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Agrimarketing : May 2009
10 Marketers:10 Marketers 5/13/09 10:58 AM Page 10 MARKETING NEWS Indianapolis-based ABGuniteswith three other learning and development firms tomarket its services as one brand:Adayana. The newbrand, Adayana, combinesABG; VERTEX Solutions of Falls Church, VA, and Champaign, IL;Gradepoint of Detroit,MI; and Adayana ofMinneapolis, MN, andHyderabad, India. Mike Jackson, founder ofABG is namedAdayana CEO/Pres. The firmemploys 400 professionals and provides: LathamHi-TechHybrids, Inc., Sheffield, IA, announces the purchase of all commercial soybean seed assets of LathamSeed Co., including its production and research facilities and its sales operations. The newcompany, called Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, is headquartered in Alexander, IA.Management includes (l to r) John Latham, Pres; Shannon Latham, VP, and Chris Latham, CFO. SipcamAdvan, Durham,NC, names AdamF. Burnhams as VP,Mktg for SipcamAgro USA, Inc. and subsidiaries Advan and Sostram. Hewaswith BASF and has been with American Cyanamid and Shell. Texas AgriLife Research, a part of the Texas A&MUniversity system, receives the largest private donation of cotton technology fromMonsanto. The donation,which includes about 4,000 cottonmolecularmarkers and associated information,will be offered to the public domain through globally accessible cotton genome databases, specifically CottonDB and The CottonMarker Database. Bayer CropScience (BCS) acquires BioNem, a biological nematicide product line fromAgrogreen, Israel, a business unit of the MinravGroup. Kamel Beliazi • Learning Solutions & Delivery • Strategy &Management Consulting exclusive licenseswith stacking rights to Syngenta’sAgrisure GT trait for glyphosate tolerance, and to its insect control traitsAgrisure CB/LL for corn borer andAgrisure RWfor corn rootworm. The licenses also include access to Syngenta’sAgrisure Viptera trait for broad lepidoptera and to a second-generation trait for corn rootwormcontrol. • Performance Technologies • Branding & Strategic Communication •Managed Learning Services AM around the globe. The site is open to the general public and provides detailed condition reports and image galleries, a loan/lease payment calculator, a printable credit application and an easy-to-use quotation tool for requesting discounted transportation services and/or cross-border assistance. Pfizer AnimalGeneticsmoves its DNA-testing facilities, Customer Service andAdministration from Harahan, LA, to new, custom-built facilities in Kalamazoo,MI, the headquarters of Pfizer AnimalHealth’s VeterinaryMedical Research and Development. Eckes Kast Dr. Peter Eckes is named Pres of BASF Plant Science, replacing Dr. Kans Kastwho is retiring. Eckes joined BASF in 1992 and most recentlywas Sr VP, Global R&D, Crop Protection. BASF and AgraQuest Inc. enter into a license, supply and distribution agreement for Serenade, a biofungicide productwith for disease control. The deal allows BASF to distribute existing Serenade products. Beliazi is named Pres/CEO of BCS Canada. Hewas head of BCSMexico. DowAgroSciences (DAS) and Syngenta announce an agreement to cross license their respective corn traits for commercializationwithin their branded seed businesses.Additionally, DASwill receive global non- 10 Agri Marketing s May 2009 POET Biorefining and the City of Sioux Falls, SD, partner to build a 10-mile pipelinewhich provides methane gas froma landfill to help power the POET ethanol plant in Chancellor, SD. NewHolland re-launches www.NewHollandUsed.com—an internationalWeb portal for buying allmakes andmodels of used agricultural equipment, attachments, and parts fromNewHolland equipment dealers and distributors from MakhteshimAgan ofNorth America, Inc. promotes Troy Bettner to Southern Reg’l BusinessMgr. Previously, he has beenwith DowElanco,DowAgrisciences, and Eli Lilly. Neogen Corporation acquires InternationalDiagnostic Systems Corp (IDS), St. Joseph,MI, a developer,manufacturer andmarketer of test kits to detect drug residues in food and animal feed, and drugs in forensic and animal samples. Apart of IDS’s operationswill be relocated to and integratedwith Neogen’s Lexington, KY, facilities. The company’s R & D operations and key IDS employees,will remain in IDS’sMichigan facilities. A. Forrest Troyer receives the Siehl Prize for Excellence inAgriculture. His careerwas spent primarily as a corn breeder at Pioneer,DeKalb and Cargill.Hiswork produced 40 commercial hybrids that soldmore than 60million units of seed.After retiring fromCargill in 1998, hewas
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