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Agrimarketing : May 2009
10 Marketers:10 Marketers 5/13/09 10:59 AM Page 15 Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com appointed as an adjunct professor of crop sciences at the University of Illinois. The Prizewas created in the early 1990s by a gift fromNewUlm,MN, livestock breeder and businessman Eldon Siehl, a dedicated philanthropistwho had a lifelong interest in agricultural systems. Recipients receive a $50,000 award aswell as a sculpture and lapel pin. Cargill implements a 24/7 video surveillance systemat its beef processing plants to enhance the company’s animalwelfare protection system. All of Cargill’s U.S. beef process- ing plantswill have the programin place by the end of 2009. Chuck Spencer joinsGROWMARK as Dir, Gov’tAffairs.Hewaswith the IL FarmBureau. Schillinger Genetics will build a new research station in Vandalia, IL. The station’s staff includes:Mgr —Jeff Bethard,whomost recently worked for Pioneer; and Research Associate—Steve Borcherding, who hasworked forGrowmark, Soygenetics and Alvey Ag Research. JeffHartz joins WyffelsHybrids as Dir ofMktg. Hemost recentlywas with JohnDeere Credit. Stephen Russell joins Allflex USA as a Feedlot Specialist, assisting feedlot sales andmarketing efforts, primarily in the states of KS, NE and CO. He has worked for KS Livestock Ass’n, Schering-Plough Animal Health and Genex Coop. Paul Flint is named to the newly Hartz created position of Swine Business DevelopmentMgr. Shauna Trusas is promoted to Western Reg’lMgr, supporting sales andmarketing efforts in CA,AZ, NV. She previously hasworked for Pacific Showcase magazine and the CAState Fair. DeLaval produce and sells its 5,000th Voluntary Milking System(VMS)— the fully automatedmilking robot that provides dairy farmers around the worldwith a newbalance between a more profitable business and enhanced lifestyle. Anton Bauer, a 33-year-old farmer fromWernberg, Germany, pur- chased the unit.He says. “I’mlooking forward to the change VMS is going to bring tomy business andmy life. Iwill nowfocus on herdmanagement, breeding and nutrition rather thanmilk extraction.And the shift to an “office-hour” schedule is going tomean that I can spendmore timewith my family.” AM The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Pfizer AnimalHealth partner to launch theAABP Foundation-Pfizer AnimalHealth Scholarship, aimed toward providing veterinary studentswith the opportunity to receive one of several scholarships. Offered to third-year veterinary students in the U.S., the scholarship programwill support students interested in food animalmedicine. Monsanto andDrexel Chemical reach a commercial agreement regarding patentsMonsanto owns on themanufacture, use and sale of certain types of glyphosate-based herbicides. This agreement provides Drexel a license underMonsanto patents covering themanufacture of glyphosate using certain catalysts. Drexel also agrees to cease selling potassiumsalt glyphosate formulations in the U.S. in the future. Drexelwill be able to sell its existing inventory of these products in an agreed upon timeframe. MarroneOrganic Innovations, Inc., re-names itselfMarrone Bio Innvations, Inc., (MBI) in amove tomore accurately represent the company’s discovery and development of pesticide active ingredients fromnovel biological sources. Montana Tractors plans tomove its operations fromArkansas to Tarboro,NC, this summer. The consolidation is a result of its acquisition of FarmtracNorth America’s assets in December 2008. AM (L to R) JeffWarring, Southern States; thoroughbred Kona Gold; Jane Beshear, First Lady of Kentucky; TomScribner, Pres/CEO of Southern States, and Dr. Pearse Lyons, Founder/Pres of Alltech. Alltech names Southern States as an OfficialAnimalHealth and Nutrition Partner for the Alltech FEIWorld EquestrianGames 2010.Held outside of Europe for the first time, the 16-day competition involving 600 riding competitors and 700 horses frommore than 60 countries is expected to be attended by asmany as 600,000 spectators and viewed on television by an international audience exceeding 460million people. AM May 2009 s Agri Marketing 11
May 2009 Supplement