Zimfo Bytes 9/20

Carrie Muehling

  • A celebration of life service on October 26 at the Zionsville (IN) Lions Club will honor the life of Bill Stagg, former Director of Strategic Communications for the National FFA Organization. Bill passed Sept. 6 after a brave battle with esophageal cancer.
  • Syngenta congratulates Adrienne Blakey, bachelor’s student at Oklahoma State University, and Nick Lord, master’s student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University, as the national winners of the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship. They will each receive $6,000 to help meet financial obligations as they pursue their academic and professional goals. As winners in their regions, both Lord and Blakey, as well as six other regional winners, will also each receive a $1,000 scholarship award to support their education. Syngenta selected this year’s winners out of more than 150 applicants who shared stories of how they became #RootedinAg and aspire to inspire future generations in the agricultural field.
  • The American Agri-Women Foundation recently named the recipients of its 5 academic scholarships. The recipients include Brea Hostert of Nebraska, Julie Ann Wadzinski of Wisconsin, Jacqueline Sue Taylor of California, Jenna Louise Le Blanc of Texas and Eliza Ann Hunzeker of Nebraska.
  • Fresh off an acclaimed 2018 national television profile on Discovery’s “Diesel Brothers,” the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is set for another high-profile appearance, this time with the former star of “Cheers.” Scheduled to premiere on Sept. 24, an upcoming episode of “Advancements with Ted Danson” will spotlight the Council’s recent innovations. The series will air through December, with the first episode airing commercial-free on RFD-TV before being cut into segments for History, Discovery, CNN and CNBC. Check local listings for more information.
  • Nourish Food Marketing is joining forces with AdFarm, creating North America’s first agri-food platform to better serve clients at all steps of the food supply chain.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers announced that it has joined the Tariff Reform Coalition, a new coalition with more than 20 organizations representing U.S. manufacturers, retailers, agricultural and food producers, and other supply chain stakeholders, who have been adversely affected by the increasing use of tariffs.
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