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Names in the News for Jan. 3, 2007
Bergman joins Seed Consultants
MARIA STEIN, Ohio — Mark Bergman recently joined Seed Consultants, Inc. as an area seedsman. In his position Bergman will serve customers in Auglaize, Mercer and Shelby counties in Ohio and Jay and Randolph counties in Indiana. Bergman has been one of the top dealers for the past four years.

Bergman is a 1998 graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Agribusi-ness and Applied Economics. He has managed the Maria Stein Grain Fertilizer Plant for four years and will continue with his responsibilities there. A Certified Crop Advisor, Bergman lives with his wife near Minster.

Growing up in western Ohio farm, Bergman is knowledgeable about the corn and soybean varieties that work best in the area. His goal is to help farmers profit for years to come. Bergman can be reached at his office at 419-925-6211 or his cell phone at 419-305-5559.

Wernsing named commercial sales coordinator for Brock Grain Systems
MILFORD, Ind. — David Wernsing has been named commercial sales coordinator for Brock Grain Systems, according to Jim Barnes, sales manager for the CTB, Inc. business unit.

In his new position, Wernsing will be responsible for sales to strategic accounts to market Brock’s full line of grain storage, handling, drying and conditioning products as well as helping customers integrate the products into their existing grain systems.

Prior to Brock Grain Systems, Wernsing served as a director in the development office at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky. Previous to that, he was employed by a grain equipment manufacturer as a product manager and international sales coordinator.

Wernsing graduated from Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in international business. He has also earned a master’s degree in international commerce from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of International Commerce, Lexington, Ky.

A native of Harvel, Ill., Wernsing currently resides in Goshen, Ind. Brock Grain Systems is a part of the CTB, Inc. family of companies. Based in Milford, Ind., CTB is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and solutions for the poultry, hog, egg production, and grain industries. For more information, visit www.ctbinc.com

Indiana Beef Cattle Association hires new marketing director
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) recently announced the hiring of Joe Moore, Fishers, as the marketing and consumer education director.

“I am excited to add Joe’s talents and skills in the meat business to the IBCA team and staff,” said Julia A. Wickard, IBCA’s Executive Vice President.

Moore will coordinate beef and veal promotion programs for the IBCA and Indiana Beef Council in the areas of retail, foodservice and advertising, and will leverage national efforts of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc. and other related interested in promoting the beef industry.

He also will create and conduct public relations and consumer education programs to reach targeted audiences with positive beef and industry messages. He will conduct classroom educational programs to both youth and adult sectors, utilizing existing programs and creating new programs that tell the beef story.

Moore has an extensive background in the beef business. His professional education includes Cornell University Executive Management, Serve Safe Certification-Indiana University, Supervisory Skills for Management, and Toledo School of Meatcutting. He previously served as the Deli Business Manager at Marsh Supermarkets. He has served with Marsh/O’Malia’s Supermarkets for the last 25-plus years of his career.

This farm news was published in the Jan. 3, 2007 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.

1/3/2007