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Industry Ag News 7/8

Carrie Muehling

  • The American Soybean Association wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders. During 2023 Commodity Classic, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. The nomination period is open through Oct. 24, 2022.
  • Mark your calendars and make plans to join the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse for the Ag Outlook Forum. Ag Outlook Forum is scheduled for September 26, 2022, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.
  • The bridge between the University of Illinois and prospective Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) students is expanding with The Morrow, a new student-produced online magazine.
  • If you’re new to agriculture or marketing – or an industry veteran who wants to enhance your expertise – then you need to be at NAMA Boot Camp August 10-12.
  • AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, proudly celebrates the 175th anniversary of its Massey Ferguson® brand.
  • Youth members of Farmers Union from around the country participated in the 84th annual National Farmers Union All-States Leadership Retreat. This year’s event was held at Wisconsin Farmers Union’s Kamp Kenwood on the shores of Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
  • The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded $9,400 in grants to recognize the remarkable agricultural literacy programs of ten state and county Farm Bureaus. The grants are funded through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program, which acknowledges communities that are engaging with students on the fundamental role of agriculture in the everyday lives of all Americans.
  • Christine Gemperle, a second-generation almond grower in California’s Central Valley, has been honored by UPL, a global leader in sustainable agriculture solutions, as the inaugural winner of its Allies for Agriculture initiative. UPL introduced Allies for Agriculture to recognize the often-unsung heroes who are advancing and transforming the industry to ensure food security.
  • The World Food Prize Foundation announced that Mackenzie Carlson has joined the organization as the new Program Manager, Development and Finance. As Program Manager, Mackenzie will support and implement WFPF’s fundraising strategy and improve processes for finance management. Her responsibilities will include grant writing, donor relations, budgeting, spreadsheet management and financial reporting.
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