AMS INFOEXPO GUIDE
THANK YOU AMS SPONSORS!
New Holland, Gold Sponsor
BASF, Gold Sponsor
Bayer CropScience, Silver Sponsor
Cattlemans Beef Board, Silver Sponsor
John Deere, Silver Sponsor
Monsanto Company, Silver Sponsor
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Silver Sponsor
Syngenta, Silver Sponsor
AGCO Corp, Contributor
Case IH, Contributor
Farm Credit Council, Contributor
MANA (Makhteshim Agan of N.A.), Contributor
Miller Electric, Contributor
National Pork Checkoff Board, Contributor
New Holland North America, Contributor
Pfizer Animal Health, Contributor
Propane Education & Research Council, Contributor
Rabobank International, Contributor
Trimble Navigation, Contributor
United Soybean Board, Contributor
Agricultural writers and editors attending the Agricultural Media Summit (AMS) July 29 - August 1 in Louisville will find out what's new from these leading agriculture companies and organizations. The list is current as of June 29, 2007.
25 x '25
InfoExpo Focus: Booth - Foyer
Contact: Samantha Scalise, Natural Resource
Solutions — 410/252-7079 or firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #615.
Contact: Jennifer Morrill — 202/378-1255
AG LEADER TECHNOLOGY
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #213. Based in Ames, IA, Ag Leader Technology manufactures a complete line of precision farming tools. We invite you to visit us and learn about the latest innovations in precision agriculture!
Contact: David King, Mktg Mgr — firstname.lastname@example.org; Jessica Reis, Mktg Comms Specialist — jreis@ agleader.com; 515/232-5363
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #315. Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of content management, online and print delivery, association management and publishing services.
Allen Press focuses its efforts on high-quality publication production. Because of our decision to specialize in this industry, we understand the intricacies of publication printing and distribution.
Contacts: Eileen Larson, Mktg Coordinator —
785/843-1234, ext. 564 or email@example.com
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #603. For more than 27 years, Alltech has been providing natural, nutritional solutions to the animal feed industry. Founded in Kentucky, Alltech is a global company with offices in 85 countries around the world. Dr. Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech will be on hand at Monday's info expo to explain the latest developments within Alltech including: cellulosic ethanol, total traceability, and feeding our growing populations.
Contacts: Dr. Pearse Lyons, Pres; Bill Frey, PR Mgr — 859/806-1196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL EDITORS' ASSOCIATION
New Prague, MN
InfoExpo Focus: Booth - Foyer.
Contact: Den Gardner, Exec Dir — 952/758-6502 or email@example.com; Kenna Rathai, Assoc Dir — 815/422-0321
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #304. Stop by the AGCO Corporation booth to learn more about new tractors and other products for both rural lifestyle customers and the largest commercial farming operations. Learn about AGCO personnel with expertise in developing these products and about those with expertise in applying these products to customers needs. Pick up a copy of the 2007 AGCO photo library with hundreds of farm field work photos that are FREE for you to use.
Contacts: Allison Bass, Comms Mgr; Reid Hamre, Comms Mgr — 770/813-6067 or reid.hamre@
agcocorp.com; Lisa Sherman, Comms Mgr
AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #413. Visit the AFBF booth to learn more about all of our news service and resources for print editors.
Contacts: Tracy Grodine, Dir Media Relations — 202/406-3642 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Mace Thornton, Dep. Dir PR
AMERICAN FARMLAND TRUST
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #613.
Contact: Jennifer Morrill — 202/378-1255 or email@example.com
AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #513. Industry structure issues,
Country of Origin Labeling, trade, food safety, biofuels/ethanol Avian Influenza.
Contact: Dave Ray, VP, Public Affairs — 202/587-4243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY/
CERTIFIED CROP ADVISER (CCA)
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #511. ASA's Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program is the largest in agriculture, with more than 14,000 certified in the U.S.A. and Canada. CCAs are experienced, pass comprehensive exams, are committed to continuing education, and abide by a stringent code of ethics.
Contacts: Luther Smith, Exec Dir of Certification
Programs — 608/273-8080 or email@example.com; Sara Uttech, Comms Program Mgr — 608/273-8080
InfoExpo Focus: Booths #400, #402, #404. Visit the BASF booth at the InfoExpo to learn more about the technology leader in crop protection: BASF. The growing product portfolio of BASF includes innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides that help farmers improve the yields and quality of their crops. The newest addition to this porfolio will be Alverde insecticide, a high-performance, new-generation insecticide that BASF plans to introduce to the vegetable and potato markets in 2007, pending product registration.
Contacts: Matthew Mullen, PR Specialist, Quarry Integrated Communications — 919/941-2020, ext. 3325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Triangle Park, NC
InfoExpo Focus: Booths #500, #502.
Contact: Dr. Brent Philbrook, Product Development
Mgr — 919/549-2737 or email@example.com
Kansas City, KS
InfoExpo Focus: Booths #408, #410. Since 1967, Boelte-Hall has provided business-to-business and business-to-customer printed communications to top companies in the Midwest and beyond. Boelte-Hall's Agri-Marketing Division specializes in magazines, catalogs, directories and promotional materials for breed associations, livestock publications and designers.
Contacts: Steve Hall — firstname.lastname@example.org;
Don Norton — 913/766-7726 or email@example.com; Paul Shanks — 913/766-7723 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Josh Shelton — 913/766-7747 or email@example.com; Terry Ward — 913/766-7767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BRANCH SMITH PRINTING
Fort Worth, TX
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #310. Baldridge Award winning printer providing expert solutions for publishers of magazines, directories, catalogs, books and direct mail. Services include layout and design, electronic prepress, roll-fed sheetfed, perfect and saddle stitch binding and full mail and distribution capabilities.
Contact: John F. Miller, National Accts Mgr —
817/882-4141 or email@example.com
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #201.
Contact: Julie Rudnick, Mktg Comms Mgr —
262/636-5268 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CATTLEMANS BEEF BOARD
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #501.
Contacts: Diane Henderson — 303/867-6302 or
email@example.com; Pat Goulet
CLAAS OF AMERICA INC.
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #612. CLAAS is a world leading producer of agricultural machinery, including the LEXION combine and JAGUAR forage harvester. With the knowledge and innovative thinking of over 8,200 employees worldwide, CLAAS is committed to establishing its technology as the standard in the agricultural market, now and in the future.
Contact: T.C. Truesdell, Mktg Comms CLAAS North America — 402/861-1232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CONSERVATION TECH INFO CENTER
West Lafayette, IN
InfoExpo Focus: Booth - Foyer.
Contact: Kyle Nickel — 765/494-9555 or
CROPLIFE AMBASSADOR NETWORK
St. Louis, MO
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #409. The CropLife Ambassador Network, a program of the Mid America CropLife Association, links the agricultural industry to future decision makers — our youth. Our newest educational program on biofuels, "Farm Fueled," was launched Spring 2007 and received positive reactions from audiences. The results of our first two Essay & Art Contests, "Technology Feeds America" and "Farm Fueled" are in and it is obvious our youth are open to the facts about crop protection.
Contact: Janet Braun, Program Coordinator —
314/849-9446 or email@example.com
DLG e.v. (German Agricultural
Society) — Agritechnica 2007
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #515.
Contact: Annette Reichhold — 0049-69-24788-123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DAIRY CALF & HEIFER ASSOCIATION
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #212.
Contact: Courtney Yuskis — 636/449-5059, email@example.com or visit www.pdhga.org
DELTA PINE AND LAND COMPANY
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #302. Delta and Pine Land became part of Monsanto in May. Monsanto will carry the D&PL name and heritage forward as it becomes the southern business of Monsanto.
Contact: Janice Person, Corporate PR Mgr —
662/742-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
InfoExpo Focus: Booths #308, #309.
Contact: Carol Moore — 317/337-3696 or email@example.com
engineered Storage Products Co.
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #610. Editors will hear aobut the latest products, services and research on Harvestore and Slurrystore.
Contact: Rick Jones — 815//756-1551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FMC CROP PROTECTION
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #604. Learn about the rapid expansion of the FMC Crop Protection product portfolio, and how it plans to address the dynamics and demands of production agriculture.
Contact: Paul Redhage, FMC Comms Mgr —
215/299-6302 or email@example.com
Ames, IA/Clinton, NC/Fresno, CA/London, ON
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #504. Farms.com Ltd. is the leading marketing and information company that provides products and services to clients in the agriculture and food industries. It is the premier agricultural site, attracting, informing and engaging top agricultural producers in North America and the world. More than 25,000 people view the innovative Farms.com site daily. Visit www.farms.com to learn about our companies, which include AgCareers, AgFreight, PigCHAMP, Farms.com Risk Management, Farms.com Real Estate, Farms.com Media, AgFinance and AgSoftware, with offices in Iowa, North Carolina, California and Ontario, Canada.
Contacts: JoAnn Alumbaugh, Farms.com Comms Dir — 641/744-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Erika Brandt, AgCareers Mktg and Comms Mgr — 800/672-8552 or email@example.com
THE FARM CREDIT COUNCIL
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #202. The Farm Credit System is rural America's customer-owned partner. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm, through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and advice, and a feeling of partnership with its customers. The Farm Credit Council is the national trade association representing the interests of the institutions of the Farm Credit System. For more information visit www.fccouncil.com.
Contact: Mike Mason, Comms Dir — 202/879-0850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HOBART WELDING PRODUCTS
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #214.
Contact: Ellen Anderons — 920/735-4033 or email@example.com
INTERNATIONAL AGRI-CENTER — WORLD AG EXPO
InfoExpo Focus: Booth# 215. World Ag Expo is the largest agricultural trade show in the world; attracting more than 1,600 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees from 67 countries on 2.6 million square feet of showgrounds. If it's new, innovative and cutting-edge ag technology or information, it's showcased at World Ag Expo.
Contact: Beth Sequeira, Comms Dir — 559/688-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #614. Our exhibit at the Ag Media Summit InfoExpo introduces the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), which officially began operating January 1, 2007. It is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop and promote scientific information about the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family. IPNI supersedes the Potash & Phosphate Institute (PPI), which was familiar to many in ag media. IPNI has a more global focus in progams, including more emphasis on nitrogen.
Contact: Dr. Scott Murrel, IPNI North Central Region Dir; Don Armstrong, Editor, IPNI/Better Crops —
770/825-8080 or email@example.com
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #211. Isagro USA is a subsidiary of the Italy-based Isagro SpA, which is well-regarded and established discoverer, manufacturer, formulator and marketer of crop protection products, wih sales in more than 80 countries. This year, Isagro USA launched in the mid-South new Strada herbicide for weed control in rice, which also will be introduced to the California rice market in 2008. This discovery company has significant products in the pipeline to compliment its other US-labeled herbicide and fungicide products.
Contact: Dennis K. Krass, Ph.D., Pres of Isagro USA — 919/321-5204 ro firstname.lastname@example.org
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #301. Visit the John Deere booth to learn about the latest new technology, products and services from John Deere.
Contact: Barry Nelson, Public Relations Mgr —
913/310-8324 or email@example.com
LALLEMAND ANIMAL NUTRITION, NA
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #210. Biotal forage inoculants feature a new formula for improved stability. Lallemand announces a major sponsorship of a dairy project at the University of Delaware.
Contact: Debbie Kleitsch, Mktg Ass't — 414/393-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LAND O'LAKES ANIMAL MILK PRODUCTS
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #415. Visit our booth for the latest on young calf nutrition, including how quality and quantity of nutrients pays off in the long run. And, for producers feeding whole or waste milk to baby calves, see the latest research on how pasteurization does not equal sterilization.
Contacts: Dr. Tom Earleywine, Dir of Nutritional Svcs; Larry Van Roekel, Mktg Dir — 651/494-5027 or
LAND TRUST ALLIANCE
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #311. Farmers and ranchers have an extraordinary opportunity to protect their land from future urban encroachment, but they need to act quickly. A federal law passed in 2006 giving qualified farmers and ranchers enhanced tax incentives to donate conservation agreements expires at the end of 2007. With these agreements, farmers and ranchers continue to own their land and can farm and graze it while protecting it from being taken out of production. For more information visit www. lta.org.
Contacts: Jim Wyerman, Dir of Comms & Development; — 202/638-4725, ext. 310 or email@example.com; Anne W. Garnett, Consultant
MANA (MAKHTESHIM AGAN OF NORTH AMERICA, INC.)
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #200. MANA offers the broadest post-patent portfolio in the crop protection industry with nearly 50 branded insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and harvest aids from over 40 active ingredients.
Contact: Troy Bettner, Sr Product Mktg Mgr — 919/256-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #411. Merial will be holding a drawing for several copies of one of David Stoecklein's books of cattle industry photography. This is a great coffee table book for all cattle enthusiasts.
Contact: www.merial.com or www.igenity .com
MILLER ELECTRIC MFG. CO
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #403. Miller will be displaying its new Millermatic 140 with auto-set Mig Welder, the Spectrum 375 X-treme Plasma Cutter and Millermatic 252 Mig Welder. The company will also offer complimentary chair massages, a chance to win one of two Ipods and other gifts for booth visitors.
Contacts: Terri Barry, PR Mgr — 920/735-4141 or
email@example.com; Chris Mier, PR —
St. Louis, MO
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #300. Delivering Yield.
Contact: Andrew Burchett, Public Affairs Mgr — 314/694-4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MOSAIC COMPANY
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #412. Information will be shared on the critical need for secondary and micronutrients in order to achieve consistently high yields.
Contact: Dr. Dan Forehlich, U.S. Agronomy Mgr — 763/577-2800 or email@example.com
NATIONAL FARM MEDICINE
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #303. Stop by for the latest on:
1) the national "Keep Kids Away from Tractors" campaign; 2) the new booklet detailing "Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children; 3) the Journal of Agromedicine; and 4) the annual journalists workshop.
Contact: Scott Heiberger, Comms Specialist —
715/389-7541 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL HONEY BOARD
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #509. Learn about new honey products in the works, National Honey Month in Septembe and the BeeMovie, a Dreamworks production in theatres this November.
Contact: Lisa Jager, Industry Svcs Dir — 303/776-2337 or email@example.com
NATIONAL PORK CHECKOFF BOARD
Des Moines, IA
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #204. One of the greatest challenges faced by pork production is that of our image. Images takes on many definitions. It is really how we are viewed by others — neighbors, others in agriculture, customers, consumers and the general public. But the bottom-line about image is it impacts how we do business and in some cases — if we do business. Perceptions become realities — with or without facts and science as the basis. Stop by the Pork Checkoff booth and find out how producers are using Accountability, Trust and Social Responsibility to define pork production.
Contacts: Mike Wegner, VP Comms; Cindy Cunningham, Asst VP Comms — 515/223-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Teresa Roof, PR Mgr
NEW HOLLAND NORTH AMERICA
New Holland, PA
InfoExpo Focus: Sponsor.
Contact: Gene Hemphill, Industry Affairs Mgr — 717/355-1371 or email@example.com
PFIZER ANIMAL HEALTH
InfoExpo Focus: Sponsor.
Contacts: Cheri Johnson, Dairy Products PR Acc't
Mgr — 612/617-7931 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Stephanie Veldman — 612/617-7927
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #401.
Contact: Jerry Harrington, Sls and Mktg PR Mgr — 515/248-4800 or jerry.harrington@ pioneer.com
PROPANE EDUCATION & RESEARCH COUNCIL
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #601. Visit with representatives from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) to learn about the new Roush propane-powered F-150 pickup truck and several other propane innovations now available.
For more information on PERC and the use of propane in agriculture, visit www.agpropane.com.
Contact: Mark Leitman, PERC Dir of Agriculture Programs — 202/452-8975
St. Louis, MO
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #203. Come to our reception 9:00 -11:00 p.m. Monday, July 30, in the Skybox Room.
Contact: Sarah Yancey — 314/746-1934 or email@example.com
New York, NY
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #503. Rabobank (www.RabobankAmerica.com) is a global financial services leader providing institutional and retail banking and agricultural finance solutions in key markets around the world. From its century-old roots in the Netherlands, Rabobank has grown into one of the 25 largest banks worldwide, with over $700 billion in total assets and operations in over 35 countries. Rabobank has a triple A credit rating from both Standard & Poor's and Moody's, and is ranked the world's third safest bank by Global Finance magazine. In the U.S., Rabobank provides financing solutions to corporate food and agribusiness clients; retail banking clients in California; leasing; and a full array of financing services for farmers, ranchers, input suppliers and manufacturers. Rabobank has been serving U.S. clients since 1981, and today over 2,500 Rabobank employees serve customers from over 100 locations across the country.
Contacts: John Johnson, Exec Dir; Tad Mozena, VP, Mktg; Heather McElrath, Comms Mgr — 212/309-5181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sioux Falls, SD
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #305. Precision ag products including: GPS guidance, steering, flow controls, rate controllers, and lightbars.
Contact: Marlin Melander, Mktg Mgr — 800/234-5435 email@example.com
SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #405. Quality food products. Dedicated employees. Animal welfare. Social and environmental responsibility. Find out why we're proud to be Smithfield Foods.
Contacts: Don Butler, Dir, Govt Relations and Public Affairs; Kelley Kline, Asst VP, Environmental and Corporate Affairs — 757/365-3010
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #313. StollerUSA is dedicated to helping producers natually enhance their crops. Our products are designed to ensure optimum hormone balance and activity, resulting in healthier, more productive crops that are better able to withstand stress and achieve their full genetic potential.
Register to win an iPod Nano at booth 313 and
learn how to reverse the effects of drought stress on corn. Bio-Forge, an antioxident with growth-enhancing properties, has been proven to reduce stress effects in university field trials.
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Mktg Dir — 713/461-1493,
ext. 320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #600. Syngenta is the world's largest company focused solely on agribusiness, having shown a commitment to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. Our focus is to make farmers more successful with a leading portfolio of seeds and crop protection products.
Contact: Michael Vanausdeln, Mgr, Corporate Comms — 336/632-6453 email@example.com
InfoExpo Focus: Please visit us in Booth #602.
Contacts: Moraq Greenburg, Comms Mgr —
720/587-4472 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Jim Stephens, Media Relations
U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #608.
Contact: Lynn Heinze — 303/623-6328 or
U.S. PREMIUM BEEF LLC
Kansas City, MO
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #505. U.S. Premium Beef, LLC, Kansas City, MO, is a producer-owned beef marketing company which owns National Beef Packing Company, LLC, the nation's fourth largest beef processor. USPB members supply high quality beef for National Beef's branded products including Certified Premium Beef, Black Canyon Premium Reserve, NatureSource Natural Angus Beef, Naturewell Natural Beef and Vintage Natural Beef labels in addition to Certified Angus Beef and Certified Hereford Beef.
Contact: Bill Miller, Comms Dir — 866/877-2525 or email@example.com
U.S. WHEAT INDUSTRY
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #209. There's a lot going on in the world of wheat ... Farm Bill, FTAs, short world supplies, marketing, cellulosic ethanol, etc. We invite you to visit the Wheat Industry exhibit to discuss some of the issues and opportunities that wheat growers are thinking about and our organizations are working on. If you want to schedule an interview time or have other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at InfoExpo!
Contacts: Melissa George, Comms Dir —
202/547-7800; Steve Mercer, Comms Dir —
202/463-0999, ext. 330 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD
St. Louis, MO
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #205. The soybean checkoff works to build demand for U.S. soybeans and stay competitive in the global market. Visit our booth to hear about the latest updates on checkoff projects dealing with soy biodiesel, animal agriculture and international markets.
Contact: Eric Neimann, USB Chmn and Kansas soybean farmer — 800/989-USB1
UNVERFERTH MFG CO., INC./ALLIANCE PRO GROUP
InfoExpo Focus: Booths #607, #609. Unverferth Manufacturing will preview their new product offerings for 2007/2008. Unverferth Manufacturing is a leading, family-owned marketer of tillage products, grain handling equipment and dual, triple and changeover agricultural wheels.
Contact: Jerry Ecklund, Ad Mgr — 419/532-3130,
ext 233 or email@example.com
USDA ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #514. The Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA, provides timely research and analysis to public and private decision makers on topics related to food, agriculture, the environment, and rural America. All ERS products — magazines, research reports, data, and market analysis reports — are available on the ERS Web site at www.ers.usda.gov. At the ERS booth, conference participants will see examples of our products and have an opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the ERS newsroom.
Contact: Mike Illenberg, Public Affairs Specialist — 202/694-5448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
USDA NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE (NASS)
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #508. The Census of Agriculture, conducted every five years, provides the facts and figures that the entire agricultural industry relies on to tell its story. As NASS gears up to mail out the 2007 Census in December, we will be seeking to partner with the agricultural media to help spread the word to all U.S. producers that the Census is their voice, their future and their responsibility.
Through the Ag Census and hundreds of other surveys, NASS collects and provides a vast array of data on evrey facet of U.S. agriculture. Whether it's production, economic, demographic or environmental information that you're looking for, our experts can provide it. Stop by and find out how NASS's timely, accurate and useful agricultural statistics can enhance your articles and publications.
Contacts: Ellen Dougherty, Mktg Section Head — 204/690-8122 or email@example.com; Ray Garibay, Mktg and Information Svcs Office Staff Dir
USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #510. General information about conservation, including the conservation proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill. Participants will be able to access the USDA and NRCS Web sites from the NRCS booth.
Contacts: Arlen Lancaster, Chief; Douglas McKalip, Dir, Legislative and Public Affairs Div.; Sylvia Rainford,
Public Affiars Specialist — 202/720-2536 or
USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #512. The mission of the USDA Rural Development is to improve the quality of life and create economic development opportunities in rural communities. With programs that support essential public facilities and services, economic development, housing, and community empowerment, USDA Rural Development earns its reputation as the only federal agency that can build an entire community from the ground-up. USDA Rural Development: committed to the future of rural communities.
Contacts: Allan Johnson, Sr. Advisor to the Under Secretary; Jack Gleason, Administrator, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs; 202/720-4581
VALENT U.S.A. CORP.
Walnut Creek, CA
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #414.
Contact: Lauren Carr — 901/260-4193 or
WESTCHESTER GROUP, INC.
InfoExpo Focus: Booth #314. Founded in 1986, Westchester is a company founded on integrity and excellence, motivated by a common goal: to help our clients achieve the highest possible return on their agricultural investments. We specialize in the acquisition, management and disposition of agricultural investments for institutional clients, corporate clients and individual clients.
Westchester manages over 70,000 acres in 13 states and over $500 million in clients assets. We manage crops such as Midwest corn and soybeans, Florida citrus, Arizona vegetables, California almonds and wine grapes and Washington apples. With regional offices in Clarion, IA; Visalia, CA; Eaton, CO; Jonesboro, AR, and Naples, FL, Westchester is never far from the land it manages.
Contacts: Murray Wise, Chmn/CEO; Kent Prince, VP — 217/352-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org