A New York FFA student noticed one topic that hasn’t made too many headlines … handicap accessible tractors. It was a topic Jacob Ax had to talk about.
Articles by Ann Hess
If you’ve started tuning into a farm-related podcast, you know it can be hard to find other podcasters to follow. Give the Farm & Rural Ag Network a try.
With spring planting season nearly here, we caught up with one of the 2016 NCGA Highest Yield winners to find out his tips and tricks for a successful growing season. Planting DEKALB seeds, Heath Cutrell of Chesapeake, Virginia, took home the 2016 first place in the A. Non-Irrigated division with 347.2323 bushels per acre. Cutrell’s […]
Elisa Russ didn’t grow up on a farm in Northeast Iowa, but that didn’t stop her from reaching the tippy top of the Iowa FFA association.
Sustainability. That “s” word that often makes us cringe in the industry, because it’s a mission statement every farm must follow — if a practice isn’t profitable, and doesn’t maintain land and resources for the next generation, then it can’t be sustainable. “We believe that nothing is sustainable that’s not profitable,” said John Motter, United […]
Frogeye leaf spot, cercospora leaf blight, powdery mildew, rusts, and brown spot … these are all words a grower wishes was not part of his or her vocabulary. However, when it’s out in the field, it must be tackled and FMC hopes to help farmers beat all of these tough diseases this growing season with […]
In this current economic climate, many growers have posed the question, “why would I use a fungicide on corn when commodity prices are $3.50?” “The way I look at is I don’t know why you wouldn’t because of the benefits that we’ve seen,” said Eric Tedford, Technical Lead Fungicides, Syngenta. We had the opportunity to […]
Since last week’s wildfires in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado, the ag community has rallied to send support and supplies. According to Scarlett Hagins, Communications Program Manager, Kansas Livestock Assocation, the Kansas Livestock Foundation has had an overwhelming response with hay donations, milk replacer for calves, and other resources. The current need right now is […]
With 7,859 chapters, it takes a small army of FFA advisors to step up to the job and advise FFA students each year. It takes dedication to do the job right.
Planting season is nearly here. Are you ready? “There’s a lot of things to think about. As we know planting really sets the stage for the whole crop year so it is really important to get things right,” said Melissa Bell, a Mycogen commercial agronomist serving the Illinois area. “Personally I’m a big fan of lists […]