September 11, 2012 | By Arlette Sambs

Meeting Your Information Needs

How we've evolved our content, delivery options

Welcome to our October/November issue! Thank you for investing time during this busy season to pick up, page through and read Feed & Grain magazine. 

The Feed & Grain team works diligently to make sure the products we deliver meet your needs. For example, we've introduced new features to the magazine in response to your evolving needs and preferences, including our Digital Table of Contents (pg. 4) and our recurring Focus on Technology section.

Additionally, we are always updating and enhancing our website,, to improve ease of use and offer more dynamic content. We developed a user friendly Online Buyers Guide (found in the navigation bar on our homepage),  allowing you to search categories and find the products and services you need. We’ve also launched and continue to develop new e-newsletters, consistently providing you with more information.

These changes are part of the constant process we use to help make sure we remain relevant and important to you. Simply put, if we lose your attention — we lose.

Which is why we continue to evolve and improve our product offerings, particularly with digital technology. The "magic" of digital communication is that the more we learn about what you do and your information needs, the more targeted we can be in providing you with that information.  It starts when you are gracious enough to provide us with your email address. So far, more than 1,000 of you have done so.

Please take a few minutes to register on Look for the REGISTER button at the top-center part of our home page, click it, then sign up for the e-newsletters and E-mail notifications that you’d like to receive. Help us continue to learn more about your information needs and how to meet them. 

With all of the options you have for finding information, we want to make sure Feed & Grain stays at the top of your list. We appreciate your help in doing so!

Arlette Sambs

Editors note: For more than 30 years Arlette has been involved with Feed & Grain’s audience and advertisers, and worked with many of the associations supporting the feed and grain industry. She’s serious – please let her know what more we can and should do to meet your information needs.

More Articles

Building A Market From The Ground Up

Building A Market From The Ground Up

November 23, 2015 | Global Connection |

 The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) job is to increase the value of trade for both our members and those who buy our products all around the globe. Since it was founded, the Council has created tailored programs that meet individual countries’ cultures and needs. 

[Read More]
Sorting out FSMA

Sorting out FSMA

November 23, 2015 | Editors Note | Elise Schafer

On Sept. 10, the FDA announced the highly anticipated final rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Preventive Controls for Human Food and the Preventive Controls for Animal Food.  

Thanks to input provided by industry organizations, the final rules reflect some major victories for the feed industry.

[Read More]
The Art of Delegation

The Art of Delegation

November 19, 2015 | DepartmentsManager's Notebook |

Who gets things done just the way you like them? Who does the best job? Who can you always count on to deliver? In answering these questions, deep down, many of us may feel we do things best, we do it right, and no one else can do it better! While that MAY be true — at least for certain activities and tasks — there is some finite limit on what we can accomplish as individuals.

[Read More]