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Agrimarketing : January February 2008
Nat'l Assoc. of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) names Mike Parry, Waseca, MN, as consult- ant to represent NAFB member stations and net- works in making marketing, research and educational pre- sentations. He had been GM of the Linder Radio Group and previously has managed and owned radio stations. Theresa Cannavo joins Kent Feeds, Muscatine, IA, as Equine and Specialty Brand Mgr. A long-time horse owner, she has taught handicapped students how to ride horses for therapeutic reasons over the last 13 years. Summer Goldman is named VP- Financial Services for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Louisville, KY. She will be responsible for the five Farm Credit offices and will be account- able for over $300 million dollars in assets, represent- ing 2,023 customers. Before joining Farm Credit in 2004, she had been with FMC. She holds an American FFA degree. Patricia P. Klintberg is named Dir of USDA's Farm Service Agency's Office of External Affairs. She had been Dir USDA's Constituent Affairs and previously has been with Farm Journal and Doane's Agricultural Report. Titan Machinery Inc., Fargo, ND, announces it has acquired equip- ment dealers Reiten & Young International, Inc., Grand Forks, ND, Avoca (IA) Implement and Greenfield (IA) Implement. The three dealers have combined sales of $44 million and 64 employees. The Titan Machinery network includes 38 dealerships in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa representing one or more of the CNH Brands: CaseIH, New Holland Agriculture, Case Construction, New Holland Construction, Kobelco and CNH Capital. The State of Pennsylvania bans dairies from labeling the milk in their con- tainers as produced by cattle that have never been treated with rBST, a product marketed by Monsanto under the brand name Posilac. The product has been approved for use in the U.S. since 1994. However, it is banned in the EU, Canada, Australia and Japan. The State said labeling one brand of milk that is free from hormones implies the competing products are not safe. New Jersey and Ohio are considering similar bans. TYM-USA, the U.S. unit of South Korean farm tractor-maker To n g Yang Moolsan Co., is investing and building a $1.1 million, 88,000 sq ft farm tractor assembly plant in Wilson County, NC. The company will start assem- bling diesel farm and construction tractors shipped from Korea at the new site starting this month. The company also has the option for future expansion that will allow it to assemble heavier products to save on shipping costs. Redball, LLC, Benson, MN, names Mike Snyder Sls and Mktg Dir. He most recently was with AMVAC and before that has been with Monsanto, FMC and UAP. Grant Lien is named Prod Mgr for its Model 7830 self-pro- pelled sprayer, which was intro- duced in early 2007.Jack Gerhardt is named Prod Mgr for GreenSeeker optical sensing and variable-rate applica- tion technology. Tony Fath is named Prod Mgr for high-clearance trailer sprayers, row-crop application and strip-till systems. He also leads the compa- ny's customer service and parts units. Chr. Hansen Animal Health and Nutrition, Milwaukee, WI, an- nounces the appointment Steve Vale as Reg'l Sls Mgr for the Pacific Northwest, Southwestern and Northeastern areas of the U.S. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen eight years ago, he worked at Ralston Purina, Central Soya and Growmark/ Countrymark. AM IN MEMORIAM Gintarius (Ginty) Frank Jocius, 62, Guelph, ON, lost his two-year battle with brain cancer on January 2, 2008. Born in post-war Germany of Lithuanian parents who had fled their Baltic home- land in 1944, they immi- grated to Canada in 1949, settling in Rodney, ON.He began his career at C.B.C. Radio then served as the Exec Ass't for two Ontario Ministers of Agriculture and Food. In 1978, he helped launch the first-ever cattle video auction, the Ontario Beef Exchange. In 1982, he established his own marketing/communications firm, Ginty Jocius & Associates, specializing in agricultural prod- ucts and services across North America. He helped launch Strategic Research Associates (SRA) and the Internet company, Agribiz.net, which eventually became www.Farms.com. In 1994, he diversified further into event management by creating Canada's Outdoor Farm Show. In 1995, he was named Agri- Marketer of the Year by the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) and Alumnus of Honour by the University of Guelph in 1996. January/February 2008 AgriMarketing 7 Parry Goldman Snyder
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