Forestry Thinning in Scotland

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How about cutting down a tree, stripping the bark and branches and cutting it into logs all in the matter of a few seconds? And without getting your hands dirty or your arms tired? Yep, this Transformers-looking machine from Komatsu can do it and does in the video below. During the IFAJ Congress in Scotland on a rainy day we …

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FMC Anthem Singing Contest Winner

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The winner by popular votes of the 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” is Lindsay Webber. That $10,000 scholarship prize money is going to come in pretty handy! “I want to thank FMC for the opportunity. It was such an awesome experience to be able to perform with the other finalists and musicians in Nashville,” said Webber. …

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More Bacon Festivals Please

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There’s a new bacon festival in town, actually Madison, WI. Organizers of the Madison Bacon Festival, a Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival event, have announced that tickets are on sale exclusively online at The inaugural event will take place at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, November 1st offering bacon-lovers an opportunity to explore their sizzling obsessions in a creative and …

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IFAJ Elects Presidium

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During the 2014 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Aberdeen, Scotland the members elected the the members of the Presidium. President Markus Rediger, of Switzerland will again lead the organization. Markus is managing editor of Landwirtschaftlicher Informationsdienst at the Agricultural Information Center LID, Bern, Switzerland. He has been a member of the Swiss guild of agricultural journalists since 1986. …

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The New iPhone 6 Unboxed

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This Apple AgNerd is equipped with the latest gadget to document what’s new in the world of agribusiness! Here’s my first iPhone 6 Selfie in my local AT&T store. I was only in line a little while before getting my first look and touch with the new iPhone 6 models. The Plus is just too big for me but not …

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Updated AgWired App

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If you have the AgWired App or don’t have it, now’s a good time to update it or download it. We’ve just finished an AgWired App update for iOS and Android to keep up with changes in those platforms. New functionality is being researched for our next update. You can get it free in the iTunes Store or Google Play. …

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NAMA Fall Conference

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Sometimes what happens at NAMA stays at NAMA. Unless it’s on Flickr! The 2014 National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference has come and gone. I was unable to attend this year. It would have been my last Executive Committee Mtg. but family came first. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and camaraderie of working with some great agrimarketers the last three …

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Great American Wheat Harvest Update

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast and thank you GROWMARK for continuing to be the sponsor for this podcast which is now on weekly episode 451! This week we’re going to get an update on the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film from producer/director Conrad Weaver. Conrad’s film is helping educate the non-farm community all over the country about where …

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The New John Deere 9R/9RT Series Tractors

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ZimmGlass got a good look at the new John Deere 9R/9RT Tractors at the recent 2015 Products Launch. In this video you’ll learn about the features of this new series of 4-wheel drive tractors and see from my view as I test drive one. Note to self: Do not try to video tape your driving experience while driving. Not easy! …

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Our Amy Roady at IFAJ-Alltech Boot Camp

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Thanks once again to Alltech for supporting young agricultural journalists via the IFAJ-Alltech Congress Boot Camp. During their camp they took a look at how agribusiness can implement new technologies and increase on-farm efficiencies to feed an ever increasing global population as well as their role in communicating these advances. Amy is pictured with Owen Roberts, vice president of IFAJ …

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