By: JCC Specialist Dr. Larry Cole
A store manager recently described his workforce as needing significant structure as they didn’t want to participate in discussions about solving problems or improving store operations, they just wanted to be told what to do, work their hours, and receive a paycheck.
February 14, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that up to $35 million will be provided during the next three years to help landowners conserve grasslands and wetlands in the Prairie Pothole region. The announcement was made on the Secretary's behalf by Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie.
February 4, 2014
RACINE, WI - When it comes to farm equipment purchases, livestock producers think more about the ease of maintenance,
The U.S. Department of Labor Gives Go Ahead to Use New System in Hazardous Underground Mines
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Unique content to be webcast in partnership with McGraw-Hill Construction.
February 14, 2014
For lovers of all things construction, EarthCam has the perfect Valentine’s Day present.
Includes MULTI-CONTROL, World Ag Expo 2014 Top Ten New Product
Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Lindsay Corporation introduces FieldNET for wireless micro-irrigation management, allowing growers access and control of their entire irrigation operation at any time and from anywhere.
National FFA Week includes a host of activities planned throughout the U.S. to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education.
WASHINGTON, January 2, 2014 - Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today announced that USDA is making permanent the current flexibility that allows schools to serve larger portions of lean protein and whole grains at mealtime.
This is a presentation summary from the 2013 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 16-20, 2013 at locations across Illinois. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT), printable summaries (PDF) and interviews are available here.
The USDA crop reports released on January 10 revealed some important fundamental information for the corn, soybean, and wheat markets. As always, the reports contained a few surprises relative to market expectations. For corn, the biggest surprise was the estimate of stocks on hand on December 1, 2013.
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released final estimates of planted and harvested crop acreage for 2013 in the Crop Production 2013 Summary report on January 10.
OAKLAND, Calif. - PRNewswire-USNewswire - A report released today by Roots of Change and the California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) for the first time tracks food and farm policy voting records by the California Legislature.
Google has announced on its official blog finalization of an agreement to invest $75 million in the new Panhandle 2 wind power project in Carson County, Texas. The new wind farm is a joint venture between Pattern Energy and an affiliate of Morgan Stanley with shared development and financing responsibilities.
MADISON – Tax fraud involving identity theft has been a big news item over the past couple of years, with stories of consumers submitting their tax returns only to find that criminals have already filed returns using their Social Security Numbers and identities. It is a growing concern nationwide and has affected a number of Wisconsin residents.
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 2, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new educational game entitled “The Great Seed Search” that gives learners the opportunity to experience the global nature of the agriculture industry.
In partnership with RDO Equipment Co., John Deere is expanding its C&F Tech initiative to include North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. The John Deere dealer technician job training program is a two-year associate’s degree that enables students to troubleshoot, service, repair and rebuild diesel equipment used by customers nationwide.
Published: Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:22 AM ET
By: Jane Wells | CNBC Reporter
Record corn prices. Record farm incomes. Record equipment sales.
by Dan Gunderson,
Minnesota Public Radio August 23, 2013
FARGO, N.D. — A dozen African farmers and business owners are meeting with farm equipment suppliers in Fargo, N.D., to study technology that would help them produce more soybeans and corn.
Farm implement maker AGCO is growing, but there aren't enough workers in southwestern Minnesota. What's a company to do?
Article by: Dee DePass, Star Tribune
Recently employees from Western Tractor, a multi-store John Deere complex in Alberta, Canada completed a Professional Leadership® Course Curriculum with JCC training specialist, Dr. Larry Cole. The course consisted of 3 modules with 2 days of class per module. The students were able to take away these key objectives from the course including:
Precision agriculture technology has become so commonplace that the “gee whiz” factor is long gone. It’s now taken for granted as part of agriculture’s evolution toward greater efficiency and productiveness.
JACKSON, MN / AGCO has begun further expansion of its Jackson, Minn., manufacturing center. During the next three years, AGCO will invest an estimated $42 million in infrastructure, increasing production capacity and efficiency in order to help meet growing demand for the tractors and application equipment built there.