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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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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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Carrie Muehling

Discovery Park of America announced that it will open an exhibit dedicated to telling the story of innovation in agriculture. Opening Oct. 22, 2020, “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival” will be located in the 8,900-square-foot building that currently houses the museum and heritage park’s tractor barn. “A Berry Good Project,” a free downloadable book geared toward third-to fifth-grade students, is …

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Carrie Muehling

Dorothy “Dot” Hubbard was honored posthumously at the 2019 USA Peanut Congress with the American Peanut Council‘s Lifetime Achievement Award. IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest, slated for Aug. 6-8 at Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, will feature a multitude of forums on key ag policy issues including trade, the farm economy and pandemic livestock diseases. BRANDT welcomed Kelley Earnhardt Miller, one …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/26

Carrie Muehling

The Minnesota Industrial Hemp Association (MIHA), a non-profit trade association based in Shakopee, MN, has been formed to ensure that opportunities for Cannabidiol (CBD) and other products derived from industrial hemp continue to grow and be readily available for consumers. AgTech Nexus USA, NewLeaf Symbiotics and Joyn Bio announced a long-term partnership valued at up to $75M to bring innovation …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/19

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the award of more than $9 million in USDA Farm to School Program grants that will increase the amount of healthy, local foods served in schools and create economic opportunities for nearby farmers. The challenges and opportunities of implementing a new biotechnology regulation review process will be the topic of the Farm Foundation® …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/12

Carrie Muehling

American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, has hired Robbin Marks as director of institutional partnerships. IDEAg Group, producers of Farmfest, will showcase a hops demonstration yard at the farm show in August. This is the first year that hops are growing on the Farmfest grounds. The show kicks off Aug. 6 at the …

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Carrie Muehling

American Agri-Women Foundation and CHS Foundation are joining forces to promote the “Growing Leaders” project to help develop young leaders in agriculture. CHS Foundation has pledged scholarships $10,000 to help 10 women to travel to American Agri-Women’s annual convention Nov. 8-9 in Tigard, Ore. The deadline is Aug. 15th. Download the scholarship application here. Applicants must be between the ages …

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Carrie Muehling

Commodity Classic returns to San Antonio February 27-29, with the theme of “See Your Future Clearly.” Click here for the tentative schedule. Pioneer announced three FFA chapters have been chosen as finalists in the Pioneer® brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge. Each winning chapter will receive a cash prize and will have their decorated statues prominently displayed at the 2019 …

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Alabama farmer Larkin Martin, CEO of Martin Farm, has been elected Chair of the Farm Foundation Board of Directors. Martin, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Joe Swedberg of Longmont, CO, a retired executive of Hormel Foods Corporation. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased to announce Michael Granchè is joining the organization as market development manager. Granchè …

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