Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton Hangs Up Lab Coat

Syngenta’s Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton, a founder of biotechnology, is retiring after a celebrated career—but her efforts will continue to influence progress in agriculture and for humanity for generations to come. As a founder of modern plant biotechnology, Chilton is directly linked to the world’s incredible improvements in crop productivity over the past two decades. Her … Read More »

Iowa Soy Grower Starts Blog to Highlight the Ups, Downs of Agriculture

An Iowa soybean grower is ready to get real about agriculture, science and life on the farm. Dave Walton operates Walton Farms in Wilton, Iowa, where he grows soybeans, corn, alfalfa, grass hay and raises beef – cow/calf with a small feedlot, sheep, along with custom work, mainly hay, planting native grass and harvesting. He … Read More »

ASA Kudos: Bob Worth

Kudos to Bob Worth, Lake Benton, Minn., who was recently offered a contract for another year of doing what he loves—talking about agriculture on the radio. Bob started his segment For What It’s Worth on Minnesota’s KLOH last year and has used the platform to discuss a range of issues important to soybean growers, including … Read More »

ASA Kudos: Hunter Grills

Kudos to Hunter Grills, Newbern, Tenn., who is taking time to help prepare the next generation of ag advocates. Grills recently worked with a local FFA student who is running for regional office and needed information about the major issues farmers are facing today. He answered her questions and provided information about GMO labeling, WOTUS, … Read More »

ASA Kudos…Matt Atkinson

Kudos go to Matthew Atkinson, Columbus, Kansas, for taking time to discuss the ASA DuPont Young Leader’s program with Greg Akagi on Farm Factor. Atkinson, a recent graduate of the program, talked about how DYL allowed him to learn how to talk about and promote agriculture, meet other growers and get up to speed on … Read More »

ASA Kudos this Week…Brad Kremer

Kudos go to Brad Kremer, Pittsville, Wis., who joined ASA in Washington, D.C. for the board meeting last week and shared his experiences on Facebook. In addition to sharing a photo from his meetings with lawmakers, Brad also shared information about TPP, National Ag Day and a photo showing how modern agriculture incorporates technology into … Read More »

ASA Kudos this Week… Annie Dee, DYL Graduate Named Top Producer

Kudos goes to Annie Dee, 2003 graduate of ASA’s DuPont Young Leaders (DYL) program for being named one of the top producers by Top Producer magazine. Annie lives in Aliceville, Alabama where she owns and operates Dee River Ranch. The 10,000-acre ranch produces corn, soybeans, cattle and harvests timber. Annie began her career in agriculture … Read More »

ASA Kudos this Week…Jenny Rohrich

Kudos goes out to Jenny Rohrich, of Ashley, N.D., for presenting at American Soybean Association’s 16th Annual Soybean Leadership College in Orlando, Florida last week. Jenny held a panel discussion titled, “A Farmer’s Guide to Making the Most of Social Media”. Thank you for presenting at the Soybean Leadership College and teaching farmers how to bring … Read More »

ASA Kudos this Week…Dennis Bogaards

Kudos goes to Dennis Bogaards, Pella, Iowa, for presenting at ASA’s 16th Annual Soybean Leadership College in Orlando, Florida this week. Dennis held a panel discussion titled, “A Farmer’s Guide to Making the Most of Social Media”. Dennis Bogaards serves as an ASA Director from Iowa. His family farm consists of 450 acres of soybeans … Read More »

ASA Kudos this Week…Jenny Rohrich

Kudos goes to Jenny Rohrich, of Ashley, N.D., for posting on Facebook about her meet up with another ASA Advocacy and Communications Team (ACT) member Brad Kremer and showing us how to use farm fresh ingredients to make amazing treats! Check out Jenny’s blog Prairie Californian and follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you … Read More »