SMART Farmer Jennifer Houston

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Livestock, NCBA, SMART Farmer, USFRA

This edition of the SMART Farmer podcast features Tennessee native Jennifer Houston, a livestock market owner and beef cattle industry leader, who talks about how the business of producing and marketing beef cattle has become smarter in recent years. Houston is currently Vice President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and serves on the board of the U.S. Farmers and … Read More

SMART Farmer US Poultry

AgWired Animal, Audio, Chicken, Poultry, USFRA

In this edition of the SMART Farmer podcast we head south to learn a little bit about poultry production and how it has gotten smarter, more efficient and more sustainable over the years. Monty Henderson started as a broiler service manager with Tyson Foods and later with Campbell Soup Company. He served as president of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and in … Read More

SMART Farmer Brad Greenway

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Pork, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Brad Greenway of South Dakota was named 2016 Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board recognizing him as a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the industry’s We Care ethical principles that include not only raising pigs humanely and safely, but also promoting a safe workplace and contributing to the local community. Right after he … Read More

USFRA Promotes Agricultural Sustainability at Conference

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, sustainability, USFRA

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Detroit this week to showcase the sustainability of farmers and ranchers and unveil the first-ever Agriculture in America Sustainability Report. The sustainability report builds on key insights from USFRA’s annual research that aims to identify and gain a clearer understanding of consumers’ perception of sustainability in … Read More

SMART Farmer Scott VanderWal

AFBF, AgWired Animal, Audio, SMART Farmer, USFRA

In this episode of the SMART Farmer podcast we meet Scott VanderWal, a third-generation corn and soybean farmer and cattle feeder from Volga, South Dakota. In addition to operating the family farm with his father and brothers, Scott serves as vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, and is a board member … Read More

Meet #SMARTfarmer Nancy Kavazanjian

Jamie JohansenAudio, GMO, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

This is episode number six of the USFRA SMART Farmer podcast and this one is with Nancy Kavazanjian, who served as the second chairperson of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Nancy farms with her husband Charlie Hammer in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on land that has been in his family for 150 years. They raise corn, soybeans for tofu and … Read More

USFRA Offers Animal Welfare Earth Day Resources

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Welfare, Communications, USFRA

USA Today, which reaches about 750,000 readers in print, and more digitally, is releasing a story for Earth Day that alleges livestock agriculture is damaging the planet, using too many resources and is rife with animal abuse. According to the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), the article will talk about how animals are “raised purely for profit, without regard … Read More

New USFRA Board Members

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, USFRA

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) welcomed new board members this week representing the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and Nebraska Soybean Association. NCBA vice president Jennifer Houston of Tennessee, Rochelle Krusemark from Trimont, Minn., and Anne Meis of Elgin, Nebraska join USFRA’s 17-member Board of Directors and more than 100 affiliates and industry … Read More

Meet SMART Farmer Galen Lee

Jamie JohansenAudio, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Galen Lee has a diversified 4th generation farm operation in southwest Idaho that produces sugarbeets, asparagus, and peppermint, as well as dairy and beef. In this edition of the SMART Farmer podcast, he talks about how sugarbeets are raised and made into sugar and how biotech varieties have made them more sustainable. He also talks about how he raises peppermint … Read More

Place Yourself at the Table – The Future of Protein

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Welfare, Audio, Farming, Food, sustainability, Technology, USFRA

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 … Read More