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Agrimarketing : March 2008
DuPont pledges $1 million to the World Food Prize. The donation will fund a perma- nent home for the World Food Prize in Des Moines. It will support the trans- formation of the former Des Moines Public Library into the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates and be administered through DuPont busi- ness Pioneer Hi-Bred. Plant Health Care, Inc. (PHC), names Rick Rice as Dir, Sls & Mktg, USA Ag Sales. Most recently, Rice had been Mktg Dir for Delta and Pine Land/Monsanto. He also has worked for Lawhon Farm Services, AgrEvo and Elanco. Raven Industries appoints Paul Welbig as Mktg Mgr for its Flow Controls Division. Stacy Giddings is hired as Mktg Coordinator. USDA announces its first BioPreferred Biobased Product Showcase and Training in conjunction with the 2008 General Services Administration (GSA) Expo, April 21- 24, in Anaheim, CA. Visitors may register for the opportunity to network with over 6,000 Federal and state procurement officials, and biobased product ven- dors are invited to share exhibit space with the USDA . For more information, go to: www.expo.gsa.gov/registrationVisitor.cfm. GROWMARK is recognized by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) for its impact on the biodiesel industry with the NBB's "Eye on Biodiesel- Impact" award. Today, GROWMARK's biodiesel is marketed through its network of FS member cooperatives and sub- sidiaries across 11 states. GROW- MARK biodiesel sales have grown from 10,000 gallons in 2000 to an esti- mated 22.7 million gallons in 2007. Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan have given final regulatory approval for Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 Yield trait (MON 89788). Last July, Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans completed the regu- latory process in both the U. S. and Canada. The product is currently under scientific review by the European Food Safety Authority as well as regulatory authorities in China and other key export markets. Alltech appoints Aidan Connolly as VP, Corporate Acc'ts and Marc Larousse as VP for Alltech Europe. Larousse will replace Connolly, who has held the post since 2001. Connolly has been with Alltech for 18 years. During this time, he has worked in Ireland, France, Brazil, and the U.S. He is currently based at Alltech's European Bioscience Center in Dublin, Ireland. Larousse has been with Alltech for 16 years and has worked in France and Brazil and most recently held the position of Alltech's Dir of Latin America, based in the U.S. AM DTN and The Progressive Farmer bring you MULTI-MEDIA PACKAGES that add impact to your advertising media plans by reaching virtually 100 percent of the corn, soybean, cotton and livestock markets. Together, we offer the highest-value content platforms in the industry with real-time markets, the most advanced and accurate weather forecasting, and crop production news to help subscribers make money and save money. IN MEMORIAM Earl Butz, 98, Former Secy of Ag and dean of Purdue University's College of Agriculture. Raised on an Indiana farm, he received a scholarship from 4-H and earned a B.S. in agriculture from Purdue in 1932 and the universi- ty's first doc- toral degree in agricultur- al economics in 1937. He joined Purdue's Dept of Agricul- tural Econom- ics in 1937, serving as head of the department from 1946 to 1954. He then became Dean of Agriculture in 1957, serv- ing until 1967. His governmental post experi- ence includes, Ass't Secy of Ag, and Secy of Ag serving in the Nixon and Ford administrations.. In 1999, he donated $1 million to Purdue's Dept of Agricultural Economics. Rice Dr. Earl Butz (l) and Pres. Gerald Ford
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