Great Lakes Hybrids awards scholarships
Great Lakes Hybrids has selected their first class of GLH Scholars, including two from Michigan. Six outstanding high school seniors displayed remarkable academic achievement, extra-curricular participation and community service will each be awarded a $500 scholarship to support their respective college educations. In the program's first year, applications were accepted from students of Great Lakes Hybrids dealers and customers. The inaugural award winners were chosen by the Great Lakes' management team, including Jolene Maurer and Ryan Maurer, both are Harbor Beach High School graduates from Harbor Beach and will be attending Delta College in the fall of 2011. The four other winners were from Ohio, South Dakota and two from Illinois.
Shelley Crawford recognized from Kellogg Company
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named 10 individuals to its class of 2011 "New Faces of ASABE." The 10 ASABE members, all 30 years of age or younger, have distinguished themselves with outstanding, early-career achievements that serve as inspiration to their peers and to the future engineers who will follow in their footsteps. Nominated by their ASABE Sections and other members of the Society, Rochelle (Shelley) Crawford, WKKI Morning Foods (Kellogg Co.),Battle Creek has been selected. The ASABE "New Faces" project expands upon a similarly named campaign sponsored by Engineers Week. Five of ASABE's own 2011 honorees will be recognized in the national campaign, and announcement of those names will be made during Engineers Week 2011, February 20-26. ASABE is a sponsor of Engineers Week 2011, an annual event, now in its 60th year, aimed at promoting public awareness and appreciation of engineering professions.
Flex Fuel Pump installed in Nashville
Growth Energy, the leading voice for U.S. ethanol supporters, has teamed up with Carbon Green BioEnergy, LLC, (a Michigan Ethanol Producer) and Musser's Full Service Station to convert an existing gasoline pump into a Flex Fuel pump in Nashville, Mich. The pump is located at 106 S. Main Street in Nashville, Mich. The converted flex fuel pump offers consumers the choice of E-30 and E-85. The filling station also pumps Diesel and E10. To find a listing of all Flex Fuel pump and E85 sites across the nation, go to www.E85Refueling.com.
GreenStone announces board positions
GreenStone Farm Credit Services recently announced the election results for four seats on its Board of Directors. In voting Region III (southeastern Michigan), Bruce Lewis, of Hillsdale County, joins the board for a three-year term, and incumbent William Stutzman, from Lenawee County, was re-elected for a three-year term. Lewis operates a 500-cow dairy and farms 2,200 acres growing corn, alfalfa, soybeans, and wheat. Stutzman, a 24-year board member, farms with family over 3,500 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. Incumbents Darl Evers, an Allegan County resident, and Ed Reed, from Cass County, were re-elected to three-year terms representing voting Region IV (southwestern Michigan). Evers, a board member for 21 years, raises Holstein heifers and turkeys. Reed raises 2,800 sows farrow to finish and farms 2,000 acres; he has been on the board for three years.
FFA Names 50 Individuals as the 2011 New Century Farmers
The National FFA Organization has selected 50 outstanding young people to participate in the 2011 New Century Farmer program, including Stephanie Andersen and Carl Wagner III from Michigan. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture. The New Century Farmer program is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business; Rabo AgriFinance; Case IH; and CSX Corporation; with media partner Successful Farming as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Participants representing 23 states will take part in an intensive seminar July 24-30 in Johnston, Iowa. They will learn from each other and industry experts during a series of workshops and sessions. Topics will include the global marketplace, farm financing, demographic trends and risk management. New Century Farmers will hear from motivating and informative keynote speakers who will educate them on the risks and rewards involved with agriculture production. In addition to classroom learning, students will experience the latest developments in agricultural technology. The program is designed to provide participants with valuable skills and knowledge applicable to their own farming operations. In addition, they will build a network of colleagues that will benefit them throughout their careers.
Company is oldest Harvestore dealer in the country
Genex Farm Systems is the new authorized dealer of CST Storage products – Harvestore® and Slurrystore® equipment – within the state of Michigan. The Great Lakes Division of Genex Farm Systems, located in Lake Odessa, Mich., opened in May.
Genex Farm Systems, though new to Michigan producers, is actually the oldest Harvestore dealer in the country. In addition to the new office in Lake Odessa, Genex Farm Systems serves agricultural producers out of offices in Sioux Falls, S.D., Melrose, Minn., New Prague, Minn., and Menomonie, Wis.
"The extensive Farm Systems network ensures this cooperative has the personnel and experience to support Michigan producers," says Denis McCormick, area sales manager. "Backed by the Genex Farm Systems network, and consisting of experienced professionals and multiple service trucks, have confidence Genex Farm Systems will provide top-quality service in a safe and timely manner."
In addition to sales, service and installation of Harvestore and Slurrystore products and related equipment, Genex Farm Systems also represents FAN Separator, Jamesway, Valmetal and Big Ass Fans equipment lines.
For additional information, call the Lake Odessa office toll free at 855-517-6281.
Genex Farm Systems is a division of Genex Cooperative, Inc. Genex is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International (CRI). The mission statement summarizes the goal of CRI: "To provide products and services as effectively as possible to maximize the profitability of members and customers worldwide while maintaining a strong cooperative."