Meet New Executive VP of Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has named Chris Roberts as the organizations Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dairy Foods, effective Feb. 6, 2017. The move marks the re-unification of all Land O’Lakes Dairy businesses under one executive for the company. “We’re excited to welcome Chris Roberts to Land O’Lakes,” said Beth Ford, group executive vice president and chief operating officer …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Dairy, Food, Land O'Lakes

Animal Ag Alliance Promotes Hannah Thompson-Weeman

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has promoted Hannah Thompson-Weeman to vice president of communications, effective January 1, 2017. In this position, Hannah will assume a greater management role over the communications outreach strategies for the Alliance, as well as the Alliance’s issues management initiatives and other program efforts. Thompson-Weeman joined the Alliance in December 2014 as director of communications and quickly …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Company Announcement

Cargill Donates $3 Million To Feeding America

Lizzy Schultz

Feeding America has received a $3 million grant from Cargill to help provide children and families with nutrition solutions over the next three years. The gift will help food banks to increase access for families to fruits and vegetables. The grant will also help fund nutrition education services through an investment in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding food …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Food, food safety

New CVM Center Director Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has selected Steven M. Solomon, DVM, as the new leader of the agency’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Dr. Solomon’s will begin serving the position in January 2017. Dr. Solomon practiced large animal veterinary medicine for 10 years before joining the agency in 1990 as a Veterinary Medical Officer. He has steadily progressed through …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, FDA, Veterinary

Hallmarq’s Brown Promoted to VP of North America

Lizzy Schultz

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has announced that Dan Brown, BVSc, will begin serving as Vice President of North America for the UK-based company. Brown started with Hallmarq as business development director in 2010, is responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s standing equine MRI, as well as management of both equine and small animal PetVet MRI businesses in North …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Equine

Ralco Mourns Loss of Founder, Bob Galbraith

Jamie Johansen

Ralco Animal Nutrition announces the passing of its founder Bob Galbraith, 88, who was surrounded by his family when he passed away from cancer. He pioneered the agriculture industry and built Ralco on the “vision of improving the health and performance of livestock as naturally as possible long before recent consumer trends began driving the industry in that direction.” “This …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement

David O’Connor To Advise U.S. Eventing Team

Lizzy Schultz

Retired equestrian and Olympic gold medalist David O’Connor will continue his work developing equestrian sport with a new role next year, as theUnited States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recently named him the Eventing Technical Advisor for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team. In his new role, O’Connor will work alongside the Eventing Managing Director in the development and implementation of systems …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

KEENAN & Storti Collaboration Unveiled at Agromek

Lizzy Schultz

KEENAN and Storti have recently announced a wide-ranging collaboration during Agromek, Northern Europe’s largest agricultural fair. Together, the two companies have built a range of twin- and triple-auger KEENAN vertical feeders. Long synonymous with the paddle feeder, KEENAN sees the introduction of a vertical offering to their range as a major development. “KEENAN has always been proponents of the unique …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, International

Pork Board Discusses Industry Trends

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Board hosted a media teleconference this morning to address the current state of U.S. pork production, highlight current market trends, and define the impact these trends are having on America’s 60,000 pork producers. Speaking on the call were Jan Archer, National Pork Board president, Len Steiner, Steiner Consulting Group, Patrick Fleming, Director, Market Intelligence and Innovation for …

Ag Group, Audio, Company Announcement, consumer, economics, Markets, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Trade