ASTA Honors Industry Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) honored seed industry ground breakers during its annual Leadership Summit this week in Sacramento. This year, ASTA’s Heritage Award was presented to two worthy individuals: Dick Crowder and Bill Latham. Crowder served as USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs from 1989 to 1992 before becoming the Senior Vice President …

ASTA, people, Seed

Athian Names New VP of Sales and Marketing

Cindy Zimmerman

Athian has named Corey Scott of Scandia, Minn., an experienced livestock sustainability professional, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Athian, Scott spent 15 years in food agriculture, most recently with Truterra LLC, the sustainability division of Land O’Lakes. She received her Executive MBA and undergraduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Carlson School of Business. …

AgWired Precision, AI, Dairy, Livestock, people, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Custom Agronomics Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Zimmerman

Custom Agronomics, a leading provider of private-label liquid plant nutrition and other specialty products for the agriculture, turf, and ornamental markets, has appointed Jerry Cook as Chief Financial Officer. “We are excited to have Jerry join our executive leadership team,” said Brian Scott, Custom Agronomics co-founder and co-CEO. “He is a skilled financial leader who will help manage our growth …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, people, Precision Agriculture

MyLand Grows Leadership Team with New VP

Cindy Zimmerman

MyLand Company, a soil health company, is pleased to announce the continued growth of the company’s leadership team with the appointment of Jerry Trotter as Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing. In his new role, Trotter will focus on integrating the technology and manufacturing teams to drive MyLand’s pioneering improvements in healthy soil on a global scale. A North Dakota …

people, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Technology

Neil Caskey Named National Corn Growers CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has promoted from within again in selecting a new chief executive officer and chosen Neil Caskey to fill the position vacated when Jon Doggett retired at the end of 2022. Caskey will steps into the role on Monday, February 27, just in time for the annual Commodity Classic next month. Caskey has served as …

Corn, NCGA, people

Rabo AgriFinance Names New Head of Rural U.S.

Cindy Zimmerman

Rabo AgriFinance, a subsidiary of Rabobank, has appointed Chris Olson to the new role of Head of Rural, U.S. effective March 1. Olson has served Rabo AgriFinance since 1998, most recently as the General Manager of the Central Territory. He has held numerous management leadership roles throughout his tenure with the company, including Assistant Vice President Regional Coordinator, Regional Vice …

Agribusiness, people

HGS BioScience Announces New Leadership Team

Cindy Zimmerman

HGS BioScience™ has announced an impressive new leadership team following the recent naming of Michael Steffeck as chief executive officer. HGS BioScience™, formerly Humic Growth Solutions, is a leading producer of humic & fulvic acids and has perfected a dry delivery system known as Performance Granule. The new team includes one key elevation and three recent hires. Jakob Bredsguard: Chief …

AgWired Precision, Fertilizer, people

BHN Announces Leadership Expansion

Cindy Zimmerman

Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN), a leading miner and manufacturer of raw humates (humic and fulvic acids) as well as creator of soil amendments and crop nutrients based on humic technologies, has announced new leadership to better align with the company’s continued growth and strategic goals. In addition, the BHN Research and Development Center has welcomed two new members from …

AgWired Precision, Nutrient Management, people, Precision Agriculture, Soil

Jacqui Fatka Joins Agri-Pulse Team

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse Communications proudly announces the addition of veteran farm policy reporter Jacqui Fatka as associate editor to continue expanding the firm’s coverage of key food, feed, fiber and farm policy issues. “Jacqui is an experienced journalist with a strong reputation for providing readers with balanced and comprehensive coverage,” says Agri-Pulse Founder and Editor Sara Wyant. “Her expertise, drive and dedication …

Agri-Pulse, Media, people