Grain Journal's 50th Anniversary with Mark Avery
Jim Lenz

Coming up is a conversation I had with a long time and highly acclaimed publisher of The Grain Journal. This person has been such a big supporter, the grain handling and processing industry for so many years. Given his unique perspective with Country Journal Publishing will discuss grain industry trends and we'll touch a little bit on the history of his career and the publishing company.

Hey folks. Welcome to the show. My name is Jim Lenz. You're host and director of training and education at GEAPS where the mission of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society about people and information and knowledge, and the mission of the industry is about feeding the world! Thanks for listening today and for joining the network of thousands of other grain handling and processing professionals across the globe taking strategic steps to grow professionally. The Whole Grain show will give you the competitive advantage to win at work so you can make more of an impact.

In today's show, we feature special guest, Mark Avery. You might know Mark from Grain Journal, Seed Today, Milling Journal, Processing Journal, and other publications. We'll tell you at the end of the show how you can receive your free copies of any of the magazine. While GEAPS and Country Journal Publishing have worked together closely for many years. This year, Country Journal Publishing became GEAPS Media Group. We are so happy to have Mark officially be part of the GEAPS team.

Mark now serves as president of the GEAPS Media Group. He also serves in the GEAPS Foundation Board.

Today, we welcome Mark Avery, publisher of the Grain Journal. It's great to connect with you again, Mark. Thanks for being on the show

Mark Avery

Looking forward to talking with you, Jim.

Jim Lenz

Yeah, we talked not too long ago, but, uh, I, I know you were on vacation. You went to Italy, you just told me, and I would expect that a person of your experience would be traveling between a lot of fields of corn and soybean and other things, but no, it's good to get away from that.

Mark Avery

Yeah, I actually, actually saw a lot of corn in Italy, which,

Jim Lenz

uh oh. Is that?

Mark Avery

It kind of surprised me. I didn't, I hadn't done the research on Italy. I saw a lot of cornfields, really, some that had already been harvested, some that were getting ready to be harvested, and then a lot that were still green like we have here in central Illinois. So it's just all the whole, whole gamut of the cornfields and so some wheat. But, uh, it was kinda interesting.

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