2021 AgDay

Industry Ag News 1/15

Carrie Muehling

  • Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 102nd Annual Convention have adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2021. Key topics ranged from farm diversity to farm labor and dairy policy to livestock marketing. For the first time in AFBF history, delegates met and voted virtually due to COVID-19.
  • The GROWMARK Foundation is once again offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, pursing two- or four-year degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field. High school seniors or students at any level of higher education may complete the application, which can be found at www.growmark.com/about-us/corporate-commitments. Applications are due by midnight Central Time on April 15, 2021 and recipients will be notified by July 1, 2021.
  • Join ag public relations professionals for the Agricultural Relations Council’s (ARC) February 2 webinar, starting at 11 a.m. Central time. The topic is “Your work is great, but is your contest entry?” Register here.
  • Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce that Jesse Harding Campbell has joined the Agri-Pulse team as executive assistant. Campbell grew up on a farm near Marine, Il., and studied Agricultural and Environmental Communications at the University of Illinois. While in college, Campbell completed a farm broadcasting internship at WYXY. She also served as assistant farm director at the Wisconsin Farm Report and KRVN/Rural Radio Network in Nebraska. Most recently, Campbell served as director of communications with a law firm based in Omaha, Neb.
  • The American Soybean Association is pleased to announce a fifth addition to its in-house Washington, D.C., policy team. Ariel Wiegard will join ASA Jan. 19 as a director leading the portfolio for conservation, precision agriculture, nutrition, and other issues of importance to soy.
  • The third largest indoor U.S. farm show, presented by Farm Credit Services of America and AgDirect, will go on as planned February 2-4 in Des Moines, Iowa. Spread across 8 acres, the Iowa Ag Expo will be the first major indoor ag show to be held in the Midwest since spring.
  • A new GSI dealership, Innovative Grain Systems, has opened in Jonesboro, Ark., to serve farmers in a 300-mile radius and commercial grain operations throughout the mid-South.
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