Four Honored with PrecisionAg Awards

Kelly Marshall AgWired Precision, Audio, Award, Info Ag

The opening session of the Info Ag Conference in St. Louis, Missouri kicked-off by honoring four winners of this year’s PrecisionAg Institute‘s Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize commitment and exceptional service in the precision agriculture industry. Dr. Harold van Es from Cornel University was the recipient of one of two 2017 Educator/Researcher Awards. van Es played a large role …

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AdFarm Founder Receives High Canadian Honor

Cindy Zimmerman Agency, Award

Kim McConnell C.M., a founder of the agricultural communications firm AdFarm, was recently appointed to the Order of Canada for his leadership in promoting Canada’s agricultural industry and his support of youth, entrepreneurship and rural communities. The Order of Canada is one of the highest civilian honors, recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Raised …

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ASTA Honors Dr. Stephen Smith

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Award

Dr. Stephen Smith was honored last week at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Smith was made a Lifetime Honorary Member during the Gala Banquet in recognition of his leadership, vision, and service to the seed industry. “Dr. Smith has been an ardent supporter of ASTA’s activities on the domestic and international levels for …

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Joe Funk Earns ASTA Distinguished Service Award

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Award

Joe Funk, Editor at SEED TODAY, was selected as this year’s American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Distinguished Service Award winner. He was honored during the Opening General Session of the ASTA Annual convention in Minneapolis, MN. The award is given to a member who has made a significant contribution both to ASTA and the seed industry. “Joe has been faithfully …

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A Champion of Water for Food Recognized

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Audio, Award, Water, Water for Food

As a world leader in agriculture innovation and development, Jeff Raikes, Co-founder Raikes Foundation & Daughterly Water for Food Board Chair, was a guiding source throughout the formation of the institute. He is said to be the inspiration for this conference when it comes to the concept of local solutions to global challenges. Jeff is stepping down from the board, …

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NAFB Foundation To Offer $20,000 in Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz Agriculture Education, Award, NAFB, University

The NAFB Foundation will be offering four $5,000 scholarships this year as part of an ongoing investment in the future of farm broadcasting and commitment to offering support for college students pursuing careers in agriculture communications. Scholarships are available to students who meet the following criteria: College juniors, seniors or graduate students for Fall Semester 2017 Enrolled in a college …

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Outstanding Young Farmers Recognized

Kelly Marshall Ag Day, Audio, Award, John Deere

As part of National Ag Day, John Deere welcomed four new inductees to the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) Fraternity as National Outstanding Young Farmers at the OYF Awards Congress.  This year Jessica Niederer spoke on behalf of the inductees. Niederer is an organic grower who sells all of her 57 varieties at farmer’s markets in New Jersey. Selling at farmer’s markets offers her a …

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Tebow Wins 2017 Charles Eastin Award on Ag Day

Kelly Marshall Ag Day, Audio, Award

Sue Tebow was the recipient of this year’s Charles Eastin Award, presented on National Ag Day. The award honors advocates who communicate between rural and urban audiences; Tebow’s Facebook page, agri.CULTURE, certainly does that job. She credits her vantage point as an outsider to the industry with shaping the message that has allowed her to reach thousands of people. “I realized it is a …

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St. Patrick’s Day Medal Awarded to Alltech Founder

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Alltech, Award

Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, and Professor Adrian E. Raftery, professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, have been presented with the Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) ‘St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal.’ The medal recognizes their outstanding accomplishments and their role in researching Ireland’s ecosystem. The honor is given to an Irish scientist, engineer or …

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Winners to be Recognized on National Ag Day

Kelly Marshall Ag Day, Award

The Agriculture Council of America winners of the 2017 National Ag Day video, written essay, and photo contest winners and the 2017 Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award will be recognized next week on March 21, the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day, at the National Press Club. Hadassah McKinley from Bella Vista, California earned the video essay title and the …

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