Zimfo Bytes 9/22

Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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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Zimfo Bytes 8/25

Kelly Marshall

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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Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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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Kelly Marshall

College students with a passion for agriculture should register to be part of the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2017 College Aggies Online, a competition held each fall to encourage participants to share the story of agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the fiscal year 2017 will include adjustments to the raw sugar market to increase the Overall Allotment Quality …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/28

Kelly Marshall

The International Federation of Agriculture Journalists and Swiss Agriculture Journalists are hosting a press tour in Lucerne on September 22-25, 2017. The topic will be “Food Security, Free Trade and Sustainability.” The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Victoria Broehm as the new director of communications. She will lead the association’s media relations and strategic communications efforts and serve as editor …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/21

Kelly Marshall

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, is joining alliantgroup as the firm’s new Chairmen of Agriculture. Mahindra North America and RFD-TV are honoring first responders with an essay contest.  Police departments, firefighter departments, and EMTs are eligible to be nominated by anyone over the age of 18. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed three positions within the USDA’s …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/14

Cindy Zimmerman

MGEX continues to break open interest records. Another daily record of 105,832 contracts set after Thursday’s activity, with records set almost every day this week. USDA announced that a proposed amendment to the federal marketing order for cranberries allowing the Cranberry Marketing Committee to receive and expend voluntary contributions from domestic sources failed to receive a majority of processor volume, …

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