Zimfo Bytes 1/24

Carrie Muehling Leave a Comment

Lessing-Flynn took home nine trophies recognizing the agency’s recent success on behalf of its clients at the National Agri-Marketing Association Region III Best of NAMA Awards Celebration held Wednesday, January 15, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The American Farm Bureau Federation presented its highest honors, the Distinguished Service Award and the Farm Bureau Founders Award, to Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Barry …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 1/17

Carrie Muehling Leave a Comment

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota introduced legislation that would provide the Food and Drug Administration with the flexibility to allow hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to be marketed in dietary supplements. The bill would also require a study and report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the production of hemp, on the regulatory and market barriers for …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 1/10

Carrie Muehling

The 36th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) Corteva Agriscience Young Leaders recently began its leadership journey at the Corteva Agriscience Global Business Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andrew Wheeler has been appointed Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Public Relations manager starting Jan. 13. He will replace Laurie Johns, who is retiring. The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased to welcome two …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 1/3

Carrie Muehling

MN AG EXPO, hosted by Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, will be held Jan. 22-23, 2020, at the Mankato Civic Center (formerly the Verizon Center) in Mankato, Minn. The Center for Food Integrity’s digital ethnography report, which uses a research tool that analyzes millions of conversations online in real time, shows that while the climate …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 12/20

Carrie Muehling

The American Soybean Association Board of Directors elected the leaders who will guide the organization through its 100th year during its annual meeting in St. Louis. Bill Gordon of Minnesota will serve as 2020 ASA president. Hemp Industry Daily is now the exclusive hemp and cannabis media partner of World Ag Expo®, focusing on the Hemp Education & Marketing Pavilion …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 12/13

Carrie Muehling

American Agri-Women presented Dr. Kevin Folta the Veritas award at their recent convention in Tigard, Oregon. Dr. Folta is a professor of horticulture at the University of Florida, where he has a distinguished career in strawberry genetics. Farmers Business Network announced a series of investments designed to further its commitment to the expansion of rural economies at its fifth annual …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 12/6

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK has announced the acquisition of Solu-Cal USA, a premier supplier of enhanced calcium products in the turf care industry. In addition, GROWMARK and Mid-Iowa Cooperative announced an agreement for GROWMARK to acquire the agronomy and energy assets of Mid-Iowa Cooperative. The J.R. Simplot Company and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC have announced Simplot’s agreement to acquire all of the interests …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 11/27

Carrie Muehling

The National Council for Agricultural Education has named Dr. James Woodard the Director of Agricultural Education, FFA Board Chair and National FFA Advisor. The national board of directors also named Cheryl Zimmerman executive secretary for National FFA. World Ag Expo® and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the 13th annual “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, created to support agricultural …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 11/22

Carrie Muehling

With the Caterpillar Development Bursary Fund, IFAJ encourages members to pursue the extraordinary in search of personal professional development and wider IFAJ progress. Scholars must complete their travel by May 31, 2020. They must also be prepared to make a presentation, send a poster or deliver a written report to the 2020 IFAJ Congress in Denmark in June 2020. Any …

Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 11/15

Carrie Muehling

Premier Crop Systems announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Darren Fehr as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Fehr previously held the position of Director, Sales & Marketing with Premier Crop Systems and will succeed Dan Frieberg. Minneapolis-based ag-tech company Calyxt joined Agtegra Cooperative to celebrate the revival of …

Zimfo Bytes