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Carrie Muehling

  • Dorothy “Dot” Hubbard was honored posthumously at the 2019 USA Peanut Congress with the American Peanut Council‘s Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest, slated for Aug. 6-8 at Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, will feature a multitude of forums on key ag policy issues including trade, the farm economy and pandemic livestock diseases.
  • BRANDT welcomed Kelley Earnhardt Miller, one of the most prominent women in NASCAR and co-owner of JR Motorsports, and Chris Harbourt, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Illinois, to its board of directors.
  • CHS Inc. announced that Tim Skidmore, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is retiring effective December 31, 2019.
  • Invenergy recently announced a historic sponsorship of the National FFA Organization. Invenergy is the first sustainable energy company to establish a nationwide investment of this scale with the organization.
  • Six Mid-South and four Western cotton producers will see cotton and other agricultural operations in Virginia and North Carolina on August 11-15 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2019 Producer Information Exchange.
  • The delegates of the U.S. Grains Council elected Darren Armstrong, a farmer from North Carolina representing the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina, as chairman of its Board of Directors at its 59th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting.
  • Kubota North America Corporation, the parent for Kubota Tractor Corporation, and Kubota Canada Ltd., previewed the all-new M8 Series. The M8 Series is Kubota’s breakthrough tractor line boasting over 200 horsepower.
  • Registration is now open for the 2019 NAFB Convention. Join more than 650 agricultural industry leaders November 13-15 in Kansas City for three days of learning, newsmaker sessions, networking, and more.
  • The World Food Prize Foundation announced that Dr. Elsa Murano, the Director of the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University, has joined the Council of Advisors.
  • John Deere has added three products to its Frontier equipment lineup including a new rotary tiller portfolio, skid steer carrier adapter and overseeder.
  • Tonya Amen, PhD – Animal Breeding, has been named Executive Director of the non-profit National Center for Beef Excellence in Kansas City, Missouri.
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