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The early bird deadline to register for the IFAJ International Congress in South Africa is coming up! Register by January 17, 2017 to receive the early bird rate and save! The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the allocation of $540,000 in available funding for State and regional projects that will work …

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Michelin North America has launched online retail tire sales for consumers in Southeast markets through the MichelinMan.com website. The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) has announced that the 2017 CCA Communications Contest is live. The contest accepts entries of writing, photography, programs, projects and publications. The deadline is February 10th, but entries received by February 3rd will receive a $5 discount …

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The 2017 IFAJ Star Prize Contest program has been launched with the sponsorship of John Deere and Rabobank. Deadline for submission of contest entries will be 1 February 2017. Contests are available for print, broadcast, and photography entries. The American Farm Bureau Federation has appointed farmer and rancher members to the organization’s Promotion & Education (P&E) and Young Farmers & …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is seeking nominations for the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, which advises the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing and content of agricultural surveys and censuses. Nomination forms are available here and due by November 29th. Woodruff Sweitzer (WS) has added to the team at its Kansas City …

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Nominating Committee is accepting applications for the 2018 Corn Board through January 6th. Click here for the application. Erick Scarpone, Manufacturing Engineer 3 with Caterpillar Inc. recently received the 2016 SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award, which recognizes industry and SAE leadership and involvement, for the off-highway and powerplant industry. The American Farm Bureau Foundation …

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PBI-Gordon Corporation has announced the addition of Brett Rieck to the company’s sales team, where he will serve as Eastern Regional Manager and will be responsible for supervising the company’s eight territory sales representatives serving clients and vendors east of the Mississippi River. The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program, …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded 29 grants totaling $5.8 million to help with job creation and business expansion in rural cooperatives through the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. AgCareers.com is hosting a webinar on October 28th for business managers and human resources professionals on the benefits of an effective performance review and ways to make sure …

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GROWMARK and Suncor have announced that GROWMARK will purchase Suncor’s 50 percent interest in UPI, Inc. in Ontario, Canada, bringing GROWMARK’s ownership of UPI to 100 percent. The two companies also entered into long-term supply agreements for GROWMARK’s petroleum needs in Ontario. Kent Nutrition Group and Deluxe Feeds announced an agreement where KNG will acquire the Deluxe organization on October …

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) General Counsel and Vice President of International Relations Dave Velde represented the world’s farmers during high-level meeting of the United Nations (U.N.) earlier this month to discuss global antibiotic resistance, which concluded with all 193 U.N. member countries adopting a declaration to fight antibiotic resistance and reduce the use of the drugs in agriculture and …

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The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), a Wisconsin nonprofit that is nationally recognized for hosting the country’s largest annual organic farming conference, has hired John Mesko to serve as the organization’s new leader. Linda, L. Chezem J.D., a lawyer with 22 years of experience on the Indiana trial and appellate bench as well as a significant University-based career, …

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