Zimfo Bytes 10/12

Carrie Muehling

IDEAg Group LLC announces that the 34th annual Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show will take place Nov. 27-29 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas. On the heels of two successful previous iterations, the Pearse Lyons Accelerator is now seeking applications for a new cohort of world-class international ag-tech startups to participate in its global mentoring program. Ag-tech startups …

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Zimfo Bytes 10/5

Carrie Muehling

The National Corn Growers Association entered a new fiscal year and seated the 2019 Corn Board with Lynn Chrisp of Hastings, Nebraska, assuming the presidency. Registration is now open for the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show taking place January 11-16, 2019, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here …

AFBF, ASA, NCGA, NMPF, Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 9/28

Carrie Muehling

The Feeding America Board of Directors announced, effective October 1, 2018, Claire Babineaux-Fontenot will become the organization’s new CEO. Calyxt, Inc. and Cellectis S.A. announced the appointment of James A. Blome, former President and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP (North America), as Chief Executive Officer of Calyxt, effective October 1, 2018. The American Farm Bureau Federation and a broad coalition …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/21

Carrie Muehling

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announces Neil Caskey has been selected to serve as NCGA Vice President of Communications, beginning Monday, October 15. Caskey will build upon the organization’s ongoing communications efforts to create and increase opportunities for corn growers. Caskey currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Osborn Barr. Corteva Agriscience™, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/14

Carrie Muehling

American Agri-Women have named Allie Poole, Central City, Kentucky, the 2018 winner of their Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship, High School Graduate. She is currently enrolled in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, Alabama. National Farmers Union’s Beginning Farmer Institute convened this week in Washington, D.C., for the first of three learning sessions that will take place during …

American Agri-Women, ASA, Farm Bureau, NFU, sugar, Trade, Women, Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 9/7

Carrie Muehling

AdFarm announced the launch of AgIntel. Notable leadership roles in AgIntel include Glenn Dawes, global director of insights; Matt Weeks, AdFarm strategic lead; and Shannon Warren, senior agronomist. 4-H Canada announced the 2018 recipients of the John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships. Fifteen 4-H members from across Canada were selected to receive $1,000 each towards their post-secondary education in the fall …

4-H, AdFarm, Agri-Pulse, ASTA, Farm Foundation, NCGA, Pioneer, Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 8/31

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a new webpage featuring information about the importance of rural e-Connectivity and the ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing to help deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure in rural America. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. National Farmers Union Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the Hubert K. & JoAnn Seymour and Stanley …

Alltech, NAFB, NFU, Peanuts, USDA, Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 8/24

Carrie Muehling

Iowa Corn announced they will not renew their title sponsorship of the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 race at Iowa Speedway beginning in 2019 to focus on new corn demand opportunities. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized the winning team in its summer Purple Plow Farm to Food Truck Challenge. Curry Express and teacher Priya Muthukumaravelu …

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Zimfo Bytes 8/17

Carrie Muehling

Three sponsors will be honored with the Distinguished Service Citation during an onstage ceremony at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. Culver Franchising System of Prairie Du Sac, Wis.; DFA – Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Mo.; and Lincoln Electric/The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, will receive the …

FFA, NAFB, Potato, Rice, USDA, Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 8/3

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA is inviting comments on the implementation of the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 on March 23, 2018. Comments are due on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 and can be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or by postal mail/commerical …

CropLife America, FFA, John Deere, USGC, Zimfo Bytes