Mike Rowe Has a Thirst for Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

Now this looks like a show that will be fun to watch. Mike Rowe getting thirsty. It’s a new short series starting this week on the Discovery Channel. Check out what Mike has to say about Energetic Ethanol. Mike Rowe is thirsty. Really thirsty. And after doing hundreds of dirty jobs, who can blame him? In Discovery’s brand-new three-part series …

Corn, Energy, Ethanol, Media

Mike Rowe Answers Spokesman for Ag Question

Cindy Zimmerman

Here is a video clip of Mike “Dirty Jobs” Rowe at the American Farm Bureau Federation press conference prior to his appearance at the closing general session. Roger Ward with WLDS in Jacksonville, Illinois asked him the question about whether he would be willing to be a spokesperson for agriculture. By the way, recording audio or video during Mike’s appearance …

AFBF, Video

Mike Rowe – Advocate for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

When asked if he would consider being a “spokesperson” for agriculture, Mike “Dirty Jobs” Rowe said, “I don’t think American agriculture needs a spokesman, I think they need an advocate. And the advocates I believe they need are people like me who have shown a long term addiction to chewing and swallowing.” Mike was kind enough to meet with the …

AFBF, Audio

Harvesting The High Plains Documentary

Chuck Zimmerman

Last year’s Midwest drought evoked images of the dust bowl of the “dirty 30’s”. But how many of you really know much about it or what it took to survive those trying times? Here’s one way you can get a glimpse into those times. It’s a film documentary called, “Harvesting The High Plains.” An advance copy is now available for …

AGCO, Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Harvest, Video, Wheat

Best of 2011 on AgWired

Cindy Zimmerman

2011 is winding to a close and we are counting our blessings here on AgWired Traffic was up nearly 8% on Agwired this year to a grand total of just about 198,000 unique visitors – we should break 200,000 pretty easily in 2012. We had a total of 1790 posts this year, including more than 600 with audio. We posted …


I Make America Virtual March On Washington

Chuck Zimmerman

I Make America. Well, not me but the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and their members do. It’s the first anniversary of the campaign and AEM is not only thanking supporters but holding a “virtual march” on Washington this week. To mark the occasion, I Make America is holding a Virtual March on Washington this week, and has called on …


A Gentle Reminder

Meghan Grebner

The weather during the month of April has been strange for a lot of the United States and Central Illinois is no exception (my weather man on Friday said this would go down as one of the top ten wettest April’s on record).  While farmers are attempting to patiently wait to either get back in the fields or get into …


Farm Bureau Members Engage in Social Media

Cindy Zimmerman

A popular session at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting yesterday was “Grassroots Engagement with Social Media,” featuring some of the trailblazers in the SM world for agriculture. Florida Farm Bureau president John Hoblick introduced the session, which was moderated by AFBF’s Mace Thornton (@AFBFMace on Twitter). “I think of social media as being the equivalent of the green revolution …

AFBF, AgChat, Audio

AFBF Show Goes On

Cindy Zimmerman

Neither freezing rain, nor snow, nor sleet has stopped the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting from going on today in Atlanta. The shuttle buses have stopped running, the media reception is canceled, but there are still plenty of people here attending sessions and finishing interviews and presentations for YF&R awards. Conferences this morning included animal welfare and crops outlook, …


“Dirty Jobs” Host to Keynote AFBF Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers and ranchers get their hands dirty nearly every day, so they should appreciate hearing from a man who specializes in showcasing dirty jobs. Mike Rowe, the creator and executive producer of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe,” will deliver the keynote address to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 92nd annual meeting on January 10, 2011, in Atlanta, …