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Carrie Muehling

  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed five members and six alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2018, and ending Dec. 31, 2020. One appointee will serve the remaining one-year portion of a vacancy.
  • The World Food Prize Foundation has announced that Madeline Goebel has been named the new Director of the Iowa Hunger Summit and Community Outreach. In her new position, Goebel will be responsible for planning the annual Iowa Hunger Summit, which over the past decade, has grown to become the premier conference in the state for those confronting hunger.
  • Beck Ag, Inc. has named Jay Kelley as its new president. Kelley has also assumed an equity position in Beck Ag and has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Kelley’s new leadership positions are effective immediately.
  • Mike Builta has been named GROWMARK Vice President, Energy and Logistics. He will replace Kevin Carroll, who is retiring from GROWMARK after 32 years of company service.
  • CropLife America has launched its redesigned website, which still features timely information about the crop protection industry, but with an updated look and easily shareable modern agriculture resources (i.e. infographics, posters, etc.). The goal is to enhance overall operation, navigability and present a more mobile-friendly platform.
  • Join The Center for Food Integrity‘s CEO Charlie Arnot for “Shifting Food Beliefs and Trends: Insights Into Closing the Trust Gap,” Tues., Jan 23, 10 to 11 a.m. CT. Arnot will detail disconnects, changing attitudes and trends on important food system issues, and how to engage to earn trust. Register at www.foodintegrity.org.
  • Hoegemeyer Hybrids has selected Swanson Russell as its advertising and public relations agency of record. Based in Hooper, Neb., Hoegemeyer Hybrids is a regional seed company providing locally tested and performance-proven products for farmers in the Western Corn Belt.
  • The U.S. Soybean Export Council and the Midwest Shippers Association have announced the sixth annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and the 15th annual Midwest Specialty Grain Conference and Trade Show will be jointly held in Kansas City, Missouri from August 29 – 31, 2018, marking the sixth year that the two organizations will co-host this event. Follow developments at www.grainconference.org.
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