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Cindy Zimmerman

  • Alabama farmer Larkin Martin, CEO of Martin Farm, has been elected Chair of the Farm Foundation Board of Directors. Martin, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Joe Swedberg of Longmont, CO, a retired executive of Hormel Foods Corporation.
  • The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased to announce Michael Granchè is joining the organization as market development manager. Granchè will serve as a contact for NCGA’s animal agriculture partners and will work on export and transportation issues.
  • USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson has announced the departure of USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Dr. Seth Meyer, effective July 13, along with the appointment of Deputy Board Chair Dr. Mark Jekanowski as acting board chair.
  • The World Food Prize Foundation announced the selection of a record number of George Washington Carver (GWC) Interns for the summer program. Since its inception in 2001 the George Washington Carver internship program has impacted over 300 students, welcoming 21 this summer.
  • Emily Combs Ziemke of Corteva Agriscience was recognized by Seed World as the 2019 Future Giant of the seed industry at the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) Policy & Leadership Development Conference in Denver, Colo.
  • Brownfield Ag News is pleased to announce Will Robinson has joined the Brownfield team as News Assistant. Will is from Wellsville, Missouri and is currently a Senior at University of Missouri where he is majoring in science and agricultural journalism with an emphasis in radio broadcast.
  • American Agri-Women raised key issues with Washington, D.C., lawmakers & regulators at their recent 26th annual Fly-In. The group also recognized its 2019 Champions of Agriculture and presented President Donald J. Trump with the Chief Champion of Agriculture award.
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