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Agrimarketing : January February 2015
ASSOCIATION NEWS Chris Hodges joins the National Pork Board as CEO. He had been Senior VP – Bus Development Smithfield Farmland. He was raised The Ag Retailer Assn (ARA) installs Dave Dufault, VP and GM of J.R. Simplot Company’s Retail Business, as its 2015 Chmn of the Board. New Board Members include: John Demerly, Dow Agrosciences; Jim Fargo, Centennial Ag; Brian Harrington, Carolina Eastern Vail Inc.; in Laurens, IA, is a graduate of Drake University, holds an M.A. from Columbia Univ and a Doctorate in Ag & Applied Economics from theUniv of Minnesota. Hodges More than 30 farm groups and agribusinesses launch a coalition to work for the end of the half-century old Cuban embargo and to increase trade with that country. The Nat’l Corn Growers Assn (NCGA) promotes Jon Doggett to Exec VP. He had been VP of Public Policy. Prior to joining NCGA, Doggett had been with the American Farm Bureau Federation and has been with theNat’l Cattleman’s Assn/Public Lands Council and on the staff of Montana Congressman Ron Marlenee. Brooke Appleton joins NCGA as Doggett Dir of Public Policy and Political Strategy. She had been with the Nat’l Todd Hudelson, Mid Valley Ag; Troy Johnson, Wilbur-Ellis; Ian McGregor, The McGregor Co.; Brooke McMullin, International Raw Materials; Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com Gary Vogen, Yara North America; Tim Witcher, Greenpoint Ag. Jon Nienas, Monsanto (Ret.), receives the “Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award.” The award is ARA’s highest individual honor, designed to recognize career-spanning achievements in and contributions to the agricultural retail industry. NEW Cooperative is named the Retailer of the Year for 2014. Based in ARA CEO Darren Coppock (L) presents the association’s highest award to Nienas. Ft Dodge, IA, NEW Cooperative has 27 locations and employs more than 250 people in northwest Iowa. AM Assn of Wheat Growers and has served on the staff of the House Committee on Small Business and in the office of Congressman Sam Graves of MO. Irrigation Assnmoves its headquarters to 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22031. All phone and fax numbers will stay the same. A March date is targeted. Evan Whitley, Ph.D., joins the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation as Mgr of its Center for Advanced Agricultural Systems and Technologies. Whitley had been a private consultant and contract researcher and has been with Dakota Beef. Assn of Equipment Manufacturers names Nicole Hallada as Chief Marketing Dir. She had been Senior Dir, Marketing & Strategy for AEM. Hallada Hannah Thompson joins the Animal Agriculture Alliance as Comms Dir. She had been with Farm Credit Mid-America. Alan Culhamjoins the American Sheep Industry Assn as Project Coordinator for the Assn’s “Grow Our Flock” program. He had been with Michigan State University. AM Krone opens new Technology Center in Spelle, Germany. Krone invested over $61 million in the facility. The five-story building has 86,111 sq. ft. of office space for nearly 500 employees from a range of departments, along with 53,820 sq. ft. for prototype assembly. 16 Agri Marketing s January/February 2015 Agri Marketing App! News. Weather. Prices. Download the Go to the Apple or Google store to install your Agri Marketing app!
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