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Still Time to Exhibit at 2nd Annual Agribiz & Farm Expo

The Southeast Agribiz & Farm Expo is still accepting applications for exhibitors for the 2014 event scheduled for January 16 and 17 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina. The Expo has contracted for additional space for the 2nd annual event, making room for more trade associations, product vendors and service providers to the ag industry. The extended deadline is December 10th. For more info go to

25th Joint Commodities Conference Now Taking Reservations

Registration is now open for the 25th Annual Joint Commodities Conference, January 15th through the 17th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham. With the exception of the Thursday night banquet, the event is free and open to all who wish to learn the latest on profitable corn, soybean, cotton and sorghum production. Preferred group rate reservations are available at the Sheraton through December 18th. For more information or to register for the conference visit

Agronomist Needed in Ag Industry

There are plenty of hot jobs with opportunities to see the world in the agriculture industry. Cindy Langenberg – Senior Human Resources Manager with DuPont Pioneer – says her company is always looking for new agronomists. In fact – there is a shortage of agronomists – according to Langenberg. To help meet that challenge – Langenberg says DuPont Pioneer is adding about a thousand new positions every year around the world. The more skills you have – the more opportunities you have…

“The skill set that we are looking for is someone who has not only their agronomy and biology background, but also IT. So the combo skill set is what is needed in Ag to solve the world’s problems.”

Global Trade Deal Will Not be Signed in Bali

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization says negotiators have failed to craft a global trade deal that could have given the world economy a one-trillion dollar boost. Ministers were supposed to have a deal to sign next week in Bali, Indonesia, but according to Director-General Roberto Azevedo – negotiators for the WTO’s members tried hard but just couldn’t cross the finish line. Talks stalled over the details in Geneva the past few days and Azevedo says it will not be possible to negotiate the final details in Bali. He says negotiators are close to the finish line – but it would take several more weeks of negotiations could close the gaps.'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.