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Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture produces Farm a Month kits to help students learn where their food comes from and who grows it. The Pre K – elementary resource includes 12 activities that feature a different commodity along with 12 letters from farmers who own that type of operation, a US map and stickers of the commodity and …

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Jamie Johansen

BioZyme® recently hired Katie Vaz of St. Joseph, MO as Marketing and Communications Manager. In her new position, Vaz is responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies that support BioZyme’s supplement division brands and overall objectives. She also travels to a variety of trade shows and events across the country and assists with managing BioZyme’s internship program. The …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) hires Kim Rounds, Grass Valley, California, as an association intern. Rounds will be assisting members in the recording of data, DNA testing, membership questions, bull customer assistance and any other aspects of AGA operations. On Tuesday, Feb. 23 during National FFA Week, the National FFA Foundation will celebrate, “Give FFA Day,” a day-long campaign encouraging …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has set the 2016 Texas A&M University PORK 101 course for June 1-3 in College Station, Texas. PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health and Merck Animal Health BioZyme® Inc. recently hired Erin Creason of Polo, MO as Inside Sales Coordinator. In …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Delacon, the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives, announced that Land O’Lakes, Inc. animal nutrition businesses PMI Nutritional Additives, will be its exclusive partner in the United States for phytogenic feed additives. Ryan Ruppert will serve as the American Angus Association® Director of Regional Managers and joins the team Feb. 1 to oversee the organization’s 12 regional managers …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) has welcomed Mary Bea Martin to the staff as Member Services Specialist. The spring 2016 season of NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen will kick off on Tuesday, January 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST on RFD-TV. This special event show will give viewers an exclusive, inside look at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show and …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

Kelli Retallick has served as the data services coordinator for the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) for more than a year and has recently accepted the position of director of member programs. The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council has re-elected Steve Peterson as chair of their board of directors. Peterson, of Peterson Farms and former Director of Sourcing Sustainability at General Mills, will …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

John DeVos has been named general manager of Ralco International. DeVos provides Ralco with significant executive experience that enhances the company’s focus on development of international markets. Ralco is a multinational company and provider of livestock nutrition, animal health products and crop enhancement products. Cargill Animal Nutrition has established a new Technology Application Center (TAC) in Yakapınar, Izmir, Turkey to …

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Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

National Pork Board have selected Kincannon & Reed to conduct a national search for the organization’s open position of chief executive officer. For confidential consideration as a candidate, or to suggest a prospective candidate, please contact Jon Leafstedt, Jim Gerardot or Ed Yuhas with Kincannon & Reed at national-pork-board-CEO@krsearch.net. Jenny Bohac joined the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) as the …

Animal Bites

Animal Ag Bites

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has promoted Takemichi Yamashoji to the position of Japan director. Yamashoji has been with USMEF since 1999. As director of USMEF’s Japan operations, he will now be responsible for managing market development programs for U.S. pork and beef, identifying emerging opportunities for U.S. exporters, monitoring regulatory and public policy proceedings and evaluating economic trends …

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