Industry Ag News 4/7/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce an agreement with Western Growers to provide Agri-Pulse West content to 2,000 of the group’s members in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.
  • Syngenta announced the appointment of Kathy Eichlin as head of U.S. Crop Protection Corporate Communications for Syngenta North America. Eichlin began her Syngenta career 15 years ago as head of internal communications for Syngenta North America and head of Corporate business partnering. In her new role, Eichlin is responsible for leading the U.S. Crop Protection Corporate Communications Team, as well as external and internal communication strategies, crisis communication, and community and employee relations efforts.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation and Arizona Farm Bureau presented Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress
  • The 2023 AgriBusiness Global℠ Trade Summit is set for August 9 -10, 2023 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. the event will facilitate global trade by offering educational sessions, a robust exhibit floor, private meeting rooms, and dedicated networking opportunities for the world market to connect, engage and build business.
  • The Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers have presented the 2023 Service to Agriculture award to Gery Schnitkey, Ph.D., University of Illinois. The presentation was made during the 2023 Illinois Land Values conference which is sponsored by the organization and was held on March 23.
  • Time is running out in Culver’s ninth annual FFA Essay Contest, with only one month left for FFA Members to submit their essays. The contest will award a total of $15,000 to three winners for their FFA chapters. FFA Members have until May 1, 2023, to respond to this year’s prompt in a written or video essay. This year, the contest is in partnership with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) and their Decade of Ag movement to encourage a sustainable future for agriculture.
  • American Farmland Trust announced new leaders who will drive forward efforts to support the ability of farmers and ranchers to earn a living from the land and achieve their business, personal, and family goals in agriculture. Nathan L’Etoile, former AFT New England Regional Director has been appointed National Farm Viability Managing Director and will lead efforts to elevate farm viability across AFT’s programming, specifically AFT’s direct grant making to farmers, business technical assistance work and solar programming. Ethan Winter, former Northeast Solar Specialist, becomes AFT National Smart Solar Director where he will set and implement AFT’s strategy for solar energy generation and farmland conservation.
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