November 23, 2001

Doane and Form Marketing Alliance

(ST. LOUIS, Mo, November 23, 2001) Doane Agricultural Services and Ltd. have formed an alliance to market and develop a new agricultural careers Web site, called

"The new site will combine both companies' resources to build the leading careers site in agriculture. will provide its leading agcareers technology platform, content and Web site traffic. We are excited about this new Doane business and marketing initiative, which will make the new site the best place to recruit or search the largest number of ag job postings." says Joe Dales, vice president of Ltd.

Doane Agricultural Services will market to the U.S. agribusiness sector, directing traffic from its various Web sites, including,, and, plus other partner's sites. "The site will provide employers with a tool to find qualified candidates through searchable resume databases, and will provide job seekers numerous, diversified postings in agriculture" according to Dick Stiltz, vice president of Doane and its eSolutions group. The initiative will be co-directed by Stiltz and Bill Schuermann, vice president and group publisher of Doane.

"Our vision is to partner with members of the food and fiber industry to attract and locate the most qualified applicants available to the agriculture sector," says Schuermann. "Though the economy suggests a slowdown in hiring, agribusinesses continually express the need to efficiently find the best people available. will help answer this need for companies ranging from rural businesses to multi-national corporations." launch date is targeted no later than January 1, 2002.

Doane Agricultural Services, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is a leading provider of marketing and management information for agricultural producers and agribusiness. Doane provides information through newsletters, magazines, the Internet and syndicated radio programming. An 82-year-old company, Doane is using its tradition and experience to build a modern information network for the 21st century.

For More information, please contact:

Bill Schuermann

Joe Dales