Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Industry Ag News 1/29

Carrie Muehling

  • Family farms comprise 96% of all U.S. farms, account for 87% of land in farms, and 82% of the value of all agricultural products sold, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture Farm Typology report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Access the full farm typology report and additional information such as maps and data highlights on the NASS website.
  • Organizers of the 2021 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show announced the show would not be an in-person event but will move solely to its new online virtual show site for this year.
  • The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council board of directors announce Bradley Schad as the organizations’ incoming chief executive officer.
  • Learfield IMG College is pleased to announce the addition of Mark DePrez to the Brownfield Ag News Sales Team.
  • Marcy Tessmann is the new chief executive officer of C.O.nxt. She succeeds Mark Gale, who continues as C.O.nxt chief growth officer and chairman of the agency’s employee stock ownership plan board.
  • AAEA/The Agricultural Communicators Network is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for four scholarship opportunities for 2021. Applications are due on or before Monday, February 22, 2021.
  • USDA has released the annual count of certified organic operations calculated from the USDA National Organic Program Organic INTEGRITY Database. The number of certified organic operations worldwide grew to 45,578 in 2020 with 28,454 — more than 62 percent — located in the United States. California remains the leader domestically with more than 5,000 certified operations. The Great Lakes Region, Pacific Northwest, and Iowa continue to round out the top ten.
  • Register now for the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit. Click here to register and see the speaker lineup for the virtual event March 22-24.
  • Floyd Gaibler, the U.S. Grains Council’s longtime director of trade policy and biotechnology, passed away Jan. 21 following complications during surgery.
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