Industry Ag News 12/17

Carrie Muehling

  • The VISION Conference 2022 will take place in-person January 18-19 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa.
  • If you are unable to join the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention in Atlanta, not to worry. Convention content is available online.
  • Join USDA and other industry leaders for the agricultural sector’s premier event, the 2022 Agricultural Outlook Forum. This year’s Forum, New Paths to Sustainability and Productivity Growth, will be held virtually on February 24-25, 2022.
  • Bushel announced the addition of Nathan Jennings as Chief Revenue Officer. Jennings will be leading efforts in building channel partnerships, growing accounts and sales team development.
  • The first phase of construction on the Ag Innovation Campus schedule is completed, as the non-profit crush and research facility moves a step closer to its 2022 production goal.
  • During the Sorghum Checkoff’s annual December meeting, leaders of the United Sorghum Checkoff Program elected Charles Ray Huddleston of Celina, Texas as the 2022 Chairman along with three additional elected officers.
  • Corn growers showed the amazing possibilities open to agriculture with the use of modern seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices this year as David Hula topped the 600 bushel-per-acre mark again this year in NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) mails the National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS) this month to more than a million potential U.S. agricultural producers, in preparation for the 2022 Census of Agriculture.
  • The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance added one new member to its Board of Directors, re-elected two others and tabbed Rob Prather of Global Processing as its new board chair during its 2021 Annual Meeting.
  • During its annual meeting in St. Louis, the American Soybean Association (ASA) elected the leaders who will steer the organization through a new year of soybean policy advocacy, including planning for the 2023 farm bill and other soy priorities. Brad Doyle (AR) will serve as 2022 ASA president.
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