AGCO Prepares Youth for Careers in Agriculture

  AGCO Prepares Youth for Careers in Agriculture

                   Sponsors IFAMA World Forum and Symposium

Business Wire

DULUTH, Ga. -- June 14, 2013

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and
distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today a sponsorship of the
23rd annual International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA)
World Forum and Symposium.

The conference takes place in Atlanta, GA June 18-20 with a mission to develop
and sustain talent across the diverse value chain of global food production –
from smallholder farmers in emerging regions of the world to the sophisticated
commercial agricultural practices in mature economies. “It is a natural fit
for AGCO to sponsor this organization and we are very happy to support young
people who have chosen to pursue a career in agriculture,” said Martin
Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO of AGCO. “Education is key to the
advancement of the agricultural industry and key to the advancement of global

The Earth’s population is set to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. However,
the number of young adults going into the agriculture industry is quickly
declining. Global farm productivity has to change in order to keep up with
growing needs for food, fuel and fiber and the industry needs the best and
brightest minds in order to keep up with demand.

Eric Raby, Vice President, Global Marketing & Commercial Development will be a
guest speaker at the event on June 20. In his speech, he will outline how
Africa can play a decisive role in transforming global agriculture as well as
what AGCO is learning from working in emerging markets. “AGCO knows the
importance of attracting high quality talent to the ag industry because they
will set the stage to feed, clothe and fuel the world for generations to
come,” said Raby. “Even with today’s economy, people have not and will not
stop eating; therefore, agriculture leads the way in career opportunities for
the graduates of today and tomorrow.”


AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE: AGCO), is a global leader focused on
the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO
supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines,
hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, grain storage and
protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts. AGCO
products are sold through four core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®,
GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through 3,150
independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2012, AGCO had
net sales of $10.0 billion.


The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) is a
nonprofit organization that unites industry, students, academics, government
leaders and other key stakeholders across the value chain of food production
and consumption – to improve the global food and agribusiness system in
response to the changing needs of the world. Founded in 1990 IFAMA fosters
information sharing, knowledge advancement, discussion, debate, networking and
career development through members across more than 50 countries. The annual
IFAMA World Forum and Symposium is the organization’s cornerstone event, where
leading experts address the most current and pressing issues in food and
agriculture. Visit to learn more.


Rebecca Fabian, +1-646-415-8518
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