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Agrimarketing : April 2012
urban settings and utilizes a proprietary system that integrates advanced hydroponics, proprietary lighting, irrigation and nutrient technology with process control. BouMatic announces Jorge Prieto is promoted to VP/Global Sls as part of the company’s continuing plan to grow sales and expand distribution into dairy markets worldwide. He has also worked for Babson Bros., Coburn Co., Dairy Strategies and the Agri Development Group. Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) announce the recipients of this year ’s student scholarship program. Pfizer awards $2,500 each to 331 second- and third-year veterinary students at accredited universities throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean, for a total of $827,500. World Dairy Expo announces it will host the International Jersey Show in 2012. This year, the World Dairy Expo theme is “Market Fresh” and will be held October 2-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. Wyffels Hybrids adds a fourth region to its sales structure in Iowa. Bill Backhaus joins the company as that region’s Mgr. He was with DEKALB. Scott Richman re-joins Informa Economics as Sr VP of Consulting. He was with Hart Energy. Todd Southern joins the company as Desktop Support and Network Administrator. He was with Regions Bank and has been with Cook Systems International. Five join Mycogen Seeds as Sls Reps for Iowa, the Missouri Valley, and parts of Kansas: Grant Christensen, Ames, IA; Tom Zeilstra, Brunswick, MO; Nick Schoenfelder, Akron, IA; Tyler Maas, Des Moines, IA and Tyler May, Columbia, MO. John C. Jones is promoted to Senior VP of GreenStone Farm Credit Services, E. Lansing, MI, commercial lending unit following the retirement of Rick Schroeder. Andrew Baum is named Pres/CEO of ArborGen, a global supplier of seedling products to the commercial forestry industry. He will also be on ArborGen’s Board of Directors. John Pait joins the company as VP, Mktg, Sls and Product Development. He was with CellFor Corporation, a forest technology company. Warren Banner, is promoted to VP for Mfg. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announces winners of the inaugural U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards: Winners of the Elanco Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability are: Blue Spruce Farm, Bridport, VT; Holsum Dairies, LLC, Hilbert, WI and Werkhoven Dairy, Inc., Monroe, WA. Darigold, Inc., Seattle, WA, wins the U.S. Dairy Export Council Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability. Oakhurst Dairy, Portland, ME receives Honorable Mention. Doug Guion is named Pres of The Pert Group. He joined the market research and consulting firm in 2009 and his industry experience includes work with clients in Asia, Europe and North America, often involving complex international, multi-cultural environments. Dale Lersch, CEO of The Pert Group, will continue to serve in that role and as a board member with the two other owners, Gigi Ryan and Susan Spaulding. AM April 2012 I Agri Marketing 11 Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com Prevention Works, the new platform of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) Cattle Division was launched at this year ’s 2012 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN. In addition to the redesigned tradeshow booth shown above, BIVI was also sponsor of multiple events at the convention and announced their new sponsorship of the “Beef Quality Assurance Educator of the Year” Award. The Prevention Works launch was also supported by two veterinarian-focused conferences held in Scottsdale, AZ, in January and February 2012. AM Prieto Guion Jones 10 APRIL Marketers_10 Marketers 4/9/12 1:19 PM Page 15