A three-day gathering of the organic food community, including food processors and distributors, farmers, retailers, researchers, educators, chefs and policy activists. A robust agenda of educational intensives, dynamic workshops, networking and a trade show will feature informed and inspiring information and the latest scientific findings. Experts Andrew Kimbrell, Jim Hightower and Stephen Jones, Ph.D, will deliver insightful and engaging keynotes. Organicology is the only gathering of its kind that provides an in-depth, educational and interactive appraisal of a sustainable food future across the organic sector, including the impact of climate change on agriculture, news and views on the Farm Bill currently before Congress and the '50 Year Farm Bill' being advocated by leaders in the sustainable agriculture community.
Valtra Design Challenge 2017 - FARMING THE FUTURE
World and people in it are changing faster than ever before. This creates big challenges for food production in the future. To guarantee wellbeing of future generations we need more advanced methods and equipment. Tractors as versatile machines have been playing a key role in this progress and we believe this will continue also in the future. The future tractors are designed today. What is your vision for tractor in 2040? SHOW US YOUR VISION How tractors will look, feel and function after twenty years from...
World`s first electrically powered boat for fish farming goes into operation in Norway
The world`s first battery-powered work boat for fish farming has been brought into operation in Norway. The "Elfrida" electric boat is used off the coast of Central Norway by Salmar Farming AS, a Norwegian salmon farmer. Siemens developed and supplied the complete electrical propulsion and control system to the local shipbuilding company, Ørnli Slipp. The double-hulled boat is around 14meters long and eight meters wide. It requires around 50 minutes for its daily trip to the fish hatchery, which lies...
Latest FAR Module gives practical advice to reduce livestock emissions
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has announced the launch of its latest training module for the Feed Adviser Register (FAR). Module 3, Section 2 will highlight practical ways that feed advisers can help to reduce emissions on farms. It builds on information gained in FAR Module 3, Section 1. Inge Verwoerd, Technical Manager for Feed and FAR at AIC, said: “One of the main drivers behind the launch of the Feed Adviser Register in 2013 was the need to develop a channel to deliver information on...
Biolargo Hatches plan to help poultry industry make clean farms, healthy chickens, safer food and more profit
The poultry industry is big business, but also faces big challenges. Since 1992, chicken has outpaced beef in per capita sales in the U.S., and during 2016, wholesale poultry sales were $60 billion. Despite this progress, a barrier to continued growth in this sector is pathogen control and other poultry health challenges that have demonstrated their potential to impact sales negatively. Avian Flu (HPAI) outbreaks in the U.S. have impacted exports significantly, according to Nan-Dirk Mulder, senior global animal...
Innovative new virtual reality website goes live FarmFood360° now online
Canadians looking for the real story about their food can get it directly from the source online with virtual visits to farms and processing plants. Farm & Food Care is proud to present its latest national outreach initiative – FarmFood360°. Using 360 cameras and virtual reality technology, the new FarmFood360° website gives Canadians the chance to tour real, working farms and food processing plants, all without putting on boots. It’s the latest version of the highly successful Virtual...