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AG Media Summit InfoExpo guide.

Agricultural writers and editors attending the Agricultural Media Summit (AMS) July 26-30 in Tampa will find out what's new from these leading agriculture companies and organizations. The list is current as of June 9, 2008.

25 X '25

Lutherville, MD

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #94.

Contact: Samantha Scalise, Natural Resource Solutions--410/252-7079 or sscalise@25x25.org

AG ANSWERS

West Lafayette, IN

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #216. Ag news and advice you can trust from the experts at Purdue University and The Ohio State University. Ag Answers provides agricultural problem-solving advice to help producers better manage crops, livestock and market transactions.

Contacts: Julie Douglas, Ag Answers Editor/Writer--765/494-8446 or douglajk@purdue.edu;Jennifer Cummins, Purdue University News & Special Projects Writer

AG LEADER TECHNOLOGY

Ames, IA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #112. Ag Leader Technology manufactures a complete line of precision farming tools. Founded in 1992, the company has achieved consistent growth by providing value-based products designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions.

Contact: David King, Mktg Mgr--dking@agleader.com; Jessica Reis, Mktg Comms Specialist--jreis@agleader.com; 515/232-5363

AGCO CORPORATION

Duluth, GA

InfoExpo Focus: Booths # 504, #506.

Contacts: Reid Hamre--reid.hamre@agcocorp.com or 770/813-6067; Tammi Wecksler; Chris Lund; Bob Gideon

ALLTECH

Lexington, KY

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #602. Alltech is a global leader in animal health. With offices in 113 countries, the company is uniquely positioned to identify trends and provide solutions on a real time basis. With naturally produced products, made primarily of yeast, the company is always looking to exploit rising trends and expand existing market share.

Contacts: Dr. Pearse Lyons, Founder/Pros; Bill Frey, North American PR Mgr--859/881-2236 or bfrey@alltech.com; Steve Elliott, Global Sel-Plex Champion

AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #311. Come by and learn about AFBF's new animal ag initiative and also get up-to-date information on agricultural policy issues.

Contact: Tracy Grondine, Media Relations Dir-202/406-3642 or tracyg@fb.org

AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #203. Industry structure issues.

Contact: Dave Ray--202/587-4243 or dray@meatami.com

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY/CERTIFIED CROP ADVISER (CCA)

Madison, WI

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #401. The American Society of Agronomy/Certified Crop Adviser program can provide members of the media with local experts who can discuss the latest research and the current crop conditions. Stop by our booth to learn how you can find an expert by zip code, state, or professional expertise. Also new for 2008, learn more about our involvement with a major Soils Exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www. certifiedcropadviser.org and www.soils.org/smithsonian.

Contacts: Luther Smith, Dir of Certified Programs; Sara Uttech, Comms Mgr--608/273-8080 or suttech@agronomy.org

AMVAC CHEMICAL CORPORATION

Collierville, TN

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #200. Learn the latest about ongoing university research on using granular soil insecticides to improve yield performance of corn rootworm hybrids. We'll also highlight unusual weed-control challenges from 2008's delayed planting and how growers used Impact corn herbicide to solve them.

In addition AMVAC will be launching a new formulation of Ecozin for use on vegetables and fruits that will have organic certification.

Contacts: Paul Vaculin, Soil Insecticides Mktg Mgr--901/861-6710 or paulv@amvac.net, Ted Ramirez, AMVAC Mktg Dir--949/260-1212 or tedr@amvacchemical.com

ANIMAL AGRICULTURE ALLIANCE

Arlington, VA

Info Expo Focus: Booth #217. The Animal Agriculture Alliance actively works to educate mass media and the public about farmers and ranchers commitment to animal welfare and the fact that it is critical to producing safe, high-quality, affordable food.

Contact: Philip Logo, Comms Dir--703/562-5160 or jplobo@animalalliance.org

ASSN OF EQUIPMENT MFGRS (AEM)

Milwaukee, WI

InfoExpo Focus: Booths #610, #612. AEM is the international trade and business development resource for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used for agriculture, construction, forestry mining and utility industries. Core services AEM provides to help members compete in the global marketplace: global public policy, market information, technical and safety and trade shows.

Contact: Charlie O'Brien, VP, Agricultural Svcs; 414/272-0934 or info@aem.org

BASF

Research Triangle Park, NC

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #211. Visit the BASF booth at the InfoExpo to learn more about the technology leader in crop protection: BASE The growing product portfolio of BASF includes innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides that help farmers improve the yields and quality of their crops.

Contacts: Allegra Sinclair, Ag Products Comms Mgr--919/547-2329 or allegra.sinclair@basf.com; Pat Morrow, Corn Belt Comms Mgr--919/547-2829 or pat.morrow@basf.com

BAYER CROPSCIENCE

Research Triangle Park, NC

InfoExpo Focus: Booths #505, #507.

Contact: Steve Meister, Head of Mktg Comms--919/549-2000 or steve.meister@bayercropscience.com

BOELTE-HALL, INC.

Roeland Park, KS

InfoExpo Focus: Booths #500, #502. Boelte-Hall is a Kansas City printer offering a rare combination of traditional, digital, and large format products and services. Since 1967, Boelte-Hall has provided business-to-business and business-to-consumer printed communications to top companies in the Midwest and beyond. Boelte-Hall's AgriMarketing Division specializes in magazines, catalogs, directories and promotional materials for breed associations, livestock publications and designers.

Contacts: Steve Hall; Don Norton--913/766-7726 or donn@boelte.com; Paul Shanks--913/766-7723 or pauls@boelte.com; Terry Ward--913/766-7767 or terryw@boelte.com

BRANCH SMITH PRINTING

Fort Worth, TX

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #212. Branch Smith offers quality commercial printing services for association journals, catalogs, B2B magazines, corporate newsletters, special interest perdiocals, academic publications and more. For more information, go to www.branchsmith.com.

Contact: John Miller, Nat'l Accounts Mgr--817/882-4141 or jmiller@branchsmith.com

BROWN PRINTING COMPANY

New York, NY

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #115. Brown Printing Company proudly serves America's premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and value-added services. Founded in 1957, Brown is a proved industry leader printing more than 900 magazine titles for nearly 450 clients.

Contact: Jill Tobin, Mktg and Strategy Dir--212/782-7857 or jill.tobin@bpc.com

CASE IN

Racine, WI

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #306. Stop by the Case IH booth to hear all about an exciting Case IH tour that will be taking the country by storm. Talk to Julie Rudnick, Case IH Mktg Comms Mgr, sign up to win great prizes, and tune into some news that'll be music to your ears.

Contact: Julie Rudnick, Mktg Comms Mgr--262/636-5268 or julie.rudnick@cnh.com

CATTLEMEN'S BEEF BOARD

Centennial, CO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #510. The Cattlemen's Beef Board will be launching our new Web site at AMS--wwvw.mybeefcheckoff.com. Attendees are invited to visit our booth for a complete site tour, including the interactive media room which will give editors the ability to submit story requests, find interview sources and much more. Stop by for the latest beef checkoff information.

Contact: Lynn Heinze, Exec Dir of Comms; Melissa Slagle, Trade Media Mgr--303/220-9890 or mslag/e@beefboard.org; Diane Henderson, CBB Comms Mgr

CHEMINOVA, INC.

Cleveland, GA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #214. Booth will be manned by Emory Jones and Mitch Klann. Company and product literature will be available.

Contacts: Emory Jones, PR--706/348-7372 or emory@emoryjonesilc.com; Mitch Klann, Mktg Dir

CROPLIFE AMBASSADOR NETWORK

St. Louis, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #201. The CropLife Ambassador Network has reached over 25,000 youth over the past five years with a positive message about the crop protection industry.

In 2008 CAN introduced our newest educational program, War of the Weeds, which discusses the challenge of weed control faced by farmers and the history of technological advances used from human labor, mechanical advances and scientific methods.

Contact: Janet Braun, Program Coordinator--800/625-2767 or janet@maca.org

DLG-EUROTIER + AGRITECHNICA

(German Agricultural Society)

Frankfurt, Germany

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #412.

Contact: Annette Reichhold--0049-69-24788-123 or a.reichhold@dlg.org

DOW AGROSCIENCES

Indianapolis, IN

InfoExpo Focus: Booths #305, #307. Get the latest news in seeds, traits and crop protection from Dow AgroSciences. Stop by booths 305-307 to pick up a free luggage tag.

Contact: Brett Garrard, Product Comms Mgr--317/337-4803 or brett@dow.com

DRAKE & COMPANY

Chesterfield, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Sooth #302. Drake & Company is an accredited association management company, serving as the staff and headquarters for several associations in the agricultural industry. Clients represented will include Alpha Zeta, Christmas Spirit Foundation, Country Living Association and the Dairy Calf & Heifer Association.

Contact: Courtney Yuskis--636/449-5050 or yuskis@drakeco.com

FMC

Kansas City, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #512.

Contact: Paul Redhage, Comms Mgr; Sally Behringer, Nicholson Kovac, Inc.--816/916-2330 or sbehringer@nicholsonkovac.com

FARMS.COM

Ames, IA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #304. Farms.com launched a new Web site--new features include personalization, new products, improved charts, improved classified--host of new advertising opportunities, including geo-targeting. AgCareers.com will be holding HR Roundtable August 4-6, 2008; Compensation Benchmark Review, and Agribusiness HR Review.

Contacts: JoAnn Alumbaugh, Farms.com Dir of Comms--641/744-2114 or joann.alumbaugh@farms.com; Denise Faguy, Farms.com Mktg & Comms Mgr--888/248-4893, ext. 293 or denise.faguy@farms.com; Erika Brandt, AgCareers.com Mktg & Comms Mgr-800/672-8552, ext. 28 or erika.brandt@agcareers.com

THE FARM CREDIT COUNCIL

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #107. 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.

Contact: Mike Mason, Dir of Comms--202/879-0850 or mason@fccouncil.com

GOWAN COMPANY

Yuma, AZ

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #117.

Contacts: Kimberly Ahuactzin, Comms--928/819-1573 or kahuactzin@gowanco.com; Parker Oswald, Sis Rep; Andrah Grothy, Consultant

HARVESTORE/SLURRYSTORE

DeKalb, IL

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #105. Central topics for discussion will include nutrient management and waste processing systems for today's agricultural markets and the importance of maintaining feed quality through storage in high priced feed environments.

Contact: Tim O'Connell, ESPC Area Mgr--815/756-1551 or toconnell@engstorage.com

INTERVET/SCHERING-PLOUGH ANIMAL HEALTH

Kansas City, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #206. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is a leader in research and dedicated to the development, production and marketing of innovative, high-quality animal-health products.

Contacts: Jeff Baxter; Scott Nordstrom, DVM

IRON SOLUTIONS INC.

Fenton, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #90.

Contact: Lisa Bocklage, Mktg Dir--877/266-4766 or bocklagel@ironsolutions.com

JOHN DEERE

Lenexa, KS

InfoExpo Focus: Booth # 606. Meet the folks at John Deere to discuss the latest in new John Deere products and services.

Contact: Barry Nelson, PR Mgr--913/310-8324 or nelsonbarrye@johndeere.com

LALLEMAND ANIMAL NUTRITION

Milwaukee, WI

InfoExpo Focus: Booth # 114. Lallemand markets probiotics and is a primary manufacturer of both yeast and bacteria. The company also publishes a number of producer resources in multiple languages including the "Milk Hygiene Guide "and "Key Silage Management Topics. "Stop by the booth to see what's new!

Contact: Debbie Kleitsch, Mktg Assistant--414/393-4030 or dkleitsch@lallemand.com;Yolanda Lovett, Intern (student, Marian College)

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS

Denver, CO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #92. The new No-Drift mojoRTK by Leica Geosystems packs all the benefits of RTK-accuracy into a small console that fits easily into the radio slot, eliminating cab clutter. Virtual Wrench producers no longer have to wait for a technician to drive out. Our technicians connect wireless to the mojoRTK console to see everything the farmer can see, in real time. Visit www.mojoRTK.comfor more information.

Contact: Trevor Mecahm, North American Bus Mgr; Christina Roth, Mktg and Comms Mgr--877/800-mojo or christina.roth@leicaus.com

MANA (MAKHTESHIM AGAN OF NORTH AMERICA, INC.)

Raleigh, NC

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #111. MANA, based in Raleigh, NC, and its parent and sister companies throughout the world are seventh largest among agrichemical companies, with more than 60 years of experience. For more information, go to www.manainc.com.

Contact: Troy Bettner, MANA Sr Product Mktg Mgr; John Freebairn, Pres, Freebairn & Company; Angela Jamison, PR--919/256-9300 or ajamison@freebaim.com

MERIAL/IGENITY

Duluth, GA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #402. Come by the Merial booth to hear how beef and dairy producers can use their animal health program this fall to help protect their bottom lines. And, be sure to ask about the recent exciting addition to the IGENITY profile for the beef industry.

Contact: Wendy Mayo--402/434-5307 or wmayo@bader-rutter.com

MILLER ELECTRIC MFG

Appleton, WI

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #110. Miller will feature its new Renegade 180 Welder Generator, the industry's first all-in-one dual power wire welder generator, at the 2008 Ag Media Summit. Miller will also feature its new Linc De Pro Hobby Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets, which offer farmers and ranchers an affordable entry into the conveniences and benefits of auto-darkening technology.

Contacts: Terry Barry, PR Mgr; Chris Mier, Account Exec--262/478-9297 or chrism@imipr.com; Michelle Baneck, Mkt Analyst

MODERN LITHO-PRINT COMPANY

Jefferson City, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #303.

Contact: Darrell Moore, Pres; Tim Steinbeck, Customer Consultant--800/456-5867 or tim@modernlitho.com

MONSANTO COMPANY

St. Louis, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #411. Representatives of Monsanto will be on-hand to discuss the various topics of interest to editors. The major row crops--corn, soybeans and cotton--will be included from both the seed and trait perspectives, as will the chemistry portfolio. Recent announcements from the company include an initiative around growing yields sustainably. Technologies, like Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and breeding advances in the pipeline will provide increased yield potential.

Contacts: Janice Person, PR Dir--901/375-5656 or jlpers@monsanto.com; David Nothmann, Soybean Agronomics Traits Lead; Brad Wagner, Chemistry Strategy Lead and others

THE MOSAIC COMPANY

Plymouth, MN

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #300. A balanced soil fertility program is vitally important for good crop health and optimum yield. And, even with today's higher input costs, fertilizer offers a sound return on investment. Secondary and micronutrients, often ignored, are essential components of any effective soil fertility program.

Contact: Dr. Dan Froehlich, Dir of Agronomic Mktg

NATIONAL CENTER FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY

Butte, MI

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #317. ATTRA--the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service provides publications, workshops, and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.

Contact: Jeff Birkby, ATTRA Outreach Dir-406/494-8663 or jeffb@ncat.org

NATIONAL CROP INSURANCE SVCS

Overland Park, KS

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #116. NCIS is a trade association representing the companies that supply a critical risk management product for U.S. farmers and ranchers.

Contact: Laurie Langstraat, PR Dir--913/685-3080 or lauriel@ag-risk.org; Laurence Crane, VP, Education and Communications

NATIONAL FARM MEDICINE CENTER

Marshfield, WI

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #301. Featuring news about the new Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America, a joint effort of producers, agribusiness, insurance, government and safety professionals in reducing disease, injuries and fatalities in agriculture.

Contact: Scott Heiberger, Cumins Specialist--715/389-7541 or heiberger.scott@mrcf.mfldclin.edu

NATIONAL PORK BOARD

Des Moines, IA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #207. The Pork Checkoff launched The Other White Meat Tour to celebrate pork's positive benefits with target consumers through cooking demonstrations, product sampling and one-on-one interactions. The tour is maximizing the integration of advertising, public relations and retail efforts. During the first two quarters of 2008, the Checkoff implemented 66 retail promotions across the country. As a result, there was a total of 250 million pounds of pork tonnage sold.

Contacts: Cindy Cunningham, Assistant VP, Comms--515/223-2600 or ccunningam@pork.org, Teresa Roof, PR Mgr

NATIVE POLLINATOR IN AGRICULTURE GROUP

Lutherville, MD

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #96.

Contact: Samantha Scalise, Natural Resource Solutions--410/252-7079 or sscalise@25x25.org

PFIZER ANIMAL HEALTH

New York, NY

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #215. With soaring input costs, dairy and beef producers are looking for ways to protect their bottom line--and sound animal health management is one way to help ensure their success. The Pfizer Animal Health booth features expert information on the importance of the Pfizer Dairy Wellness Plan ; preventing persistently infected calves to improve operational success; complete scours management; and preconditioning beef cattle.

Contacts: Rebecca Teets Lambert, Beef--Group Mgr, Mktg Cumins--212/733-0258 or rebecca.lambert@pfizer.com; Ben Church, Dairy-Mktg Comms Mgr--212/733-6628 or benjamin.church@pfizer.com

PIONEER HI-BRED

Johnston, IA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #406. Pioneer Hi-Bred will be discussing its Optimum AcreMax program, designed to reduce the acreage needed for corn rootworm IRM refuge in 2009. In addition, representatives will provide information on an exciting new generation of soybean products the company will be introducing for the 2009 season. Other topics of interest will be the new Optimum GAT trait for expanded herbicide resistance choices in both corn and soybeans, the FIT mapping and recordkeeping system and the expanded Market Choices program, linking growers with end-users in the specialty grain marketplace.

Contacts: Jerry Harrington, Sls and Mktg PR Mgr--800/247-6980, ext. 6908 or jerry.harrington@pioneer.com; Janell Aust, McCormick Company

PROPANE EDUCATION & RESEARCH COUNCIL

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #413. Stop by the Propane Education & Research Council exhibit, at booth #413, to learn more about innovations for the home and farm powered by energy efficient and clean burning propane.

Contact: Mark Leitman, Dir of Agriculture Programs

QUALISOY

St. Louis, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #405. Acreage for low-linolenic soybeans tripled between 2006 and 2007 and is expected to grow even more. Consumers and the food industry demand soybean oils that will make the food we eat healthier, and U.S. farmers are working to deliver these oils. Qualisoy is a collaborative, third-party effort among the soybean industry to help accelerate the adoption of trait-enhanced soybeans.

Contact: Grog Anderson, Qualisoy Chmn and soybean farmer from Newman Grove, NE

QUEBECOR WORLD

Fulton, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #404. Quebecor World is one of the largest commercial printers in the world and our Targeted Publications Group is the industry leader in the printing of specialty, business-to-business, and association publications as well as short to medium run catalogs.

Contact: Dan Grubb, Sis Exec--573/642-1323 or dan.grubb@quebecorworld.com

RABOBANK

New York, NY

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #410. Rabobank is one of the world's 25 largest banks. Today, we are one of the largest financial services providers, with more than $800 billion in assets, 9 million customers, and operations in 37 countries around the world. We are also the only private bank in the world with a triple A credit rating from both Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service.

One of the differentiating factors of Rabobank is its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory team, which covers all major food and agribusiness sectors worldwide.

Contacts: Michael Whitehead, VP; Marieke de Rijke, Ass't VP; Erin FitzPatrick, Analyst, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory; Eric Bonnett, Relatioship Mgr, Rabo AgriFinance

SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.

Smithfield, VA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #204. Smithfield Foods goes above and beyond to provide good food in a responsible manner. We remain committed to environmental leadership, community involvement, animal welfare, and food and employee safety.

Contact: Dennis Treacy, VP Environmental & Corporate Affairs--757/365-3010 or dennistreacy@smithfieldfoods.com

SOY TRANSPORTATION COALITION

Urbandale, IA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #403. The goal of the Soy Transportation Coalition is to position the soybean industry to benefit from a transportation system that delivers cost effective, reliable, and competitive service.

The Soy Transportation Coalition is an organization established by seven state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board.

Contact: Mike Steenhoek, Exec Dir--515/727-0665 or msteenhoek@soytransportation.org

SPECIALTY FERTILIZER PRODUCTS

Belton, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #511. Serving the plant nutrient industry, Specialty Fertilzier Products (SFP) has emerged as a leading innovator, solving some of agriculture's long-standing challenges. AVAIL for phosphate fertilizers and NutriSphere-N, a nitrogen manage are both environmentally friendly and safe technologies that leave no environmental footprint.

Contact: Jake Sanders, VP; Melanie Acklin, Mktg Dir--816/322-7200 or melanieacklin@specialtyfertilizer.com

STOLLER USA

Houston, TX

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #113. Visitors to the Stoller USA booth will see the dramatic effect of Stoller technology on crops; improving yields; reversing the effects of drought; improving nitrogen performance; maximizing the inherent genetic power in the plants and the ROI for growers.

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Mktg Dir--713/461-1493, ext. 320 or jmorgan@stollerusa.com

SYNGENTA

Greensboro, NC

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #604. In the laboratory, on the farm, across America, around the world, Syngenta helps plants reach their full potential. Our seed and trait products, combined with our vast portfolio of crop protection products, help farmers control the weeds, insects and diseases that threaten yield.

Contact: Eden Bloss, Corporate Comms Mgr, Syngenta Crop Protection--336/632-5737 or eden.bloss@syngenta.com; Lori Thomas, Advtg and Comms Mgr, Syngenta Seeds

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION

Westminister, CO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #210. Representatives from Trimble will be on-hand to discuss our complete line of precision Ag products, including our newest releases: the EZ-Guide 250 lightbar guidance system, Ag Manager software and EZ-Office software.

Contacts: Courtney Gaudet, Mktg Mgr--720/587-4684 or courtney_gaudet@trimble.com; Wayne Wenzel, PR Mgr

U.S. WHEAT INDUSTRY

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #202. This has been an extrodinary year for wheat producers including: a late-to-the party Farm Bill; record prices tempered by record input costs; fierce competiton for acres; trade agreements signed and unsigned.

Contact: Melissa Kessler, Comms Dir, National Association of Wheat Growers--202/547-7800 or mkessler@wheatworld.org; Steve Mercer, Comms Dir, U.S. Wheat Associates--703/650-0251 or smercer@uswheat.org

UNITED COUNTRY REAL ESTATE

Kansas City, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #513.

* Insight into the non-urban real estate market past, present and future: United Country reveals which markets have experienced the most growth in 2007 and 2008 and why these markets have prospered while others have wilted.

* The rural lifestyle market: With unique access to "idyllic lifestyle seekers," United Country offers expertise about who they are, what drives their desires, how they make decisions and what happens once they make the move to the country.

* Real estate trends in rural and small town America: The company shares insight into real estate topics that impact non-urban real estate including the use of 1031 exchange, conservation and easements, and information on specific property types.

* The growing popularity of real estate auctions: Property owners have more options for selling through the addition of United Country Auction Services, the nation's largest integrated network of real estate and auction professionals.

Contacts: Dan Duffy, Chief Exec Officer; Mike Duffy, Exec VP--Strategic Mkt Planning

UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD

St. Louis, MO

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #407. USB farmer-leaders will be available to talk about their major markets--Edible Oil, New Uses, International Marketing and Animal Agriculture, as well as issues facing sobyean farmers like food, feed and fuel.

Contacts: Ike Boudreaux, USB Chmn

USDA ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #310. The Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides timely research and analysis on topics related to food, agriculture, the environment, and rural America. ERS provides more than just the economic facts; the agency brings the perspective of economic analysis to many critical issues facing famers, agribusiness, consumers and policymakers.

Contact: Nancy McNiff, Public Affairs Specialist--202/694-5106 or nmcniff@ers.usda.gov

USDA NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICES (NASS)

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #312. NASS thanks its partners in the agricultural media for helping us spread the word about the importance of the 2007 Census of Agriculture. Results will be released in February 2009. Through the Census and a variety of ongoing surveys, NASS collects and provides a vast array of data on every facet of U.S. agriculture.

Contacts: Ellen Dougherty, Mktg Section Head--202/720-7017 or ellen_dougherty@nass.usda.gov, Krissy Young, Public Affairs Specialist

USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS)

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #314. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will showcase conservation excellence by landowners nationwide as featured in its recently unveiled campaign called "Conservation ... Our Purpose. Our Passion." Information about the recently enacted 2008 Farm Bill's conservation provisions also will be available in hard copy and on the Web.

Contact: Douglas McKalip, Dir, Legislative Affairs Division, NRCS--202/720-2771 or doug.mckalip@wdc.usda.gov

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Washington, D.C.

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #316. USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Learn about the many financial programs that support essential public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric, telephone and broadband Internet service.

Contact: Allan Johnson, Sr Advisor to the Under Sec'y for Rural Development

VALENT U.S.A. CORPORATION

Walnut Creek, CA

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #313. Valent U.S.A. Corporation markets and sells herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bioinsecticides, insect growth regulators, nematicides, baits and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf and ornamental markets.

Contact: Lauren Carr, archer>malmo for Valent U.S.A. Corporation--901/523-2000 or lcarr@archermalmo.com

VALLEY IRRIGATION

St. Valley, NE

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #400. Connect up with Valley and talk about the latest in mechanized irrigation management technology--Smartphones, GPS, Precision Irrigation. Contact: Sara Sims, Mktg Comms Mgr--402/359-6477 or ssims@valmont.com

WESTCHESTER GROUP, INC.

Champaign, IL

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #213. The Westchester Group will discuss land values, cash rent trends, asset management, farm management, real estate sales and auction services.

Contacts: Murray R. Wise, CEO/Chmn; Kent V. Prince, Exec VP/COO; Patrick Trainor

WISCONSIN LIVESTOCK IDENTIFICATION CONSORTIUM

Verona, WI

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #503. The Livestock Vantage program is a new initiative created by the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) to help all individuals embace the need for and value of integrated unified animal identification and treaceability. The Livestock Vantage initiative focuses on education, awareness and multi-species integration of animal ID to help minimize disease risk, improve livestock system efficiencies and safeguard the U.S. livestock industry as a whole.

Contacts: Robert Fourdraine, COO, Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium--888/808-1910 or rfourdraine@wiid.org; Kristina Duwe, Filament Marketing

WYFFELS HYBRIDS, INC.

Geneseo, IL

InfoExpo Focus: Booth #205. As one of the nation's largest independent seed corn companies, Wyffels is dedicated to providing growers in Illinois, Iowa, southern Wisconsin and the Ohio River Valley with the latest agronomic information and unmatched product support.

Contact: Mark Risley, Mktg Dir--309/945-0708 or mrisley@wyffels.com

YAMAHA MOTOR CORP., U.S.A.

Cypress, CA

InfoExpo Focus: Booths #101, #103. Yamaha, maker of the toughest, most off-road capable and versatile ATVs and Side-by-Side (SxS) vechicles, will be exhibiting out of booths 101 and 103. We will have information on our entire line of 2009 ATV and SxS vehicles and we will display the all-new Grizzly 550 FI with Electric Power Steering (EPS) and the Rhino 700 FI SxS vehicle.

Contact: Van Holmes, PR Mgr--714/761-7370 or van_holmes@yamaha-motor.com
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