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Agrimarketing : April 2008
16 AgriMarketing April 2008 The Ethanol Promotion and Infor- mation Council (EPIC) names To n i Nuernberg as Exec Dir. She had been COO for ACA International--- the association of Credit and Collection pro- fessionals --- and its for-profit sub- sidiaries, ACA International Enterprises Inc. (ACAE) and Collectors Insurance Agency Inc. She replaces Tom Slunecka who joins KL Process Design Group, Rapid City, SD, a firm specializing in bio-fuels project development, engi- neering, construction, and plant management with an emphasis on ethanol made from both grain and cellulose The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) announces the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) will administer three scholar- ships awarded annually by the NAFB Foundation. The scholarships include two $4,000 awards and the Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship for $5,000. Students are able to apply at www.agfuture.org. The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) presents its Extra S.T.E.P. Award to three crop input retailers. The award is designed to recognize organizations that go above and beyond the environmental and regulatory requirements of their respective states. Awardees include: • Kevin Mainord of MRM Ag Ser- vices, East Prairie, MO, for his efforts in educating youth about protecting the environment, • Rick Bowie of Bowie Fertilizer, Miller, NE, for his commitment and activities with the Nebraska Agri-Business Association, and • The Southern Plains Co-op, Greensburg, KS, for preventing a chemical spill after their facility was hit by the EF-5 tornado in May 2007 that destroyed most of the town. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) announces a staff reorganization and names the following to lead these departments: • Governance, Leadership and State Svcs --- Kendal Frazier • Mktg and Comms --- Kim Essex • Member and Corporate Svcs--- Polly Ruhland • Research and Education --- Dr. James O. Reagan, and • Govt Affairs --- Terry Stokes, interim. The National 4-H Council and EMI Music release the country music compilation CD "Clover Country- Songs From Famous 4-H Alumni." It includes 11 hit songs from 4-H alumni who are all coun- try music superstars, including Faith Hill, Sugarland, Alabama, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and others. The CD also includes a brand new song "The Clown" by Hillary Lindsey, composer of "Jesus Take the Wheel" performed by Carrie Underwood. The CD is available in select retail outlets and at www.clovercountrycd.com. Cassandra Schlef joins the Ameri- can Soybean Association (ASA) as Comms Coordinator where she will assist in the development of ASA's online resources and publications, including the Weekly Leader Letter and ASA Today. She will also be pro- ducing content for ASA's Soy Radio Newsline. The association has also re-designed its Web site, www.SoyGrowers.com, which is tar- geted to encourage prospects to join ASA. The new design is easier for cur- rent ASA members to log in to mem- bers-only content, and features an improved site search engine. Cindy Hook joins the association as its new Project Coordinator for the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program and the World Soy Foundation (WSF). CropLife America (CLA) appoints Rex Runyon as VP, Comms. Most recently Runyon was with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) serving as VP/Corporate Sec'y. The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) announce the following 2007 national award winners: • 2007 H.E. Buck Stalcup Excellence in Education- Management: Terry Argotsinger, AFM/ARA • 2007 Meritorious Service in Com- munications: Max Armstrong, Tribune Radio Network • 2007 Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture: National FFA Organization, Dr. Larry Case • 2007 D. Howard Doane Award, Harold D. Guither, Ph.D., AAC The International Farm Management Congress selects "Agriculture: Food, Fiber and Energy for the Future" as the theme for its 2009 meeting in Bloomington, IL, July 19-25. The logo, designed by an artist in Bulgaria, is representative of the con- gress' international theme and its focus on the production of diesel fuel. For more information, go to www.ifmaonline.org. The American Hereford Association (AHA) and Hereford World names Adam Cotton as its Southwest Region Field Rep. Most recently Cotton had been with Farmland Foods, Wichita, KS. AM Runyon Clover Countr y SONGS FROM FAMOUS 4-H ALUMNI SUGARLAND DOLLY PARTON REBA MCENTIRE MARTINA MCBRIDE HILLARY LINDSEY FAITH HILL VINCE GILL JOHNNY CASH GLEN CAMPBELL LUKE BRYAN ALABAMA Nuernberg
May 2008 Supplement