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Agrimarketing : July August 2012
8 Agri Marketing July/August 2012 AgGATEWAY PRESENTS IT AWARD Southern States Cooperative Inc. (SSC) is named the winner of AgGateway's second annual Information Technology Innovation Award. Presenting the award (l to r) are its sponsors Rod Connor, AgGateway and Joel Newman, American Feed Industry Assn, to Southern States' Jim Moore and Bill Monroe. Feed & Grain magazine is also one of the award's sponsors. Southern States utilizes mobile technology corporate- wide, where all eight of its feed mills use the Janam XM65 handheld to save time from manual entry which sometimes took up to three weeks, causing delays and backlog. It also helps track equipment maintenance. AM Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com FYI NEWS & NOTES WORLD PORK EXPO The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) board gathers following its meeting held at Kentucky Farm Bureau's headquarters in Louisville, KY. Shown are (seated l to r): Sec'y/Treasurer Tres Bailey, Wal-mart; Chair Terry Gilbert, Farm Bureau, and Vice Chair Barry Nelson, John Deere. 2nd row (l to r): Curt Blades, Successful Farming; Tamara Kass, DTN/The Progressive Farmer; ACA Exec Dir Jenny Pickett; Nancy Barcus, Agriculture Future of America and Annette Degnan, CHS. 3rd row (l to r): Colin Woodall, Nat'l Cattlemen's Beef Assn; Dr. Todd Peterson, Land O'Lakes/CAST; John Chrosniak, DuPont and Jeff Lapin, Farm Progress Cos. The group organizes the Ag Day activities in Washington, D.C., whose theme is "Generations Nourishing Generations" which will be held March 19, 2013. AG COUNCIL OF AMERICA The world's largest pork burger, 260 pounds of pork in a 40-pound bun, was grilled at the 2012 World Pork Expo held this summer in Des Moines, IA. Pictured (l to r) are Dale Kenne, Hog Slat, the pork burger 's sponsor; Amy Olson, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, recipient of half of the pork burger to serve in area shelters and Gary Vinsand, Gilmore City, IA, the pork burger 's creator and griller. JOHN DEERE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT John Deere showcased new product and service innovations at a Technology Summit June 28-29 in Des Moines, IA. Following a video introduction of the expanding John Deere FarmSight strategy, nearly 75 ag media and financial analysts had the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of executives and product specialists. Participants spent part of the day at the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group test farm shown here near Ankeny, IA, where product specialists demonstrated the use of MyJohnDeere.com, Remote Display Access, Mobile Weather and other advanced tools. During the Technology Summit, ag media and analysts learned how these new technologies will take farmers to higher levels of productivity and efficiency in providing food and fiber to a growing world population.
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