AUDIO – NAFB Trade Talk 2011

The 68th Annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Annual Meeting took place in Kansas City, Missouri this week. Dale, Heather and Ty were all there to not only attend many of the events of the week, but to also cover Trade Talk. This event corrals many major players in American agriculture so broadcasters from around the country can get the latest happenings from each organization.

Here are some of the interviews collected by The Ohio Ag Net crew.

Mike Hofer, BASF’s Corn Marketing Manager, talks about his company’s advantages for growers in 2012.

BASF Mike Hofer

BASF Fungicides Technical Market Manager, Nick Fassler, talks about Xemium. Xemium is a new ingredient found in both Priaxor and Merivon which expects EPA registration in 2012.

BASF Nick Fassler

Nate Weinkauf is the Marketing Manager for Case IH’s Axial-Flow Combines and Heads. The new 30 Series combines was his topic of discussion.

Case IH Nate Weinkauf

Case IH’s Mitch Kaiser shares how the Steiger 600 delivers the total tractor solutions.

Case IH Steiger Mitch Kaiser

Syngenta’s Scott Erickson discusses the Aphid Management Systems in their soybean program.

Syngenta Scott Erickson

Chris Cook is Syngenta’s Sales Agronomy Head and he talked about the complete solution that his organization offers.

Syngenta Chris Cook

Plain City farmer Fred Yoder was at the 25 x 25 booth at Trade Talk and he talked about the initiative and how much is riding on the 2012 Farm Bill.

25 x 25 Fred Yoder

American Sheep Industry Association Executive Director Peter Orwick urges the growth of his industry with the Let’s Grow with twoPlus campaign.

American Sheep Peter Orwick

Jeff Carpenter with DuPont Crop Protection introduces two new herbicides for corn and soybean growers.

DuPont Jeff Carpenter

DuPont Crop Protection’s Todd Robran covers new foliar fungicides for corn and beans.

DuPont Todd Robran

John Deere Media Relations Manager Barry Nelson shares details on a huge project that will fill a food pantry and break a Guiness World Record.

John Deere Barry Nelson

Becky Littlefield with John Deere gives the specs on the new S-Series combines.

John Deere Becky Littlefield

Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Marketing Manager Josh St. Peters discusses the latest corn hybrid technologies.

Pioneer Josh St Peters

Dan Buck is Pioneer Hi-Bred’s Soybean Product Communications Manager and he is excited about new seed treatment programs.

Pioneer Dan Buck

American Soybean Association’s Rob Joslin, an Ohio farmer, talks about issues of importance to soybean growers.

ASA Rob Joslin soybean issues

Don Scott of The National Biodiesel Board discusses the sustainability of biofuels.

NBB Don Scott Biodiesel and biofuels sustainability

Monsanto’s Grow Communities Initiative continues and their Jessica Simmons shares more about that.

aa Monsanto Grow Communities Jessica Simmons

Luke Samuel from Monsanto talks corn traits.

Monsanto Luke Samuel corn traits

What once was know as WeatherBill is now The Climate Corporation. Kyle Perry represents them.

aa The Climate Corporation Kyle Perry

Innoculants fit into to many production programs. Becker Underwood’s Russ Brendt explains how.

aa Becker UnderWood Russ Berndt

Bioforge is a product on Stoller USA. Jeff Morgan talks more about that product.

aa Stoller USA Jeff Morgan

AGCO’s Manager of Marketing Tom Draper discusses his company’s seeding and tillage technology.


Rob Cooper of The National FFA Foundation talks about corporations giving back to his organization.

National FFA Foundation

Optimize is a new product that Novozymes is most proud of. Heather finds out more about it.


Dave Schwartz with SFP talks about 3 of his offerings Ohio farmers should know about.


Kinze’s Luke Van Hurl talks about how his company’s reach is far beyond its home state of Iowa.


Alltech’s Billy Frey talks about their latest venture in digital media.

Alltech-Billy Frey


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