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Agrimarketing : May 2009
06 FYI:08 FYI 5/13/09 10:54 AM Page 6 FYI NEWS & NOTES SFP’S NEWHEADQUARTERS Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com SPECIAL EPA AWARD SFP staffmembers gather in the lobby of their newheadquarters located in Leawood, KS. (Inset) CoFoundersDr. Larry Sanders (l) and John Hardy get an assist in cutting the ribbon by Sander’s grandson TommyAbrey. Agricultural association affiliates and business part- ners attended the event, both to celebrate SFP’s ten years in business and to inaugurate the new12,199-square-foot office. Peyton Sellers, the SFP-sponsoredNASCAR Nationwide Series driver,was on hand to sign autographs for guests. Also at the event, Sanders announced the company would award four $2,500 college scholarships to students attending the University of Arkansas, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Kansas State University. AGRIMARKETINGMAGAZINE EPA presented Arysta LifeSciencewith its “Ozone Layer Protection” at a special ceremony held a the Kennedy Center for the PerformingArts inWashington, D.C. Shown are (l to r) back row:GaryGerdemann, Peritus Public Relations and Linda Frerichs, Arysta. Middle Row: Jeff Tweedy,Arysta; Elizabeth Craig, EPA; Mike Allan,Arysta;DrufillaHufford, EPA, and Jay Vroom, CropLife America. Front Row: Frank Sances, Pacific Ag Research and Becky Rhodes,Arysta. EPApresented the award toArysta for bringing the fumigantMIDAS tomarketwhich does not deplete the ozone layer and has been proven in commercial fields to be as effective asmethyl bromide at lower use rates. OSBORN&BARR DONATES Members of AgriMarketingmagazine’s EditorialAdvisory Board and special guests gather following its annual meeting held in conjunctionwith theNAMAconvention. (L to R) Seated: RodneyMiller,McCormick, Int’l; Jon Anderson,OPENROADS; Carol Anderson,Mariposa Partners, andDavid Rhylander,Monsanto. Standing: WayneWenzel, TrimbleNavigation; Erika Brandt, AgCareers.com; JerryHarrington, PioneerHi-Bred; Steve Rhea, Rhea + KaiserMarketing Communications;Dean Broadhead, Broadhead + Co.; JimFarrell, Farmers National Co.; TammyMeade-Snodgrass,McCormick Int’l; RogerOlson,Nat’l 4-HCouncil, and JeffWhetstine, AGROTAININT’L. The group provided updates on their respective indus- tries and provided the AgriMarketing staffwith article and newproduct ideas for the future. 6 Agri Marketing s May 2009 In honor ofNationalAgricultureWeek, employees of Osborn&Barr (O&B) hit the streets of St. Louis and took to the classroomto recognize the contributions of agriculture and celebrate the abundance it provides. Theweek’s festivities included a food drive benefiting the St. Louis Area Foodbank and visits to area schools to discuss the significant impact agriculture has on everything Americans do. The food drive concluded at Kiener Plaza in down- town St. Louiswhere the front-loader of aMcCormick tractorwas filledwith donations. The front-loaderwas filled twice-over,with 830 pounds of food, supplying enough food to provide 664meals for St. Louis families. In addition to O&B and its employees, other food drive contributors included: Creative Solutions, Payers for Players, Universal Printing, Brighton Agency, Technisonic and FarmJournalMedia. AM
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