afimilk’s Calving Alert service was recognized for innovation in calving detection at an awards ceremony held during the 2016 World Dairy Expo, marking the third year in a row Afimilk has received the coveted Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award. Dystocia is a costly and common problem, with studies reporting that up to half of Holstein heifers require intervention from a …

Agribusiness, award, Calves, Technology, World Dairy Expo