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Agrimarketing : June 2009
15 Assn News:13 Assn News 6/12/09 11:22 AM Page 16 ASSOCIATION NEWS GrowersAssociation, the Peoria Journal Star and Illinois Agri-News. The International Fertilizer Industry Association and the International Zinc Association announce the formation of a global task force to address zinc deficiency in developing countries, amajor health threat and one of the leading causes of illness and disease, particularly in children. Newofficers of the Board ofDirectors of the International PlantNutrition Institute (IPNI) are: ChmnMike Wilson, Pres/CEOAgriumInc., Calgary,AB; Vice Chair Joachim Felker,Member of the Board of ExecDirs,K+SAktiengesellschaft, Kassel,Germany, and Chmn of Finance Committee Stephen R. Wilson, Chmn/Pres/CEOof CF Industries,Deerfield, IL. Nat’l Pork Board’s “Operation Mainstreet” (OMS) volunteers present the program’s 3,000th speech. Through the program: • Some 86,831 community opinion leaders have heard firsthand about the pork industry’s innovation, stewardship and economic impact fromactual pork producers. •More than 4.5million people have seen positive pork industry news coverage based on an OMSmedia outreach program. Carrie Pollard, Tech SvsMgr for Bethany AnimalHospital in DeKalb, IL, gave the 3,000th speech to the Kiwanis Club in Rochelle, IL. Pollard has been an OMS speaker since September 2006 and has already scheduled 57 OMS speeches. Launched inNovember 2004, OMS has grown fromjust 15 volunteer pork producers reaching out to local civic organizations to 677 trained speakers. The Commodity Roundtable, a consortiumof executives representing U.S. commodity boards, elects Charles B. “Brad” Robb as Chmn for a oneyear term.He is the Cotton Board’s VP/Comms. Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com Vice-Chair Clint A. Lewis, Jr., Pfizer AnimalHealth; Treas JosephN. Huff, Colorado SerumCo.; and Members-At-Large: Jack C. Bendheim, Phibro AnimalHealth Corp;GeorgeHeidgerken, Boehringer IngelheimVetmedica, Inc; ErikMartinez, Virbac Corp., and JoergOhle, BayerHealthCare LLC,AnimalHealth Div. The Animal Agriculture Alliance names Dr. Elizabeth Parker as Chair of its Board of Directors. She is Chief Veterinarian for theNational Cattlemens’Beef Association. Parker Robb The AnimalHealth Institute elects its 2009-2010 Executive Committee at its annualmeeting inNaples, FL. Themembers are: Chmn JeffreyN. Simmons, Elanco AnimalHealth; Get Your News on the Go! Now you can get news and weather for agri-marketers while you are on the go on your favorite wireless mobile device. Away from your computer? Traveling? In an airport? In the middle of a corn field or feedlot? Get a quick update on breaking agri-marketing news and weather. Just open yourWeb browser and enter www.AgriMarketingMobile.com. Agri Marketing magazine 1422 Elbridge Payne Road, #250 Chesterfield, MO 63017 636/728-1428 info@AgriMarketing.com 16 Agri Marketing s June 2009 Visit the Agri Marketing Mobile FAQs page for questions about mobile application functionality. This service is free to agri-marketers. Powered by iNet Solutions Group www.inetsgi.com The Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) and the American Chemical Society publish “The Fate of Nutrients and Plant Protection Chemicals in the Urban Environment.” The book provides the latest research fromexperts in academia, government and industry records related to the realities ofwater quality issues, turfgrass and urban lawn maintenance practices. AaronHobbs joins as its Dir, LegislativeAffairs and Grassroots Outreach.Hewaswith theNat’l Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and prior worked for the USDA. TheNat’l Institute for Animal Agriculture (NAII) offices are relocated fromBowling Green, KY, to Colorado Springs, CO,moves initiated in JanuarywhenNIAAcontractedwith theNational Livestock Producers Association to house and providemanagement services. NIAA’s office is nowunder the direction of Scott Stuart,MngDir; SchareeAtchison,Dir ofOps, and KatieAmbrose,Dir ofMembership. Other staffmembers include Teres Lambert,Dir Comm;Gale Johnson, Dir of Special Projects, and Cora Newsom,web siteAdministrator. AM
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