Zimfo Bytes 7/28

Kelly Marshall

  • The International Federation of Agriculture Journalists and Swiss Agriculture Journalists are hosting a press tour in Lucerne on September 22-25, 2017. The topic will be “Food Security, Free Trade and Sustainability.”
  • The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Victoria Broehm as the new director of communications. She will lead the association’s media relations and strategic communications efforts and serve as editor of the AFIA Journal and other member and media communications.
  • Pope Francis has shown support for those facing hunger in East Africa by symbolically donating €25,000 to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • The National FFA Organization has announced finalists for the 2017 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience.  The finalists will be interviewed and one winner for each award will be recognized at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis.
  • Twenty nine students have been selected by the World Food Prize Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to receive the prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship.  These paid summer fellowships will allow the students to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymaker at leading USDA research centers and offices.
  • American Farmland Trust and Growing Food Connections have announced a national guide called GROWING LOCAL: A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, showcasing ways to strengthen the food system through planning, policy and public investment.
  • Charleston|Orwig is celebrating their 25th anniversary, starting with an employee day at the Waukesha Country Fair.  It was the first of “25 Feed Good Deeds” the company will host over the next year to commemorate.


Zimfo Bytes