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Fri, 26 May 2017 15:07:30 +0000

Swanson Russell announced five promotions of current employees: Claire Abelbeck was promoted to senior digital producer, Jack Christie was promoted to associate art director, Megan Woodard was promoted to associate user experience designer, Peter Worth was promoted to associate art designer, and Emma Hulsey was promoted to senior project manager. Charleston|Orwig announced the promotions of Casey Hushon to Senior Account ...



Lighting Up Poultry Production With LED Sensors

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:03:23 +0000

Steve Parsons has been a part of the chicken industry throughout his entire life, and his company, Greengage Lighting Ltd, is using LED systems to help poultry and swine farmers further improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations. Parsons sat down with Jamie Johansen during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where he gave a presentation on his company through ...


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Agrilyst Fulfills Digital Need for Indoor Farming

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:40:16 +0000

Two years ago Allison Kopf left her job of finding ways to be innovative in greenhouse spaces to start a company that would fill a gaping need she saw. While she could find many programs for outdoor crops, Agrilyst is a software program specifically created for indoor farming. The software is very specific, Kopf explains. It can be difficult to ...


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Bee Losses are Down

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:40:29 +0000

The latest report from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is good news for beekeepers in their efforts to improve the health of their colonies in the United States. An estimated 21.1% of colonies managed were lost over the 2016-2017 winter, representing an improvement of ...



Ag Outlook Forum Planned for Kansas City

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:37:19 +0000

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications have joined together to present an Ag Outlook Forum on September 28th in Kansas City. Those scheduled to appear at the event include Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (invited), John Deere Senior Vice President John Lagemann, and Kansas City Southern ...



Feeding the World With Grasshopper Protein

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:57:25 +0000

When Dror Tamir founded Hargol Food Tech, he named it after the Hebrew word for grasshopper, and that isn’t a coincidence. The company, which develops solutions to combat global malnutrition and food insecurity, is pioneering the production and processing of grasshopper-based protein sources. Tamir sat down with our Jamie Johansen during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to discuss his unique ...


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Tevatronic Offers Cutting Edge in Irrigation

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:30:34 +0000

Oleg Korol was a software engineer for the Israeli army when he simply tired of the work and decided to run Tevatronic instead. He looked at several companies before finding this technology that measures plant pressure on the soil to decide when to turn irrigation on, and water depth to decide when to turn it off. If we have autonomous ...


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Alltech Young Scientists Compete at #ONE17

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:02:59 +0000

*POST UPDATE* Two bright thinkers representing North America in the 12th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program in Louisville, Kentucky this week at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference have each won the world’s most prestigious agriscience competition for university students. The global undergraduate winner was Joshua C. Gukowsky, who attends the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the U.S. Gukowsky was offered a ...


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USFRA Promotes Agricultural Sustainability at Conference

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:58:58 +0000

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 ...



Moocall Text Alerts Connect Farmers to Their Animals

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:40:01 +0000

Emmet Savage was an Irish entrepreneur with business ventures in the areas of fashion importing and construction when he first got the idea for Moocall, a company that holds the power to revolutionize the challenges of calving season and bring a new form of smart farming technology to cattlemen all over the world. The creation and launch of Moocall sent ...


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