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Agrimarketing : January February 2008
January/February 2008 AgriMarketing 13 Drayton Campbell Mayers is named Pres/CEO of the Cotton Board, Memphis, TN. He had been with the National Cotton Council and pre- viously with the Mid-America International Agra- Trade Council (MIATCO). The National FFA Organization names Dr. Steve A. Brown as National FFA Exec Sec'y, replacing Coleman Harris who has retired. He was Exec Sec'y of the Mis- souri state FFA and District Supvr for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He will provide leader- ship for FFA and agricultural educa- tion, while coordinating all meetings of the National FFA Organization Board of Directors and the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees. He will assist in overseeing, devel- oping, maintaining and implement- ing policy for the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation. Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB) names Lynn Heinze Exec Dir of Comms. He formerly was with the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Melissa Slagle is named CBB's Trade Media Mgr. She has been with BCS Communications, McCormick Company, Nicholson Kovac and Dairy Farmers of America. Glen Brandt founder of Brandt Con- solidated Inc, Springfield, IL, receives the Agricultural Retailers Assoc's (ARA) Lifetime Achieve- ment Award. John Hester, Owner and Pres of Nichols Ag, Nichols, IA, receives ARA's Distinguished Service Award. Congressman Marion Berry (D-AK) is named ARA's Legislator of the Year. The St. Louis Agri-Business Club names Drake & Company Pres/ CEO Steve Drake as its 2007 Agri-Business Leader of the Year.The award recognizes the individual's service to agriculture through personal accom- plishments and outstanding leader- ship, a willingness to serve others and a passion for the future growth of agriculture. The recipient must also display community leadership through participation in civic, church, and other organizations and public service activities. The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), names Courtney Schmidt Comms Mgr. She had been with Purdue University's College of Agriculture. The Organic Fertilizer Association of California (OFAC) is formed to represent the interests of organic fertilizer producers, distributors and retailers that provide organic fertil- izer to the agriculture and horticul- ture industries. Officers include: Chmn Doug Graham, New Era Farm Service, Tulare; Vice Chair Isaac Nelson, Port Organic Products, Bakersfield; Sec'y/Treas Tim Stemwedel, Cali- fornia Organic Fertilizers, Fresno; Exec Dir Steve Beckley, S. Beckley and Associates, Pinedale. Bill Schuermann joins the American Soybean Association as Exec Dir, Member & Industry Relations. He is responsible for leading the staff and organization in the communications, industry relations, marketing, and membership areas. He most recently was with Meister Media Worldwide and has been with Doane, Ball Seed Co., and Dekalb-Pfizer Genetics. The Industry Task Force II on 2,4-D Research Data names Jim W. Gray as its new Exec Dir, replacing Jack Dutra who is retiring. He most recently was with Bayer CropScience. The Farm Foundation Board of Trustees names Neil C. Conklin President, replacing Dr. Walt Armbruster who is retiring. Conklin has been with USDA's Economic Research Service, Farm Credit Council and several academic institutions. Farm Foundation works as a cat- alyst, bringing stakeholders of all ideologies together to examine eco- nomic and public policy issues impacting agriculture, the food sys- tem and rural communities. Farm Foundation does not lobby or advo- cate. Its primary product is compre- hensive, objective information on economic and policy issues. U.S. Grains Council names Jodi Kiely as its Mgr of Comms. She has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. FarmHouse fraternity moves its national headquarters in the Kansas City area to: FarmHouse Fraternity 7306 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Suite 210, Kansas City, MO 64153; Ph: 816/891-0445, 800/722-1905 Fax: 816/892-0838. AM Mayers Drake Heinze Slagle Conklin Schmidt Kiely
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