ASA Hires Ryan Findlay as CEO

jamie johansen

The American Soybean Association have selected Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer. Findlay replaces Stephen Censky, who left ASA in October of 2017 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “ASA is extremely pleased to have found someone of Ryan’s caliber and experience to lead us into our next chapter as a first-class U.S. …

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Syngenta Enhances Seed Leadership

Kelly Marshall

Syngenta has added two strategic leadership appointments to better meet the needs of the North American seed business. David Hollinrake has been named President, Syngenta Seeds, LLC and North American Region Director. His role will be to focus on genetics, traits, and agronomic support in the U.S. Hollinrake has 25 years of experience in agriculture, most recently with Bayer CropScience. …

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Charlie O’Brien to Retire from AEM

Kelly Marshall

Charlie O’Brien will be retiring from his position of senior vice president at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) later this year. O’Brien has been with AEM since 2007. He will be working with President Dennis Slater to begin phasing out of his position in order to spend more time with his family and a family business. “I care a …

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Benson Hill, CTC Achieve Partnership Milestone

Kelly Marshall

Benson Hill Biosystems, an ag tech company using data analysis to unlock genetic potential in plants, is working with Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC), a leader in Brazilian sugar cane, to find commercial traits that will increase crop yields. The two companies have been working together since 2014; the most recent partnership announcement concerns the end of phase one in …

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AirMap and senseFly Partner for Drone Safety

Kelly Marshall

AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, and senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of mapping drones, will be working together to bring AirMap’s airspace services to senseFly’s eBee fixed wing drones and albris quadcopter, offering critical information and tools for safe missions. AirMap’s industry-leading situational awareness data include airspace rules and advisories, locations of critical infrastructure and …

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DTN & DataOnTouch Announce Partnership

Kelly Marshall

DTN/The Progressive Farmer and DataOnTouch have announced they’ll be working together to provide growers and retailers with enhanced weather and soil forecasts. They will be able to provide innovative underground soil moisture and temperature forecasts, says Phil Brewer, vice present of marketing for DataOnTouch. That will enhance the current nitrogen model and seasonal crop growth state predictions, making it easier for …

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PrecisionHawk Appoints New CEO

Kelly Marshall

Michael Chasen, former CEO and co-founder of Blackboard, has been selected as PrecisionHawk‘s new chief executive officer.  Chase offers more than 20 year of experience in software, both with Blackboard and as CEO and founder of Social Radar, to bring to PrecisionHawk’s drone planning, tracking, data collection and analytics business. “Adoption of drone technology among major industries is growing at …

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Alltech Acquires Crop Solution Company

Kelly Marshall

Alltech has acquired Solbiosur, a specialised agricultural and horticultural crop solutions company in Spain. Solbiosur is a provider of innovative agricultural and horticultural solutions dedicated to improving yield and efficiency for the producer. Solbiosur manufactures and distributes solutions that are respectful to the environment and are cost-beneficial for the producer. “Solbiosur has worked in collaboration with Alltech for the past …

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Find My Seed Updates In Time For #Plant17

Lizzy Schultz

Agrible has added a new batch of over 8000 corn and 3800 soybean independent seed trials into the Find My Seed database, including trials on dicamba/RR2Y ready soybeans and soybean varieties that were recently the focus on a new label approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The biggest benefit of these updates is making early seed choices to …

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Three Organizations Partner for Pollinators

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted an announcement between themselves, General Mills, and the largest and oldest pollinator conservation organization, the Xerces Society this morning. The three organizations are joining together to protect the habitats of pollinators on hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. The project is a five-year, $4 million commitment to provide the technical assistance for planting …

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