ASA Hires Ryan Findlay as CEO

Jamie Johansen

The American Soybean Association have selected Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer. Findlay replaces Stephen Censky, who left ASA in October of 2017 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “ASA is extremely pleased to have found someone of Ryan’s caliber and experience to lead us into our next chapter as a first-class U.S. …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, ASA, Company Announcement, Soybean

FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing Merge

Kelly Marshall

FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing are creating a new company by merging their portfolios across the farm, food, environmental sciences and lifestyle spectrum. The new organization has been rebranded FLM Harvest. Both firms have seen rapid growth in the past ten years and have become two of the most successful agencies in the food and agriculture space. Together, they …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement

Charleston|Orwig Adds Senior Account Executive

Kelly Marshall

Cassie Yontz is joining the client services team at Charleston|Orwig, working to support Dairyland Seed and the Illinois Soybean Association with marketing, brand strategy and communication. “Cassie’s extensive crop and agriculture background make her a key addition to the C|O family. Her role brings immense value to our clients and C|O, and we are excited to have her join us,” …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement

Agri-Pulse Unveils New, Improved Website

Kelly Marshall

Agri-Pulse.com has received a makeover, from homepage to new landings for topics like the Farm Bill, Energy, and Labor & Immigration. The new website was created to offer users better support on mobile phones and tablets, in addition to providing more content, says Editor Sara Wyant. “With the growing number of our readers accessing content on mobile devices, we wanted …

Agri-Pulse, Company Announcement

Poll Shows Support for Water Infrastructure Bill

Lizzy Schultz

A national poll released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) found that voters strongly support federal funding for water pipelines and waterways and resources that prevent drinking water contamination crises, like those that occurred in Flint, MI. Congress reached an agreement on the legislation late yesterday, but still have funding issues to work out. These findings were part of …

AEM, Ag Group, Company Announcement, Government, Water

Milestone for General Mills, Xerces Society and NRCS

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted an announcement between themselves, General Mills, and the largest and oldest pollinator conservation organization, the Xerces Society this morning. The three organizations are joining together to protect the habitats of pollinators on hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. The project is a five-year, $4 million commitment to provide the technical assistance for planting …

Company Announcement, pollinators, USDA

ARC Develops New Internship Program

Lizzy Schultz

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is creating a unique new collaborative internship program with an ARC member organization for the summer of 2017. ARC will coordinate the internship program and selection under this arrangement, and the member organization collaborating with ARC will host the intern. The internship will be worth $5,000, with $1,000 of the total $5,000 payment to the …

Agribusiness, Communications, Company Announcement, Internship

Peyton & Archie Manning to Keynote AFBF Convention

Lizzy Schultz

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced that Peyton and Archie Manning will serve as keynote speakers during the AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, to be held January 6-11, 2017 in Pheonix, Arizona. In their keynote, the Mannings will share about teamwork, leadership, motivation and their keys to success on and off the field. From the football …

AFBF, Company Announcement, Events

AgWired – A Top Ten Ag Blog

Chuck Zimmerman

AgWired is a top ten out of the top 50 ag blogs according to a new Feedspot ranking of The Best Agriculture Blogs on the Planet. Passionate about the industry that feeds the world? Or curious to know where your food comes from, what is in it, and who produces it? Agriculture blogs provide useful information and insightful commentary on …

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