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Kelly Marshall

  • Tractor Supply Company is partnering with the National FFA Foundation by selling 2017 National FFA Convention themed shirts.  Customers can now purchase these limited edition shirts for $12.99 at Tractor Supply stores to benefit the National FFA platform, “Living to Serve.”
  • Al Carstens, a 35 year member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, has passed away. Carstens had been with KATE Radio since 1964 and became Farm Director in the early 80s.
  • The National Corn Growers Association would like to remind farmers that online harvest forms for the 2017 National Corn Yield Contest are available for those who entered the contest.  Deadlines will sneak up during this busy harvest time, so make note that reports are due within two weeks of the final yield check, or November 17, whichever comes first.
  • John Jenkinson joins the Rural Media Group news team as Markets Editor for RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM  He brings more than 20 years of reporting experience to the position.
  • After more than 34 years with the company, DTN Chief Executive Officer Ron Sznaider is retiring as CEO effective Oct. 1, 2017.  Kip Pendleton, senior vice president-Agriculture, will replace Sznaider as CEO.
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