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Agrimarketing : March 2008
WORLD AG FORUM TO AFRICA 8 AgriMarketing March 2008 Hertz Farm Management's Rich Grever, AFM, DeKalb, IL, is named "Professional Farm Manager of the Year," an annual award sponsored by Syngenta, the American Society of Farm Managers (ASFMRA) and AgProfessional magazine. Shown are (from l) Syngenta's Brent Rockers; Hertz Farm Mgt.'s Joel Hertz, Grever, Loyd Brown and AgProfessional's Rick Patton. Grever currently manages more than 23,000 acres for 81 clients across 34 counties in Illinois raising corn, soy- beans, wheat and vegetables. He was cited for his con- servation work as well as his ability to assist landowners meet their goals and open communications with his farms' operators. AM PROFESSIONAL FARM MGR OF YEAR The Republic of Uganda will host the World Agricul- tural Forum's (WAF) first African Congress on September 3-5, 2008 in Kampala. Shown are WAF Board members (from l) David Kabbas, Bunge; David Friedman, Novus Int'l;and WAF staff Kathy Moldthan, Dr. Leonard Guarria and Ray Cesca. The 2008 African Congress will foster open discus- sions about the Africa's timely agricultural topics. The primary goal of the Congress is to form more effective partnerships between the participants who represent government, food producers, corporations, academia and non-governmental organizations based on a shared understanding of objectives and responsibilities. Speakers will include political leaders, corporate CEO's and NGO experts on African agriculture. For more information, go to www.worldagforum.org. TWO 4-H CENTERS GO GREEN New state 4-H centers have opened recently and both have been built to specifications of the national Leader- ship in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau Ohio 4-H Center is the first "green" building on the campus at Ohio State University. Approximately 89% of the con- struction debris was recycled. (Inset) At the Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake near Columbiana, a 4-H'er releases one of four red-tail hawks to symbolize the organization's commitment to nature in conjunction. "4-H'ers will be able to come to the center and use this facility to better understand why it is more impor- tant than ever that we protect the environment," says Alabama 4-H Foundation Chairman Jack Odle who is also Editor of Progressive Farmer magazine. FIRST DELIVERY OF HALEX GT Syngenta Crop Protection arranged a "first delivery" event celebrating the first retailer in Minnesota to fill a bulk tank with Halex GT, the newest post-emergence herbicide from Syngenta for glyphosate-tolerant corn. The product arrived at Crystal Valley Agronomy in Vernon Center in a tanker truck covered with banners highlighting Halex GT. A plaque presentation signifying the first delivery (from l) included Russ Klemme, Syngenta; Dale Botten and John Graham, Crystal Valley Agronomy; and Chris Schuler and Carroll Moseley, Syngenta. The dealership received pre-pay orders for the entire first delivery of Halex GT, which provides glyphosate with residual.
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