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Agrimarketing : April 2009
2009 AGMEDIA SUMMIT SYNGENTATEAMPRESENTS AgMedia Summit (AMS) and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) organizers take a break fromtheir hardwork at Billy Bob’s, Ft.Worth,TX,where the event’swelcoming receptionwill be held. Thewild bunch is, (L to R) JoAnn Alumbaugh, Farms.com;GreggHillyer, Progressive Farmer;Holly Martin, High Plains Journal; KarenMcMahon, Farm Industry News, andGreg Lamp, Corn&Soybean Digest. The IFAJ Congresswill be held July 31-August 5 and AMSAugust 1-August 5, both at the Renaissance WorthingtonHotel in Ft.Worth, TX. IFAJ is expected to draw175 attendees fromEurope, Asia and other continents. Formore information, go to: www.agmediasummit.com. BAYERCROPSCIENCE HOSTS FORUM Members of the Syngenta crop protection teamgather fol- lowing their press conference held at lastmonth’s Commodity Classic, Dallas, TX. Shown are: (L to R) Shawn Potter, CarrollMoseley, KimDawson, Bernd Druebbisch, Jamie Eichorn andMark Jirak. Each reported on Syngenta’s initiatives including early-seasonweedmanagement,Halex GT post-emer- gence, control of corn nematodes, seed treatment, new Axial TB cereals and Prefix soybean herbicides, controlling the effects of heat and drought stress and the future role of Invinsa and the impact of fungicides. LEXION SWEEPSTAKESWINNER Members of the Bayer CropScience (BCS) staff and their agencieswho organized the company’s annual “Ag Issues Forum” thatwas held in conjunctionwith the Commodity Classic included (L to R): RandyMyers, BCS; Lisa Adams, AdFarm; Rhonda Brooks, Rhea + Kaiser; Rodney Schmidt, BCS;GeoffKneen, BCS; Rick Turner, BCS;Dan Danford,AdFarm; and Beth Roden, BCS. Over 50 agmediawere in attendance at the event which included updates on BCS products fromBCS staff and university experts, a grower panel, farmcredit condi- tions and presentations fromexporting and processors of ag commodities. 12 Agri Marketing s April 2009 DarrellWerre, Ellendale,ND, (R) is presented the prize hewon fromLEXIONdealer representativeMaynard Torbenson, ButlerMachinery, Jamestown,ND in the “LEXIONOwners’ Club Referral Sweepstakes.” In the program, LEXIONownerswere invited to send in names of people they felt should learnmore about the combine.After the close of the program, if any of those particular referrals purchased a newLEXIONcombine, the referring owner’s namewas entered into the drawing for the choice of three prizes: a European vacation, aMule ATV or a Cabala’s gift certificate. Werre’s namewas randomly selected as thewinner. He chose the gift certificate. AM
May 2009 Supplement