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September 28, 2015

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is being used against agricultural operations. This approach is novel and could severely impact all farm operations that have manure.

Ms. Deb Kristensen, Partner at Givens Pursley, LLP, shares her presentation "When Animal Manure is Regulated like Municipal Dumps", from the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture meeting in Indianapolis.

Ms. Kristensen points out that new tactics are being developed, using the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) against agricultural operations. This approach is novel and could severely impact all farm operations that have manure.

August 3, 2015

Water is a critical element to everything. With many players and rules that have built up over the years, understanding and solving the coming water issues will not be easy nor simple.

Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture The 2015 NIAA Annual Conference: Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA, brought out conversations around the issues of water, the perceptions of agriculture by media, and what agriculture groups need to think about in their conversations with consumers, the public, and media.

Of note:

  • Ms. Aubrey Bettencourt, Executive Director with California Water Alliance, passionately shares her views on the trends in the politicization of water in California and the rest of the US. Ms. Bettencourt says we [in agriculture] need to tell consumers and the public at large what we want them to know [about the water crisis]. "We have to speak to it with confidence and show that we know what we are doing" [video].
  • Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine and Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shares data and analysis of the issues of water, with a focus on the current water problems in California. Key message: "Take ownership [of water conversations], clearly articulate the issues, and become industry leaders and stewards" [video].


December 13, 2012

Do you wait to get things started? Do you think you are a procrastinator? Do you wish for a cure?

In this super special episode from the 2012 MidCountry Media Writers' Conference, Rita Emmett, author of The Procrastinator’s Handbook, shares how to Blast Away Procrastination and Develop an Action Plan. From the 2012 MidCountry Media Writers' Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA, October 20, 2012.

October 2, 2012

Are you looking for a refresher in organizing and telling your agriculture story?

The National FFA Convention is October 24 - 27 with 50,000+ young people coming to Indianapolis to discover, learn, and share their enthusiasm for agriculture and leadership.

One of the competitive events is Telling Your Story for State FFA Officers. This competition will judge the Officer's approach and ability to share their story.

January 28, 2012

Ashlie Kolb and Neil Mylet share their stories as young professionals looking to solve big problems and bring a fresh perspective to agriculture.

Innovation in Rural America - Ashlie Kolb and Neil Mylet, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

January 28, 2012

How can you manage corn production in extreme weather conditions?

Corn Management for Extreme Conditions - Dr. Bob Nielsen, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

January 28, 2012

What are some approaches to managing profit margin risk?

Strategies to Manage Profit Margin Risk - Dr. Corinne Alexander, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

January 28, 2012

What agriculture product and marketing changes are needed to support three families on the same land footprint?

Sharpening Your Competitive Edge - Mac Stone, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

January 28, 2012

Randy Kron, Vice-President, Indiana Farm Bureau, provides a warm welcome and graciously thanks many of the members that help make Indiana Farm Bureau sustainable and successful.

Cultivating Members, Producing Leaders - Randy Kron, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

January 28, 2012

What are the issues and opportunities ethanol plants represent?

Ethanol and Renewable Fuels - Tom Buis, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

January 9, 2012

The National FFA Convention offers an opportunity to see entertianment from all across the USA.

 

Madison FFA chapter members setup an impromptu performance. Mayson Briggs, Jackson Adams, Sam Adams, Jr., Sam Adams, Sr., and Matthew Ray, from the Madison FFA chapter, Madison County North Carolina - Oct 20, 2011, Westin Hotel lobby, National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN, USA