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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 …

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New Holland is supporting agricultural non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada in conjunction with its Great New Holland Haytools Giveaway. The National FFA Foundation and 4-H Canada will be recognized as the beneficiaries in the U.S. and Canada respectively. For every entry New Holland receives, the brand, with a corporate match from CNH Industrial America LLC, will give $2 …

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To increase diversity and reach a broader applicant pool that more accurately reflects rural America, National Corn Growers Association’s Engaging Members Committee created two new scholarship programs and increased the benefit of their long-standing William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2019. Minnesota farmer and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Ethanol …

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Zimfo Bytes 10/25

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The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through Nov. 1 to fill five three-year terms. State pork producer associations, farm organizations or individuals who pay the Pork Checkoff, including pig farmers and pork importers, may submit an application. In April 2019, Mike Builta, a GROWMARK vice president and long-time employee, passed away unexpectedly. To honor his memory, the …

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Zimfo Bytes 10/18

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Novus International, Inc. announced that François Fraudeau plans to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer after 28 successful years with the company. Novus’s Board of Directors will hire a former Novus Executive, Dan Meagher, to be the next President and CEO, effective April 1st, 2020. Ringneck Energy of Onida, S.D. has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as its newest …

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Zimfo Bytes 10/11

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced that USDA is investing $152 million in 19 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 14 states. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture has invested $11 million in research that will support …

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Zimfo Bytes 10/4

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The 2020 World Ag Expo® season kicked-off with a beef and pork deep pit dinner on September 21. Jim Parsley was chosen to lead the 1,400 volunteers who have staffed World Ag Expo® since its inception in 1968. World Ag Expo® is taking on the hemp conversation in cooperation with Plant Growth Group, a consultancy in the hemp marketplace. A …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/27

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AGDAILY has launched a free and comprehensive guide to undergraduate agriculture education in the United States. Nothing like this is currently available to the tens of thousands of students who enter colleges and universities seeking to get a degree in one of the diverse array of agricultural programs offered. Farm Foundation is pleased to announce that Shari Rogge-Fidler will be …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/20

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A celebration of life service on October 26 at the Zionsville (IN) Lions Club will honor the life of Bill Stagg, former Director of Strategic Communications for the National FFA Organization. Bill passed Sept. 6 after a brave battle with esophageal cancer. Syngenta congratulates Adrienne Blakey, bachelor’s student at Oklahoma State University, and Nick Lord, master’s student at Virginia Polytechnic …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/13

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Corteva Agriscience, together with Des Moines Area Community College, has awarded the first of 25 scholarships created as part of a pilot program announced June 5 to train rural-based students in high-value, high-demand software development and technology skills. Corteva contributed $187,500 to fund 25 scholarships of up to $7,500 each. The National Science Teaching Association and Corteva Agriscience have collaborated …

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