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  • The Agricultural Relations Council will hold a webinar entitled Growing Your Tribe on January 18 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST. Vance Crowe, Director of Millennial Engagement at Monsanto, shares what tribes are about and how organizations can expand their tribal connections by identifying tribes and recruiting tribal natives.
  • The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City will host an Ag Innovation Forum on February 22 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the American Royal in Kansas City. This session will be especially helpful to those on the path to entrepreneurship, as well as anyone trying to keep pace with emerging technologies.  The program includes entrepreneurs from the region and related businesses who provide the necessary ingredients for success. Click here for registration information.
  • GAP Connections (GAPC) is proud to announce a new certification program that distinguishes tobacco growers in the marketplace who adhere to GAPC’s standards for socially responsible agronomic, environmental and labor practices. For more information on the GAPC certification program or to begin the certification process, visit gapconnections.com or call (865) 622-4606.
  • L.L. Bean, the Freeport, Maine-based retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, has confirmed its commitment to sourcing responsible cotton by joining the Cotton LEADS program. The leading global retailer joins more than 470 program partners that acknowledge the ongoing sustainable gains by United States and Australian cotton growers.
  • Peanut producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of six individuals to serve on the National Honey Board. More information about the board is available on the National Honey Board page on the AMS website and on the National Honey Board website.
  • As part of its ongoing commitment to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, Case IH is awarding three new Farmall 50A tractors and six large tool chests with $500 Case IH parts gift cards to finalists in each category of the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers awards program. The winners were announced at the AFBF’s 99th Annual Convention held this week in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Alltech Facebook #CDNPicMeONE18Contest offered Canadian producers the opportunity to submit their favorite farm photo for a chance to win a trip to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE18), held in Lexington, Kentucky, May 20–23, 2018. The winner with the most Facebook likes is Rhonda McCarron from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. McCarron and a guest will receive free registration and travel expenses paid to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference.
  • broadhead has hired Angie Skochdopole to join its Engage team as a media director. Skochdopole will lead engagement planning for several of the agency’s agriculture clients.
  • Lee Enterprises Consulting is pleased to announce the additions of Corinne Young, Chris Guske and Tim Davies to its team.
  • The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has announced that Martin Williams, a full-service advertising agency in Minneapolis, MN, is now a Sustaining Partner. NAMA Sustaining Partners receive all the sponsorship benefits of a Platinum Level Sponsor plus additional benefits including complimentary registrations at national events, use of the SustainingPartner logo in advertising and promotion, recognition on NAMA website, advertising on digital signage at the annual conference as well as logo and verbal recognition for all three national NAMA events.
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