2021 Ag Media Summit

Industry Ag News 11/6

Carrie Muehling

  • Syngenta Group has been recognized as one of the world’s top five leading biotech employers – and the top agriculture employer – in the 2020 Science Careers Top Employers Survey. The company ranked fourth on the annual ranking of top employers in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and related industries, marking its highest ranking ever and the 11th time in 12 years of recognition by the prestigious global survey.
  • Swanson Russell announces the promotion of Lisa Lorraine, Katie Sands and Tony Sattler to executive vice presidents. They have been added to Swanson Russell’s Executive Leadership Team.
  • Join NAMA on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. CST for the last installment in the Remote Control series. This producer panel, moderated by Cyndi Young with Brownfield, will address issues including: how to better engage customers using web tools; impact of pandemic on farmer purchasing decisions; how can marketers best reach farmers during pandemic; sales techniques during Covid; how farmers are consuming media during Covid; how growers spend their money; and the farmer’s outlook. Register here.
  • According to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange, current challenges may be a catalyst for farm supply cooperatives to rethink their business model. The report outlines several ideas for them to explore in their annual strategic planning process.
  • Don’t miss out on the 45th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference, set for Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 20-21, 2021, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
  • The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 27 points to a reading of 183 in October and set an all-time high for the index. Farmers were more optimistic about both the future and current financial situation on their farms as the Current Conditions Index rose 36 points to a reading of 178 and the Future Expectations Index rose 23 points to a reading of 186. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on survey responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers and was conducted Oct. 19-23.
  • Now at FarmlandFinder.com landowners are able to buy and sell farmland, entirely online. Through the FarmlandFinder Offers Platform, a landowner can request an offer on their land and receive offers from a private network of verified buyers in as little as a week. Once an offer is accepted, FarmlandFinder helps to navigate the rest of the process to ensure a seamless and stress-free transaction.
  • Farmer Veteran Coalition announces their 2020 National Stakeholders Virtual Conference will be held Nov. 18-19, 2020.
  • Agri-Pulse Communications is looking for an intern who is passionate about reporting on farm, food and rural policy issues and serving a growing audience.
  • Sakata Seed America teamed up with Kitayama Brothers, KB Farms, to join dozens of floral industry businesses nationwide to surprise unsuspecting passersby with two free flower bouquets each — one to keep and one to give to a friend, family member, colleague, or even a stranger. The random-acts-of-kindness effort — called Petal It Forward and organized by the Society of American Florists is designed to help people start their day with more smiles and less stress.
  • The next Farm Foundation Forum is titled “Creating Supply Chain Agility Through Data Innovation.” Join via Zoom from the comfort of your home or office on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10:00 a.m. to noon CST. Register here.
  • Aimpoint Research®, a global strategic intelligence firm serving the agri-food value chain, recently welcomed Jennifer Coleman as Director of Communications.
  • MGEX, a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization, finished October 2020 as the 11th best month for total monthly volume in history of the Exchange with a total of 268,611 contracts. This past month became the new record for the best October in history, decimating the previous record, October 2007, by 68,163 contracts.
  • Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Wednesday (Nov. 11) will host a free Corn and Soybean Outlook webinar for the month of November. The webinar will be at 11:30 a.m. ET. Register here.
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