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Agrimarketing : July 2009
14 Marketers:10 Marketers 7/15/09 1:33 PM Page 15 Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com The company forms an alliance with Brown Seed Enterprises in which Brown’s facilitieswill be exclusively used by Beck’s for conditioning, packaging,warehousing and shipping of Beck’s seed to customers in central and southern Illinois, southwest Indiana andKentucky. Brown Seed Enterprises hasmar- keted seed through theArise brand since 1990.Dennis Brown says, “This change fromArise to Beck’s Hybrids is the next step in the progression of our family-owned seed business.” Veteran farm broadcaster Colleen Callahan is named Illinois State Dir for Rural Development at the USDA. She is Pres of of public affairs and branding. Theodore Cybularz joins the ProPartners Financial group as VP, Bus Development. Hemost recentlywas with Bank of the West and has worked for Rabo AgriFinance, Equitable Agri-Business and Travelers Insurance Co. mentwill be used for installation trainings and other demonstrations. Therewill also be two general classrooms, providingmore opportunity for hands-on participation, and a computer lab designed for SMS Software training sessions. Cybularz Chicago Farmers and runs Colleen Callahan Communications. Callahan Bente G. H. Slaatten will become Yara International’s new Head of Comms and be named to its Exec Mgt Team, replacing Arne Cartridge, who leaves on October 1, 2009. Shewill be responsible for all communications, including the areas AGENCY NEWS Tracy Barfield joins AdFarm’s St. Louis operations as anAcc’t Mgr forNovus International. She has workedwith the United Soybean Board, the National Corn Growers Association, SmithBucklin andDiamond V Technologies. Barfield Nicholson Kovac (NK) promotes Stephanie Purvis, AllisynWheeler andGina Yoder toMedia Group Directors. Purvis joined the agency as Media Supervisor nearly five years ago fromBernstein-Rein. Wheeler has beenwith the agency formore than four years and will also head up the agency's online advertising planning, placement and search enginemarketing disciplines. Yoder has beenwithNK for nine years and has served asMedia Supervisor for a number of clients. NicholsonKovac, Inc. promotes Scott Christian toDir ofDigital Services. Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. (ILS), selectsOsborn&Barr as its agency of record. ILS operates seven feedyards in KS andNEwith a combined feeding capacity in excess of 115,000 head. Jessica Josendale joinsWoodruff Sweitzer asAcc’t Exec. ShewaswithOsborn&Barr and priorwith BuckinghamAsset Management. Also, JulieDykstra joins asAcc’t Coordinator. Shewaswith Bernstein-Rein. Bothwill service the Arysta LifeScience and Boehringer IngelheimVetmedica, Inc., accounts. AM July/August 2009 s Agri Marketing 15 Todd Beckwith joins AgriCapital Advisorswhere hewill serve the special needs of cooperatives and privately-held agribusiness companies.He has beenwith KeyBank,NA, TelMark, Inc and CoBank. Beckwith Ag Leader Technology recently broke ground on “Ag Leader Academy,” a 25,000 sq. ft.-facility dedicated to providing the ag industrywith specialized, hands-on training of precision farming systems. The building, justwest ofAg Leader’s current facility inAmes, IA, will feature a 12,000 sq. ft.-equipment showroomwhere large equip- Janelle Brose joinsAgriCharts, Chicago, IL, asDir ofAgri-Media BusinessDevelopment. She had been FarmDir for theMichigan Farm RadioNetworkwhere shewon theNat’lAssociation of Farm Broadcasting’s “NationalHorizon Award.” AM IN MEMORIAM Dr. Earle Raun, 84, passed away fromcancer. Hewas founder and President of PestManagement Co., Lincoln,NE, and one the founders and the first President of theNational Alliance of Crop Consultants (NAICC). Prior to forming his own busi- ness, hewas Chair of the University ofNebraska’s (UN) Department of Entomology and on the faculty of Iowa State University. Donations can bemade to UN’s Doctor of PlantHealth Endowment Fund or theNAICC foundation. AM
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