CropVillage update for February 26, 2010, Farmers Answer Consumers' Food Questions

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Leadership Involvement Ideas

MP3 fileFred Rogge, Washington, Kansas, shares his thoughts on community leadership involvement after winning the Community Leadership award at the 2010 AgConnect Expo in Orlando, Florida.

CropVillage 0202 - Involvement Ideas from the Community Leadership award winner from AgConnect Expo 2010

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  • Fred Rogge, Washington, Kansas, shares his thoughts after winning the Community Leadership award at the 2010 AgConnect Expo in Orlando, Florida. Other nominees for the award included Julie Brashear (Tampa, FL), Melinda Fruendt (Guthrie, OK), Gretchen Garth (Woodinville, WA), and Dennis Treacy (Smithfield, VA). Fred is involved in educating people about agriculture through the National FFA Organization and Farm Bureau.

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!

CropVillage 0189, Evaluating Crop Input Costs For 2010

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  • As harvest slowly moves toward completion, Kansas State crop production specialist Kraig Roozeboom looks ahead to evaluating products intended to add to your bottom line in 2010.

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 0188, Leadership Comments from Tony Haywood, CEO of BP

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  • Tony Hayward, CEO of BP (formerly British Petroleum, NYSE: BP), discusses his leadership style and the importance of bringing 'who you are' to the workplace.
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