economics

CropVillage 0205 - Agriculture 2.0 Conference and Its Value to Ag

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  • Agriculture 2.0 aims to bring capital to the agriculture industry to develop and launch out new ideas around ag sustainability, food production, energy, and agri-tech. Janine Yario talks about how NewSeed Advisors utilizes media and conferences to bring together investors and presenting companies.

CropVillage update for November 19, 2009, What other industry segments say about the future of economy

We have a special presentation from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that features Texas A&M’s Dr. Danny Klinefelter, director of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) and co-director of the Texas A&M Family and Owner-Managed Business.

This valuable presentation overviews The Forces Driving the Ag Credit Market and Its Impact on Producers. This presentation should be reviewed by your senior management team and others involved in the financial area of your operation.

Also this week a conversation with American Farm Bureau Federation’s Senior Director for Congressional Relations Rick Krause reviews the current climate legislation conversation in Washington and what it means for livestock and crop producers.

CropVillage update for October 26, 2009, National FFA Convention wraps up

October brought to Indianapolis several thousand young adults to the 82nd National FFA Convention. The Truffle Media team was on the floor talking with career floor exhibitors and students about their experience. Of particular interest are the 2009 FFA Agri-Entrepreneurs winners. They are energetic, optimistic, and are pursuing their ideas with passion. These are people to keep your eye on!

Hybrid Outlook for Agribusiness Careers

Ag jobs
Employment prospects for farmers, ranchers, and production managers are expected to decline over the next seven years, with notable exceptions in organic farming, horticulture, and aquiculture. The overall outlook for careers in agriculture and food science is brighter—job growth in these areas is expected to keep pace with the average of other occupations in the United States.

CropVillage 0187, Ag Lending Issues - Something Your Management Team Definitely Needs To Hear

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  • Special presentation from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange looking at Ag Lending issues. Not what you want to hear but what you need to know! Share with your management team by forwarding this show link.

Clayton Carley and The Sweet Corn Shack, 2009 FFA Agri-Entrepreneur

Clayton Carley and The Sweet Corn Shack, 2009 FFA Agri-EntrepreneurClayton Carley and The Sweet Corn Shack, 2009 FFA Agri-Entrepreneur, branched out to catering and using T-shirts to spread the word.

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Cathryn Clark and Clark's Ark Pet Sitting Service, 2009 FFA Agri-Entrepreneur

,2009 FFA Agri-EntrepreneurCathryn Clark and Clark's Ark Pet Sitting Service, 2009 FFA Agri-Entrepreneur; hardest part to starting company? Buying the variety of food to feed the numerous pets.

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Ariel Waldeck and All American Genetics, 2009 FFA Agri-Entrepreneur

Ariel Waldeck and All American Genetics 2009 FFA Agri-EntrepreneurAriel Waldeck and All American Genetics, 2009 FFA Agri-Entrepreneur, shares why she got into showing Brown Swiss Dairy Cows.

CropVillage 0183, Kansas State Views Enterprise Profit and Loss

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  • A conversation with Kansas State's Troy Dumler, looking at aggregate records of enterprise profitability and project returns on a state-wide basis. Our thanks to Eric Atkinson.

CropVillage 0169, How Intact Is The Oil - Ethanol - Grain Price Linkage?

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  • An examination of how the oil, ethanol and grain price linkage is holding up
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