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Agrimarketing : November December 2008
Cargill awards $499,000 to the World Soy Foundation (WSF), a programof the American Soybean Association’sWorld Initiative for Soy inHumanHealth (WISHH). The fundingwill be used to implement nutritional programs in CentralAmerica, includingHon- duras, Guatemala andNicaragua for the next three years. Borel TheNorth American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) unveils its Power Pro Program which offers accreditation to dealers who operate their businesses under a universal set of standards that measure sales and service perfor- mance. Tobin Turner TheNational 4-HCouncil elects James C. Borel, Group VP for the DuPont agricultural businessesDuPont Crop Protection and PioneerHi-Bred, as Chair of its Board of Trustees. James P. Tobin, Leader of IndustryAffairs, CommercialAcceptance Group,Monsanto is presented the Gary L. DavisAward, 4-H’s highest honor, for his lifetime of exceptional service to 4-Hat the local, state, national, and international level. Dr.Linda Jo Turner is appointed as Foundation Consultant. Shewas Dir of the University ofMissouri Flagship Scholars program. Prior, she served as the interimVice Provost and Dir of Extension at the University ofMissouri-Columbia and as Dir ofMissouri 4-HYouth Development Programs. He has beenwith Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. Also joining the RFAas Dir/Mkt Dev is RobertWhite. He had beenwith the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. The BadgerNational Agri-Market- ing Association (NAMA) Chapter donates $500 to the building of the University ofWisconsin-Madison NAMAAwards Tree, a three-dimen- sionalwall display in the formof a tree that recognizes the accomplish- ments of the student chapter over the past 30 years. Shownwith the tree are the Stu- dent Chapter officers. Standing, far right is the Chapter’s advisor Sarah Botham. TheNutrients for Life Foundation launches its “Fertilizer is Life’sMain Ingredient” advertising campaign in Washington, D.C., in an effort to raise public awareness of fertilizer’s role in food production. Campaignmaterials are being featured on the city’sMetro system and radio. JimRedding joins the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) as VP, Industry Relations, serving as the chief point of contact for RFAmem- ber companies and others in the bio- fuels industry. 12 AgriMarketing s November/December 2008 Shelee Padgett joins the National Sorghum Producers as Member Svs Dir. She had been serving as the Chief of Staff for the Indiana StateDepartment of Agriculture and hasworked for Texas Sweet, a commodity organiza- tion promoting citrus fruit. Padgett The FarmFoundation names Sheldon Jones as its newVP. Hewas Deputy Commissioner of the ColoradoDept. of Agriculture. Prior, hewas Exec VP of the Agri-Business Council of Arizona and Dir of the ArizonaDept. of Agriculture. He replaces SteveHalbrook whowas namedHead of the Dept. of Agricultural Economics& Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas last summer. The American Seed Trade Assn (ASTA), and Seed Programs, Inc. (SPI) partnerwith Ronald McDonald Charities of Tampa,with their “ASTAGives Back” programas part ofASTA’s 48th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference,whichwill be held this February in Tampa. TheNational CornGrowers Association names Janice Tolley as the organization’sWashington, D.C.- based CommsMgr. ShewasAss’t Press Secretary at the USDA. Prior, she served as Press Ass’t in the U.S.House of Represen- tatives Committee onHomeland Security. Kathleen Triou joins the United States Potato Board as its VP, DomesticMar- keting. Shewasmost recentlywith Seismicomand has beenwith Perishables Group, BPRI Group, Almond Board of California and E&JGallo Winery. AM Triou
American Seed Trade Association