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Chuck Zimmerman

  • Farm Journal Media announced a significant expansion of its senior management staff for the Company’s Internet division, AgWeb (www.AgWeb.com). Steven Slakis joins AgWeb as Senior Vice President and Managing Director. David Bergen joins AgWeb as Vice President Operations and Business Development, and Damon Popovich joins as AgWeb’s Site Manager.
  • Syngenta announced today that Scholar and Graduate postharvest fungicides have been granted maximum residue levels (MRLs) in Canada. This will allow stone, pome, pomegranate, kiwi, yam, and citrus fruit packers to treat fruit destined for Canada, one of the top importers of American fruit, with Scholar or Graduate to prevent postharvest decay. For more a complete listing of MRLs for fludioxonil and more information about Scholar and Graduate, please visit www.postharvestuniversity.com.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) annual marketing seminar in 2007 will focus on customer strategy and relationship marketing, with Don Peppers of the Peppers and Rogers Group as featured speaker. Peppers is a globally recognized author and thought leader on customer-focused business strategy. The AEM 2007 marketing seminar will be held May 14-16, 2007 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • The Livestock Publications Council Southwest Regional Workshop will take place at the Radisson Hotel North iFort Worth, Texas on April 18, 2007. LPC Members: $60; Non-LPC Members: $75; Students: $35. To register: simply RSVP via e-mail (dianej@flash.net) with your name and contact information by April 9 or call Diane at the LPC office 817/336-1130. You MUST RSVP! No shows will be billed!
  • The North American Agricultural Journalists Association is inviting friends and professional associates of the late Sonja Hillgren, a long-time AAEA member and former NAAJ president, to join the group in a salute to her at its annual dinner in Washington on April 16. Hillgren was a long-time UPI and Knight Ridder writer in Washington who was the vice president for editorial at Farm Journal Media when she died in December in Philadelphia. In the celebration of her life as a journalist, the speakers will include Jim Webster, a South Dakota-born journalist, Chuck Abbott of Reuters, Farm Journal Media CEO Andy Weber and Agriculture Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Affairs Bruce Knight, who is also a South Dakotan. The dinner will be held in the ballroom of the National Press Club, beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 16 during the annual NAAJ meeting in Washington. The cost of the dinner for non-members will be $75. To make a reservation, please email NAAJ President Jerry Hagstrom at jhagstrom@njdc.com and send a check to NAAJ for $75 to Jerry at his home at 2807 Woodley Road N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. Checks must be RECEIVED by April 6 so that the press club can be informed of the number of attendees. If you have questions, please send Jerry an email or call him at 202-739-8440.
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