The AgWatch Network

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Let’s learn together what the AgWatch Network is all about in this week’s ZimmCast. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show I met Network General Manager Terry Simmons seen here talking with show attendees from their booth. The AgWatch Network is about seven years old and was founded by now U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford from Arkansas. That puts them right …

Audio, Cotton, Media, ZimmCast

Nebraska Grower Leader and New Holland

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While I was attending Commodity Classic this week I ran into Greg Anderson, Nebraska soybean grower and USB board member. Greg was in the New Holland booth looking at some new equipment so I asked him to talk with me about his experience with their products. He says that prior to high school he remembers using equipment of a different …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, New Holland

New Holland 3-A-Day iPad Giveaway

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Hey tablet fans. New Holland is doing a great incentive program at their show booths, including here at the 2015 Commodity Classic. It’s the New Holland 3-A-Day iPad Giveaway. Using the Golden ZimmComm Microphone I spoke with Rebecca Gunderson, New Holland, about the promotion and other incentives being offered if you stop and visit with the company. She says it’s …

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Ag Issues Forum Celebrates Ten Years

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It is a week of anniversaries here in Phoenix, AZ. ZimmComm New Media is still celebrating the 10th year of its founding, Commodity Classic is celebrating 20 years and Bayer CropScience is celebrating ten years of its pre-Classic Ag Issues Forum. I talked with Beth Roden, Bayer CropScience, about how the Forum has evolved over the last decade and as …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, ZimmCast

Bayer Inaugural Produce Innovation Award

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Bayer CropScience started a new award program at this year’s Ag Issues Forum – the Produce Innovation Award. The first recipient is Chalmers R. Carr III, owner and president of Titan Farms in Ridge Springs, S.C. Accepting the award is his wife Lori Anne Carr. A first-generation farmer, Carr manages 6,100 acres of peaches, peppers and broccoli on an operation …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Produce

Bayer Young Farmer Sustainability Award

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Last night Bayer CropScience announced this year’s Young Farmer Sustainability Award Winner, Andrew Fansler. Andrew Fansler is a rare commodity these days—a first-generation farmer whose farming career was born from a passion for the soil, for growing things, and for the lifestyle and value system which are part of agriculture. Fansler is also the newly-minted winner of the 2015 Young …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Sustainability

10th Annual Bayer Ag Issues Forum

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The 10th Annual Ag Issues Forum, conducted by Bayer CropScience, is underway in advance of this year’s Commodity Classic. I want to thank Bayer for making it possible for us to cover this event once again. Our first speaker is Jim Blome, President/CEO, Bayer CropScience LP. He has talked a little bit about his farm background and challenged attendees to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Technology, Video

Bob Dinneen Live Stream of State of Ethanol Industry

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This morning at 8am central we will live stream the session from the National Ethanol Conference featuring Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen. Bob will deliver this annual state of the industry address a few minutes after 8am and we’ll be recording it so that you can watch and listen later if you miss the broadcast or want to review …

Ag Group, Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, Video

Narrated Walk Through New Holland Exhibit

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At the National Farm Machinery Show New Holland had several new products on public display for the first time. Todd DeBock walked around the exhibit with me to describe what is new from the company this year. Here on the company’s 120th anniversary you’ll find more machines with New Holland final Tier 4B engines. Some specific models of note include: …

Agribusiness, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, Tractor, Video