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Carrie Muehling

  • Bayer is looking for qualified writers capable of accurate production of very complex, often science-specific, facts in simple and understandable language for various target groups/communication activities in the German and English languages. Bayer is also looking for a cluster of excellent speechwriters to support Executive Communications for both internal and external audiences. Interested parties should fill out this form by May 18, 2018.
  • Booking space on the trade show floor at Commodity Classic will open to new exhibitors on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The 2019 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Exhibit space is already limited. For exhibitor information, visit CommodityClassic.com, call 636.745.3008 or email: tradeshow@CommodityClassic.com.
  • Seven students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are starting summer internship programs supported by the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Five of the seven summer interns will be based outside of the state and will work for major cooperators of Nebraska Corn. The remaining interns will work in Lincoln in the offices of the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association. They will also share their talents with the National Corn Growers Association.
  • FMC announces that veteran Agricultural Solutions business and strategic accounts lead Bob West will head the company’s new Customer Engagement Center (CEC). The Center has been established to develop, foster and support customer interactions and growth of the FMC agricultural business.
  • National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson wrote to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging the Secretary to proactively address the farmer suicide crisis. Farmers and ranchers commit suicide at a rate five times that of the general population. Farmers and ranchers who are coping with elevated levels of stress are encouraged to visit FarmCrisis.NFU.org to find resources that can help during tough times.
  • The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists has named 10 outstanding agricultural journalists to participate in the 2018 IFAJ/Corteva AgriscienceTM Master Class. The 9th annual Master Class will be held in conjunction with IFAJ’s World Congress in Wageningen, The Netherlands, in early July.
  • Lessing-Flynn and Vermeer Corporation were recently awarded a 2018 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation by the Public Relations Society of America (PSRA) for their combined efforts in creating the Vermeer ZR5 self-propelled baler concept video.
  • Georgia Governor Nathan Deal joined leaders from both Kubota Manufacturing of America and Kubota Industrial Equipment as they jointly announced a $1 million donation to the Lanier Technical College Foundation in support of its Technology and Industry Building on its new campus set to open in January 2019.
  • The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City honored two of the region’s leading agricultural figures on May 15. Lowell Mohler and Dr. Ken Odde both received the Council’s highest award, the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence.
  • Farmers Business Network has added industry veteran David Delaney to the company’s Board of Directors. Delaney most recently served as the EVP and Chief Operating Officer at PotashCorp (now Nutrien Ltd.), where he was responsible for operations across all of PotashCorp’’s business segments, including potash, nitrogen and phosphate.
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