Kevin Folta Awarded Borlaug CAST Communications Award

Lizzy Schultz

Dr. Kevin Folta was recognized as the winner of the seventh Borlaug CAST Communication Award (BCCA), and was honored with the award at a World Food Prize side event. Folta gave a memorable keynote address, titled “Unveiling Our Halo – Building Trust with a Concerned Consumer.” Volta serves as the Chair of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of …

Ag Group, Award, Communications, World Food Prize

Novus CEO Receives Prestigious Globalist Award

Jamie Johansen

At the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, Boeing Institute of International Business honored Novus President and CEO, Francois Fraudeau, for his contributions to advance international trade in the St. Louis region. The annual Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony recognizes both professionals and student scholars who are active in international business and trade. The Globalist Award is …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Award, Novus International

Professional Dev Awards at #NAMAFall16

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association honored the winners of the Professional Development Awards of Excellence today. I’ve recorded their comments upon receiving the awards. Let’s start with Marcy Tessmann. Marcy is the recipient Communicator of the Year Award. Listen to Marcy’s comments here: Next up is Bill Brozak, Colle + McVoy/Exponent. Bill received the Public Relations Professional Award. These awards are …

Audio, Award, NAMA

GROWMARK Buzzing For Pollinator Program

Lizzy Schultz

GROWMARK has made an ongoing commitment to ensuring the financial and environmental sustainability of the solutions they offer their growers, and their commitment to sustainability was made evident through several of the programs discussed last week during the GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium. Lance Ruppert, Director of Agronomy Marketing, sat down during the meeting to discuss several of the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Award, Environment, GROWMARK, pollinators, Sustainability

NAMA Professional Development Award Winners

Jamie Johansen

NAMA announced the winners of the 2016 Professional Development Awards. Each year, NAMA recognizes industry leaders at the very top of their respective fields. These prestigious awards acknowledge excellence in the areas of marketing communications, public relations and sales. The 2016 Marketing Communications award recipient is Marcy Tessman, President and Partner at Charleston|Orwig. In her tenure with Charleston|Orwig, she has …

Ag Group, Award, Marketing, NAMA

Precision Ag Awards Presented at #InfoAg16

Cindy Zimmerman

The PrecisionAg Institute was celebrating a decade of the PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence at this year’s InfoAg Conference in St. Louis. The winners each year have devoted their careers to the technology that improves crop production stewardship, agronomy, and efficiency and this year was no different. The 2016 Educator/Researcher of the Year is Dr. Brian Arnall, Associate Professor in the …

Award, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture

AAEA Fellows Announced at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

Seventeen longtime members of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) were announced as the inaugural class of Fellows Of The AAEA during an awards banquet at the 2016 Ag Media Summit, held last week in St. Louis Missouri. The newly developed Fellows Program recognizes AAEA members for excellent service to the organization, and the inaugural class has an estimated 400 …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Award, Journalism, leadership

AAEA Honors Members at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

The American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) recognized several outstanding AAEA members for their achievements, involvement, and leadership skills during an awards banquet at the 2016 Ag Media Summit. Jack Odle and Harlen Persinger were presented with the 2016 AAEA Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor designed to honor AAEA members for outstanding professional and personal achievements and leadership, and recognizes the …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Award

#AgMedia Recognizes Scholarship Award Winners

Kelly Marshall

The Ag Media Summit is well underway in St. Louis, Missouri with many important topics being covered this week.  Few, however, are as important as preparing the next generation to be involved in the agriculture industry, a concept Alltech and the American Agricultural Editor’s Association (AAEA) understand well.  Both organizations sponsor scholarships to assist the best and brightest in their …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Award

Senator Donnelly Receives NCGA President’s Award

Kelly Marshall

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has earned the President’s Award by the National Corn Growers Association.  Chip Bowling, president of NCGA, explains that the honor is given to leaders who strive to advance important issues to corn farmers and agriculture. “Senator Donnelly is a true advocate for farmers in Indiana and throughout the country,” said Bowling. “He is one of …

Ag Group, Award, Government, NCGA