Industry Ag News 10/9

Carrie Muehling

  • Register now for NAMA’s Fall Webinar Series. Programs include: Driving Around the Beltway on October 15 at 11 a.m. CDT with Matt Roberts; Marketing: What’s On Our Minds Now on October 29 – 11 a.m CDT with David Meerman Scott; and a Producer Panel on November 12 – 11 a.m. CDT moderated by Cyndi Young with Brownfield Network.
  • The National Association of Wheat Growers announced that it has joined the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC). ESMC is a non-profit organization working to advance ecosystem service markets that incentivize farmers and ranchers to improve soil health systems that benefit society.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is seeking comments on a proposal for a new national Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order. Information on the proposed program was published in the Federal Register Sept. 22, 2020. Comments must be received by Nov. 23, 2020, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. All comments must be submitted through the e-Rulemaking portal at and should reference the document number, and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting comments will be made public at
  • The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City looks forward to welcoming Ryan LeGrand, President & CEO, U.S. Grains Council to the Council’s October webinar meeting.
  • Global Farmer Network announced the 2020 Kleckner Award winner, from Zimbabwe, Ruramiso Mashumba.
  • Register now for the next Farm Foundation Forum via Zoom – “Focus on Farm Policy: The Food and Agriculture Platforms of the 2020 Presidential Candidates.”
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation encourages development of young farmer leaders in a variety of ways including through support of Collegiate Farm Bureaus. Recently announced recipients of Collegiate Farm Bureau mini-grants for the fall cycle are: Colorado State University, North Dakota State University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Penn State University, The Ohio State University, University of Arkansas-Monticello, University of Georgia, and University of Missouri.
  • For the first time in its more than 56-year history, the Colorado Farm Show Board of Directors announced that its annual event, held each January since 1964 has been cancelled for 2021. The 2021 Colorado Farm Show Scholarship Program will continue. Applications are due on November 1.
  • CLUTCH, a hybrid consultancy and agency with a roster of clients across the agriculture and food value chain, continues to add to its senior level talent with the hiring of Cindy Hackmann as Director of Reputation and Content Strategy.
  • The inaugural Women and Mentors Retreat will kick off virtually on October 15. Tara Smith, executive vice president at Michael Torrey and Associates and Kellie Bray, chief of staff at CropLife America, will open the event with a panel delving into mentorship relationships, including how these vital connections lead to career and personal growth. In January, National Corn Growers Association will host a second virtual session designed to help participants set deliberate intentions and goals with an in-person meeting will June 24 to 25, 2021.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 12-16, 2020, to promote the 44th annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s 4,500 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies.
  • The next webinar in the Water for Food Global Webinar Series via Zoom will provide the background, context, status, timeline and next steps for science-based targets in the private sector and how interested parties can engage. Register here.
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