About AgriBusiness Global

AgriBusiness Global (formerly FCI) creates a community around crop protection manufacturers, distributors, trading companies and registration consultants through its coverage and analysis of crop production news and trends, as well as coverage of trade policies, agronomic practices, crop reports, regulatory issues, company profiles and personality profiles of the world’s most influential agriculture entrepreneurs and industry advocates.

AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit organizes business meetings for crop input producers and distributors. The Trade Summit thrives on its ability to introduce a diverse group of crop input manufacturers to in-country distributors, thereby providing access to efficient, effective and affordable production technologies for the farming communities they serve.

AgriBusiness Global provides premium events that allow reputable companies to meet in emerging markets. And it also offers a portfolio of marketing opportunities for companies looking to accelerate their exposure at these events. Print advertising in our monthly magazine reaches qualified buyers in more than 100 countries. And our 7,000 eNewsletter subscribers provide ample opportunity to continue client engagement before, during and after an event. We do more than help you collect business cards; our comprehensive offerings help you build relationships for the long term.

The AgriBusiness Global Sourcing Network is a directory of sellers of crop protection products, including technical-grade products and formulated pesticides. The Network allows purchasing managers and export managers to search and find products from more than 600 companies that sell agrochemical and biopesticide products; search for more than 6,500 Products; and request a quote from a company. Learn more >>


 

Our Team

Editorial Team

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Dan Jacobs – Editor
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Dan Jacobs, Editor of AgriBusiness GlobalTM magazine, is responsible for the content of print and online publications and the educational portion of the group’s events. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s in education and has been with Meister Media since September 2014. He is a member of ASBPE and the Press Club of Cleveland and has nearly three decades of journalism experience, having worked at a variety of business publications.
Jackie Pucci – Senior Writer
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Jackie Pucci is Senior Writer for the AgriBusiness Group, including such brands as AgriBusiness GlobalTMCropLife®, and PrecisionAg® magazines. She joined MMW in 2011 as Managing Editor for AgriBusiness Global (then Farm Chemicals International®). Jackie was a journalist at Reuters in New York City from 2000 to 2007, where she wrote about Wall Street. She has a journalism degree from Ohio University.
Thomas Skernivitz – Managing Editor
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Thomas Skernivitz quarterbacks the print production process of four magazines – CropLife®, CropLife IRON®, AgriBusiness Global®, and PrecisionAg® – while serving as the Managing Editor of the Agribusiness Group at MMW. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a professional journalist and is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

 

Sales Team

Eric Davis – Managing Director
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Eric Davis is the Managing Director of Meister Media Worldwide’s AgriBusiness Group and oversees the strategic direction of the CropLife®, AgriBusiness Global™, CropLife IRON®, and PrecisionAg® Professional brands. He joined Meister Media Worldwide in 1999 and has traveled extensively around the world, connecting with farmers, distributors, and manufacturers of crop inputs and technology. Eric received a Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College and a Master of Arts from Kent State University.
Rebecca Bartels – Business Director
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Rebecca Bartels is Business Director for Agribusiness GlobalTM, which focuses on products that inform and connect the global agriculture distribution chain for crop inputs and technology. She is responsible for the overall commercial and business direction of the brand. Rebecca initially joined MMW in 2011 as an editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern State University in English and Spanish and later pursued her master’s degree in marketing and mass communication at Drexel University.
Victoria Wagner – Business Manager – China
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Victoria Wagner serves as the Business Manager-China at MMW. She is responsible for business development and management of MMW’s operations in China, including brand building for both audience and commercial efforts, new product development, and long-term strategic planning. Raised in Shandong, China, Victoria is fluent in Chinese and has comprehensive understanding of Chinese and Asian cultures. Victoria has been working in the international business and exports field as well as non-profit management sector after earning her master’s degree from the University of Akron in 2003.
Scott McMurray – National Accounts Manager
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Scott McMurray is the National Accounts Manager across all of Meister Media’s crop brands. He has responsibilities for large accounts within row crop, diversified, and specialty crops, as well as the influencer market of retailers, distributors, consultants, and advisors. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel and a master’s degree from NC State University. He joined MMW in 2017 with 10 years in agricultural marketing and 20 years of advertising experience.
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Sue Betteley – Business Coordinator
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Sue Betteley has been with Meister Media Worldwide since 1989 and is currently the Business Coordinator for the AgriBusiness Group, serving the CropLife®, CropLife IRON®, AgriBusiness Global™, PrecisionAg®, and Cotton Grower® brands. She coordinates the PACE Program and the domestic portion of the ERA program. Sue attended Lakeland Community College and is on the Boards of the Lake County Salvation Army, Birthright Lake Inc., and the United Way Feed Lake County Executive Committee.
Vikram Dutiya – India Sales Contact
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Sun Heying – China Sales Contact
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