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Agrimarketing : November December 2006
Issues Ink, Winnipeg, MB, publisher of Germination magazine, announces it has purchased Seed World magazine from Scranton Gillette Communica- tions. The purchase also includes the Seed World Web site and Seed Week, Seed World's weekly e-newsletter. Robynne Anderson, Pres of Issues Ink, says Seed World will con- tinue as an issues-based publication that explores leading-edge ideas for the seed industry. The PrecisionAg Institute, www. precisionag.com, announces they will partner with Doane Marketing Research, Inc. on the most compre- hensive precision ag adoption research in the industry to date. The research, to be released in Spring 2007, will include an in-depth evaluation of recent, present, and near-term precision ag adoption trends in the corn, wheat, soybean and cotton crop segments. The effort will include one-on-one interviews with growers, a quantitative mail and Internet survey on precision ag use, and focus groups with precision ag adopters and non-adopters. The research will focus on uncovering similarities and differences in each crop segment, as well as understand- ing precision ag best practices, pit- falls to success, and objections and roadblocks to adoption. DTN launches the DTN Ethanol Information Center, a new Web site with comprehensive current market data and background information on ethanol from around the world. The Web site, http://www. dtnethanolcenter.com, is available to the public and includes DTN's agri- culture and energy market analysis, the latest news headlines from the ethanol industry, market data, rev- enue charts and an interactive blog. DTN's Ethanol Information Center offers one central location as a start- ing point for agricultural producers, traders and investors to receive the latest ethanol information for mak- ing informed business decisions. Hoosier Ag Today (HAT), a radio program Indiana's agricultural industry, announces the develop- ment of a multi-media Web site, www.hoosieragtoday.com. A daily pod- cast that can be downloaded directly or by subscription through a podcast download program like iTunes is also offered. "Farmers are using the Internet in a variety of new and different ways," says Gary Truitt, Pres of Hoosier Ag Today. "We have incor- porated a variety of approaches into the site to take advantage of current and future trends." The 15th Annual National No- Tillage Conference, hosted by the editors of No-Till Farmer/Conserva- tion Tillage Product Guide, will be held January 10-13, 2007, in Des Moines, IA. Title Sponsors include Syngenta Crop Protection, Equipment Tech- nologies, Oregon Ryegrass Growers Seed Commission, Bayer Crop Science and Specialty Fertilizer Products. Brownfield, Ag News for America, has added a page to its Web site fea- turing topics of interest to young people with an interest in agriculture in an effort to better serve the increasing number of high school and college students and their par- ents visiting BrownfieldAgNews.com. The page includes college schol- arship information and news stories specific to youth involved in agricul- ture. Links to youth events covered by Brownfield are also included on the page. The scholarship listing is a complete resource for high school and college students who are look- ing for financial aid to help further their educational endeavors. Vance Publishing announces that Gary English has been promoted to Sls Mgr, Eastern Region. He has been with Vance for 23 years in various sales positions and most recently was Corp Accts Dir. Eileen Weishaar (formerly Shay) is named Sls Mgr, Western Region. She has been with Vance since 1989 and most recently was Sr Acc't Exec. Cheri Knoy, is named Natl Sls Mgr for The Grower and Citrus & Vegetable magazines. She has repre- sented both of these publications for the past nine years, most recently serving as Sr Acc't Exec. AM The University of Guelph delivers a world class MBA, with the benefit of an agri-business perspective. Looking for the best MBA with an agribusiness specialization? Remember what field you're in, and choose the University of Guelph MBA, an electronically delivered program for food and agribusiness managers. Find out more today. Call 1-888-622-2474. Or visit www.mba.uoguelph.ca When comparing MBA programs, remember what field you're in. November/December 2006 AgriMarketing 51