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Agrimarketing : July 2009
12 FYI:08 FYI 7/15/09 1:30 PM Page 12 FYI NEWS & NOTES AGCO’S ROAD SHOW Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com HOARD’S HOSTS YOUNG PRODUCERS AGCOis debuting its newest models at dealer locations throughoutNorthAmer-icawith its “Experience a Tractor Revolution” road show. The Revolutionwillmakemore than 50 stops during its cross-country travels this year, previewing the tractors to asmany as 900 growers per event. The tour features an interactive presentationwhich details the creation of the ChallengerMT600C Series, Massey Ferguson 8600 Series andAGCO DT Series from farmer-directed concepts to the final product. NOVUS’ NEWHEADQUARTERS AcceleratedGenetic’s 2009 “Young Producer Summer Meltdown Celebration”was held at the Hoard’sDairyman farmandNational Dairy Shrine Visitor’s Center in FortAtkinson,WI. Young Producers fromacrossWisconsin,Minnesota, and Illinois gathered to investigate the oldest Guernsey dairy operation inNorth America. (inset)Hoard’s Publisher Brian Knox addresses the crowd. Members of the Hoard’s editorial staff provided the group tours of their operationwhich opened in June 2007 and is home to nearly 240 Guernsey cows. The tour highlighted the double-10 herringbone par- lor, a two-rowfree stall barn excellent for ventilation, biosecurity, and traffic flowand the sand/manure separator andmanure storage structures. FARMSHOWCOUNCIL Novus International newglobal headquarters is awarded the PlatinumLEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Shown at the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon are Missouri Governor JayNixon (l) andNovus Pres/CEO Thad Simons. “Our business is the creation of sustainable programs which enable health through nutrition for people and animals,” explains Simons. “Through the construction of this facility,we are sending amessage to theworld regarding our sustainable efforts,while achieving a superiorwork environment and reducing our operating costs.” 12 Agri Marketing s July/August 2009 At its annualmeeting held this year in Red Deer,AB, the North American FarmShowCouncil (NAFSC) elected its officers including (l to r): Past Pres Pat Kennedy, Agri-Trade FarmEquipment Expo; 1st VPDougWagner, Canada’sOutdoor FarmShow; 2nd VPDennis Alford, Power ShowOhio;NAFSC Exec Coordinator Craig Fendrick, and Pres Curt Keoppel,Western Farm Show. For an important newservice for agri-marketers fromNAFSC, see page 30. AM
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