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  • Kyle Shermock United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Job Title: Director of Wheat Procurement
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Dan Grotsky Israel, Central District, Mazor

    Business Title: Groundwork BioAg
    Job Title: VP Sales and Marketing
    About: Dan Grotsky is a serial entrepreneur, business development executive and angel investor. Dan is Cofounder and VP Sales and Marketing at Groundwork BioAg, a company that produces mycorrhizal inoculants for commercial agriculture. His international experience ranges from information technology and communications to cleantech and agtech.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jacky Merca Guatemala, Departamento de Sacatepequez, Antigua Guatemala

    Interests: Marketing, Technology Solutions

    Jordan Strickler United States, KY, Lexington

    Business Title: Ag Watch Market Advisors
    Job Title: Social Media Coordinator
    About: Social Media Manager at Ag Watch Market Advisors; Kentucky Correspondent at Farm World newspaper.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jeff Young United States, Kentucky, Shepherdsville

    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    John Deaton United States, KY, Russellville

    Interests: Organic, Marketing, Bamboo And Hemp, Paper Production

    Jeremiah Duvall United States, KY, Louisville

    Interests: Cover Crops, Irrigation

    James Muritu United States, KY, California

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Agribusiness

    Bekezela Sithole South Africa, Mpumalanga, Nelspruit

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Poultry, Cover Crops, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Kyle Shermock United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Job Title: Director of Wheat Procurement
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Dan Grotsky Israel, Central District, Mazor

    Business Title: Groundwork BioAg
    Job Title: VP Sales and Marketing
    About: Dan Grotsky is a serial entrepreneur, business development executive and angel investor. Dan is Cofounder and VP Sales and Marketing at Groundwork BioAg, a company that produces mycorrhizal inoculants for commercial agriculture. His international experience ranges from information technology and communications to cleantech and agtech.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jacky Merca Guatemala, Departamento de Sacatepequez, Antigua Guatemala

    Interests: Marketing, Technology Solutions

    Jordan Strickler United States, KY, Lexington

    Business Title: Ag Watch Market Advisors
    Job Title: Social Media Coordinator
    About: Social Media Manager at Ag Watch Market Advisors; Kentucky Correspondent at Farm World newspaper.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jeff Young United States, Kentucky, Shepherdsville

    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    John Deaton United States, KY, Russellville

    Interests: Organic, Marketing, Bamboo And Hemp, Paper Production

    Jeremiah Duvall United States, KY, Louisville

    Interests: Cover Crops, Irrigation

    James Muritu United States, KY, California

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Agribusiness

    Bekezela Sithole South Africa, Mpumalanga, Nelspruit

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Poultry, Cover Crops, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

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  • How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 7 months ago

    There are many factors that can influence corn yield. In fact, Fred Below, a plant physiologist at the University of Illinois, identified seven of them, which he dubbed the “Seven Wonders of the Corn Yield World. ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops. The benefit of added crop diversity along with improvements to soil health is paying off, as some of these farmers are achieving the highest yields in the country... His water infiltration rates have also skyrocketed from ½-1 inch per hour to now 6-7 inches per hour...

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 8 months ago

    Technology has been an integral part of agriculture since at least 5,000 years ago, documented through the use of ploughs in ancient Sumeria. Today, drone and GPS farming is old news. Still, some in the industry are unsure of the latest development to disrupt agriculture. From Chinese pork to Mexican mangoes, blockchain technology is already fostering direct marketing, improving traceability for compliance, reducing waste, and increasing profit margins... He enjoyed extensive hands-on involvement building his father’s grass-fed beef, breeding meat goat, and poultry farm in south-central Kentucky, which leverages the Internet to direct market (and should start looking into blockchain soon!)...

    Too many farmer's markets?

    By John Moody

    Published 7 months ago

    As I mentioned a few weeks back, some segments of ag are in the midst of challenges and changes. CSAs (community supported agriculture) are one area. Today, we turn our attention to a second - farmer’s markets. History Farmer’s markets go way back in the US... Indeed, natural foods have penetrated so deeply into traditional food distribution channels that my local Kroger in rural KY had kombucha on the store shelves! This is something that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago, yet there it was last week as I walked through the store doing some research...

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 9 months ago

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy... To make this even clearer, beef imports skyrocketed from 86,000 MT CWE in 2012 to 825,000 MT CWE in 2016... With little entertainment available other than alcohol and drugs, these children fall into the despair that is fueling the skyrocketing suicide rates...

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 7 months ago

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007. It was in 1999, four years into it, Groff got the answer to his question... “If you have 3-foot deep topsoil in Illinois, you’re not going to see a dramatic difference in the soil as you would in maybe another soil that’s on a hillside, or rocky, or sandier,” he says...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter July 13, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 5 months ago

    This Week In Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: July 13, 2018· At this point we seem to be seeing ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ when it comes to trade as selling this market since Memorial Day has been a winner. Additional tariff announcements, ideas of further trade war escalation, forecasts for cooler temps and a USDA supply and demand report pressured the market across the board. For the week we saw corn down 20, wheat down 17 while November soys were 60 lower. · While the market started the weak lower on ideas that long term weather forecasts were indicating a pattern shift towards cooler, wetter conditions the Tuesday night announcement from the Trump administration of an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods accelerated the market’s move lower... com ****Commodities trading is very risky, Citizens LLC holds no liability for the use of the information contained herein****...

    Value Added Products - The future for farms of all sizes?

    By John Moody

    Published 8 months ago

    Many farmers have felt the pinch of falling food prices over the past year. Some sectors of the ag industry, especially dairy, are in a free fall, with our fellow farm friends hurting badly as low prices, consolidation, and other forces forcing many to sell off operations or even sell their farms. It is difficult days, but as I noted in my earlier article, things haven’t been good for US farmers in quite some time. Smart farmers who want to stay in farming are looking for ways to stay or become profitable... These laws vary by state and change regularly - for instance, my home state of Kentucky recently greatly expanded their cottage food law just a few weeks ago...

    A Tale of Two Dairies - Sweet Grass Dairy

    By John Moody

    Published 6 months ago

    There is a stretch of interstate that runs crooked across the center of the US Midwest, connecting the rust belt region of northeast Ohio to the lands just beyond the Appalachia in central Kentucky. I-71. It is a road I know well, having traversed it as many as a dozen times or more per year doing my master’s work that took me from northeast Ohio to central KY for school... In states like Kentucky, over 80% of dairies have consolidated or closed in about a single decade... About the author - John Moody and his family live in Kentucky on their 35 acre farm/homestead, with their pigs, occasional cows, rabbits, chickens, and various vegetables...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter June 22, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 6 months ago

    This Week In Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: June 22, 2018· Another volatile week as traders work to decipher what a continued trade war could mean for commodities going forward and the old adage “rain makes grain” is put to the test. When the closing bell rang for the week we saw December corn down nearly 5 cents, December wheat down 12 and November soybeans down 14. · The week started relatively weak as heat that had built throughout the bulk of the Corn Belt over the weekend was expected to give way to cooler temperatures coupled with extreme moisture in areas of the Belt that had seen beneficial rainfall the week before. With corn ratings nationally sitting at 78% good to excellent—a near record high and bean ratings at 73% the common idea was rain would continue to benefit production... com ****Commodities trading is very risky, Citizens LLC holds no liability for the use of the information contained herein****...

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 4 months ago

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots. According to University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa and Ray Ward, plant scientist and founder of Ward Laboratories in Kearney, Neb. , the resounding answer is: yes, they are... According to a paper written by University of Kentucky soil scientist John Grove, Ward and University of Maryland soil scientist Ray Weil, research conducted in Kentucky from 1980-81 looked at corn’s uptake of surface-applied potassium under moldboard plowed and no-tilled plots that were established in 1970...

  • Posted By Cortney Farmer
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/recent-college-grad-why-now-is-the-perfect-time-to-pursue-a-career-in-farming

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    7 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/so-good-they-can-039-t-ignore-you-how-to-get-attention-as-a-young-farmer

    Posted By The Crossover
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-critical-state-of-agriculture-1

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    6 months ago

    This is a great point, Mark. I totally agree that trade skills are "endangered." The stereotypical "farm laborer" certainly possesses some of these skills, and I appreciate your point that outsourcing those is very costly.

    On the farm I have most recent experience working on, my dad's lucky to have a wonderful jack of all trades. This man has his own shop a dozen miles from the farm, where he can repair almost any malfunctioning machinery, and he just charges the $20/hr he does for any other work on farm. That same work done in town would cost significantly more, plus you'd need to add time and fuel costs for loading, hauling, and unloading the equipment - both ways.

    I think Joel Salatin was also, in part, speaking to your point when he mentioned that he'd “take the guy who can move 5,000 chickens in 60 minutes with nothing more than a hand dolly over the technocrat.” The quote taken out of context doesn't perfectly align, but I believe the sentiment is similar.

    I appreciate your thoughts, and the fact that you are bringing a wealth of expertise to an industry that certainly will benefit from it!

    Posted By Cover Crops
    7 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-

    Posted By Accidental Agronomist
    10 months ago

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    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    3 months ago

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/8175-podcast-its-all-about-carbon-building-a-thriving-soil-biological-community

    Posted By Rodney Michael
    7 months ago

    Benefits of living large in a tiny home.  From new Agfuse member Kevin May's LandHub.com blog:  https://www.landhub.com/blog/living-the-life-of-luxury-with-tiny-house-living/

    Posted By Rose Commodity Group
    7 months ago

    Rose on Cotton: Forward Contracting Close to 75% Level is Risky Business:
    https://agfax.com/2018/06/01/rose-on-cotton-forward-contracting-at-75-level-is-risky-business/

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/recent-college-grad-why-now-is-the-perfect-time-to-pursue-a-career-in-farming