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THIS MONTH IN AGRIMARKETING
Five Years Ago (2001)
Garst Seed promotes Steve Klein to dir of sales and Lori Thomas to mktg mgr. Klein had been mktg mgr and Thomas was a district sales mgr
AGCO purchases Ag-Chem Equipment Co.

Ten Years Ago (1996)
Farm Progress Co. purchases the Western Farmer-Stockman Magazines whose titles include: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington Farmer-Stockman. Also, Don Torte joins the firm as nat'l sales mgr.
Farmland Industry's Pres/CEO Harry Cleberg is named 1996 NAMA Agri-Marketer of the Year.
McCormick Co. is named agency of record for the Pioneer Hi-Bred Int'l seed corn account. The agency handles all other Pioneer product lines.
Nat'l Cattlemen's Beef Assoc. promotes Kendal Frazier to VP comms.
National FFA debuts its first Web site.

Twenty Years Ago (1986)
American Cyanamid receives EPA registration for Scepter soybean herbicide.
Best of NAMA judges include (their employer at the time): Phil Johnson (Farm Credit Banks), Burke Johnson (Rumrill-Hoyt), John Larkin (The John Volk Co.), Lou Ireland (Pioneer Hi-Bred), and Jim Evans (University of Illinois).
DuPont acquires Shell Oil Co's ag chemical division. The acquisition doubles DuPont's crop protection business to $700 million.
Harcourt Brace acquires the Farmer-Stockman Publishing Co. whose titles include Texas and Oklahoma Farmer-Stockman. Robert Fensler, pres of Nebraska Farmer Co. is named publisher of the two magazines.
Dan Weise forms Dan Weise Marketing Research, Cedar Rapids, IA.


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