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Carrie Muehling

  • Ag Resource Management announces the hire of Leroy Startz as Director of Market Channel Development.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission board of directors has approved $653,901 in research project funding for the 2019-20 research budget year.
  • The farm and ranch families of Farm Bureau donated 32.4 million pounds of food and raised more than $362,000 to assist hungry Americans in 2018 as part of the organization’s “Harvest for All” program. Combined, the monetary and food donations totaled the equivalent of 28.2 million meals.
  • The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a mobile app for four of its My American Farm games. Available mobile games and corresponding STEM components that meet national standards are: Keys to Stewardship (science); The Great Seed Search (technology); Thrive (engineering); and Operation Peanut Butter (math). Download the free My American Farm STEM app from the App Store or Google Play. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visit http://myamericanfarm.org. Links to all of My American Farm’s classroom resources are available at www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom.
  • The Director-General of the World Trade Organization will open the April 30 Farm Foundation trade conference, Agricultural Trade in a Time of Uncertainty. Director-General Roberto Azevêdo will address conference attendees via video at 8:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, Arlington, VA.
  • The 2019 Illinois Cooperative Council Youth Conference will be held June 6-7 on the campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are provided a unique opportunity to learn about the cooperative business model. A registration form is available at http://illinois.coop/youth-conference/2019-registration/ and students should register by April 30.
  • National 4-H Council announced the election of two new Trustees to its Board, Lisa Safarian, Bayer and Kaye Reitzenstein, Nutrien Ag Solutions. .
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