CALCIUM PRODUCTS INC., Gilmore City, Iowa — Mike Hogan has been named chief executive officer. Hogan was previously with John Deere.
DANBRED NORTH AMERICA, Columbus, Neb. — Dr. Caitlyn Abell has joined the genetics team as research geneticist. Abell will develop and implement genetic improvement programs for the nucleus herd, manage data sets, monitor selection programs and genetic progress, design trials and work with pork industry partners to advance the capture of genetic progress across multiplication and commercial herds.
MICHAEL TORREY ASSOCIATES LLC, Washington, D.C. — Tara Smith has been named vice president of federal affairs. Smith will provide legislative and policy guidance and representation to clients in the food, agriculture and financial services industries. She was previously on the Senate Agriculture Committee staff.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, Texas — Dr. David J. Caldwell has been named head of the department of poultry science. Caldwell is a faculty member in the department and has roles in both research and teaching.