Russell Named to Lead @SageBrandKC Account Team

Jamie Johansen

Sage Communications has named Stephanie Russell as account lead on the senior leadership team and will oversee, facilitate the execution of marketing communications plans for clients, including John Deere and NovaSource. “As a seasoned account manager and public relations professional, Stephanie has a successful proven track-record delivering results,” said Kelly Schwalbe, co-founder and partner of Sage. “Her passion for agriculture, …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Marketing

USDA Announces Grants for Veteran Farmers

Lizzy Schultz

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $8.4 million in grants that will be used to provide training, outreach and technical assistance for the nation’s socially disadvantaged, tribal and veteran farmers and ranchers. “USDA was created to be ‘The People’s Department,’ and in the past eight years we have made tremendous progress in correcting past mistakes and creating a more inclusive …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Farming, USDA

Brownfield Reaches 20,000 Twitter Followers

Kelly Marshall

Brownfield‘s social media presence is growing. Recently the ag news company surpassed 20,000 followers on Twitter; their presence on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube is also on the rise. “Research shows that farmers of all ages continue to listen to the radio to get agricultural news and information, but seek out additional content sources as well,” said Cyndi Young-Puyear, Director of …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Company Announcement, Social Media

AgCareers.com Launches Virtual Career Fairs

Lizzy Schultz

AgCareers.com is now providing candidates the opportunity to attend a career fair from anywhere with AgCareers.com Virtual Career Fairs. The Virtual Career Fairs allow anyone pursuing a career in the agricultural industry to attend a career fair with just a computer and internet access. The virtual fairs are free for job seekers, and allow them to network and communicate with …

AgCareers, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Employment, Events

Apply for the Global Youth Ag Summit

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer, along with two Belgian young farmers associations, Groene Kring and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs (FJA), are inviting young thought leaders from around the world to apply to attend the third Global Youth Agriculture Summit from October 9 to 13, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Interested young leaders, aged 18 to 25, are invited to apply for participation. Essay applications will …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Bayer, Company Announcement, International, Youth

Syngenta Moving Forward with ChemChina Deal

Kelly Marshall

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and Syngenta are announcing they have received clearance from the Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) to proceed with their proposed transaction. The closing of the transaction will also be reviewed by numerous global regulators and other customary closing conditions.  Both Syngenta and ChemChina are working with the regulatory agencies to keep discussions constructive. …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Syngenta

DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

Lizzy Schultz

A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives from every facet of the dairy community, including farmers, processors, retailers, government agencies, universities, and dairy and trade non-profits. The alliance seeks to engage individuals from across …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Company Announcement, Dairy, Sustainability

Syngenta Talks Product Launches at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

Syngenta will launch 16 new crop protection products in 2016, with multiple launches expected over the next five years, and Scott Culley, Research and Development Scientist for Syngenta, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss several of the company’s major new innovations. Culley explained that the new products are due in large part to the three …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Company Announcement, Crop Protection, Syngenta

Sorghum Shootout Update

Lizzy Schultz

Have you ever seen sorghum growing head-high by mid-July? We haven’t either! Sorghum Shootout grower Tim Fisher is already seeing head-high sorghum fields at his operation in Arkansas, thanks in part to the Sorghum Shootout program. Sorghum Shootout is the latest National Sorghum Producers (NSP) program, sponsored by StollerUSA – which you may remember we told you about when they …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Company Announcement, Farming, Harvest, sorghum, StollerUSA

AFBF Announces New CFO

Lizzy Schultz

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced that Brett Hom, a finance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, will serve as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Once he joins the staff on July 11, Hom will develop financial strategies and measure their performance in relation to the organization’s goals and objectives, …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Farm Bureau, Financial