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  • U.S. Wheat Associates has hired Brenda Taylor as Director of Information Technology in its Arlington, Va., headquarters office. Taylor is an experienced information technology manager having worked primarily in a local law firm. USW is the export market organization for the U.S. wheat industry.
  • U.S. Wheat Associates has promoted Catherine Miller to Director of Programs. Miller joined USW in 2018 as Program and Planning Coordinator and shifted to Programs Coordinator in 2021 to reflect structural changes.
  • The Progressive Agriculture Foundation welcomes Toby Neal of Rochester, Minnesota, as its new program support specialist. Bringing more than 10 years of experience in volunteer management and youth development, Neal will officially begin his role with the Foundation on Monday, August 8.
  • Start making your plans to attend the 2022 NAFB Convention. Join more than 650 agricultural industry leaders November 16-18 in Kansas City for three days of learning, newsmaker sessions, networking, and more.
  • In celebration of its 50th anniversary in the U.S., Kubota grows its Kubota Hometown Proud community grant program sixfold in its second year, awarding $600,000 in grants to deserving communities across the country. “Kubota Hometown Proud” – which encourages cities, towns, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations to partner with their local Kubota dealership and apply for consideration – launched a call-for-entries in April and Kubota selected its five regional grant winners in May. Each regional winner is awarded $100,000 to support their community revitalization project. Then, all five community projects were put up for a public vote to determine one lucky community that would receive an additional $100,000 with the program’s “Community Choice Grant,” which ultimately went to Homesteads for Hope, a community garden for adults with disabilities located in Rochester, New York.
  • The Controlled Environment Agriculture Food Safety Coalition announced that it has retained The Stenzel Group LLC to provide management services, with the appointment of former United Fresh Produce Association President & CEO Tom Stenzel as its new Executive Director.
  • Farmers Risk ushers in the next generation of tools for farmers through their trade execution tool. Originally founded in 2021, Farmers Risk is a platform that helps growers track their current financial position and profitability. With this product launch announcement, farmers on the platform will not only be able to track their financial position and risk portfolio, but they can now also actively trade futures and options through their own account, with a small convenience fee of $10 per turn.
  • Anthony Bush, an Ohio farmer, has been appointed to serve as a director on the board of MAIZALL, the international alliance of maize growers and exporters from Argentina, Brazil and the United States. He joins John Linder, National Corn Growers Association’s chair, representing NCGA to the board.
  • Agricultural Retailers Association is proud to announce that Andrea Mowers is being promoted to the position of Director, Communications and Member Experience, effective August 1, 2022. In this role, Andrea will lead all digital and print communication efforts and ensure that all aspects of member interaction and engagement are the best that can be delivered.
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