The AgNerd Cloud

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Welcome to a new regular column I will be publishing on all things AgNerdish. I’m calling it the Cloud since the cloud covers everything and is one of the hottest things developing in the AgNerd world. This week’s ZimmCast gets things started with a discussion I had with Willie Vogt, Editorial Director, Penton Farm Progress. Like me, he loves new …

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Register for NAMA Greatness

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The National Agri-Marketing Association is going to be “Growing Greatness in Kansas City.” It’s that time. Time to register for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference. Agri-marketers know constant challenge and improvement are critical to success. Settling for status quo and good enough just won’t do in this competitive industry. The keynote speakers NAMA has chosen for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference embody …


2015 Ag Media Summit Logo

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Looks like a hot time in Arizona next year for the Ag Media Summit. Introducing the 2015 logo for Ag Media Summit in Scottsdale. Plan to join us as we blaze our trails to Arizona! July 25-29, 2015 – Hyatt Gainey Ranch. Congratulations to designer, Sherry Peterson, EDJE Technologies for her creativity and the winner of our logo competition. The …

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12 Days of Christmas Sale for Collegiate Congress

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There is a 12 Days of Christmas Sale going on courtesy of the AgChat Foundation. This is for the January National Collegiate Congress. Maybe this would be a great gift for the budding agvocate in your life! Here are some details: The National Collegiate Congress is a social media and agvocacy training workshop scheduled for January 17, 2015 at Dow …

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Wrapping up Ag Retailers Association Convention

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Daren Coppock, President/CEO, Agricultural Retailers Association, gave us a preview of last week’s convention and now you can hear his review. I told him I look at these interviews as the bookends for my coverage! Although I might still have a couple more stories to share. Daren says, “We’re really pleased and the basis for that opinion is the feedback …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio

Iteris Announces ClearAg Prime

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Intelligence. It’s vitally important to national security and your crop’s security. Iteris has just released ClearAg Prime, which they call “Next Level of Intelligent Agriculture Decision Support.” To learn more about it I visited by phone with Tom Blair, Senior Vice President, Iteris. He says that ClearAg Prime is the latest in a series of API’s that customers can readily …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Audio, Iteris

New Chairman of the Ag Retailers Association

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Now that we’ve heard from the past Chairman let’s hear from the new Chairman of the Agricultural Retailers Association. He’s Dave DuFault, Simplot, pictured on the left presenting a gift to now past Chairman Gary Farrell. Before the ceremonies took place I talked with Dave. In the coming year Dave says ARA will continue to move forward with the ResponsibleAg …

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Past Chairman of the Ag Retailers Association

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He’s now the past Chairman of the Agricultural Retailers Association. He’s Gary Farrell (pictured left), Ag Enterprise Supply, who passed the gavel to the new Chairman, Dave DuFault, Simplot at the annual meeting in New Orleans. Prior to the ceremonies I visited with Gary and asked him what he was most proud of accomplishing during his term. He says it …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ARA, Audio

AgNerd Monday – BudStraps

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I brought BudStraps to your attention recently and have now had a chance to try ‘em out. When I’m traveling or working out I use Bose QC 20i headphones. BTW, I love them. But getting on/off planes, trying to talk with someone at the counter or just wanting to give my ears a rest I need to take them out. …

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