Industry Ag News 10/13

Carrie Muehling

  • International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is seeking a new Global Manager as the current Global Manager prepares to retire. The position involves a wide range of responsibilities, including administration, communications, bookkeeping, and meeting planning. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please click here for a detailed summary of the scope of work and approximate compensation.
  • According to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange, the sheer volume of consumers experiencing food insecurity due to poor access represents a potential market opportunity for food manufacturers. Serving these customers through direct-to-consumer ecommerce platforms or direct delivery could be a relatively easy and profitable means to improve their food options.
  • AgGateway announced registration is now open for its 2023 Annual Conference, November 13-15 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, TN.
  • American Vanguard Corporation announced that its subsidiary AMVAC LATAM has acquired Punto Verde, a well-established distributor in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to strengthen its product portfolio and market access in the Latin American region. AMVAC LATAM is a key player in the Latin American agricultural sector and has become a leader in the commercialization of crop protection products.
  • On Friday, Oct. 6th and Saturday, Oct. 7th, National Farmers Union (NFU) convened the in-person programming for the Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Agriculture Future of America (AFA), an organization committed to cultivating the next generation of agricultural leaders, welcomes Nicole Erceg as Director of Marketing.
  • The Distillers Grains Technology Council (DGTC) is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership and guidance in support of the DGTC’s vision, mission, strategic objectives and initiatives. Candidates for consideration will provide evidence of organizational, leadership and communications skills, interorganizational networking, membership development and support. For more information, click here.
  • GROWMARK recently completed its move to a new corporate headquarters located at 1705 Towanda Avenue in Bloomington, Ill. A little more than a year ago, GROWMARK’s purchase of the building from COUNTRY Financial was announced. Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial, and GROWMARK are all located on a shared campus.
  • POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels and a leader in bioproducts, South Dakota State University, and South Dakota Mines celebrated the grand opening of the POET Bioproducts Center.
  • The U.S. rice industry is giving away $10,000 to high school seniors in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas as part of USA Rice’s annual National Rice Month Video Scholarship Contest. Students are asked to create a video that – in three minutes or less – shines a light on U.S.-grown rice. Interested students should visit for details, tips, and to view past winners. The deadline is October 31.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 16-20, 2023, to promote the 47th annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s 4,000 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies.
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