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Carrie Muehling

  • New Ag International hosts three conferences at the same location during “High-Tech Ag Week” March 25-29 in Dublin, Ireland. Click here for more information or to register.
  • A new Farm Foundation Issue Report highlights the role of the judicial branch in the system of checks and balances created by the nation’s founders. The report, “Agriculture and the Judicial Branch: The Third Leg of Governance,” was co-authored by Karen Carr, a partner at Arent Fox LLP, and Megan Provost, vice president of policy and programs at Farm Foundation.
  • The winner of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet, announced at the Farm Bureau FUSION Conference, is Kylie Bruce of Georgia.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation recently honored 10 outstanding young farm and ranch leaders as graduates of the organization’s ninth Partners in Advocacy Leadership class. Graduates of PAL Class 9 are: Angi Bailey, Oregon; John Boelts, Arizona; April Clayton, Washington; Becca Ferry, Utah; Amy France, Kansas; Amelia Kent, Louisiana; Matt Niswander, Tennessee; James O’Brien, Texas; Tyson Roberts, Utah; and Jamie Tiralla, Maryland.
  • Chris Grogan is the new Publications and Media Relations Manager at GROWMARK. He takes over for Matt Wettersten who accepted a position as Audio Visual Manager with the Illinois Farm Bureau.
  • The Renewable Fuels Association announced Technical Services Manager Missy Ruff was recently unanimously elected to the TRANSCAER® Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, which manages the TRANSCAER® program, is comprised of six seats. Ruff will serve a two-year term.
  • Adrian Percy, PhD, the former head of R&D for the Crop Science Division of Bayer, joined Finistere Ventures as Chief Technology Officer.
  • American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, announces its partnership with Seal the Seasons, maker of frozen produce sourced from local farms, to share the story of American Farmland Trust’s work in the regions where they source their products.
  • WATT Global Media announces the addition of three new staff members, Holly Nester, Jim Winter and Martine Landry.
  • Two business leaders from the People’s Republic of China visited the National Corn Growers Association’s St. Louis office to discuss the U.S. corn industry and NCGA’s role in working to create opportunities for corn farmers.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, invites the public to register to attend the first meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held at USDA headquarters in the Jefferson Auditorium on March 28th and 29th. Registration for in-person attendance closes at 5:00 p.m. March 26, 2019. Please visit DietaryGuidelines.gov for registration details.
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