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Agrimarketing : September 2008
/continued from page 11 jointly owned by Mosaic Co. and Investment Saskatchewan. Dale Venner founds AgXecutives Search Inc. The personnel search firm focuses on positions within the crop input, grain, feed, commodities, and biofuel sectors. For more information visit www.agexecutives.com or call 319/560-6427. Miller St. Nazianz, Inc. sells its Miller pull-type product line to Fast Distributing, Mt. Lake, MN. Fast will build the Miller 500 gal- lon pull-type sprayer in its current configuration and offer it along with their full line of pull-type sprayers to the existing Miller pull-type dealer network. These units will be painted Miller red and will carry a new “Miller by Fast” brand. Current Fast dealers will continue to have access to the Fast green and yellow “Fast” branded sprayers. Carrie Doza is promoted to Mktg Comms Mgr at AGROTAIN. She has worked in various market- ing and sales support posi- tions, most recently the role of Mktg Specialist. Doza U.S. farmland values reached record highs in 2007, according to USDA, averaging $2,350/A, a 9% increase over 2006. The largest increase was in the Northern Plains (16%) and the lowest was in the Northeast (2%). Cropland rose to a record $2,970, 10% over 2006. Aprominent professional farm manager reports renting 800 acres of land near Springfield, IL, for the 2009 cropping season for $450/A, a 38% over last year. He says he received over 50 bids and accepted the one received from the “most aggressive farmer in the area.” AM IN MEMORIAM Lindsay Corp. founder Paul Zim- merer, 94. Mail Surveys...They Still Work Remember running to the mailbox, anticipating what the day might bring? That sense of excitement and curiosity is still there. At home and at work, people still watch for the mail to arrive. That’s why mail surveys thrive! They get through the clutter and are opened. And when you work with someone who knows mail surveys like we do, they get response. The next time you need a mail survey, or wonder if it might be a good method for your project, let us know. Readex Research and mail surveys. We work together. Call 800.873.2339 or visit www.readexresearch.com In the early 1950s, working out of his blacksmith shop in Lindsay, NE, he developed a series of inno- vative irriga- tion products allowing farmers to irrigate tall corn with less labor. In 1968, he and his sons developed one of the first electric center pivots (named “Zimmatic” coined from the family name) that made its first circle on a cornfield near Lindsay. The unit is still being operated today. Unique was its “uni- knuckle” joint that was designed to irrigate rough terrain. AM 12 AgriMarketing ¦ September 2008
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