ZimmCast with @IFAJ Presidents at #ONE17

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The most recent four presidents of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), representing four different countries, attended this week’s Alltech Ideas Conference and Cindy’s Golden ZimmComm Microphone got a work out interviewing them for this week’s program. Cindy interviewed, in chronological order, past presidents David Markey of Ireland, Markus Rediger of Switzerland, and Mike Wilson of the United States, …

Alltech, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

Monday Night Brewing Winner at Alltech Craft Brews Fest

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Besides missing the Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) this week I also missed the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest. It was another stand out event from the looks of it, with over 5,000 craft beer aficionados in attendance. The event took place Saturday at the Lexington Convention Center. This festival featured over 65 breweries from across the country, and food …

Alltech

Farmers: Smart About Their Phones & Beyond

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My morning inspiration today comes from a post on the Woodruff blog by Darlene Hanenburg, Senior Technical and Content Writer. Darlene writes about farmers consumption of digital media and makes some very good points. Here is an insightful excerpt. The truth is, the agri-marketing landscape continues to evolve as new media and technology are introduced and become more widely accepted. …

AgNerd, Apps, Media

Through the Eyes of a Farmer Series

Chuck Zimmerman

The Georgia Peanut Commission is showing farming from the perspective of a farmer with a video series titled, “Through the Eyes of a Farmer.” This episode features a visit with Lee Cromley, farmer from Bulloch Co. Cromley in partnership with his brother, farms cotton and peanuts. You can find more in the series on the Georgia Peanuts Facebook page or …

Ag Group, Peanuts, Video

FMC Appoints Mike Harper Industry Relations Manager

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome Mike Harper in his new role with FMC Agricultural Solutions as Industry Relations Manager. He will lead the company’s industry association relationships, facilitate industry stewardship and advance FMC industry goals. Harper joins the marketing team from the company’s Agricultural Solutions sales team where he served as a retail market manager in Missouri for 37 years, selling and servicing retail …

Agribusiness, FMC

2017 Best of NAMA Live

Chuck Zimmerman

Last night the ZimmComm Team, worked with the National Agri-Marketing Association to Facebook live stream the Best of NAMA Awards ceremony. You can watch it below. Prior to the awards program we decided to do a little red carpet Facebook live at the Best of NAMA reception sponsored by Penton Ag. You can also watch our Facebook live red carpet …

AgWired Live TV, NAMA, Video

General Mills Backing Soil Health Program

Chuck Zimmerman

Several organizations have come together on a program to enhance farm sustainability through soil health. And they are very happy to announce additional backing from a major food manufacturer – General Mills. These organizations are working to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for …

Audio, Farming, Food, Soil, Sustainability, ZimmCast

New NAMA App

Chuck Zimmerman

For the National Agri-Marketing Association, there’s a new app in town. NAMA is very excited to announce our new and improved mobile app, just in time for the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference! Make sure you download the new app – or update to the new version – so you can stay up to date while you are in Dallas next week! …

Apps, NAMA

Ag Media Summit on the Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

The Summit is on the ZimmComm Schedule. Is it on yours? It will be the 19th annual Agricultural Media Summit—the largest gathering of crop and livestock media professionals in the U.S. at Snowbird Resort outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. If you’re looking for the best place to promote your company or organization’s products and services, then you’ll want to …

Ag Media Summit, Media

Woodruff is just Woodruff

Chuck Zimmerman

The company formerly known as Woodruff Sweitzer is now Woodruff. The agency is celebrating its 25th anniversary and has announced a new name and ownership structure. The company is changing its name to Woodruff effective immediately and will soon become employee owned. Read from the release below about changes in Canada too. “Twenty-five years ago with the support of my …

Agency