DTN acquires the assets of the online agriculture information provider, QuickFarm, Charleston, SC, including its customer base.
DTN will provide QuickFarm's customers with advanced DTN agribusiness marketing tools, as well as real-time commodity and futures information, in-depth market analysis and real-time, localized weather information.
"DTN looks forward to extending the successful relationship QuickFarm has established with its customers," says Robert Gordon, CEO, DTN. "This acquisition will allow DTN to reach a larger number of agribusiness owners and to assist them in making smarter business decisions."
DTN also announces the launch of DTNAg.com, an interactive Web portal aimed at helping professional producers make better business decisions in today's rapidly changing agriculture markets.
With the launch of DTNAg.com, DTN expands its coverage of agriculture markets and weather and introduces in-depth coverage of farm business, production and agriculture policy issues.
Country Journal Publishing, Decatur, IL, announces Frank Zaworski has joined the company as Grainnet Editor. He also serves as an Assoc Editor for Biofuels Journal, has served as an Editor for Seed World, Seed Trade News, Feed Management and Petfood Industry magazines.
Meredith Corporation announces the launch of Better.tv (http://www.better.tv), its first ever broadband network.
Better.tv features over 20 channels of video information covering a comprehensive range of topics, including food, family, home, style, remodeling, entertainment, relationships, fitness and health.
Farm Progress Companies and Roundup herbicides announce an "Inventors Contest" where farmers can enter their original inventions and win cash prizes. Top 10 finalist inventions will be displayed at the 2007 Farm Progress Show held in Decatur, IL, in August.
Farm Progress also announces the establishment of The Abraham Lincoln National Agricultural Awards program to promote agriculture and its impact on the citizens of the world and to celebrate individuals (living), companies, businesses and educational institutions that have made significant contributions in this area. It showcases President Lincoln who was involved with and focused on agriculture.
Cygnus Business Media, Ft. Atkinson, WI, promotes Mike Martin to Pres of Cygnus Business Media, Publishing. Previously Martin was a Group VP in the Publishing Divison.
Penton Media's Farm Industry News (www.farmindustrynews.com) and The Corn & Soybean Digest (www.cornandsoybeandigest.com) announce the launch of redesigned and enhanced Web sites for both magazines. The new sites offer expanded news coverage, content categories for ease of navigation to specific information and added features such as weather links.
The Ag Media Summit will be held this year July 28 — August 1, Louisville, KY. The event is hosted by the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA), the Livestock Publication Council (LPC) and the ABM Agri-Council.
Also being held in conjunction with the Summit are annual meetings of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and the Ag Relations Council.
Headline presenters include: Dan Glickman, former Sec'y of Agriculture, now head of the Motion Picture Association; Leigh Rubin, creator of the Rube cartoon series; Roy Reiman, founder of Reiman Publications; and Ted Haller, the Jordan Group and Media Dir for AdFarm.
For more information, go to: www.agmediasummit.com.
FARM JOURNAL magazine names Roger Bernard as Policy and Washington Editor.
Bernard has been with Pro Farmer for more than 20 years, including 11 years in Washington covering farm and trade policy and congressional affairs.
In his new role, Bernard will split his time between FARM JOURNAL and Pro Farmer . He will also file reports for AgWeb.com and for AgDay and U.S. Farm Report television shows.
Bill Heffron, VP of Bock & Associates, retires after being with the firm for 35 years.
"Bill's contribution to the growth and direction of Corn and Soybean Digest, has been enormous," said Tom Bock, president of Bock & Associates. "In addition, he helped launch Iowa Farmer Today and has continued to play a key role for this industry-leading farm newspaper."
Bob Miller, called "Mr. Ohio" by Ohio State's dean of agriculture, dies after a battle with cancer in April.
Miller served NAFB as Pres in 1958 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989. He was founder and Dir of the National Ag Hall of Fame, served as Chmn of National Farm City Week, and was Co-chmn when the World Plowing Matches were held in Peeples, OH.
Miller founded the "Cincinnati Reds Farm Night." Each year it was the second game to sell out after opening day. He was inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame and the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame.