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Woodruff Sweitzer (WS) has announced the hires of Ron Simmons and Mary Wheeler to the company’s traffic and content departments, as well as the promotions of Justina Frost, Vincent Townsend and Shelby Mertz to new positions in the account services department. Issues Ink Media has named Aqueena Clennett as a new Account Manager and has named Janet Kanters as the …

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Online registration is now open for the 30th annual Georgia Peanut Tour is scheduled for September 13-15, 2016, with plans for stops in multiple of Georgia’s major peanut producing counties, including Tift, Irwin, Ben Hill and Coffee County. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) recently announced the election of David Koppenhofer, Executive Director OEM Sales & Support, Cummins Inc., to …

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FamilyFarms Charities has established a memorial scholarship in memory of the late Roger Booth, an employee of AgriSolutions for nearly 38 years. Booth passed away on June 30 from pancreatic cancer. Sixteen students from throughout the U.S. have been selected by The National FFA Organization as finalists for its 2016 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, …

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Indigo, a company dedicated to helping farmers sustainably feed the planet, has announced that it has closed a $100 million Series C investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund. The company has also launched the first commercial product for water efficiency in cotton. Potatoes USA has announced that Rachael Lynch will be joining the staff as Global Marketing Manager for …

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RFD-TV has launched LandLeader, a new real estate show that travels the country to showcase exclusive rural properties, stories from landowners, and the lives they live. CNH Industrial has he launched a totally redesigned version of their corporate website, as well as Newsroom, a brand new, one-stop media portal for the press. The National Cotton Council has announced the twelve …

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The College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting online applications for an Agricultural Communications Instructor/Lecturer. The Iowa Corn website has received an update, with a sleek new interface design, easier navigation, and updates to many of its existing sections and features. The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is seeking donations for the …

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DEUTZ Corporation has selected Swanson Russell to lead its public relations efforts. The United Fresh Produce Association will present its 2016 FreshTech Achievement Award to David Offerdahl, Director of Ag Engineering, at Taylor Farms for his outstanding technical achievements to advance the fresh produce industry. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont …

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Potatoes USA announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2017-2020 term. Wells Fargo, the nation’s No. 1 commercial agriculture lender, has named Gene Peterson head of its National Food and Agribusiness Division. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering a total of $10,000 in grants to 10 middle school science classrooms and 10 after-school …

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Woodruff Sweitzer (WS) recently announced the addition of Darlene Hanenburg to its Minneapolis/St. Paul office and Jessee Swezey to its Kansas City office. The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Jayne Sebright, an Adams County native, as Executive Director of both the center and the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania. Barchart, a leading provider of financial market data …

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Swanson Russell announced the promotion of Zach Bock and Quentin Orr in its Lincoln office. NAFB Foundation Scholarships are available to students who will be college juniors, seniors or graduate students Fall 2016, and enrolled in a college or university agriculture communications program pursuing a career in agriculture communications. The Agricultural Retailers Association is hosting the 2016 ARA Crisis Communications …

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