FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2006
Farms.com Welcomes Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu
Ames, IA. ~ Farms.com is pleased to announce that Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu has joined the Board of Directors for Farms.com. Farms.com Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative agricultural and agri-food related information products and services. Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu is the Director at The Innovation Center, and Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Amanor-Boadu to the Farms.com Board of Directors,” said David Gilmour, Farms.com Chair of the Board of the Directors. “His strategic thinking, business consulting experience, and technology background in agriculture will enable Farms.com to benefit from forward thinking and planning in the years to come. Farms.com’s goal is to be the best company by 2020 from which businesses world wide seek help and advice in managing food from gene to plate.” Vincent was elected to the Board at the recent Farms.com Annual General Meeting.
Since founding and directing the Innovation Center in 2004, Vincent has helped build about two dozen businesses in Kansas, focusing principally in the agricultural value-added sector. He uses a focused approach regarding business strategy, management and technology to enhance the competitiveness of the Center’s clients. In addition, Vincent maintains a vibrant outreach program on agribusiness management, value-added agriculture and rural economic development strategies and implementation.
As an agribusiness professor, Vincent’s responsibilities include teaching, research and extension. He also supervises both resident and distance-learning graduate students. Vincent regularly publishes research material on issues of importance to agriculture and agribusiness, and he is a highly respected and sought after speaker on these issues.
• Mr. David Gilmour, Chair of the Board
• Dr. Michael Wilson, Professor and Entrepreneur
• Mr. Douglas Maus, President & CEO, Farms.com Ltd.
• Mr. Graham Dyer, Chief Financial Officer, Farms.com Ltd.
• Mr. Joseph Dales, Senior Vice President & Co-Founder, Farms.com Ltd.
• Mr. Bob Fraser, Vice President, Swine Business Development, Farms.com Ltd.
Farms.com Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative information products and services, with software solutions for the global agriculture and food industries. Farms.com can be accessed through its internationally recognized agriculture information portal, which has business services and resources for the 16,000-plus agribusiness professionals and livestock and crop producers who use it each day for business services and resources. The Farms.com family includes AgCareers.com -- the leading human resources website for the agriculture and food industry; and PigCHAMP, Inc. (www.pigchamp.com) -- the leading swine industry software and knowledge management company, as well as M&F Trading the leading livestock marketing company in the North American pork industry. Farms.com operates across North America with offices in Ames, Iowa; Clinton, North Carolina; Fresno, California; and London, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit: www.farms.com.
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