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Carrie Muehling

  • New Holland is supporting agricultural non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada in conjunction with its Great New Holland Haytools Giveaway. The National FFA Foundation and 4-H Canada will be recognized as the beneficiaries in the U.S. and Canada respectively. For every entry New Holland receives, the brand, with a corporate match from CNH Industrial America LLC, will give $2 to FFA (if the entrant is located in the U.S.) and $2 to 4-H Canada (for entrants located in Canada) up to $100,000 USD. The final donations will be given in May 2020 at the conclusion of the giveaway. Producers can enter the giveaway at trade shows, their local New Holland Dealers, via text codes by texting BLUE to 31313 in the U.S. or 393939 in Canada, or via the contest website at newhollandgiveaway.com/BLUE.
  • Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show. Applications are due to the GPC office by Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The award application is available online at www.gapeanuts.com or by contacting Joy Crosby at 229-386-3690 or joycrosby@gapeanuts.com.
  • Make plans to attend the 44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The one-day show is free and open to all farmers and industry representatives to attend.
  • CommoditAg welcomes two new leaders, and introduces new roles to current team members. Ben Van Nostran, Chief Operating Officer, brings a 20-year career spanning marketing, sales and strategy leadership roles in U.S. and global markets to his role as COO. Kait Sheehan joined the CommoditAg team as the Marketing Manager. Karen Whitt serves as the Chief Financial Officer for CommoditAg, and Cheryl McWhorter recently assumed the role of CommoditAg Technology Manager. Harley Rensing joined the team in 2018 as Business Operations Associate and was named Customer Care Manager at the end of October 2019.
  • The World Food Prize announced the public launch of the Archive of the Foundation President, Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn. The Archive, which represents his entire 52 year public career, can be found at www.ambassadorkennethquinnarchive.org.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) was recognized last week for 50 years of support of the National FFA Organization at the organization’s 92nd annual convention held in Indianapolis.
  • The Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) Board of Directors announced Chuck Lippstreu has been selected to lead the association upon the retirement of current MABA president Jim Byrum in February 2020. He will join the association effective January 2
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