ARTICLES BY DAVE KURNS
‘Take it to the farmer’ By: 02/03/2014 @ 12:36pm

Those were the last words from Norman Borlaug, a titan in agriculture. Ken Quinn works to make sure Borlaug’s legacy stands among our country’s greatest.Quinn says he grew up as a “city kid.” He had a…

Monsanto working to educate consumers on biotechnology By: 01/21/2014 @ 11:33am

Monsanto is getting off the sidelines to tell its side of the story. According to Robb Fraley, Monsanto's chief technology officer, the company is committed to engaging consumers to tell the story of…

One thing is clear: Ag is hot! By: 05/08/2013 @ 11:34am

It’s the season of graduations, caps and gowns, and diplomas.Judging by the growth in agriculture over the past few years, the sky is the limit for the Class of 2013, as graduates leave their colleges, trade…

CDO: The new job on the farm By: 04/05/2013 @ 9:20am

Bits and bytes are flying around farms. That’s the impression I get from talking with farmers and industry experts -- especially after attending a number of farm shows over the winter.Some farmers’ heads…

Across the Editor's Desk: Many slices of pie By: 03/20/2013 @ 2:00pm

During the eight months that I’ve been in this chair at Successful Farming magazine, I have met more and more growers and producers with side businesses, projects that become new inventions, and a more…

Across the Editor's Desk: Stop kicking the can! By: 03/04/2013 @ 9:41am

We love words, don't we? We love a good turn of phrase, a good one-liner. It affords us a chuckle here. A smirk there. I also take a lot of personal interest in the life cycle of fashionable phrases –…

Across the Editor's Desk: Getting creative in the shop By: 02/14/2013 @ 9:59am

The cover of this issue of Successful Farming magazine is one of a kind – literally.All of our covers are unique, of course, but this issue is the brainchild of Art Director Matt Strelecki and Dave Mowitz…

Across the Editor's Desk: Keep in touch By: 02/04/2013 @ 2:43pm

“Give me a call.”“Did you get my note?”“Send me an email.”“Ping me.” (OK, this one is pretty new)There are more ways than ever of staying in touch, aren’t there? Cell phone, text messages…

Across the Editor's Desk -- 2012: Make it count By: 01/11/2013 @ 10:22am

Did you get your Ag Census in the mail? You're one of 3 million who did. Here's a bit of history about the survey, which is taken every five years:The Ag Census was first done in 1840.In 1929, 25% of…

Across the Editor's Desk: Let it rain By: 12/05/2012 @ 9:20am

“We're Ok, but Please let it rain Next year” — Illinois FarmerJoining Successful Farming magazine this year was my best decision of the year. I have had many wishes of welcome from the staff, from…

Across the Editor's Desk: Precision in Practice By: 11/01/2012 @ 9:48am

Precision agriculture is not a trend and it's not new. Yet, it is changing all the time. Since starting my new role here at Successful Farming magazine, I have been amazed at the amount of information…

Across the Editor's Desk: Humble beginnings By: 10/01/2012 @ 10:14am

What a great message. These words come from Rob Mensing, a college student and farmer from Greenfield, Iowa. Mensing is one of 50 bright and smart members of the 2012 class of New Century Farmers, a conference…

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