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Agrimarketing : October 2007
20 AgriMarketing October 2007 Farm Business Communications (FBC), announces formerly monthly Alberta Express is renamed Alberta Farmer Express and will be sent bi- weekly. Will Verboven joins FBC and will have an emphasis on beef cover- age. He had been Editor of Alberta Beef magazine. Sarah Seinen joins the company and will cover the South. She was Edi- tor of The Edge Forest Business and Western Farm and Forest magazines. Tom Button joins FBC as Editor of Country Guide which is being given a new look and a sharper focus on the business side of Canadian agriculture. FBC's Canola Guide is being expanded to other crops, with a new name --- Canola, Pulse and Special Crops Guide. Former Guide Editor Jay Whetter is moved to Grainews. FBC also launches new Web sites for its publications and a daily "E-newsletter." Roni Sorgi joins The Progressive Farmer as its Detroit Adv Mgr, and will cover Michigan and Ohio. She most recently was with Rodale, Inc., representing Prevention and Organic Gardening, and before that, with Time Inc. representing Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines. Sheri Seger rejoins the publica- tion at its Chicago sales office as an Adv Acc't Mgr. She has been with Investor's Business Daily, Farm Journal Media, and BEEF and National Hog Farmer magazines. Cheri Knoy joins Penton Media as Farm Press Dir of Adv --- Southwest. She began her career with Gowan Company and has worked for Fruehling Communications. She most recently was with Vance Publishing. Knoy will con- tinue to serve clients out of her home office in Plano TX, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tracey Kelley, joins the Living the Country Life radio program. She had been self-employed in the radio pro- duction. Jodi Henke, joins as Radio Edi- tor. She had been with WHO Radio. Mike Ransdell joins as Radio Affiliate Mgr. He had been with Learfield Communications. Justin Davey, previously with ITAGroup, is named Print/Web Editor. Laura Kocisky and Jeff Buch join as Sales Execs. As previously announced, Julie Schwalbe serves as GM and Betsy Freese as Editor in Chief. Successful Farming farm issues edi- tor Cheryl Tevis is presented the Hall of Fame Award by Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH). The award is pre- sented annually by I-CASH, a joint venture of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Greg Horstmeier joins DTN as Production Edi- tor. He had been with the Univer- sity of Missouri, where he served as Dir of the Extension and Agriculture Infor- mation News office. He has also been with Farm Journal and Pennsylvania Farmer. DTN and The Progressive Farmer announce they will host their first agriculture summit on December 5-7, 2007 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Themed "Grow and Prosper: Producer Strategies for High-Risk, High-Reward Agriculture," speakers will include Kennedy & Coe's Wayne Myers, Westchester's Murray Wise, and former Congress- man and University of Nebraska coach Tom Osborne. Bob Moraczewski, Sr VP of Penton Media's Agricultural, Transportation and Public Services Group retires. He began his career as an Assoc Editor of The Farmer immediately after graduating from the journal- ism school at the University of Nebraska. Over the next several decades, he advanced through a series of progressive posi- tions with the company including editor of Farm Industry News and editor of The Farmer. In 1989, he became Group Publisher of the Webb Division of what was then Intertec Publishing. He became a VP in 1991 managing all of Penton's ag publications. In 2003, his role was expanded to oversee sev- eral other Penton divisions. Rhonda Garrison joins the Southern Farm Network, Raleigh, NC, as a farm broadcaster. She most recently was with KGNC radio, Lubbock, TX. AM Seinen Verboven Knoy Horstmeier Moraczewski Buch Kocisky Seger Sorgi
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