Industry Ag News 12/10

Carrie Muehling

  • AgButler debuts a collegiate ambassador program to give back to students who serve daily as advocates for the agricultural industry. The gig economy platform is in the connections business and serves as a solution to the rural labor shortage in America. Ambassadors will be tasked with helping connect laborers and employers within the app using their own personal network.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the appointment of Mr. Shingo Hanada as the new President and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota North America, based in Grapevine, Texas, effective January 1, 2022.
  • Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. announced Sara Waggoner as the new office manager. She is based in the Camdenton, Mo. office and will replace Sandi Schmitt, who is retiring at the end of this year but continuing to work part-time.
  • American Agri-Women presented Sara Wyant of Missouri the “American Agri-Women Journalism Award” at their recent convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • American Agri-Women presented the LEAVEN Award, its highest honor for members, to Janell Reid of Colorado Agri-Women at its 2021 National Convention held recently in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Syngenta Group has appointed Feroz Sheikh as Chief Information and Digital Officer, effective January 1, 2022. Sheikh, based in Basel, will join the extended Syngenta Group leadership team and report to the CEO. He is currently the head of digital engineering and data science at Syngenta.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater received The Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) in a special presentation held Wednesday during Expo! Expo!, IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Farmer-leaders of the soy checkoff elected Ralph Lott from Seneca Falls, New York, as 2022 Chair and 10 other farmer-leaders to serve on the Executive Committee at the United Soybean Board meeting Dec. 7-9 in St. Charles, Missouri.
  • OBP recently selected the three winners for its Rural Spirit Awards. These awards recognize the unsung heroes of rural America who are instilling hope, solving problems and committing to stepping up to meet the needs of their communities. Each award winner received a $2,000 donation for the nonprofit organization of their choice.
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