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Carrie Muehling

  • John Ochs, a 35-year honorary member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), passed away August 6, 2019, in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 68. John was Special Assistant and Press Secretary to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture John Block and helped cultivate the relationship between farm broadcasters and USDA during the Reagan administration. After his career at USDA, John worked for Ford Motor Company. Online Memories and Condolences may be posted via Cole Funeral Chapel.
  • Save the date for the Ag Outlook Forum, coming September 23 to the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Early bird pricing ends August 23. Register here.
  • Tractor Supply Company announced the launch of a new exclusive apparel line, Ridgecut Toughwear. Ridgecut features workwear apparel and insulated outerwear created especially for people who regularly put their clothing through conditions that go beyond normal wear and tear.
  • The 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 8-10 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, will update attendees on the latest research and technology.
  • CommoditAg, announced that John Demerly has joined the organization, assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer.
  • Land O’Lakes International Development announced a new brand and a new name – Land O’Lakes Venture37 – to further bolster its strong reputation for global leadership in helping businesses grow, linking farmers to markets and empowering communities to thrive.
  • IDEAg Dakotafest takes place in Mitchell, South Dakota, Aug. 20-22, celebrating its 24th year with a robust program of activities offering opportunities for entertainment, education and networking for farmers and families alike.
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