This Week in Agribusiness, April 29, 2017

Max Armstrong discusses the new Secretary of Ag, smart farms and optimizing the farm with technology.

Part 1

Max Armstrong opens this week's show by congratulating Sonny Perdue, the newly confirmed Secretary of Agriculture. Patrick Haggerty reports on Sonny Perdue being sworn in, where Secretary Perdue rolled up his sleeves, and reminds people he was a farmer first. Nick Jensen, President, Thurston Manufacturing, tackles the Farm Challenge of the Week. And Farm broadcaster Duane Murley, KWMT Radio, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, offers insight into key issues farmers in that part of the country are watching.

Part 2

Max Armstrong talks markets with Paul Georgy, Allendale, Inc. In Samuelson Sez, Orion Samuelson wonders if any single-room schoolhouses are still operating. And Agricultural Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Western United States.

Part 3

Matt Coniglio, Penton Ag, talks about the many opportunities available at the National Agri-Marketing Association. Chad Colby reports on the crops in central and southern Illinois.

Part 4

Max Armstrong talks with Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare, Nebo, Illinois, about utilizing technology with smart farms. Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at weather for the Eastern United States. And in Max's Tractor Shed, Max tells the story of a 1951 John Deere B, owned by Rhett Whaley, Bloomfield, Indiana.

Part 5

Max Armstrong continues his market conversation with Paul Georgy, Allendale, Inc.

Part 6

Max Armstrong profiles Naperville Central FFA, Naperville, Illinois, this 25-member chapter formed in 1938. And Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje looks at the weather for the week ahead, including his four-week forecast.

Part 7

In Freeways to Farms with Max Armstrong, Max talks with Jamie Walter, Whiskey Acres, about how he uses technology to maximize his operation. More episodes of Freeways to Farms can be found online at Freewaystofarms.com.

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