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American Seed Trade Association’s new website is now live. ET Works, parent company of the Apache Sprayer brand and one of the largest manufacturers of self-propelled sprayers in North America, has selected Lessing-Flynn to lead strategic marketing efforts for its line of Apache Sprayers. In the fall of 2015, FFA advisors and members were challenged to share the message of …

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U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has hired Fiona Lee as Executive Assistant and Accountant in the organization’s office in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, interim dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, effective May 6. Farm Journal announces distribution expansion of “The Farm,” its 24/7 digital radio …

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Penton Agriculture, the nation’s most powerful ag information network, announces the addition of veteran web content developer, blogger and journalist Eric Braun to manage its digital content direction. Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2016-17. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $22 …

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National Sorghum Producers is accepting applications for four positions on the NSP Board of Directors. St. Louis-based advertising agency, Paradowski, announced it has hired 10 new team members to join the company over the past month. United Fresh Produce Association is seeking a Manager of Marketing Communications. Total retail sales of 2WD and 4WD tractors and combines continue to track …

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The American Farm Bureau Federation is accepting applications for its tenth Women’s Communications Boot Camp class, July 12 – 15 in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2017 funding for five export market development programs. In honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s 102nd birthday anniversary and International Women’s Day …

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The National Potato Council (NPC) will award one $10,000 academic scholarship to honor a graduate student (Master’s degree or higher) working to improve the future of the U.S. potato industry. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces the retirement of Mark Harris, Chairperson of USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Board and Director of the Methodology Division, after a 36 year career with …

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Penton Agriculture, the nation’s most powerful ag information network, announces the addition of veteran beef industry journalist Alan Newport to its beef content team to lead content direction for Beef Producer and BEEF Vet. In recognition of her support and advocacy for soils and leadership of the Congressional Soils Caucus, Congressman Cynthia Lummis was presented with the 2016 Excellence in …

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The Board of Directors of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) has hired Linda Halley to be the interim executive director of the organization for the next five to six months. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has officially named Dr. J. Craig Venter as the recipient of its 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. …

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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced the science, technology, engineering and mathematics coordinators selected for its On the Farm STEM Experience March 28-30 in Nashville, Tennessee, immediately prior to the National Science Teachers Association annual convention. Nominate now for the World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human …

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Rhea + Kaiser announces the promotion of two current staff along with the return of a former employee. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of Dr. Warren Preston as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Chief Economist, effective February 21. Swanson Russell announces three new employees: Max Maguire, Liz McCue and Katie Scherer. Monsanto Company announced it has officially …

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