Advances in Food and Agribusiness Featured on Upcoming Episode of AMERICAN FARMER
In an upcoming episode of American Farmer, producers will explore recent developments in food and agribusiness. This episode is scheduled to broadcast 4th QTR, 2018.
In this segment, American Farmer will take a look at the J.R. Simplot Company, which was started by an energetic entrepreneur in 1929 and grew from a one-man farming operation into a food and agribusiness empire.
The show will educate viewers about the how they utilize precision agriculture to best advise their customers on crop nutrition, crop protection, specialty products, and SEED options - all through technology. The Company's vertical integration, which includes fertilizer production, agriculture retail operations, farming, ranching, frozen-food processing, and food brands and distribution, enables their broad vision in Bringing Earth's Resources to Life. Audiences will learn how the J.R. Simplot Company has nurtured a diverse array of internal talents and resources, creating a symbiosis that few other organizations achieve.
"Agriculture technology is enabling tremendous advancements in how we think about growing food for a sustainable world," said Dave Dufault, Vice President and General Manager of Simplot Grower Solutions. "Our breadth and depth keeps us involved in every aspect of agriculture and we use technology to help us drive efficiencies and identify opportunities to enhance our service to customers."
"The Company has invested significant resources to ensure they have real solutions to meet the challenge of feeding the world," said Jennifer Tierney, producer for the series. "We look forward to sharing this information with our viewers."
About J.R. Simplot Company:
The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has an integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot's major operations are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and China, with products marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide. The company supports 4R Nutrient Stewardship - using the right source of fertilizer at the right rate at the right time and in the right place. This is a cornerstone to Simplot's mission of Bringing Earth's Resources to Life.
For more information, visit: http://www.simplot.com.
About American Farmer:
American Farmer is a breakthrough program on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming. From SEED to harvest, livestock and more, our producers have traveled the country covering the people, places and issues impacting all areas of farm country.
American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30am ET on RFD-TV. Check your local listing for show times.