ASA reschedules Columbus planning workshop

August 26, 2014
ASA reschedules Columbus planning workshop

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The American Soybean Association’s Succession Planning Workshop in Columbus, Ohio, planned for the end of August, is now rescheduled for January 2015 to allow farmers to focus on their fields during the busy end of summer. “ASA knows summer can be a busy time for farmers and we want to...

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Chick-fil-A partners with THRIVE Farmers Coffee

August 25, 2014
Chick-fil-A partners with THRIVE Farmers Coffee

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A® is partnering with THRIVE Farmers Coffee to introduce the QSR industry’s first-ever specialty-grade coffee. The coffee was created specifically for the chain and is available in restaurants nationwide. The sale of each cup of coffee provides direct revenue to THRIVE Farmers network of family farmers in Central America, allowing them to...

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World Nutrition Forum exploring sustain:ability

August 25, 2014

HERZOGENBURG, Austria — Professor Jorgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School, will be the keynote speaker at the Biomin World Nutrition Forum 2014 to be held  Oct 15-18 in Munich, Germany. One of the authors of the Club of Rome publication “Limits to Growth” and “2052-A global forecast for the...

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N.C. Cooperative Extension announces strategic plan for future

August 22, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University has announced a strategic plan for restructuring the century-old organization by targeting its strengths, improving access to services across the state and refocusing resources to support its refined core areas. “We’re better aligning our resources and refocusing on three core areas:...

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GNP CEO Helgeson to retire

August 22, 2014
GNP CEO Helgeson to retire

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Michael Helgeson, chief executive officer of GNP Co., has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 3, 2014. Steve Jurek, current executive vice president of operations and administration at GNP Co., will step into the company’s top leadership position of president. As president, Jurek replaces the CEO position with the same level...

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Tyson marks 10 years of measuring sustainability progress

August 21, 2014
Tyson marks 10 years of measuring sustainability progress

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. is marking a decade of sustainability progress. The company, which has been measuring its corporate responsibility efforts since 2004, has released its latest sustainability report. The new online report, at www.tysonsustainability.com, documents the company’s business practices across four key areas: people, planet, profit and products. It received an...

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