IFAJ-Alltech Ag Journalism Leadership Award Winner

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Congratulations to Joseph Opoku Gakpo of Ghana who is the recipient of the second IFAJ–Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism. The award was presented virtually today during the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience by Alltech CEO Mark Lyons and IFAJ president Owen Roberts. Opoku Gakpo, a radio, TV and online journalist, was selected from nominations submitted by IFAJ guilds …

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AEM Presents Davidson Awards

Carrie Muehling

For the third year, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognized three innovative products with the Davidson Prize, which celebrates breakthrough innovations in areas of agricultural, food and biological systems engineering. “The products that have been featured over the past three years represent the diversity of ag engineering, as well …

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Kansas Rancher Named Beef Advocate of the Year

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association named Brandi Buzzard Frobose, a Kansas rancher, the 2019 Advocate of the Year. Early in 2019, Buzzard Frobose wrote a letter to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in response to the proposed Green New Deal, which contained negative connotations towards cattle and misinformation about cattle’s effects on climate change and the environment. She explained more …

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Florida Ranch Wins Environmental Stewardship Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Blackbeard’s Ranch in Myakka, FL was named the national winner of the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award Program this week at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, in San Antonio, TX. “My family has been in Florida for six generations,” said Blackbeard’s managing partner Jim Strickland. “We’ve always been in the cattle business, and we’ve always taken pride …

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World Food Prize Winner Announced

Carrie Muehling

The 2019 World Food Prize Laureate is Simon N. Groot of the Netherlands. Groot has played an important role in enhancing vegetable production for millions of smallholder farmers, affording consumers greater access to healthy diets in more than 60 countries. The announcement was made at a ceremony in the U.S. Department of State hosted and presided over by Secretary of …

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Dairy Industry Recognizes Sustainability Winners

Carrie Muehling

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced its eighth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award winners during a May 8 ceremony in Rosemont, Illinois. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose practices improve the well-being of people, animals and the planet. Through creative problem solving, this year’s winners addressed environmentally beneficial production practices, resource and energy reduction as well …

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Best of NAMA Stars Shine

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) presented its annual Best of NAMA Awards for excellence in agri-marketing at its annual conference last week in Kansas City. Wyffels Hybrids/O&H Brand Design took home the Grand Champion award, with top category awards as follows: Advertising: Wyffels Hybrids/O&H Brand Design Public Relations: Cytozome/Archer>Malmo Digital: Bayer/HLK Consumer: Land O’Lakes/Colle McVoy Specialty: Boehringer Ingelheim/Sullivan Higdon Sink …

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Professional Agri-Marketers Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

The three highest individual awards from the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) were presented last week at the annual Agri-Marketing Conference. Congratulations to Lynn Huston, John Deere Financial, who was named Agribusiness Leader of the Year. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior agribusiness …

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CropLife America Supports Science Behind Glyphosate

Cindy Zimmerman

CropLife America president and CEO Chris Novak is hopeful that science will prevail in the end when it comes to legal and regulatory challenges to products such as glyphosate. “The thing that we can rely upon is the science conducted by, not just the U.S. regulatory agencies, …but most all of our chemistries are approved and in use in countries …

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Bayer Honored at National 4-H Legacy Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer was recognized for helping foster the next generation of STEM leaders in agriculture with the National 4-H Council’s 2019 Corporate Leadership Award during ceremonies this week in Washington, D.C. Bayer was recognized for its nationwide partnership with 4-H on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) STEM program called Science Matters, which since 2017 has provided more than 25,000 youth across …

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