Feedstuffs makes staff changes, with Andy Vance moving from editorial to sales team and Cheryl Day taking over livestock beat.
FEEDSTUFFS is pleased to announce that Andy Vance will be moving from the Feedstuffs editorial team to the Penton Farm Progress Livestock Group sales team, effective Jan. 2.
In his new role, Vance will assist advertising and marketing executives with their print and digital campaigns in Feedstuffs, BEEF, National Hog Farmer, Beef Vet and Beef Producer magazines. His territory will be the eastern U.S., and he will be based out of Columbus, Ohio.
"We're excited that Andy is bringing his talents and industry knowledge to the sales team," said Sarah Muirhead, group manager for the livestock group and editor/publisher of Feedstuffs. "He has done a tremendous job as part of our editorial team, and he will surely bring that same level of commitment to our sales advertising clients."
Vance will continue to do the daily podcasts for Feedstuffs, which can be found on www.Feedstuffs.com.
Vance is an agricultural journalist, commentator and broadcaster who is recognized as one of the nation's leading agricultural communicators.
He is an active member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and received the 2006 NAFB Horizon Award recognizing excellence in farm broadcasting and promise for the future. He also received the 2009 Excellence in Agriculture Award from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Prior to joining Feedstuffs as a contributor, he led the broadcast team at Ohio's Agri Broadcast Network, earning the 2010 NAFB Newscast of the Year Award, national runner-up in both the 2009 NAFB Newscast of the Year and Marketcast of the Year awards and the NAFB News Service Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Vance also has become an authority on "new" and "social" media in agriculture.
Vance has worked in agriculture all his life and in farm media his entire career. He is currently pursuing master's degrees in agricultural economics and public administration at The Ohio State University, where he graduated cum laude in August 2011.
Vance was raised on a cattle farm in southern Ohio and is a former board member of the Ohio Cattlemen's Assn.
Taking over for Vance on livestock news and market coverage will be Cheryl Day, who has been with the Feedstuffs editorial team since July 1 covering grain and feed news.
Day, too, is a veteran of agriculture and has more than 12 years of experience in agricultural communications.
Day and her family raise corn, soybeans and Angus cattle in central Illinois. She is an active member of the Illinois Angus Assn., a past president of Illinois Agri-Women and also served as secretary of American Agri-Women.