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 of 2018, thanks to the generous support of partner John Deere Canada.
  • Four leaders working in diverse areas of the nation’s food and agriculture sector have been elected to serve on the Farm Foundation Board of Directors. They are Dan Basse, CEO of AgResources Inc., Robert Jones, Chancellor of the University of Illinois, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a six-time Olympic medalist, and Andy LaVigne, President of the American Seed Trade Association.
  • How colleges and universities are facing changes in the composition of funding, including reductions in public funding, and the opportunities they may create for new educational approaches, will be the focus of the Farm Foundation® Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
  • Agri-Pulse introduces a new afternoon podcast called Agri-Pulse DriveTime. Agri-Pulse DriveTime will be posted to the Agri-Pulse web site at 5:00 pm Eastern time from Monday through Friday. Veteran farm broadcaster Jeff Nalley, who produces the Agri-Pulse Open Mic interviews, will handle the reporting duties this week with support from the entire Agri-Pulse team of experienced journalists in Washington and across the country.
  • Save the date! Conference registration for American Seed Trade Association‘s 58th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference opened September 4. Make plans to attend this global business networking event February 1-5, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. For more information, click here.
  • The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Peter Laudeman, who joins the organization as the legislative assistant for the Washington office.
  • A & L Canada Laboratories Inc. announces Nevin McDougall has joined the company as President and Chief Commercial Officer.
  • FAPRI-MU’s 2018 August Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets is now available online.
  • Enter Pioneer’s 2018 #YieldHero contest from September 2 through November 3, 2018 for the chance to win a Pioneer prize pack. One winner will be selected every Tuesday starting on September 11 and ending on November 6. Harvest photos featuring Pioneer brand products can be submitted to Twitter, Facebook, or email. See Official Rules at Pioneer.com/YieldHero.
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