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The American Meat Science Association announced the appointment of Collette Schultz Kaster as its new Chief Executive Officer. Fresh off a 2018 national television appearance on Discovery’s “Diesel Brothers,” the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is set for another national television appearance, this time with the former star of “Cheers.” Scheduled to broadcast 3Q/2019, an upcoming episode of “Advancements …

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American Agri-Women will host its 26th annual symposium in Washington, D.C., starting at 9 a.m. on June 10th, with the focus on private and public land use agreements. Carol Kitchen has been named GROWMARK Vice President, Energy and Logistics. She will replace Mike Builta, who passed away unexpectedly in April. Amy L. Vincent and Feng Gao, both scientists with the …

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American Farmland Trust launched the first group of certified Land Access Trainers from the Farms for the Next Generation initiative, which is a nationwide project to address the critical issue of success for the next generation of farmers and ranchers — securing suitable land to start and expand their operations. The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Emily Barge as …

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The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City honored two of the region’s leading agricultural figures on May 16 at a luncheon in the Chamber Board Room in Kansas City’s historic Union Station. The honorees – Lee Borck, chairman of Innovative Livestock Services and Beef Marketing Group Cooperative and farm broadcasting legend Gene Millard of Millard Family Farms – received the …

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The American Farm Bureau Federation and Florida Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Theodore Yoho (R-Fla.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress. The World Food Prize Foundation announces the opening of registration for the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium Pax Agricultura: Peace Through Agriculture. Anheuser-Busch has announced …

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The American Soybean Association announces the promotion of two staff members in an organizational realignment aimed at elevating ASA’s success as the industry’s policy organization. Wendy Brannen, who has served as Director of Policy Communications, has been promoted to Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. Abby Podkul, ASA Director of Commodity Classic, will now lead a new Meetings and Conventions …

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Four American Agri-Women members have successfully completed the 2019 Syngenta Leadership At Its Best professional development program, which helps U.S. agriculture leaders become more effective advocates for American agriculture. The latest AAW graduates include: Lisa Nicholas, Kansas; Sharron Zoller, California; Jeanette Lombardo, current AAW President, California; Renee Avilla, California. A new food waste “Ag Mag” developed by the American Farm …

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Farm Foundation will host a trade conference, titled Agricultural Trade in a Time of Uncertainty, on April 30. The conference, the first hosted by Farm Foundation’s Food and Agricultural Trade Resource Center, is at the DoubleTree Hotel, Arlington, VA. Registration is open for the conference and can be completed online. The American Farm Bureau Federation recently selected an outstanding group …

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Wrangler® partnered with cotton growers in five states to create a locally-sourced denim collection that honors land stewardship and champions state pride. The Wrangler Rooted Collection™ is a limited, premium line made from 100 percent sustainable, traceable-to-the-farm cotton. Each piece is grown, milled, cut and sewn in the United States, helping to ensure America’s denim heritage for future generations. To …

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The Funk Companies announced the purchase of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network from the owners, Watermark Farm Company. Tim West, the former owner of the network and General Manager, will remain on with the company in his present role. Legendary Director of Farm Programming, Ron Hays will also remain with the company in his present role. Hays, in his 45th …

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