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Industry Ag News 9/17

Carrie Muehling

  • “Renewal and Rebirth” is the theme for the 2021 American Agri-Women (AAW) convention. Women in agriculture from around the country will convene in Phoenix for the AAW 47th annual convention.
  • The National Biodiesel Foundation warmly welcomes newly elected Director Todd Ellis to the NBF Board. Ellis currently is the Executive Director, North American Sales, for Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
  • More sessions have been announced for the NAMA Fall Conference, October 4-6 in St. Louis. Join NAMA to hear from industry leaders, hear about the latest agri-marketing trends and leave with a fresh perspective to finish out the year. Something’s Brewing, so sign up today!
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week has been recognized during the third week of September for seventy-seven years to help bring attention to the risks of working agriculture. This year, AgriSafe has daily webinars for agricultural health and safety professionals, healthcare providers, producers and farmworkers. Our partners at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) coined this year’s theme “Farm Safety Yields Real Results,” reminding all of us that safety is a vital part of agriculture.
  • Dr. Roger Cryan will join the American Farm Bureau Federation on October 4th as chief economist.
  • The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) selected Corner Window Communications (CWC), owned by Kristy Mach, to serve as its interim management company – from Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. CWC, an association management/marketing firm based in New Prague, Minn., will carry out ASAC’s day-to-day management needs. Renee Brod, a member of the CWC team, will serve as the ASAC executive vice president.
  • The board of directors of the Global Farmer Network is growing with the addition of farmer members from Iowa and the United Kingdom. Mark Heckman grows corn and soybeans and raises cattle and hogs in a family partnership that places a strong focus on soil health, carbon sequestration and sustainability. Paul Temple farms in the north of England in the United Kingdom. The farm practices conservation agriculture on a mixed beef and arable family farm. Paul grows wheat for seed, barley, oilseed rape, vining peas and beans, recently adding grass leys back into the arable rotation.
  • On behalf of all of the World Food Prize Laureates and our Council of Advisors, the World Food Prize Foundation extends its deepest condolences to Janis Ruan and the entire Ruan family for the loss of John Ruan III, the Foundation’s Chairman, who passed away on September 11, 2021.
  • The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah, Ga. January 6-9, 2022 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary. In 2020, the educational event and trade show hosted more than 3,300 attendees and 290 vendor companies.
  • A new children’s book is now available for families searching for a captivating agriculture story to share. “Barn at Night,” featuring lyrical poetry and glowing watercolors, is now available from Feeding Minds Press, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s publishing venture.
  • The Mid America CropLife Association recognized Pamela Smith, Crops Technology Editor, DTN & Progressive Farmer, with the Ruth White Media Award.
  • The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) honored Dr. Samuel Markell of North Dakota State University with the MACA Educator of the Year Award.
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