Zimfo Bytes 9/21

Carrie Muehling

  • The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announces Neil Caskey has been selected to serve as NCGA Vice President of Communications, beginning Monday, October 15. Caskey will build upon the organization’s ongoing communications efforts to create and increase opportunities for corn growers. Caskey currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Osborn Barr.
  • Corteva Agriscience™, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced a series of changes to its leadership structure, starting with appointing James C. Collins, Jr., as chief executive officer. The leadership team reporting to Jim Collins will include Rajan Gajaria, executive vice president of Corteva Agriscience’s Business Platforms; Tim Glenn, executive vice president, chief commercial officer; Greg Friedman, Corteva’s executive vice president, chief financial officer; and Cornel Fuerer, senior vice president, general counsel.

  • The National Association of Farm Broadcasting recently announced it has reached an all-time high of 851 members, surpassing its high-water membership mark of 790 reached in 1984.
  • UnitedAg announced Kanthi Gunturi as the new Chief Financial Officer. Gunturi brings 15 years of finance and professional experience from various organizations like KPMG and Duke Medical Center.
  • The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) officially unveiled its new logo, new look and new office space. CRA also redesigned its website, www.corn.org, to put the spotlight on issue advocacy and the industry’s economic impact.
  • Media registration for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo is now open. To register for the event, which will be held in Indianapolis, Oct. 24-27, 2018, please visit: https://register.ffa.org/profile/74386
  • Garth Brooks, the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take the stage in Indianapolis for a private show at this year’s 91st National FFA Convention & Expo.
  • The 22nd annual Plains Peanut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 in Plains, Georgia, home of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
  • BRANDT is recharging its turf and ornamental business, introducing four new territory sales managers to represent the BRANDT®, GRIGG™, and BRANDT® iHammer T&O product lines. Ryan Jerome will be based near the BRANDT headquarters in Springfield, IL, managing sales in the Midwest. Tom Breiner will cover the Northeast US. Chris Quinlan will cover the upper Midwest and Canada. Amy Dearinger will manage sales in the South Central US.
  • A new CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division report, “Broadband Partnerships,” addresses some of the long-standing challenges to building broadband networks such as the high cost to entry, tax and legal implications, and even the lack of investment incentives.
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