Deere Appoints Beverly Flores Media Relations Manager

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Congratulations to Beverly Flores for her new role with John Deere. I think the legacy of the Magic Man, Barry Nelson, is in good hands. I wonder if he ever taught Beverly a few card tricks! LOL. Beverly Flores, formerly manager of external communications for John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), has been named media relations manager for John Deere …

Agribusiness, John Deere

#ARA2016 in Full Swing

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The Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo started off with yesterday’s annual golf tournament and is in full swing today with a general session followed by breakout sessions in two tracks, Operations and Executive. Once again the conference chair is Leroy Startz, ING Capital, who has chaired the conference for the past eight years. I visited with him today before …

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#ARA2016 Starts Tuesday

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I’m heading to Orlando for the 2016 ARA Conference and Expo after a family and food weekend in South Florida. The Agricultural Retailers Association is getting together for a conference that offers everything from golf to educations sessions and speakers to awards and of course the expo hall. It is a big opportunity to network with people in the industry …


Farmer2Farmer From Farmers Business Network

Chuck Zimmerman

After a successful 2015 Farmers Business Network has continued to grow in 2016. Earlier this year the company held its first Farmer2Farmer conference and a second one is planned for December. I visited with co-founder Charles Baron at the NAFB convention last week and learned that Farmers Business Network is now offering an interesting new service. This year the company …

Audio, Farming, NAFB, ZimmCast

Barry Nelson’s Final Final Party

Chuck Zimmerman

The creative folks at Sage put together a great election night retirement party for long time John Deere employee Barry Nelson. There are many people in Kansas City this week for the multiple meetings taking place like the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. The ZimmComm Team is here too and we were able to bid a fond farewell to …

Agency, Agribusiness, John Deere, Public Relations

AgHires is Redesigned

Chuck Zimmerman

Looking for a job in agriculture? Got a job you need to fill? Then the redesigned AgHires job board and recruiting platform might be for you. The new site offers a more robust user experience whether you’re posting a job, searching for a job or just exploring the world of agriculture. AgHires new website will keep candidates engaged using a …


Trimble Ag Software Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Trimble is holding a large customer event in Las Vegas this week – Trimble Dimensions. It is the site for a big announcement – Trimble Ag Software. This new farm data management platform combines their products Connected Farm™, Farm Works Software® and Agri-Data® solutions. This all-in-one tool offers customers a complete desktop, web-based and mobile-enabled agricultural software solution that simplifies …

Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Canned Beer of Bourbon Country

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s an announcement an Alebassador can get excited about. A beer that many in the agribusiness world know very well, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, by Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, is now available in cans! This Alebassador is looking forward to finding it locally in Florida. If you love this uniquely flavored craft beer but don’t see it in …

Alltech, Food

AgWired – A Top Ten Ag Blog

Chuck Zimmerman

AgWired is a top ten out of the top 50 ag blogs according to a new Feedspot ranking of The Best Agriculture Blogs on the Planet. Passionate about the industry that feeds the world? Or curious to know where your food comes from, what is in it, and who produces it? Agriculture blogs provide useful information and insightful commentary on …

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