NAMA Professional Development Award Winners

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NAMA announced the winners of the 2016 Professional Development Awards. Each year, NAMA recognizes industry leaders at the very top of their respective fields. These prestigious awards acknowledge excellence in the areas of marketing communications, public relations and sales. The 2016 Marketing Communications award recipient is Marcy Tessman, President and Partner at Charleston|Orwig. In her tenure with Charleston|Orwig, she has …

Ag Group, Award, Marketing, NAMA

Eric Whitley Joins Protect The Harvest Board of Directors

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Protect The Harvest is expanding its Board of Directors with the addition of long-time social and political activist Eric Whitley. Whitley is President and principal of Downforcemarketing LLC, a manufacturing, marketing and consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies around the world. He is also Director of Business Improvement at, a manufacturing software provider that drives data focused businesses. …

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Farm Credit System Celebrates 100 Years

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FCS Financial and the Farm Credit System have spent the last year celebrating their 100-year anniversary. To recognize this occasion, FCS Financial invited all of their member-owners to celebrate with them at the Missouri State Fair. Events for member-owners took place throughout the day along with receiving meal vouchers and admission tickets to the fair. This was just one festivity …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, Financial, ZimmCast

New Poll Shows Strong Support for TPP Agreement

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A new poll from Morning Consult shows most voters favor fair trade. Which is something the American Farm Bureau Federation said all candidates should keep in mind as a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes closer to reality. “Most Americans support free trade,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said, “and most farmers do, too. Exports …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

International Drone Expo 2016 – New & Upgraded Activations

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International Drone Expo (IDE) has new and upgraded show activations for 2016. IDE will host its first annual Drone Race Cup, a pitchfest competition and film showcase. The third annual IDE is set to take place December 9-10, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Championship IDE drone race cup is one of the few sanctioned in Los Angeles. …

aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

Talking Weeds at Bayer Showcase Plot Tours

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To start the day off in Athens, IL., one of the stops in the Bayer Showcase Plot Tours, Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois, talked weed control with growers and retailers in attendance. Key weeds Dr. Hager highlighted included marestail, palmer amaranth and water hemp. Two-way resistance is commonly seen in fields across the country, but Dr. Hager talked about …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Crop Protection, Video, weeds

Women Agribusiness Peer Group Looks For Members

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Farm Journal Media is launching the first-ever exclusive women’s agribusiness peer-to-peer networking and career development group. The Peer Group is looking for additional members and launches as the newest addition to the Top Producer Executive Network™ (TPEN) portfolio. The Interactive Online Agribusiness Peer Group for Women will kick off with in-person launch meeting Sept. 7-8, 2016. Additional interactions will be …

Agribusiness, Women

Is Ag Still Relevant at State Fairs?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What will play the biggest role in the future of agriculture?” During the 2016 InfoAg Conference, Jack Uldrich, acclaimed global futurist, speaker and best-selling author, shared thoughts on what the world may look like in just a few short years. Collaboration rose to the top and shows we need to keep all of the …


Apply for Alltech’s Corporate Career Development Program

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The 5th annual Alltech Corporate Career Development Program seeks to recruit 12 recent recent bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates. Alltech invites graduates who wish to develop skills in science, veterinary science, biotechnology, information technology, marketing and finance to apply during the window of Aug. 15–Sept. 30. The program will commence in February for the 2017 group. Alltech aims to develop …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Education