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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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Zimfo Bytes 9/6

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CNH Industrial N.V. announced its agreement to acquire AgDNA, a leader in Farm Management Information Systems. Clariant announced that it has conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA, Croatia’s leading oil and gas company. INA is a consortium member of the publicly funded project “GRowing Advanced industrial Crops on marginal lands for biorEfineries” (GRACE). OCP North …

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Zimfo Bytes 8/30

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Three Iowa FFA chapters were awarded bragging rights and cash prizes in the Pioneer® brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge. The winning chapters were recognized and their statues displayed prominently at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Judges selected Mount Ayr FFA of Mount Ayr, Iowa, as the overall winner of the $2,500 top prize. North Tama FFA …

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Zimfo Bytes 8/23

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Elanco Animal Health Incorporated announced it has entered into an agreement with Bayer AG to acquire its animal health business in a transaction valued at US$7.6 billion. Building on over a century of agricultural education, National Farmers Union announced its ninth Beginning Farmer Institute cohort. Thirteen beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States will take part in the …

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Zimfo Bytes 8/16

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John Ochs, a 35-year honorary member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), passed away August 6, 2019, in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 68. John was Special Assistant and Press Secretary to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture John Block and helped cultivate the relationship between farm broadcasters and USDA during the Reagan administration. After his career at …

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