Lyons named Ireland’s Business Person of the Year

January 3, 2013

DUNBOYNE, Ireland — Dr. Pearse Lyons, the founder and president of Alltech, has been named Ireland’s “Business Person of the Year.” The award from Business and Finance was presented during a Dec. 18 ceremony in Dublin, Ireland. A panel of Irish business leaders selected this year’s winner. “All of my pursuits as a businessman...

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USDA rule uping poultry-processing lines speed worrying inspectors

January 3, 2013
USDA rule uping poultry-processing lines speed worrying inspectors

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is poised to finalize major changes to the poultry slaughter-inspection process that critics warn could threaten food safety and harm workers. The proposed rule would allow companies to speed up production lines from 35 birds per minute per inspector to 175 per minute, a five-fold...

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IPPE receives contribution from Wyndham Jade

January 2, 2013
IPPE receives contribution from Wyndham Jade

TUCKER, Ga. —  The International Production & Processing Expo recently received a contribution from Wyndham Jade, the Expo’s official housing authority. The check was presented by Randi Benner, vice president of sales for Wyndham Jade, who commented, “We respect our long-term partnership with the International Production & Processing Expo and look forward to continuing...

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Farm Credit Mid-America allocates $125,000 toward scholarships

December 31, 2012
Farm Credit Mid-America allocates $125,000 toward scholarships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farm Credit Mid-America, a $19 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, will provide more than $125,000 in scholarship funding for youth pursuing an ag related education in the association’s four-state territory throughout 2013. “The farming population is aging,” said Bill Johnson,...

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Delaware Agriculture Week adds poultry program

December 31, 2012

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Delaware Agriculture Week, begun eight years ago to provide educational programs for all types of farmers, will expand in 2013 to include a full day of presentations for chicken growers. Though designed for Delaware farmers, the sessions are open to chicken growers throughout the Delmarva area. There is no registration to...

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Bayer CropScience launches young farmer sustainability award program

December 28, 2012
Bayer CropScience launches young farmer sustainability award program

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Bayer CropScience asking young agricultural producers to share their stories on how they are demonstrating excellence in business and environmental sustainability in its 2013 Young Farmer Sustainability Award program. To apply, any farmer or rancher age 40 and under who receives at least half of his or her income...

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