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PENTON/FARM PROGRESS NAMES SALESMAN FOR ITS LIVESTOCK MEDIA
Source: Penton/Farm Progress news release

Feedstuffs is pleased to announce that Andy Vance will be moving from the Feedstuffs editorial team to the Penton Farm Progress Group livestock sales team, effective Jan. 2. He replaces Clayton Gill who is moving on to new opportunities within the feed ingredient sector.

In his new role, Vance will assist advertising and marketing executives with their print and digital campaigns in Feedstuffs, BEEF, National Hog Farmer, Beef Vet and Beef Producer magazines and related digital services. His territory will be the eastern U.S., and he will be based out of Columbus, Ohio.

"We're excited that Andy is bringing his talents and industry knowledge to the sales team," said Sarah Muirhead, group manager for the livestock group and editor/publisher of Feedstuffs. "He has done a tremendous job as part of our editorial team, and he will surely bring that same level of commitment to our sales advertising clients."

Vance will continue to do the daily podcasts for Feedstuffs, which can be found on www.Feedstuffs.com.

Vance is an agricultural journalist, commentator and broadcaster who is recognized as one of the nation's leading agricultural communicators.

He is an active member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and received the 2006 NAFB Horizon Award recognizing excellence in farm broadcasting and promise for the future. He also received the 2009 Excellence in Agriculture Award from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

Prior to joining Feedstuffs as a contributor, he led the broadcast team at Ohio's Agri Broadcast Network, earning the 2010 NAFB Newscast of the Year Award, national runner-up in both the 2009 NAFB Newscast of the Year and Marketcast of the Year awards and the NAFB News Service Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Vance also has become a foremost authority on "new" and "social" media in agriculture.

Vance was raised on a cattle farm in southern Ohio and is a former board member of the Ohio Cattlemen's Assn.

Taking over for Vance on livestock news and market coverage will be Cheryl Day, who has been with the Feedstuffs editorial team since July 1 covering grain and feed news. Day, too, is a veteran of agriculture and has more than 12 years of experience in agricultural communications.

Day and her family raise corn, soybeans and Angus cattle in central Illinois. She is an active member of the Illinois Angus Assn., a past president of Illinois Agri-Women and also served as secretary of American Agri-Women.

About Penton Farm Progress Group

Penton Farm Progress Group, www.PentonFarmProgress.com, is the largest most diversified agriculture information business in North America. Through a robust network of live events, digital products, data, marketing services, broadcasting and publications, Farm Progress is connected to nearly all of the nation's most economically significant farmers, growers and ranchers. This comprises nearly 75% of the 2.2 million farms and ranches in the U.S., and an estimated 85% of the nation's annual agricultural gross domestic product.

Farm Progress is a Penton business.

About Penton

For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.Penton.com. Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.


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