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Agrimarketing : June 2009
12 FYI:08 FYI 6/12/09 11:16 AM Page 12 FYI NEWS & NOTES ALLTECH ANDMUHAMMAD ALI CENTER Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL AWARD Photo courtesy of TimWebb, Alltech Alltech President/FounderDr. Pearse Lyons (l) jokes with the boxing greatMuhammadAli following his presentation of $50,000 to establish theAlltech -Muhammad Ali Center Global Education and Charitable Fund. The focal point of the fund is education. The center will stress programs that positively impact others around theworld, promote excellence and achieving one’s potential. The fundwill have humanitarian and artistic components aswell. The presentationwasmade atAlltech’s International Health andNutrition Symposiumheld lastmonth in Lexington, KY. U.S. POTATO BOARD At theWorld Agricultural Forum’s Congress held recently in St. Louis,MO, Syngenta Seeds President David Morgan (l) presented the inaugural “Syngenta Recognizing Contribution to Meeting Global Agricultural ChallengesAward” to Deere & Co’s Chief Economist J.B. Penn. The award recognizes individuals or organizations that have benefited the lives and livelihoods of people around theworld by helping support increases in food production and availabilitywhile respecting principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship. Penn,most recently USDA Under Secretary for Farm and ForeignAgricultural Services,was cited for being a tireless advocate for economic development, improvements in trade and agricultural policy andwider access to advances in agricultural technology. ART DONATION For the third year running, the U. S. Potato Board hosted guests frominternational private voluntary organizations for aworkshop to introduce U.S. dehydrated (dehy) potatoes as a solution to food programming. Theworkshop started in Idaho Falls, ID, and finished with the 2009U. S.Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID) andUSDAsponsored International FoodAid Conference inKansas City,MO. Here the participants gather following their efforts to producemeals using dehy after discussing possible target beneficiaries, the types of local foods thatmight be available, local taste preferences in target countries and how dehy can be incorporated to providemeals that are nutritious, culturally acceptable and easy to prepare. 12 Agri Marketing s June 2009 American Angus Association staff members viewsome of the nine pieces of Angus art donated to theAngus Foundation fromthe private collection of famed artist Frank ChampionMurphy. Fromhis 1960s depiction of the “ideal”Angus bull to hismost recent cover of the Angus Journal in December 2007,Murphy’s art has been the definitive image ofAngus since the early 1950s. The association has effectively used his talents to help promote their product, fromadvertising and education toAngus coloring books. (Inset) Perhaps themost riveting of his paintings is entitled “TheAngus breed is launched in the United States ofAmerica.” AM
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