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Agrimarketing : March 2008
March 2008 AgriMarketing 13 The United Soybean Board (USB) names Lisa O'Brien as Exec Dir. O'Brien has spent the past fifteen years of her career in managerial posi- tions. She was most recently Exec Dir of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure St. Louis affiliate. She has also served as Exec Dir for Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Clayton, MO, and as Bus Mgr for Marsh. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Assn of Veterinarians for Animal Rights ( AVA R ) announce they have joined to form a new veterinary advocacy organization, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Assn (HSVMA). HSVMA will give veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians an opportunity to partic- ipate in animal welfare programs. To receive announcements about HSVMA, visit humanesociety.org/vets. The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) names Mary Jane Stankiewicz as Water Consultant. Stankiewicz has more than 20 years of profes- sional and legal experience. She suc- ceeds Jack Dutra who is retiring. The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) names Susan Tally as Ops Mgr. In addition to her assn responsi- bilities Tally has implemented new accounting software in collaboration with NAFB's CPA firm. QUALISOY names Robert Reeves as new Dir of PR. Reeves was formerly with of the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils (ISEO) and the Food and Drug Division of the Tennessee Depart- ment of Agriculture. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) names two Caterpillar machines the official products of NCBA: the Cat Skid Steer Loader and Cat Wheel Loader. "Caterpillar has a rich heritage of engineering and manufacturing high quality equipment that delivers the performance and reliability farmers and ranchers demand," said Andy Groseta, 2008 NCBA President. Ralph Grossi Pres of American Farmland Trust announces he will retire after 23 years of service. The AFT Board of Dirs has named a committee to conduct a national search for a new pres. They also have retained Russell Reynolds Associates to manage the recruit- ment. Nominations and inquiries should be e-mailed to aftsearch@ russellreynolds.com. The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) names Angie Williams as Project Dir. Formerly, Williams was with the Montgomery County (IN) Soil and Water Conservation District where she served as a resource conserva- tionist. In that role, she supervised practices for the USDA's Conserva- tion Reserve Program (CRP), and managed an EPA grant project. The National Corn Growers Assoc. (NCGA) teams up with Ford offer- ing its members participation in the car makers X-Plan pricing plan. NCGA members can access a special Web site that gives them a reduced price on dozens of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. At the site, members can research the full range of vehicles available, determine the special pricing avail- able to members, find factory rebates and other incentives in their area and look up local dealers and search dealer inventories --- or request quotes over the Internet. Steve Taylor is named as CEO of the Missouri Agribusiness Association (MO-AG). Taylor comes to MO-AG after serving six years as CEO of the Environmental Resources Coalition (ERC). He replaces Jim Russell who is retiring after nearly 25 years of service in that role. He will be staying on board as a consultant. The newly elected leadership for the Independent Professional Seed Association for the coming year includes: Pres Bill Latham, Latham Seeds, Alexander, IA; VP Lou Schweigert, Grow Alliance, Cuba City, WI; Second VP David Hingst, Hoegemeyer Hybrids, Hooper, NE; Secy Carol Heesaker, Grassland Central, Jordan MN; and Treasurer Dennis Lutgen, Star Seed, Beloit, KS. AM O'Brien Stankiewicz Taylor Members attending the American Seed Trade Association's (ASTA) Ve g - etable and Flower Seed Conference held in New Orleans last month participated in the "ASTA Gives Back" program. Participants spent an afternoon replanting severely damaged sections of the New Orleans Botani- cal Garden. The project was sponsored by W. Atlee Burpee & Co., with additional donations provided by American Takii, Inc., Goldsmith Seeds, PanAmeri- can Seeds, Seeds of Change, Seeds by Design, and others.
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