Industry Ag News 3/20

Carrie Muehling

  • Kynetec announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Daniel Wirth as CEO of Kynetec and the Kleffmann Group. This appointment follows the recent announcement that Kynetec and the Kleffmann Group, both global leaders in market research in Agriculture and Animal Health, are merging.
  • AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network is postponing its Centennial Reception and Regional Meeting on April 23 and 24 in Chicago to later this fall and will be refunding the registration fees. More details on alternate plans will be released soon. The 2020 Agricultural Media Summit, July 25-29, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri is still on, so save the date!
  • “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” is now available from Feeding Minds Press, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s publishing venture.
  • W. Scott Downey, Purdue University professor of agricultural economics, has been named director of Purdue’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business.
  • Just in time for National Ag Day, the Georgia Peanut Commission is proud to announce the release of a newly published children’s book, “A Home Run for Peanuts.” Written by South Dakota author Amanda Radke and illustrated by Minnesota artist Michelle Weber, “A Home Run For Peanuts” takes young readers on fun adventures from a peanut farm to the baseball park.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission board of directors has approved $739,693 in research project funding for the 2020-21 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 40 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
  • The National Agri-Marketing Association is pleased to announce the winners of the Next Gen NAMA Award.This award was developed to celebrate the next generation of leaders. Honorees are nominated from within their company or through chapter or national leadership. The recipients for 2020 are Meg Becker, Provimi/Cargill; Carrie Isaacson, Broadhead; and, Rachel Robinson, American Angus Association.
  • Whether you’re hitting the road for a run or a drive, now you can do so with high-performing, soy biobased rubber technology. U.S. soy is now available in Skechers footwear thanks to their collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
  • Swanson Russell led the competition and received 31 awards, including two Best of Shows and a Special Judge’s Citation, at the Nebraska ADDY Awards February 22 in Omaha. The winning work was created and executed on behalf of 18 clients in numerous categories.
  • As rural communities brace for the arrival of the novel coronavirus, a coalition of organization representing rural communities is urging the administration to ensure that the rural health care system has adequate resources and support to respond to this crisis. Read the letter here.
  • The Agricultural Retailers Association sent a letter to President Trump underscoring the priorities identified by its members to be addressed during the COVID-19 pandemic and related limitations on businesses.
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