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Carrie Muehling

  • A new children’s book called Look, See the Farm! seeks to not only promote curiosity in children about the natural world around them, but also to establish the universal quality of having a connection with nature. Look, See the Farm! is the heartwarming story of two sisters visiting their grandparents’ organic farm during each of the four seasons, discovering the many interesting creatures that make the farm their home. Young readers will gain a look at farm life and the animals living on the farm, as well as discovering the wild birds that thrive there.
  • Brownfield Ag News, the largest agricultural radio network in the country, is growing. Already this year, Brownfield has enjoyed a 5% increase in the number of affiliate radio stations in its 10-state footprint. The most notable growth is a nearly 12% increase in the number of affiliates in Nebraska and a 21% increase in Ohio.
  • The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) will present a webinar on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT) on the development Of The Levesol Promise Campaign. David Erickson, VP, Online Marketing, at Karwoski & Courage, shares how their Levesol Promise Campaign was developed and submitted for a Golden ARC award. Click here for more information.
  • Several digital marketing professionals have joined Two Rivers Marketing. Jennifer Ruggle has been named managing director of digital services. Hanna Plants is a senior digital strategist and Stephanie Bidney joins the agency as a senior digital project manager. Erin Fry and Ashley Bash are social media specialists, and Justin Lobaito joins the team as a digital creative lead in a digital design and front-end development role.
  • Earl Sears, a former executive vice president of the National Cotton Council, passed away April 3.
  • The Finding Farmland Calculator, developed by the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) and Fathom Information Design, brings together innovative design and practical resources to help farmers overcome two top obstacles to starting a farm—access to land and capital.
  • Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has announced that Joe Johnson has been named the new executive director and secretary-treasurer of the organization. Johnson assumes his new position on April 20, 2018. He succeeds Denny Presnall who will retire after 36 years with Farm Bureau.
  • Passion for Progress is the theme for the 2018 Women’s Agricultural Leadership conference, which is celebrating its 20th year. This annual conference, coordinated by Minnesota District 11 Agri-Women, includes presentations on a wide variety of topics, including agriculture policy, advocacy, technology, professional development, and marketing.
  • The National Cotton Council is concerned that China’s announcement of significantly higher proposed tariffs on U.S. raw cotton shipped to that country would significantly harm the economic health of the U.S. cotton industry. For the current 2017 crop year, China stands as the second largest export market with purchases of approximately 2.5 million bales of U.S. cotton.
  • The Kentucky State Fair Board has named the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s top executive as its new President and CEO. David S. Beck, 63, has served as CEO of Farm Bureau since 1995, and brings over 40 years of experience in agriculture and governmental affairs to Kentucky Venues. The State Fair Board is the governing body for Kentucky Venues, which manages the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center, which hosts the annual National Farm Machinery Show
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