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Agrimarketing : May 2008
May 2008 ¦ AgriMarketing 11 Mike Wright joins Diamond V as Dir of Global Mktg where he will oversee sales and marketing efforts with emphasis on the dairy business. He was Business Mgr for ADM Alliance Nutrition . The company also adds Ray Jordan as Reg’l Sales Mgr to service customers in the southeastern U.S. He most recently was Pres of Ag Solutions, an indepen- dent dairy consulting group. Prior to Ag Solutions, Jordan had a 30-year career with ConAgra Trade Group. Eggology , a California egg-white producer becomes the only liquid egg brand to be “Certified Humane” by Virginia-based animal welfare auditing organization, Humane Farm Animal Care . The first company to offer 100% organic and cage-free egg whites, Eggology maintains a close associa- tion with The Humane Society since being founded in the mid-90s. Certi- fication standards include providing animals a nutritious diet without antibiotics or hormones, as well as raising them with shelters, resting areas, sufficient space and the ability to engage in natural behaviors. GVM , Biglerville, PA, adds Steve Ims as Reg’l and Int’ Sls Mgr. He previ- ously was with Raven Industries. Aaron Hunt joins as the Dir of Tech Sls. He had been with ZedX. The Bobcat Co. adds a new tractor assembly plant in Brooklyn Park, MN, where it is also centralizing import, export and U.S. distribution operations. Products from Bobcat’s two North Dakota plants and its Litch- field, MN, accessories factory will be shipped to Brooklyn Park for export around the world. The new facility with 92,000 square feet became an assembly plant for its new line of compact tractors that Bobcat’s owner, Doosan Infracore , is shipping to the U.S. from its base in Seoul, South Korea. John Deere announces an agreement with IRON Solutions to align and integrate product offerings to assist John Deere agricultural equipment dealers in evaluating and pricing used equipment. This collaboration will facilitate and streamline the machine listing process and enhance the accuracy of equipment valuations. Deere’s UsedXpress and www.machinefinder. com remarketing systems will be able to integrate broad equipment market intelligence data available in the IRON Solutions Official Guides. AMVAC Chemical Corp. announces the “Best of Both Worlds Yield Bonus Contest.” The contest is designed to encourage growers to document and achieve a positive yield differential when a qualifying granular insecti- cide from AMVAC is applied in com- bination with a corn rootworm trait hybrid as compared to the corn root- worm trait alone. The eligible participant docu- menting the largest yield increase in bushels/acre of the corn rootworm trait plus insecticide treatment ver- sus the corn rootworm trait corn alone will win $50,000. Second and third place winners will receive $30,000 and $20,000, respectively. DuPont purchases an equity stake in Farms Technology as part of its strategy to create additional value for its customers and grain buyers. DuPont’s business Pioneer Hi-Bred unit recently began partnering with Farms Technology to develop Mar- ketPoint resource, an on-line market service that links corn growers with end users. Purdue University names William R. “Randy” Woodson Provost. He had been Dean of the College of Agriculture. As Provost, Woodson will be responsible for overseeing all of Purdue’s colleges and schools and related academic activities in coor- dination with the Office of the Pres- ident. His office will oversee acade- mic systems such as the libraries, computing center and student ser- vices (admissions, registrar, finan- cial aid, health facilities), along with all Purdue cultural centers. The Provost’s office also oversees issues of academic concern for the university’s four regional campuses and the Purdue Cooperative Exten- sion Service . Jay Akridge , the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics and director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business, is named Interim Dean of the univer- sity’s College of Agriculture. AM CLAAS of America, Inc. launches CLAAS Finan- cial Services, LLC (CFS) , which will offer exclusive financing programs to the U.S. marketplace. Already operating in 11 countries, CFS will provide cus- tomized terms and com- petitive rates to promote the sale of all CLAAS equipment. CFS is a joint venture with Bank of the West , San Francisco, CA. Shown at CLAAS’s U.S. headquarters in Omaha, NE, are (from L) Russ Green , President CLAAS of America; Theo Freye, Executive Board Spokesman of CLAAS KGaA; John Evans, Sr. VP/Vendor Finance for Trin- ity Vendor Finance , a division of Bank of the West, and James Elwood, VP/Mgr Agricultural Finance for Trinity Vendor Finance. Wright Woodson Ackridge
May 2008 Supplement
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