2021 AgDay

Industry Ag News 2/12

Carrie Muehling

  • Bayer Vegetable Seeds has announced the opening of a new distribution center in Valdosta, Ga. The center will help Bayer support fruit and vegetable growers in the Southeast United States by providing access to its Seminis branded large seed portfolio and quality customer service.
  • Iowa Corn® is proud to announce the new Director of Market Development, Grant Menke. In this position, Menke focuses on growing the demand for Iowa corn through biofuels, livestock, international trade, and other key market opportunities.
  • The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture announces a total of $17,550 in scholarships and grant awards to recognize exceptional agricultural literacy programs conducted by educators, volunteers and communities across the country who work to connect students with how their food is grown. The Foundation also awarded 10 communities with grants totaling $11,550, which will be allocated through county Farm Bureaus this spring and used to create new agricultural literacy projects or expand existing agricultural literacy efforts. More information about the scholarships/grants can be found here.
  • Register now for the virtual Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit, scheduled for March 22-24.
  • Swanson Russell welcomes Libby Bullerdick, Bruce Hartford III, Joey Lenihan, Maddie Keast and Rick Kourchenko.
  • For hundreds of farmers in past years, a small grant from the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) has purchased these crucial pieces of farm equipment and made a difference in their livelihood. And now FVC is awarding another year of grants. To donate to support farmer veterans directly, visit www.farmvetco.org or text GIVE and the dollar amount to 270-838-3276 (270-VET-FARM). Applicants must be FVC members. There is no charge to become a member. Those interested in applying for the grant may do so online at https://www.tfaforms.com/4870169.
  • As a part of its mission to make land sales simple, instant and online; FarmlandFinder is announcing a sale-leaseback program as a part of its online marketplace for farmland.
  • Join host Shari Rogge-Fidler (President and CEO, Farm Foundation), and moderator Chris Clayton (Ag Policy Editor, DTN/The Progressive Farmer) for a lively panel discussion featuring agricultural economists and trade experts. Register here for the Farm Foundation Forum, available via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. CST.
  • The 2021 special edition of Commodity Classic will be delivered digitally direct to your farm. Mark your calendars for March 2-5, 2021. The first 5,000 farmers register free. The cost of registration is $20 for all others. Register here.
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