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Agrimarketing : October 2007
the world's third largest corn pro- duction area. The company also announces its Asian subsidiary has sold its hybrid rice, sunflower, sorghum and pearl millet businesses and certain other assets to Belgium-based Devgen nv for $26 million. AgCareers.com releases "The 2007 Agribusiness HR Review" report that will help agribusiness employers better understand labor practices among their organizations. It includes benchmark salary reviews; human resource manage- ment practices; management per- formance schemes; benefits/salary packaging information, and recruit- ment practices. Some of its key find- ings include: • Greater than 95% of companies experienced an increase in salaries of greater than 2.1% in the last twelve months. • More than 30% of agribusinesses experienced employee turnover greater than 20%. • The report is available to all organizations, even those that did not contribute data. • For pricing information or to pur- chase this resource, contact Mary Barefoot: 800/92-.8975; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Harold Boyanovsky, CEO of CNH Global expands his role by taking the lead at the company's New Holland Agricultural Equipment. This action follows the appoint- ment of Lorenzo Sistino as CEO of Fiat Automobiles. Sistino previous- ly served as Pres of New Holland Agricultural Equipment. AM For the first time in 29 years, stu- dent membership of the National FFA Organization broke through the half million mark. This year, there are 500,823 members in 7,358 FFA chapters across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. AM The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) names Jennifer L. Pickett as its Exec VP/CEO. Pickett most recently served the organization as COO. Prior to joining NAMA in 1991, Pickett held positions in cor- porate recruiting and advertising. Pickett will assume responsi- bilities for budget- ing, as well as, oversight of staff; oper- ations and logistics to support mem- bership recruitment and retention; and local and national programming including the organization's annual Agri-Marketing Conference and awards program, in addition to numerous workshops and regional events. Additionally, she will be responsible for expanding sponsor- ship revenues and developing rela- tionships with agribusiness partners. 4-H began more than 100 years ago to teach youth the most advanced agricultural practices of the time. Today, 2.8 million of 4-H's more than 6.5 million members live in rural areas. With the guidance of nearly 540,000 trained 4-H volunteers nationwide and support from corporate partners like John Deere, 4-H members learn leadership, citizenship and life skills. Visit www.fourhcouncil.edu to find out how you can support 4-H. October 2007 AgriMarketing 7
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