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Agrimarketing : September 2008
CORN COLLEGE 2008 SYNGENTA SEEDS More than 400 farmers, from 23 states and Canada, gradu- ated from Farm Journal’s first-ever Corn College the first week of August. Held in two sessions at Farm Journal’s test plots in Bloomington, IL, the event provided practical, hands-on training to help corn growers advance their production skills and improve productivity. Led by Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie, the event blended general class- room instruction with breakout sessions in the field, an expo showcasing corn production tools. Sponsors included Agrotain, AutoFarm, Great Plains, John Deere, Kinze and Specialty Fertilizer Products. AMERICAN BUSINESS MEDIA AGRI-COUNCIL Construction has begun on Syngenta Seeds’ new North American headquarters building in Minnetonka, MN. Here, event speakers are with one of the building’s construction beams they signed. (L to R) Jim Boerboom, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnetonka Mayor Jan Callison, Jeff Cox, Pres, NAFTASeeds, Syngenta, and Tom Shaver, VP, Opus Northwest (the builder). The new facility will be a three story, 110,000 sq. ft. Class Aoffice building and will be one of the first in the area seeking LEED Gold Certification. MONSANTO’S MOBILE GREENHOUSE Board members of the American Business Media Agri-Council gather following their meeting held at the Agricultural Media Summit near Tampa, FL, last month. The Council announced it will be hosting its annual breakfast for agri-marketers on Thursday, October 23, in conjunction with the FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. This year’s keynote speaker is Bill Polian, Pres of the Indianapolis Colts. Polian has a special affinity for agri- marketers as he began his career with Farm Journal as an advertising representative. The Council also announced it is in the final phases of planning the Agricultural Media Study which is to be con- ducted by Forrester Research this winter. 8 AgriMarketing ¦ September 2008 Monsanto’s new Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans hit the road this summer in a unique traveling 28-foot long Mobile Greenhouse filled with plants at various growth stages. The unit appeared at over a dozen large field days, giving farmers an up-close look at the company’s next generation of soybean technology. While there, farmers also viewed a short video illustrating the science behind the seed and entered to win a Family Dream Vacation worth $8,000. AM
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