Joel Harris Joins GlobalVetLINK
GlobalVetLINK (GVL) is pleased to announce Joel Harris has joined the company as the Director of Product. Harris brings more than 10 years of marketing, sales, operations and product management experience in the animal health market to his new role at GVL.

Joel Harris Joins GlobalVetLINK as Director of Product

Previously, he served as the VP of Operations at Harrisvaccines, which was acquired by Merck Animal Health in 2015. During the business integration, Harris served as an Associate Director of Marketing for Merck Animal Health until November 2016.

Harris also serves as a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs and startup businesses in the agtech, biotech and healthcare industries. He is the Co-Director of the Ag Startup Engine, an entrepreneur program that fosters business startups, innovation and technology transfer at Iowa State University.

At GlobalVetLINK, Harris will lead market research and product strategy efforts. His team will work to identify, analyze and develop new product and new market opportunities across all customer types and market segments.

GlobalVetLINK offers herd health management solutions for the food animal industry, simplifying management of Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), diagnostic results and analysis, as well as veterinary prescriptions through its online platform.

Learn more about GlobalVetLINK at

Nutriad Launches Trace Minerals in the U.S.
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad launches its NutriTrace minerals, a new line of organic minerals that offers the industry new ideas on mineral nutrition. According to Guilherme Bromfman, Business Director for Nutriad in the Americas: “The NutriTrace product line is a great addition to the company’s portfolio as it represents an improvement on the industry standards, the same way our other technologies do, showing once again Nutriad’s strength in science and research.”

Guilherme Bromfman, Business Director for Nutriad in the Americas

The company’s recently concluded safety studies support the precision delivery coated sodium butyrate, Ultramix C.

Nutriad delivers products and services to over 80 countries through a network of sales offices and distributors. These are supported by four application laboratories and five manufacturing facilities on three continents. Find out more at

AGCO Crop Tour Demonstrates High-Speed Tillage and Planting Systems
Higher yields and greater returns are the ultimate goals for crop producers. To help corn growers better understand the role equipment plays in optimized crop production systems, AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) launches the Crop Tour 2017 on-farm research and demonstration program. The Crop Tour culminates in a series of field events, compares innovative tillage, high-speed planting and in-season cropping practices.

“The Crop Tour is all about explaining the interaction between equipment, plants and soil — a systems approach,” says Darren Goebel, director of global commercial crop care at AGCO. “With these plots, we’re demonstrating how variation in soil, equipment and technology impact plant emergence, health, productivity and yield,” he explains. “Our goal is to help growers better understand how the equipment impacts the soil and the outcome of different practices on the crop.”

Each of the 10-acre demonstration fields includes strips comparing plant emergence, season-long plant progress and yield impact due to variables.

Crop Tour 2016 yielded some unexpected findings and validated long-established practices.

“We’ll provide initial yield estimates for these same comparisons during the Crop Tour events, and the full results after harvest is completed,” says Goebel.

In addition to hosting field days, the information is available to everyone through videos, articles and photos at Follow the AGCO Crop Tour on Facebook (@AGCOcorp) and Twitter (@AGCOcorp).