Washington, DC—Last week’s Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joint workshop on competition in agriculture set the stage for farmer-owned co-ops to show how they promote a more competitive agricultural sector, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) said today.
DES MOINES, IA – March 17, 2006 – (AgNewsWire) Four new partners have been named at The Context Network as part of an overall business expansion effort to enhance and deepen the firm’s ability to deliver strategic management solutions and business management consulting services to leading agricultural and biotechnology companies. “The addition of four new partners and their combined 95 years of experience greatly enhance The Context Network’s ability to offer deeper industry and business expertise,” said founding partner Tray Thomas. “It also allows us to work more closely with our clients to improve their performance.”
Named as new partners are Steve M. Hawkins, Blake Sieker, Mike J. Borel and Alex Fink.
Steve M. Hawkins will serve as a partner and managing director of the firm. Hawkins brings more than 30 years of seed and biotechnology experience to Context. He has served as president and COO of D&PL (Delta and Pine Land Company), the world’s largest private cotton seed breeding company. Hawkins has more than 30 years of senior management experience in the agricultural and biotechnology industries and most recently served as chairman and CEO of Apomyx, a biotechnology company based in Utah. (Full Release)