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Farm Journal Appoints Prescott Shibles to Succeed Andy Weber as CEO

New CEO combines digital and business information expertise with a tech-centric vision for the future to lead America's largest business information and data insights company serving agriculture audiences.

Farm Journal Appoints Prescott Shibles to Succeed Andy Weber as CEO
Prescott Shibles

Shibles now serves as CEO of Farm Journal, the nation's leading business information and data insights company serving agriculture audiences.

Farm Journal, the nation's leading business information and data insights company serving agriculture audiences, today announced that Prescott Shibles has joined the company as CEO. He takes over from Andy Weber who retires after 23 years as CEO and becomes vice chairman of Farm Journal's board of directors.    

Shibles is a highly regarded digital media and business information leader with more than 20 years of history delivering data- and technology-driven transformations. He has held leadership roles at five of the nation's most progressive B2B data and media companies, driving innovation using digital engagement, market intelligence, machine learning and artificial intelligence to create new standards for how clients accelerate growth.

According to Shibles, it was Farm Journal's tradition of service to its industry and forward-looking vision that attracted him to the opportunity. "What gets me passionate is using data and technology to drive change and improve outcomes," Shibles said. "Farm Journal, with its position of trust and service, can be a beacon for change in agriculture's tech transformation. The company is making a real difference in transforming agriculture to a more sustainable and tech-centric future. A prime example is its commanding position with the Trust In Food division at the crossroads of regenerative agriculture."

Prior to coming to Farm Journal, Prescott was executive vice president of Randall Reilly's Asset Intelligence Division, including its agriculture products, and he previously served as chief marketing officer of Advantage Media, CEO of Vital Business Media and vice president of New Media at PRISM/Penton (Informa). At each of these companies, he fueled an impressive record of growth. He began his career in the early days of the Internet at (Dotdash Meredith).

"Prescott has the vision, drive, talent and innovative spirit to continue Farm Journal's leadership position in agriculture," Weber said. "He is an uncommon leader, listener and strategist that will bring enormous value to Farm Journal, its clients and its audiences. We are confident he will drive the company to further innovations in data-driven insights and digital engagement."

About Farm Journal

Farm Journal is the nation's leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 147 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal is also the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. Trust In Food is a Farm Journal division dedicated to accelerating the adoption of climate-smart and regenerative agriculture in ways that work for producers and enhance connection to consumers. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture's ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment. 

Contact Information:
Susan Rhode
Farm Journal
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(913) 213-7110

Original Source: Farm Journal Appoints Prescott Shibles to Succeed Andy Weber as CEO

Carebox and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network are Piloting Clinical Trial Matching at the Point of Care

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A Parent Media Co. Inc. Announces the ‘KidoodlED Million Dollar School Giveaway’, Offering Schools a Chance to Win $10,000 for Educational Initiatives

Leader in kids and family online entertainment invests in public education with expansive North American contest.

A Parent Media Co. Inc. ("APMC"), owner of Kidoodle.TV, the Safe Streaming™ service, today announced the launch of the "KidoodlED Million Dollar School Giveaway". This exciting initiative offers public elementary schools in Canada and the United States a chance to win $10,000 to support their educational programs and resources.

The contest, which runs from April 15 to May 15, 2023, invites school staff to nominate their schools by submitting a one- to three-minute video showcasing why their school should be chosen to win one of 100 $10,000 prizes and identify educational initiatives that will benefit their students. Voting opens on June 1 and runs until June 15, 2023, with winners announced on June 16, 2023.

Through the "KidoodlED Million Dollar School Giveaway", APMC aims to demonstrate its commitment to enhancing the lives of young people, not only through the power of entertainment but also through tangible support for educational initiatives.

APMC's president, Neil Gruninger, emphasized the importance of this initiative for the company: "At Kidoodle.TV, our mission is to provide safe and engaging content for young audiences. With the 'KidoodlED Million Dollar School Giveaway', we have the opportunity to extend our impact beyond the screen and into the classrooms of deserving schools across Canada and the United States. We believe in the power of education to shape the future, and we're excited to support schools in their mission to enrich the lives of their students."

By launching this contest, Kidoodle.TV continues to champion the value of family-friendly content and its role in promoting positive experiences for children. The "Kidoodle.TV Million Dollar School Giveaway" underscores APMC's dedication to giving back to the communities they serve and fostering educational opportunities for the next generation.

For more information on the "KidoodlED Million Dollar School Giveaway", including contest rules and how to participate, visit

About APMC and Kidoodle.TV

A Parent Media Co. Inc. is a family-based media and technology company focused on providing innovative solutions to consumers and brands, including Kidoodle.TV®, Glitch+™, and Safe Exchange™. Kidoodle.TV is a Safe Streaming™ service committed to providing children with a safe alternative to stream their favorite TV shows and movies. Available in over 160 countries and territories on thousands of connected devices, Kidoodle.TV provides peace of mind with every show* vetted by caring people committed to Safe and Free Streaming for Kids™. Kidoodle.TV is available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Fire TV, LG, Samsung, VIDAA-enabled Hisense TVs, Chromecast, Roku, Vizio SmartCast Amazon, Jio, Xfinity X1, Connected TVs, HTML5 Web, and many other streaming media devices, including Miko 3. Kidoodle.TV is certified by the kidSAFE® Seal Program and is the proud recipient of the Mom's Choice Award®, a Stevie® Award, platinum winner of the Best Mobile App Award, and Parents' Picks Award - Best Elementary Products. Visit to learn more.

*Content availability varies by location.





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Original Source: A Parent Media Co. Inc. Announces the 'KidoodlED Million Dollar School Giveaway', Offering Schools a Chance to Win $10,000 for Educational Initiatives

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Robert Nikic Recognized as World’s #1 Dropshipping Marketer by Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine recognizes Robert Nikic as the world's top dropshipping marketer.

Robert Nikic Recognized as World’s #1 Dropshipping Marketer by Entrepreneur Magazine
Robert Nikic

Robert Nikic

In 2011, Robert Nikic launched the world's first dropshipping marketing platform as a service. In 2018, that platform became Why Unified, and it was made available to people around the world as an all-in-one solution for dropshipping. 

His success in completely disrupting the dropshipping industry has become evident thanks to a recent Entrepreneur article recognizing him as the "World's #1 Dropshipping Marketer." 

Why Dropshipping?

Robert Nikic was no stranger to dropshipping when he came up with the idea for Why Unified. Before designing the first iteration of Why Unified, he had attempted to build and run a successful eCommerce store with no luck. After years of time and effort, he quickly realized that he wasn't the problem - the tools available to him were. The world needed a simple platform that gave entrepreneurs everything they needed to create, manage, and grow a dropshipping business in one place. As such, Robert shifted his focus. Rather than trying to build a successful eCommerce venture, he decided he was going to turn dropshipping on its head. 

Today, Why Unified has 20,000 users, and that number is expected to climb in the next few years as Why Unified continues to conform to the needs of its users and the rapidly-shifting industry. 

Why Unified Today

Today's Why Unified is much different than the version launched to the public in 2018, and there's a good reason for that. Robert believes that as the times change, the tools and services used by entrepreneurs need to change with them. "When I started dropshipping, the tools were terrible," Robert says. "I was paying for tools to make the process simpler, but all they did was make it more complicated. I knew there had to be a better way."

Much to Robert's dismay, there wasn't a better way. That's why he built one himself, and today, he's being recognized as the world's most renowned dropshipping marketer. The current iteration of Why Unified is focused on giving users a completely managed experience without taking the control out of their hands. It's as simple as choosing a store from more than 10 industries, then listing the products on one or more sales channels. "We are working hard to expand our offering of products, and we're adding new ones all the time. We are also negotiating with major sales channels to make integration easier. We've secured deals with multi-national conglomerates, but others are in the works," according to Robert. 

Robert Nikic worked hard to rise the ranks and become Entrepreneur's Worlds #1 Dropshipping Marketer. In fact, his platform was so successful that he eventually did build an eCommerce store of his own, but he later sold it after using his own platform - Why Unified - to help it grow. 

Contact Information:
Lindsay Kubb
Director of Operations
[email protected]
(302) 803-5892

Original Source: Robert Nikic Recognized as World's #1 Dropshipping Marketer by Entrepreneur Magazine

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