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Carrie Muehling

  • IDEAg Group LLC announces that the Northern Illinois Farm Show will take place Jan. 9-10 at the NIU Convocation Center. The event will feature approximately 100 companies showcasing the latest innovations available to farmers in the Midwest.
  • The National Corn Growers Association has promoted Fred Stemme to Chief Operating Officer of the organization. Previously, the Vice President of Marketing and Development, he leads a nine-member team responsible for accounting, administration, diversity, facilities, fundraising, grassroots advocacy, human resources, IT, industry relations, leadership training, membership recruitment, retention and services, organizational meetings and state relations.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2018 recipients of its annual Advocates Program awards, which recognize an outstanding commitment by AEM members to industry advocacy efforts through AEM’s national grassroots campaign I Make America.
  • The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council announced Tamara Nelsen as its new Executive Director. Nelsen will assume her new role effective February 1, 2019.
  • The St. Louis Agribusiness Club is seeking 2018 candidates for AgriBusiness Leader of the Year and AgriBusiness Club Outstanding Member. Nominations are due by December 21, 2018, electronically to: Shane Jones, Past President (shanejonessj@gmail.com).
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the appointment of Mr. Haruyuki (Harry) Yoshida as the new President and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota North America, based in Grapevine, Texas, effective January 1, 2019.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces plenary speakers for the 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum, to be held Feb. 21–22, 2019, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. The 2019 forum is themed “Growing Locally, Selling Globally.” The opening plenary session will feature keynote remarks from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, welcoming comments from Deputy Secretary Steve Censky, and “The 2019 Economic Outlook for Agriculture” presented by USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson.
  • The 3rd annual Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit will focus on Shaping Farm and Food Policy Strategies for 2040. It is scheduled for March 18, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
  • Four Sorghum Checkoff board directors were sworn in during the board meeting in Lubbock, Texas, Dec. 10-12, 2018. Returning to the board are Boyd Funk of Garden City, Kansas; Craig Poore of Alton, Kansas; and Jim Massey of Robstown, Texas. Newly appointed to the board is Adam Schindler of Reliance, South Dakota.
  • This year’s adverse weather and increased cotton acres may mean it’s taking longer to get your cotton ginned. USDA’s Farm Service Agency offers seed cotton recourse loans to provide interim financing.
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