NMPF Welcomes New Hires and Reorganizes Staff

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CIn an effort to further advance the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) strategic agenda, Emily Meredith, formerly NMPF’s vice president of animal care, has been promoted to chief of staff. NMPF also welcomes two staff to the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) animal care program team. As chief of staff, Meredith will take on new responsibilities for strategic planning, organizational …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, NMPF

New Holland Sponsors Awards for NCBA Recruitment

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The Kansas Livestock Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association each earned use of a piece of equipment from New Holland Agriculture for their outstanding efforts to recruit new members to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Each of these NCBA affiliates will get its choice of a one-year lease on a New Holland Roll-Belt™ 560 Specialty Crop round baler or a …

Agribusiness, Beef, Equipment, NCBA, New Holland

AgChat Acquires Ask the Farmers Initiative

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The AgChat Foundation has reached an agreement with the creators of Ask The Farmers to acquire its websites, trademarks and platforms. “This is an exciting time for both ACF and Ask The Farmers,” said AgChat Foundation Vice-President Marie Bowers-Stagg. “We look forward to continuing their great work by providing the back-office support to help keep the ATF community of bloggers …

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Bayer Awards $150,000 Grant To National Ag Center

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Bayer CropScience has announced increased support of the National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame, through a $150,000 Bayer USA Foundation grant. This three-year grant will help create a new children’s exhibit within the Ag Center’s Children’s Agriculture Science Center. The new exhibit is set to open in 2018. Located in Bonner Springs, Kansas, the mission of the Ag Center …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Crop Science, Education

Alltech Acquires Ireland’s Keenan

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Alltech has agreed to acquire Keenan, a leading farming solutions company in Ireland. Keenan is the 14th acquisition for Alltech globally since 2011. “The Keenan group has long been a friend of Alltech. This is a story about two great Irish; globally-minded companies coming together. As an Irishman, I am delighted to welcome Keenan to our family, because together we …

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Media Stats – They Impact Us All

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “ What do you do about statistics?” Media statistics used to be simple to calculate. Then social media came along and it’s not simple anymore. Companies and agencies still want to know if their advertising and messages are being seen and heard, but with the myriad of different ways that information is shared across …

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2016 NAMA Student Marketing Competition Winners

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I hope we have all recovered from all the happenings during the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference. But I will go out on a limb and say the students who have spent the last year preparing for the student marketing competition and won are still on cloud nine. Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin-Madison students for taking those 1st place honors. The …

Ag Group, Marketing, NAMA

Fanger Awarded Agri-Marketer of the Year

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Dan Fanger was awarded the 2016 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Marketer of the Year earlier this year and during the “From the Ground Up” Agri-Marketing Conference he was presented with his award. Fanger, who is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Unverferth Manufacturing, Co., Inc., has earned this honor for his outstanding accomplishment in agri-marketing. The award has …

Ag Group, Audio, Marketing, NAMA

#ZimmieZebra is Zelfie Ready

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#ZimmieZebra made it to her temporary home this weekend and jumped at the chance to stretch her legs after her long journey. Tomorrow Zimmie and I will make the trip to Kansas City for the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference, but wanted to make sure she wasn’t camera shy and ready for the many Zelfies to come. Thankfully, she thoroughly enjoyed getting …

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