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National Corn Growers Association will accept online harvest forms for the 2017 National Corn Yield Contest until Friday, December 1 at 4:30 pm CST.  Registration needs to be completed within two weeks of the final yield check or December 1, whichever comes first. DTN/The Progressive Farmer took home three awards from this year’s 2017 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards last …

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Mike Johanns, former U.S. Agriculture Secretary and Nebraska Senator, is now serving on the board of directors of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska. The American Soybean Association reminds growers the deadline to submit a nomination for the Recognition Awards Program is October 27, 2017 at midnight.  This year’s program includes three …

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Zimfo Bytes 10/6

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Dave Dell has joined Beck Ag as vice president for Go-To-Market Solutions. Dell has 40 years experience in agricultural sales, marketing and training, including 30 years with New Holland and, most recently, Brock Grain Systems. Tractor Supply Company is continuing its partnership with National 4-H Council by hosting their semi-annual Paper Clover fundraiser for 4-H students now through October 15, 2017. …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/29

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Rural Media Group has brought Janet Shope on board as VP of Advertising Sales for RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM. Shope has more than 20 years of Cable, Radio and Broadcast sales experience and was previously Senior Account Executive with Sinclair Broadcast Group. The Georgia Peanut Commission is hosting “Photos from the Field,” a photo contest to …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/22

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Tractor Supply Company is partnering with the National FFA Foundation by selling 2017 National FFA Convention themed shirts.  Customers can now purchase these limited edition shirts for $12.99 at Tractor Supply stores to benefit the National FFA platform, “Living to Serve.” Al Carstens, a 35 year member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, has passed away. Carstens had been with KATE …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/15

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The National Wheat Foundation is accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship, honoring students pursuing a career in agriculture. High school and college students for the 2018-2019 academic year pursing a career in agriculture should apply by December 31, 2017. On the anniversary of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s passing the World Food Prize Foundation will honor their founder with the …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/8

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Lynzee Glass joins WATT Global Media’s marketing team as Forum Marketing Coordinator.  She is responsible for marketing, communications and event-specific projects for poultry, pig, animal feed and pet food companies. Arysta LifeScience North America welcomes Greg Adams as the territory sales manager for Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and southern Missouri. Pinnacle Operating Corporation is pleased to announce that Robert Marchbank has …

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The Illinois Corn Marketing Board has selected officers for the coming term. Paul Jeschke from Mazon, Illinois was elected to serve as Chairman. Don Duvall will fill the position of Vice-Chairman, Roger Sy as Treasurer, and Dirk Rice will be Secretary. American Soybean Association (ASA) President Ron Moore confirmed 19 growers from across the nation to lead the ASA’s World …

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American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization have signed a memorandum outlining their plans to create a more agriculture literate society. They will focus on opportunities for students to purse higher education and career opportunities in food and agriculture science and provide resources to K-12 teachers. The National Sorghum Producers have selected their …

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Zimfo Bytes 8/11

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The National Corn Growers Association is accepting entries for their fourth annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Photographs are due by November 30, 2017. Registration is now open for the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, being held in Des Moines, Iowa on October 18-20, 2017.  This year’s theme is “The Road out of Poverty.” The American Seed Trade Association has …

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