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  • 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

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    These paradigms consider tractors, front end loaders, and other devices as superior or more technically skilled work than manual labor... ” As such, Joel explained, through his work with farm interns, he “spends a lot of time with 25 year-olds teaching them how to use a shovel, even though they can drive a tractor just fine... ” As Joel explained, these obstacles “keep many would-be farmers from being successful, because most of us hate paperwork and just want to farm... ”Tech-Savvy Farm Labor is Here to StayWhile farming has always been a career for the “resourceful and mechanically handy,” as John put it, “as technology increases, there is a need for an increased capability to work with software, e... ” AgriWebb COO John was sure that, “Technology will allow for skilled workers to focus on other activities that drive more benefit for the business...

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018

    It also creates soil compaction and stimulates weed growth... In November 2013, he began working with five farmers (on five fields, 13 management units, making up around 50 acres in three counties) on the coastal plain of South Carolina, to increase their soil organic nitrogen with cover crops in order to cut back on their nitrogen fertilizer needs... “That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s statistically significant and it’s taken off of working farms where the farmers do their best (but don’t always make it) to keep cover on the ground year-round,” Kloot says... 5% without any manure, while another working in a loamy sand soil saw his levels increase from 1% to 1... In the case of the five farmers he’s been working with, some have increased the diversity of species in their soils by a factor of two or three, he says...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Root Exudates 101: What They Do and Why They Matter

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 23

    Roots are also secreting chemical compounds, known as root exudates, which play an important role in both crop production and soil health... ”“The roots are excreting compounds into the soil, which allows the plant to either access nutrients directly, just by interacting with soil mineral particles, or through fueling microbial activity,” says the University of Aberdeen soil scientist... “Particularly organic acids that get produced by roots, what we’ve found in our work is that they weaken soil,” he says... ”He adds that any work that has looked at root diversity has found the greater the diversity of roots in terms of depth, the greater the biomass production... Root Exudates by SpeciesPart of Hallett’s work has included looking at root exudates between different plant species...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9, 2019

    So far he has seen success with soybeans into wheat, but he’s also working on corn intercropped with a legume... Here’s how the system works, and how you can implement it on your own operation... Jason Mauck has been working with Dawn Equipment on a strip-till bar that will apply biochar to seed during wheat planting... Keep the Rows Wide, Plant in TwinsTo make this system work, you have to plant in wide rows... Another improvement in the works is to do “twin and fill” on the soybean rows, where the middles are filled...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    Is Your Farm a Hobby or a Business for IRS Tax Purposes?

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 13

    Many taxpayers are surprised to find out that the IRS taxes hobby income. We all have hobbies. Yours might be painting, making unique juices, or growing flowers... You, or your advisors, have the knowledge needed to carry on the farming activity as a successful business Does the taxpayer have knowledge of this field from prior jobs or experience? Is this activity similar in nature to their full-time job? Is the taxpayer involved in any trade groups or have they attended any education conferences? You were successful in making a profit in similar activities in the past Has the taxpayer had previous income-producing activities? You make a profit from farming in some years and the amount of profit you make Has the taxpayer made a profit from these activities in the past and if so, how much was the profit in comparison to the loss years? Was the deviation very small? You can expect to make a future profit from the appreciation of the assets used in the farming activity... Tyler Davis works for SVN: Saunders Ralston Dantzler real estate and also owns his own CPA Firm, Tyler Davis CPA where he provides tax preparation, consulting, and provision services...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018

    But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi... The way AMF works, Cahill explains, is that they grow inside the plant’s roots, and in exchange for sugar from the plant, the hyphae — the threadlike filaments of the fungi — capture water and nutrients in the soil for the plant... The researchers used phosphorus 32, a radioactive isotope of phosphorus, and grew the wheat in compartmented pots with highly calcareous and phosphorus-fixing soil from a major cereal-growing area in South Australia... It’s more complicated than that... “Until you can prove it works in that garden, it’s not worth the money...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Sep 9, 2018

    Starting Out with No Agricultural BackgroundOne of the dangers of starting out without either extensive experience or a strong support network is the potential for failure... Neither of Jason’s parents were farmers, but he was “ag-obsessed since the age of two, and worked on farms since the age of 11. ” Jason continued, “Many first generation farmers that I know have similar stories, or at least have acquired a wealth of knowledge working for others before starting their own enterprise... Land For Good’s work includes helping beginning farmers in New England “think through these options, such as rental agreements, to better allow them to start a farm on a financial scale they feel comfortable with... For many first generation farmers, the numbers actually can work out much better if they at least start out renting acreage, and perhaps continue to farm on leased acreage (at least partially) in the future...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Top 5 Reasons Why Black Oats Are The Best Beginner's Cover Crop

    By Cover Crops

    Published Sep 14, 2018

    Cover crops work... Black oats have a fairly wide window of planting opportunity compared to other covers... They also take longer to decompose, thus tying up scavenged nitrogen that we’d rather have available to our cash crops. Black oats don’t bolt: they're easily killed with roundup or mechanically via a roller/crimper and they decompose quickly for easy planting conditions... It takes a lot less land, inputs and work to get the quantity of bushels produced for our cover crop needs with black oats than it does with any other alternative...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    The Top 10 Ag Apps For Farmers in 2020

    By The Crossover

    Updated Apr 14

    There is no shortage of great apps to help farmers in 2020... This list compiles 10 of the most useful apps in agriculture. My John Deere Operations Center let’s you take complete control of your operation via remote management of your fleet, monitoring of field work and applications, as well as accessing historic agronomic data... Windy is an incredible weather app that allows you to compare forecasts from different weather models like ECMWF, GFS and NAM... They have aggregated auction inventory so that you can search for specific items on their app rather than having to go visit many different auction company websites...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Precision Ag

  • 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

    Christopher Luis United States, TX, Dallas

    Business Title: Wideman Enterprises Llc
    Job Title: loan officer
    About: I am a loan officer in Wideman Enterprises Llc. i am so passionate about farming that is why i managed to convince my company to start offering loans to farmers that are in need of funds. when i am not at work, nor reading, I am in my farm.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Daniyal Chughtai United States, NY, New York

    Business Title: Seed Pricer
    About: Working on Empowering farmers with data for higher yield and higher profits. A complete package which consists of database of many seed hybrids categorized by their relative maturities.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Ag Tech

    Hope Floeck United States, TX, Idalou

    About: I grew up farming & ranching with my Dad along the Red River in Grayson & Cook Counties in northeast Texas. I moved to Lubbock to work in Cotton Economic Research at Texas Tech University. I received two degrees from TTU - B.S. in Agricultural Economics & a Masters of Ag in Ag & Applied Economics. I owned & sold a food company & worked for a food manufacturing company where I oversaw USG contracts & projects in almost 60 countries. I now am a consultant on projects in food, agriculture, government relations, humanitarian programs, & technology.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Hogs, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Annemarie Pedersen Canada, Alberta, Calgary

    Business Title: Annemarie Pedersen Communications
    Job Title: Communications Consultant
    About: My company - Annemarie Pedersen Communications - offers an expertise in agricultural communications. My skills include media relations, writing, editing, social media, event planning and industry relations. I have worked on numerous consumer outreach and industry advocacy projects.
    Interests: Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Nancy Dankle United States, IL, Champaign

    Business Title: Agrible
    Job Title: Sales & Advertising Manager
    About: I love living in the heart of agriculture and enjoy working for a company that helps farmers make informed decisions for their operations based on the latest technology in weather predictions and crop modeling
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Marketing, Agribusiness

    E.B. Workman United States, Delaware, Bridgeville

    Business Title: Workman Farms Inc
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing

    FarmAField Company United States, NE, Lincoln

    About: Want to be part of agriculture? We are the online marketplace linking farmers and investors (you). We make it easy to partner with farmers. New Ag-Tech StartUp.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Uncle Bumpy United States, WI, La Valle

    Business Title: Factory Direct Shippers, LLC
    Job Title: Work Wear Spokesperson
    About: Uncle Bumpy is the YouTube spokesperson for work wear brands sold by Factory Direct Shippers, LLC: KEY, Big Smith, Liberty, Walls, Dickies, Round House, Polar King, Berne, Big Bill & Grand River Stretch Jeans. Videos highlight the many features of these quality garments and offer "How To" tips to get the most value from your purchase. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T3SvUu3OXg
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Hogs, Timber Production, Agribusiness, Work Clothes

    Jimoh Olalekan Nigeria, Osun State, Osogbo

    Business Title: Abukem International Company
    Interests: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Marketing, Organic, Corn, Rice, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat, Dairy, Poultry, Specialty

  • AgNet West Radio Network

    Public
    California\'s real farm radio, providing current, relevant, and interesting agriculture news. We are proud to serve the agriculture community. AgNet West is based in California.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisors

    Public
    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness, Ag Issues in Washington, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Rice, Hogs

    Agriculture Jobs

    Public
    I work with Titus Talent and we have a few available jobs in agriculture. Follow this group to learn about our opportunities.
    Interest: Corn, Wheat, Organic

    Healthcare As A Business Advantage

    Public
    Helping Agriculture businesses with healthcare their workers can afford and use.
    Interest: Marketing

    Carolina Irrigation Solutions

    Public
    Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Company in Hartsville, SC.
    Interest:

    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, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Canadian Agriculture & Equipment

    Public
    If You work in Agriculture or a business supporting it, you need to join this group. Let\'s connect and help each other out.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    SC WAgN

    Public
    South Carolina Women in Agriculture Network
    Interest: Agribusiness

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

    Public
    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic, Marketing

    Animal Nutrition and Feed Study

    Public
    Hello everyone. I am conducting a study on animal nutrition and feed habits by farmers in North America. I am looking to network and connect with livestock farmers for the study.
    Interest: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty

  • A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    These paradigms consider tractors, front end loaders, and other devices as superior or more technically skilled work than manual labor... ” As such, Joel explained, through his work with farm interns, he “spends a lot of time with 25 year-olds teaching them how to use a shovel, even though they can drive a tractor just fine... ” As Joel explained, these obstacles “keep many would-be farmers from being successful, because most of us hate paperwork and just want to farm... ”Tech-Savvy Farm Labor is Here to StayWhile farming has always been a career for the “resourceful and mechanically handy,” as John put it, “as technology increases, there is a need for an increased capability to work with software, e... ” AgriWebb COO John was sure that, “Technology will allow for skilled workers to focus on other activities that drive more benefit for the business...

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018

    It also creates soil compaction and stimulates weed growth... In November 2013, he began working with five farmers (on five fields, 13 management units, making up around 50 acres in three counties) on the coastal plain of South Carolina, to increase their soil organic nitrogen with cover crops in order to cut back on their nitrogen fertilizer needs... “That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s statistically significant and it’s taken off of working farms where the farmers do their best (but don’t always make it) to keep cover on the ground year-round,” Kloot says... 5% without any manure, while another working in a loamy sand soil saw his levels increase from 1% to 1... In the case of the five farmers he’s been working with, some have increased the diversity of species in their soils by a factor of two or three, he says...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Root Exudates 101: What They Do and Why They Matter

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 23

    Roots are also secreting chemical compounds, known as root exudates, which play an important role in both crop production and soil health... ”“The roots are excreting compounds into the soil, which allows the plant to either access nutrients directly, just by interacting with soil mineral particles, or through fueling microbial activity,” says the University of Aberdeen soil scientist... “Particularly organic acids that get produced by roots, what we’ve found in our work is that they weaken soil,” he says... ”He adds that any work that has looked at root diversity has found the greater the diversity of roots in terms of depth, the greater the biomass production... Root Exudates by SpeciesPart of Hallett’s work has included looking at root exudates between different plant species...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9, 2019

    So far he has seen success with soybeans into wheat, but he’s also working on corn intercropped with a legume... Here’s how the system works, and how you can implement it on your own operation... Jason Mauck has been working with Dawn Equipment on a strip-till bar that will apply biochar to seed during wheat planting... Keep the Rows Wide, Plant in TwinsTo make this system work, you have to plant in wide rows... Another improvement in the works is to do “twin and fill” on the soybean rows, where the middles are filled...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    Is Your Farm a Hobby or a Business for IRS Tax Purposes?

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 13

    Many taxpayers are surprised to find out that the IRS taxes hobby income. We all have hobbies. Yours might be painting, making unique juices, or growing flowers... You, or your advisors, have the knowledge needed to carry on the farming activity as a successful business Does the taxpayer have knowledge of this field from prior jobs or experience? Is this activity similar in nature to their full-time job? Is the taxpayer involved in any trade groups or have they attended any education conferences? You were successful in making a profit in similar activities in the past Has the taxpayer had previous income-producing activities? You make a profit from farming in some years and the amount of profit you make Has the taxpayer made a profit from these activities in the past and if so, how much was the profit in comparison to the loss years? Was the deviation very small? You can expect to make a future profit from the appreciation of the assets used in the farming activity... Tyler Davis works for SVN: Saunders Ralston Dantzler real estate and also owns his own CPA Firm, Tyler Davis CPA where he provides tax preparation, consulting, and provision services...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018

    But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi... The way AMF works, Cahill explains, is that they grow inside the plant’s roots, and in exchange for sugar from the plant, the hyphae — the threadlike filaments of the fungi — capture water and nutrients in the soil for the plant... The researchers used phosphorus 32, a radioactive isotope of phosphorus, and grew the wheat in compartmented pots with highly calcareous and phosphorus-fixing soil from a major cereal-growing area in South Australia... It’s more complicated than that... “Until you can prove it works in that garden, it’s not worth the money...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Sep 9, 2018

    Starting Out with No Agricultural BackgroundOne of the dangers of starting out without either extensive experience or a strong support network is the potential for failure... Neither of Jason’s parents were farmers, but he was “ag-obsessed since the age of two, and worked on farms since the age of 11. ” Jason continued, “Many first generation farmers that I know have similar stories, or at least have acquired a wealth of knowledge working for others before starting their own enterprise... Land For Good’s work includes helping beginning farmers in New England “think through these options, such as rental agreements, to better allow them to start a farm on a financial scale they feel comfortable with... For many first generation farmers, the numbers actually can work out much better if they at least start out renting acreage, and perhaps continue to farm on leased acreage (at least partially) in the future...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Top 5 Reasons Why Black Oats Are The Best Beginner's Cover Crop

    By Cover Crops

    Published Sep 14, 2018

    Cover crops work... Black oats have a fairly wide window of planting opportunity compared to other covers... They also take longer to decompose, thus tying up scavenged nitrogen that we’d rather have available to our cash crops. Black oats don’t bolt: they're easily killed with roundup or mechanically via a roller/crimper and they decompose quickly for easy planting conditions... It takes a lot less land, inputs and work to get the quantity of bushels produced for our cover crop needs with black oats than it does with any other alternative...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    The Top 10 Ag Apps For Farmers in 2020

    By The Crossover

    Updated Apr 14

    There is no shortage of great apps to help farmers in 2020... This list compiles 10 of the most useful apps in agriculture. My John Deere Operations Center let’s you take complete control of your operation via remote management of your fleet, monitoring of field work and applications, as well as accessing historic agronomic data... Windy is an incredible weather app that allows you to compare forecasts from different weather models like ECMWF, GFS and NAM... They have aggregated auction inventory so that you can search for specific items on their app rather than having to go visit many different auction company websites...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Precision Ag

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019

    What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How does the cycle work? There are really three simple rules here: (1) You want to get paid as soon as possible when you sell your crops and (2) You want to pay your bills when they are due but no sooner... Ask your NRCS official to help you get started with cover crops by seeing if EQIP or CSP programs would work for your particular situation... Partner up with a neighbor farmer, if you’d like, and get to work... Many co-ops charge over $5 per acre to take samples so there can be huge cost savings realized when you do the work yourself... And, this works whether you’re talking about applying seed, chemicals or fertilizer...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

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