Each of the next three weeks on the MBIC Report we’ll be featuring the 3 new board members starting with David “Blue” Geier of Region Two, northeast Missouri, who is from California.
CornTalk, a weekly program for the Missouri Corn Growers Association, features an interview with David Vogt, Presidnt of Missouri Ethanol, LLC. Missouri Ethanol, LLC is breaking ground for a new ethanol plant to be built in Laddonia, near Mexico, MO. Vogt talks about the project and the groundbreaking ceremony to be held on November 7.
Maybe this is the last NAFB convention audio invitation? Who knows. They just keep coming. With all this effort I’m expecting to see about 10,000 of you there next week. This one is from Orion Samuelson, who talks about the NAFB Foundation Auction. Orion has been a foundation supporter for a long time.
If you’ve read AgWired for long you know about the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). I got to attend this year’s congress in Switzerland and am on the planning committee for the 2009 IFAJ Congress, which will be here in the United States! We’ve already had our first planning meeting. I know 4 years seems like a long time but not when you’re planning an international event.
Let’s hear from Bonanza Bill who’s the new sheriff in town at NAFB. He has a personal invitation for you to their convention.
MFA Incorporated just got some very important news for cattlemen who want to be able to take quick advantage of the pending opening of new foreign trade markets. To announce it they sent out a Talking News Release. The state of Missouri is ahead of the game in obtaining USDA Quality Systems Assessment and MFA’s Health Track program is now able to offer that status to its customers!
CornTalk, a weekly program for the Missouri Corn Growers Association, features an interview with CEO, Gary Marshall. Gary talks about two big issues that have a direct impact on Missouri corn growers, the new farm bill and pending world trade talks. Gary discusses the status of both of these topics and explains how MCGA is working to protect its members as these issues move forward.
St. Louis was the location for the unveiling of the new “Healthy Beef Cookbook” at the annual meeting of the American Dietetics Association. This week’s MBIC report from the Missouri Beef Industy Council is with consumer information director Alane Lidolf, who talks about the new cookbook, how it was developed and how it benefits the beef industry.
This week I interviewed Kathy Cornett, CEO of McCormick Company, about a unique project her agency recently completed. They have published the first ever Southwest Plains Dairy Directory. This printed directory is also available in an online, searchable database. I thought it was interesting that a full service advertising agency created a publication but it’s not the first time McCormick Company has done something like this. Remember AgriTalk?
Although this is another “phone” picture I had to post it because Spike Blake & Earthquake just plain rocked the place last night after our preliminary IFAJ 2009 Planning Dinner. If you’re looking for a band keep these guys in mind! There’s much better pics on their website too.