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2011-08-17 17:35:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc. today awarded the sixth annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition® Grant to Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service, supporting the implementation of its Balancing Food and Play physical activity and nutrition education curriculum into Tarrant County Schools. Dannon presented the organization with a $30,000 check during an afternoon event that also featured a healthy-cooking demonstration by Connie...

2011-08-16 00:00:03

Top local chefs partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver the culinary event of the North Shore Fall season. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility, popularity, and prosperity of Evanston's farmers markets. Guests have the opportunity to spend quality time with participating chefs and producers - while savoring their delicious creations! $75/person (includes tasting meal and...

2011-08-13 11:00:00

KCK benefit festival headlined by Ag Hall of Fame Inductee Willie Nelson and Board Members Mellencamp, Young and Matthews KANSAS CITY, Kan., Aug. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As America struggles with mounting economic challenges, Farm Aid used its annual benefit festival to underscore family farmers' essential role in a stronger financial future for our country. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, joined by more than a dozen...

2011-08-13 06:18:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear is a proud sponsor of Farm Aid 2011 whose mission is to build a vibrant family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. The concert will feature six exclusive Farm Aid designs on Anvil Knitwear t-shirts featuring Texas cotton from organic and transitional growers. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-08-13 00:00:00

Top local chefs partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver the culinary event of the North Shore Fall season. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility, popularity, and prosperity of Evanston's farmers markets. Guests have the opportunity to spend quality time with participating chefs and producers - while savoring their delicious creations! $75/person (includes tasting meal and...

2011-08-04 15:32:00

National Retailers Briefed Preliminary Plans and Proposed Mix of Uses WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) hosted a tour of the Walter Reed Campus for a dozen interested national retailers and their brokers to keep them abreast with the most recent plans for the 113 acre site on upper Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The tour was scheduled in...

2011-08-04 00:00:00

A $1.5M Ranch Retreat and Cash Giveaway is Happening Now in the Wine Country of Northern California With a Letter Essay Contest That Will Determine the Ultimate Owner of a 125-Acre Ranch in Wine Country Two Hours North of San Francisco. This Amazing Property Will Be Title-Transferred "Free and Clear" by the Chicago Title Company as the Grand Prize Award With 66 Cash Prizes and Proceeds to Charity Demonstrating How to Make a Difference Differently as Detailed on the Website at...

2011-08-03 00:00:30

August 7-13, 2011 kicks off National Farmers' Market Week. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 August 7-13, 2011 kicks off National Farmers' Market Week. At Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, an ag lending cooperative serving over 92,500 customers throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, the staff is encouraging consumers to get out and enjoy markets that are overflowing with a ton of good things to eat. With energy costs driving up the costs of farm operations, farm families...

2011-07-23 00:00:40

Bangladesh's first complete mobile financial service provider, bKash Limited, a BRAC Bank subsidiary, launched its mobile banking operation yesterday. Dhaka, Bangladesh (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Bangladesh's first complete mobile financial service provider, bKash Limited, a BRAC Bank subsidiary, launched its mobile banking operation yesterday. bKash is designed to provide financial services via mobile phones to both the unbanked and the banked people of Bangladesh. The overall bKash value...

2011-07-22 00:01:00

Online program "ËœProducing Excellence' introduces America to our nation's hardworking farmers and ranchers. During its 95th anniversary year, Farm Credit will publish a series of customer profiles online at FarmCredit.com/ProducingExcellence that celebrate agribusiness leaders and entrepreneurs in American agriculture. Additionally, users can learn more about Farm Credit's 95-year legacy through an interactive historic timeline. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Today, Farm Credit...