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Agrimarketing : October 2008
$1.2 million. The company was named the most influential market- ing planning agency by the Chinese Strategic Planning Association (CSPA) in 2005 and will be known as Market Probe China. Burnie Baker retires from CHS Crop Nutrients. His 40-year career included various supply and mar- keting management positions with Terra, Agriliance and CHS. Jim Carlson is promoted to Prod- uct Mgr, Potash; he was previously Product Supply Mgr, Anhydrous Ammonia. Tom Mulrooney is promoted from Ass’t Prod Mgr, Phospates to Prod Mgr, Phosphates. Briggs & Stratton Corp. reintro- duces the Allis-Chalmers brand with two new lawn tractors to be sold at Simplicity dealers beginning this fall. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) forms a new Farm Services Division, consolidating oversight of several member services, including risk man- agement, health insurance, financial services and bulk buying programs. Greg Wickham, will serve as Pres, as well as continue as CEO of DFA-member cooperative Dairylea. The company also plans to establish a European Technology & Innovation Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Horizon Genetics, Inc., Mason City, IL, appoints Brian C. Kiernan as Pres/CEO. He has been with Langeveld Int’l and True Value. Former President, Reggie Dow- ell becomes Chmn, while Timm Reynolds assumes the position of Vice Chmn. Artist’s rendering of Deere’s new Center. John Deere & Company plans to build a new 126,150 sq. ft. marketing and sales center in Olathe, KS. Con- struction is expected to be completed in early 2010. Also, Deere invests $97 million to further expand tractor manufactur- ing capacity of its Waterloo, IA, facilities and improvements at its Coffeyville, KS, plant. Jack Bernens is named Industry Relations Lead, Corporate Affairs for Syngenta. He most recently was with the company’s Agrisure traits business and, prior, with its NK brand division. He replaces Neil Strong who announces he will retire at the end of the year. Strong joined Geigy Agricultural Chemical Co. in 1970 as a sales representative. He has held many sales and management posi- tions with the company. AM BECAUSE MAN NO LONGER DOES MOST OF HIS READING HERE. FACT: 30% of farmers and ranchers are spending more time with the Internet as compared to 3 or 4 years ago and 37% expect to spend more time online in the next 3 to 4 years. Source: 2005 Agricultural Media Study by Harris Interactive Inc. Nobody understands this more than the BEEF Media Group. The BEEF Media Group can target the segment of cattle producers you want to reach through our four electronic newsletters and three Web sites. | 7900 International Drive, Suite 300 | Minneapolis, MN 55425 | 952.851.4710 | www.BEEFmagazine.com RARE NEWS. WELL DONE DELIVERY. October 2008 ¦ AgriMarketing 11
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