NMPF and Farmers for Free Trade have joined forces to elevate the voices of agriculture and farmers in national debates. They aim to provide a platform for the voices of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural leaders to be heard on all levels of government. We hope you’ll join us by joining this growing coalition and spreading the word about the benefits of free trade. This article discusses some of the critical messages of the alliance. Read on to learn more.
If you are interested in growing more crops with less labor, there are several things you need to know about TopYield Agriculture. First of all, you need to know that Kenny Johnson, a combat veteran and certified crop advisor, is one of the co-founders of TopYield Ag. This online community was founded to provide growers and ag professionals with the information they need to be successful. It includes online community panels, natural language processing, and machine learning.
Dave Cornish is the Director of the Marcus Oldham Centre for Study of Agribusiness at Marcus Oldham College. We had a great discussion about the value of an agribusiness degree, the importance of being part of a thriving farming community, and the challenges farmers and ranchers face. He answered some of our questions and offered advice on becoming successful in the business. Read his interview below! Also, follow his blog to learn about the latest developments in agriculture and agribusiness.
If you’re a farmer and want to learn more about farming, subscribe to AgTalk. This weekly podcast is hosted by David Cornish and features interviews with farmers and other industry experts. You can also follow his advice on Facebook and Twitter. If you’d like to know more about AgTalk, subscribe to the RSS feed for future episodes! The podcast will be updated every Thursday, so don’t forget to subscribe! You’ll find plenty of helpful information there.
Richard Eckard is a professor of Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre. His research focuses on carbon-neutral agriculture and the options available for farmers to respond to the challenges posed by climate change. He developed the first greenhouse gas accounting tools for agriculture and provided the science behind six-carbon offset methods in Australia. He will discuss the future of farming and discuss ways to become more sustainable. There is no substitute for sound advice, so make sure you listen to AgTalk to get the most out of your time on the farm!
Mike McLaughlin has an extensive career in agriculture. In his earlier role, he managed a cotton operation in Narrabri, NSW. He was instrumental in developing the Cotton industry BMP guide, now recognized as the gold standard for industry-wide environmental programs. He’s been involved in many industries, including dairy and sugar, and has served on numerous boards and organizations. He has also received awards in agriculture, including the RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year.
Among other things, Kenny Johnson is a combat veteran and certified crop advisor. He co-founded TopYield Ag, an online community for ag professionals that features moderated online community panels, machine learning, and natural language processing. His life spanned farming, playing baseball, and raising livestock. His love for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings was evident, and he enjoyed talking with people.
In February 2022, Matt Ough will speak about the value of a farm. Matt grew up on a sheep farm in West Wimmera, Victoria. In his teenage years, he worked for the family business. He learned the value of animal husbandry and pasture management. While finishing VCE at the local high school, Matt worked on a beef and grain farm in Edenhope. He is passionate about agriculture and its role in Australian communities.
In addition to farming, Ough is a member of the NSW Farmers Association’s Conservation and Resource Management committee. He graduated from the Australian Grain Farmers Leadership Program, an Australian Farm Institute Research Fellow, and the National Farmer’s Federation’s ‘Australian Agricultural Sustainability Framework.’ He and his wife, Susannah, have three children, three of whom are farmers. The discussions on the podcast are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice.
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