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The third-grade class that was named the winner of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s First Peas to the Table Contest won a visit from Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, who spoke to the students about her platform of ‘Eat Better, Live Better.’ The trade show floor at Commodity Classic will open to new exhibitors on Thursday, June 1, …

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Pinnacle Operating Corporation has announced that President and CEO Kenny Cordell will be transitioning out of his current role during the coming months. He will continue to work with the board of directors and the company’s leadership team as a successor is found. The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, will now be working aerial imagery partners: Ceres Imaging, TerrAvion, …

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Swanson Russell announced five promotions of current employees: Claire Abelbeck was promoted to senior digital producer, Jack Christie was promoted to associate art director, Megan Woodard was promoted to associate user experience designer, Peter Worth was promoted to associate art designer, and Emma Hulsey was promoted to senior project manager. Charleston|Orwig announced the promotions of Casey Hushon to Senior Account …

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The American Farm Bureau Federation is now accepting applications for its 11th Women’s Communication Boot Camp class, Oct. 24 – 27 in Washington, D.C. The three-day intensive training is open to all women who are Farm Bureau members. The training offers sessions on public speaking, testifying, targeting your message and working with the media. Larry Byrd will rejoin NCGA and …

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Brownfield has welcomed DayWeather Network to the suite of agriculture networks it represents for national sales, expanding the marketing reach available for advertising partners to more than 700 affiliate radio stations in a 15-state region of prime agricultural production. The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has announced that FLM+ is now a Sustaining Partner, which will allow FLM+ to receive all …

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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall recently presented Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award, the highest honor the organization gives to members of Congress, for his commitment in Congress to issues important to farmers and ranchers. MGEX has concluded the best March in its history, with a total of 202,500 contracts traded during the month and …

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The American Farm Bureau Federation has expressed its appreciation to Monsanto Co. for its generous wildfire relief donation of $200,000 to be shared equally among Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Farm Bureaus following devastating blazes that have caused more than $20 million in property damage and thousands of square miles of property loss in the four states. Kansas Farm Bureau …

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The early bird deadline to register for the IFAJ International Congress in South Africa is coming up! Register by January 17, 2017 to receive the early bird rate and save! The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the allocation of $540,000 in available funding for State and regional projects that will work …

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Michelin North America has launched online retail tire sales for consumers in Southeast markets through the MichelinMan.com website. The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) has announced that the 2017 CCA Communications Contest is live. The contest accepts entries of writing, photography, programs, projects and publications. The deadline is February 10th, but entries received by February 3rd will receive a $5 discount …

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The 2017 IFAJ Star Prize Contest program has been launched with the sponsorship of John Deere and Rabobank. Deadline for submission of contest entries will be 1 February 2017. Contests are available for print, broadcast, and photography entries. The American Farm Bureau Federation has appointed farmer and rancher members to the organization’s Promotion & Education (P&E) and Young Farmers & …

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