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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded 23 $500 mini-grants to communities across the nation. Dr. Kathleen A. Merrigan, who recently served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will join AGree as a Co-Chair, announced AGree Executive Director Deborah Atwood. Peterson Farms of Loretto, Ky., who was named the winner of the 2015 Top Producer of the Year …

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Lessing-Flynn has created new professional opportunities for members of the team, including Jordan Beynon and Chris Hanson who recently assumed new roles within the agency. Land O’Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, MN, is acquiring the assets of FLM+, a leading marketing communications and strategic consulting company with expertise in the agribusiness and rural community sector. ABS® Global, Inc., the world leader …

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The editor of Prairie Farmer magazine was presented the Outstanding Service To Agriculture Award by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers during the organization’s annual conference. Farm Journal Foundation and GROWMARK have expanded their multi-year partnership through 2018. National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 22-28, and experts with the Weed Science Society of …

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Noble Foundation signed a commercialization agreement to bring the BoarBuster™ trap system to consumers across the United States. Agricultural Retailers Association honored two legislators instrumental in the passage of critical homeland security legislation in December. Broadhead + Co and its Granite Business Group have launched Clutch+ Business Advisors, a customized consultancy powered by a network of agriculture-focused, situation-specific experts, assembled …

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Mycogen Seeds, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and an affiliated company of Dow AgroSciences, opened its new Seed Research and Development facility. Swanson Russell announces the addition of Brittany Freeman to the account service department of its Lincoln office. The Advancing the Agriculture Economy Through Innovation summit will be held March 18-20 at CSUs Lory Student …

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Weed Science Society of America presented awards to more than two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year in Lexington, Kentucky. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) announces that Dalton Henry will join the organization in March 2015 as Director of Policy. Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) announced the purchase …

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Applications being accepted through Friday, Feb. 13th for six, $1,500 stipends to help defray the costs of attending the 2015 IFAJ World Congress in New Zealand, Oct. 14-18. Farm Journal Media announced that veteran agricultural journalist Mike Walsten has been appointed as Editor of The Agriculture Letter. Leading Minneapolis marketing agency broadhead is re-organizing under the Broadhead + Co umbrella …

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As Kubota Tractor Corporation continues to enter new markets and experience steady growth in the United States, it is expanding the roles of several of its senior leaders. Chevrolet is excited to announce the addition of Motor Trend’s 2015 Truck of the Year – the all-new Chevy Colorado – to the list of 80-plus Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles that …

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Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Presidio® Fungicide has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on tobacco. CropLife America announces that it has joined the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance, an alliance with the mission to generate dialogue and greater understanding within the agriculture and forestry sectors of the impacts of climate change and the steps …

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John Bozeman has been named SEEDWAY’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Sept. 1, 2015. DTN/The Progressive Farmer recently captured three first place and three honorable mention awards in the 2014 Folio Awards. Monsanto plans to open its first plant in Russia in coming years, stepping up its activities in the world’s fourth largest grain producer as it seeks to counter …

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