Vance Publishing announces 40 Under 40 ag awards finalists

09/03/2013 01:38:00 PM
The Packer staff

Dustin Dean, Director of Beef Operations and Beef Product Development, Sexing Technologies

Paul Defoor, Ph.D., Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer / Board Member, Cactus Feeders, Inc.

Jeffrey DeFrain, Research Nutritionist, Zinpro Corporation

Patrick Delaney, Communications Director, American Soybean Association

Joel DeRouchey, Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

Emiliano Escobedo, Executive Director, Hass Avocado Board

Lee Fiocchi, President, Lee Rain Inc. & Earthtec Solutions

Dr. Kyle Freeman, Manager of New Product Development, The Mosaic Company

Andy Holt, Tennessee House District 76 Representative, Holt Family Farms and A & E Livestock

Joseph Kelsay, Partner and Senior Manager BioTech Affairs, Kelsay Farms and Dow AgroSciences

Ty Lawrence, Ph.D., Associate Professor, West Texas A&M University

Dr. Mark Lyons, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Alltech

Lillian Magidow, Technical Lead, WinField

Matt Mandel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, SunFed Partner

Emily Meredith, Director of Communications, Animal Agriculture Alliance

Luke Minion, DVM, CEO/President, Pipestone Holdings, LLC

Devon Nixon, CEO, SoilTap China

Haley Oliver, Assistant Professor of Food Science, Purdue University College of Agriculture

Adam Putnam, Commissioner of Agriculture, State of Florida

Dr. Matt Ritter, Advisor, EKS, Swine Value-Added Services, Elanco Animal Health

Charles Rohla, Assistant Professor, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Dwain Rule, Biology Team Leader, Dow AgroSciences

Katie Stagliano, Chief Gardner, Katie's Krops

Daryl Starr, Founder & CEO, Advanced Ag Solutions

 Solito Sumulong, Formulations Chemist, WinField

Chad Vorthmann, Executive Vice President, Colorado Farm Bureau

Matt Waits, CEO, SST Software

Carissa Westrick, Director of Business Development, Vale Wood Farms, Loretto, Pa.

Dr. Dale Woerner, Assistant Professor, Center for Meat Safety & Quality, Colorado State University

Alexandra Wright, Agronomy Research Manager, Carolina Eastern-Vail, Inc.    

More information about the 40 finalists will be announced in the November print and web publications of  Drovers CattleNetwork, The Packer, Dairy Herd Management, Produce Retailer, PorkNetwork, Ag Professional, Bovine Veterinarian, Citrus and Vegetable, ProduceOps, as well as the websites Red Book Credit Services, Doane Advisory Services, and Greenbook Data Solutions.

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Amigo Cantisano    
September, 04, 2013 at 10:02 AM

It is appropriate, and necessary, to include an organic farmer in your Forty Under Forty list. Its about time you recognize the contributions organic farmers make in agriculture.

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