Alliance to Feed the Future’s Communicator of the Year

Jamie Johansen

The Alliance to Feed the Future has announced that Diana Prichard is the second recipient of its Communicator of the Year Award. The award, given in collaboration this year with the American Meat Institute, recognizes effective and innovative new voices that are enhancing the public dialogue about modern food production through multi-channel communications, including social media. Prichard, a farmer and …

Ag Group, Award

CAT on the Move at ARA

Chuck Zimmerman

A first time sponsor and exhibitor at this week’s Agricultural Retailers Association convention in New Orleans was Caterpillar (CAT). Dustin Johansen with CAT says they are working to make their products more well known in the agricultural market. “We’ve always have our construction products sold in agriculture, but as the agriculture industry continues to expand, we want to really put …

ARA, Award, Cattle Industry Conference, Equipment, Fertilizer, Livestock

AGCO Operator of the Year at ARA Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the ARA Convention is Brent Klein, Simplot Grower Solutions. He beat out 4 finalists for the AGCO Application Equipment Operator of the Year Award. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has recognized North America’s top custom applicators who consistently bring outstanding skill, dedication and passion to their jobs. Brent …

AGCO, Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Award

NAFB Awards for Creative Excellence

Jamie Johansen

The Plambeck Award of Creative Excellence was also announced during the Night of Honors at the 71st National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. The single entry winner went to SFP, A Verdesian Life Science Company, and OsbornBarr for their More Than Manure Nutrient Manager. The radio spot targeted swine producers and farmers in Minnesota and Iowa who handle manure …

Ag Group, Agency, Agribusiness, Award, NAFB

NAFB Horizon Award & Farm Broadcaster of the Year

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s awards luncheon paid tribute to the 2014 Horizon Award and the Farm Broadcaster of the Year. Ken Anderson is this year’s Farm Broadcaster of the Year and is an ag reporter and news anchor for the Brownfield Radio Network. His broadcasting career began in 1977 with KRVN Radio in Lexington, Nebraska. From there, he …

Ag Group, Award, NAFB

NAFB Hall of Fame and Meritorious Service

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) bestowed honors on many deserving individuals during the convention’s Night of Honors Banquet. Longtime NAFB member and radio advocate Bill Farmakis was awarded the Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award last night during the Night of Honors Celebration. The Award recognizes outstanding support and leadership to the broadcasting industry and association by a member …

Ag Group, Award, NAFB

ADAMA Wins Agrow Award

Cindy Zimmerman

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. (formerly Makhteshim Agan Industries) was recognized this week for its global brand launch, winning the international Agrow Award for Best Marketing Campaign. Earlier this year, the crop protection company launched the new name and uniform global brand for all of products, including MANA. Adama, which is the Hebrew word for “earth”, was chosen to signify the …

Award, Crop Protection, Marketing

Pollinator Advocate of the US Award

Jamie Johansen

The Pollinator Advocate Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to pollinator protection, conservation, and issue outreach resulting in increased awareness of the importance of pollinators and pollination. The 2014 Pollinator Advocate of the United States Award will be given to Julie Zahniser and The American Bee Project of Ft. Pierce, FL. Honey bees require proper nutrition gained through a …

Ag Group, Award, Bees

Alison Van Eenennaam Wins CAST Award

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, faculty member and Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California-Davis was awarded the 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award by the Council for Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST). She received the honor during this year’s World Food Prize taking place in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s award was sponsored by DuPont Pioneer who announced they will …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Award, World Food Prize