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  • Akin Chaktty United States, GA, Atlanta

    Interests: Marketing, Agribusiness

    Akinyomi Ifedayo Nigeria, Osun State, Ile-Ife

    Interests: Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Swine

    Sam Baker United States, AZ, Tucson

    Business Title: Farm Flight
    Job Title: CFO
    About: Hi! I am a partner at Farm Flight LLC. Our goal as a company is to provide farmers with valuable insights and data that will help them cut costs and increase yields. With the use of drones, we are able to gather data such as plant counts, survey grade geographical data, NDVI maps, weed detection and much more! Come check us out at farmflightaz.com
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Sarah Fronczak

    Interests:

    Mantoe Phakathi Swaziland, Hhohho District, Mbabane

    Business Title: Independent Consultant
    Interests: Agribusiness, Marketing

    George Angelidakis Greece, Central Greece, Aliartos

    Interests: Precision Agriculture

    Rusty Baker United States, OH, Greenville

    Business Title: Baker Farms
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef

    Greg Wakefield United States, IL, Seneca

    Interests: Irrigation

    Drake Deaton United Kingdom, England, Leeds

    Interests: Agribusiness

    Kutcha Makeri Nigeria, Plateau State, Jos

    Interests: Soybeans, Rice, Poultry, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing

  • Akin Chaktty United States, GA, Atlanta

    Interests: Marketing, Agribusiness

    Akinyomi Ifedayo Nigeria, Osun State, Ile-Ife

    Interests: Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Swine

    Sam Baker United States, AZ, Tucson

    Business Title: Farm Flight
    Job Title: CFO
    About: Hi! I am a partner at Farm Flight LLC. Our goal as a company is to provide farmers with valuable insights and data that will help them cut costs and increase yields. With the use of drones, we are able to gather data such as plant counts, survey grade geographical data, NDVI maps, weed detection and much more! Come check us out at farmflightaz.com
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Sarah Fronczak

    Interests:

    Mantoe Phakathi Swaziland, Hhohho District, Mbabane

    Business Title: Independent Consultant
    Interests: Agribusiness, Marketing

    George Angelidakis Greece, Central Greece, Aliartos

    Interests: Precision Agriculture

    Rusty Baker United States, OH, Greenville

    Business Title: Baker Farms
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef

    Greg Wakefield United States, IL, Seneca

    Interests: Irrigation

    Drake Deaton United Kingdom, England, Leeds

    Interests: Agribusiness

    Kutcha Makeri Nigeria, Plateau State, Jos

    Interests: Soybeans, Rice, Poultry, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing

  • Pakistani Agriculturist

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    Pakistani Agriculturist, A group for Pakistani farmers to share success stories and ask questions.
    Interest: Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic Row Crops, Precision Agriculture, Timber, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Vegetables, Wheat, Beef, Dairy, Swine, Poultry, Specialty

    Atomation

    Public
    Atomation is an Internet of Things (IoT) company that connects agriculture equipment to the cloud making the object "alive or smart" and able to communicate previously unavailable data.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Gardening/w Stress

    Public
    Mine is Partly an Old Gravel Pit, Partly Mental Illness, but taking care of the first helps releive the second.
    Interest: Poultry, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber

  • Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Sep 9, 2018  

    As Jason pointed out, “This is telling us, in a broad sense, that many folks are starting new farms, but not enough of them are making it past the ten year mark... ”Of course, farmers need to make sure they only sign “intelligent, well-crafted lease agreements that allow the farmer to feel secure on their land... He stated that, “The hardest thing is being patient - you have to learn business skills (gross margins, decision-making)... He strongly urged looking into mentorship arrangements that could involve “taking over an existing farm from a retiring farmer... ” Speaking with personal experience, Joel acknowledged that, “It's an easy can to kick down the road, even with best intentions...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    It's almost time to plant which means it's time to make some varietal decisions...

    The $100,000 Decision You're About to Make

    By Farmers Under Forty

    Published Mar 12, 2018  

    It's that time of year again where things seem to be waking up from the doldrums of Winter... the grass is greening up, pollen is falling everywhere and even an occasional snake shows up... not to mention snake-oil salesmen (kidding, kind of)... Often times however, when focusing on the details of our spring planting operation, we fail to put the proper focus or time on what could arguably be called the most important decision that you make each year... So before you get busy on the minutia of planting preparations and pass off your seeding decisions your local dealer, take the time and do this right...

    Categories: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Aug 17, 2018  

    ” In common language, the pigs stank, making it impossible for Aldred to enjoy his home which, in his words, had become “unbearable to live in... The limited media coverage of the three cases has been limited to showcasing the woes of the plaintiffs, and making the farmers out to be the villains of the story... To make VIF work, Smithfield also utilizes a large number of contract farmers who agree to raise the hogs to certain specifications before shipping them either to another farm or for processing... It didn’t take long for the small farmers to go bankrupt, as they could no longer compete against the corporate-backed giant farms... Senate hearings were held before the transaction could be completed as this was widely viewed as a foreign takeover...

    Categories: Swine

    AgriBiz Speakers Vested in Agriculture

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published Jan 10  

    The keynote speaker on Wednesday, Dr... Come at 8:30 am on Wednesday, January 15 for breakfast, compliments of AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and connect with other farmers and hear what Dr... comThen on Thursday morning, visit with the SC Department of Agriculture Commissioner, Hugh Weathers, at the Commissioner’s Breakfast. The breakfast starts at 8AM followed by the keynote speaker, Martin R... Martin Barbre, Administrator of USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) will be the featured speaker on Thursday, January 16...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Vegetables

    National Speakers to Present at the 2019 SC AgriBiz Expo

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published Jan 16, 2019  

    Two inspiring speakers will kick off the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo this year. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and award-winning author and speaker Michele Payn will both offer enlightening and inspiring presentations during the opening of the seventh annual expo... on Wednesday, Duvall will present during the Farmer Appreciation Breakfast compliments of AgFirst Farm Credit Banks... She will discuss the importance of people working together in farming, knowing your own legacy to get you through tough times and speaking the same language through hot buttons (passion)... Programs are designed to give farmers the tools they need to grow better crops and make a profit,” Martin said...

    Categories: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans

    Test results of 100% natural biostimulant results in organic farming breakthrough (AgroNews)

    By Christopher Keen

    Published Oct 29, 2019  

    When a retired farmer and organic farming consultant is motivated to put his boots back on and get back into the fields, you know something special is happening. That’s exactly how Daniel Rotberg felt when he studied the first GroAloe trial conducted on grapes with a major leafhopper infestation. The trial shows that, “The overall health of the Vineyard has completely transformed from weak and in some places, diseased plants, to a robust and healthy condition with many more grape shoots now forming. What is even more encouraging is that all of the new growth has not been bitten by any new or pre-existing leafhoppers... So many people are concerned with the environment and ‘giving back’ rather than taking from the earth...

    Categories: Organic Row Crops, Rice, Wheat

    Top 4 ways to stimulate root growth

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 3, 2019  

    Importance of healthy rootsFirst, they anchor the plant in place, resisting the forces of wind and running water or mudflow. Secondly, the root system takes in oxygen, water and nutrients from the soil, to move them up through the plant to the stems, leaves, and blooms. where they can interact with sunlight to produce sugars and energy for the plant. Last but not least, scientists have recently discovered that roots actually secrete compounds that affect the microorganisms in the soil, which can help protect the plants from disease and encourage it to absorb nutrients from the soil... On the other hand, they can break down insoluble nutrients and micronutrients in soils and let them more easy to be absorbed by crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Organic Row Crops

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019  

    If you’re a farmer, at some point you’ll likely experience a late harvest, whether it’s due to Mother Nature or an equipment problem... If the goal is to have enough growth for grazing, then they’ll need to back the date up a little bit to make it economically feasible... Consider Spring ManagementIf a cover crop was established late, Dillard says it’s likely not going to affect your termination plans — in fact, it might make them easier... Because if you have to take the time to try to source the seed and get the drill, that can take several weeks... Make sure that everything is ready to go, so you can just flip the switch once the fields are harvested...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter November 30, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Nov 30, 2018  

    Traders seem to bouncing between excitement and pessimism at a break neck pace... On the China side we cannot ignore what is taking place when it comes to the spread of African Swine Fever... Many thought it would take a trade resolution or at the very least would not take place until well into the 1st quarter of 2019... · We did see the signing of the new NAFTA or the USMCA take place to kick off the G20 summit this morning. Some had questioned whether it would actually take place, so seeing follow through and the leaders of the 3 countries sitting together was comforting to the markets...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Farm Succession Planning

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Mar 20, 2019  

    Make the time to develop a solid transition plan for your farming business... Among the important questions, you should ask yourself:What do my spouse and I envision for the future of the farm?Do I want to stay involved with the operation on a smaller scale?What kind of income might I need for retirement or health care costs?If you have a family member who could and may want to take over the operation, you should be comfortable that they have the knowledge and skills to run it profitably... Are you being pressured to sell by those who don’t share your love of the land?Getting it right the first timeSuccession plans sometimes fail because certain risks were not considered during the planning stages, including:Inadequate cash flowLiquidation of some assets to provide for retirementPoor farm estate planningUnresolved issues between family members or a successor who’s not prepared to lead and manage the farm businessIt’s important to enlist the help of qualified professionals who don’t have a stake in the final decisions. They can help you make sound, unbiased decisions for your farm estate... Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its employees make no guarantee of results and assume no liability in connection with any suggestions or information contained herein...

    Categories: Agribusiness

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