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Industry Ag News 11/4

Carrie Muehling

  • Culver’s has launched the To Farmers With Love contest – an opportunity for individuals to nominate a farmer in their life to win a generous prize package as part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers® Project. People interested in nominating a farmer can visit to learn more and complete the nomination form. The contest runs from Nov. 1 through Nov. 15. Fifteen winning farmers will receive a $500 cash prize, Culver’s gift cards and swag. Additionally, to demonstrate Culver’s dedication to supporting the future of agriculture, the winning farmers will also receive a $575 donation to their local FFA chapters in their names.
  • Syngenta Group has been recognized as one of the world’s top five leading employers – and the top agriculture employer – in the 2022 Science Careers Top Employers Survey. The company ranked fifth on the annual list of top employers in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and related industries, marking its 12th time in 13 years of recognition by the prestigious Science publication.
  • Learfield Ag announced Anna Hastert has joined AgriAmerica, a division of Learfield Ag, as Digital Content Creator/Coordinator. She is based in Ames, Iowa.
  • Sunsweet Growers Inc. announced the promotion of Brad Schuler to Chief Operating Officer (COO), expanding on his previous role as Vice President Global Marketing & Sales.
  • American Farmland Trust has named Dr. Courtney Owens as Southeast Regional Director to lead programs to protect farmland, promote sound farming practices and keep farmers on the land in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
  • Genera, a manufacturer of domestically sourced and produced ag-based pulp and molded fiber products, has hired 30-year financial expert Leslie Daniel as its new CFO. In her new position, she will develop the company’s capital planning strategies, oversee expansion, identify opportunities for cost reduction, and strengthen internal systems to support rapid growth.
  • Cotton producers, independent crop consultants and students who register for the 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences before December 14 can take advantage of reduced registration fees of $80. After that date, the rate will increase to $100. The forum, set for January 10-12 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La., will offer attendees timely updates on the latest research, technology and issues affecting U.S. cotton production and processing.
  • The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recommends producers plan for winter energy needs now and consider adding or expanding the use of propane to keep operations running smoothly and boost bottom lines. With harvest in full swing and winter weather right around the corner, PERC says now is the time to reach out to propane suppliers and prepare for the coming months.
  • The 46th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The one-day show is free and open to all farmers and industry representatives to attend.
  • Fifteen farm and ranch women leaders graduated from the fall session of Women’s Communications Boot Camp hosted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. A spring session of Boot Camp will be held April 3-6, 2023, with applications opening in December.
  • The National Fisheries Institute named Lisa Wallenda Picard as incoming President & CEO of the association. Picard joins NFI from the National Turkey Federation (NFT) where she is the Senior Vice President for Policy, Trade and Regulatory Affairs.
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