Yamaha Outdoors Partners with ACT Again

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To learn more about the partnership between Yamaha Outdoors and the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, I spoke with Van Holmes, a Yamaha Outdoors representative at Ag Media Summit. For several years, Yamaha Outdoors has sponsored a scholarship to help cover costs for college students to attend Ag Media Summit. “This year we received a number of great applications from five …

ACT, Ag Media Summit, transportation

New Brand Launches Coming Soon for Koch Agronomics

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At the 2014 Ag Media Summit, Koch Agronomic Services was there to share with the media their new brand launches that will be formally announced at next week’s Farm Progress Show. Chuck spoke with Koch’s Wayne Jellinek during the event. “Through our R&D and agronomy team we spend a fair amount of time listening to our customers in terms of …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services

FMC Talks Pre-Emergent Herbicides at AMS

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At the recent Ag Media Summit Chuck spoke with FMC’s, Len Dobbins, about the importance of pre-emergent herbicide technology when looking ahead to next year’s growing season. “FMC has really developed a number of herbicides to be used pre-emergently for soybeans and corn. The interest in pre-emergence has developed because of weed resistance. When we look back a number of …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, FMC, Herbicide, Soybean

Policy is Priority for ASA

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Ray Gaesser farms with his family in Southwest Iowa. They harvest about 3,000 acres each of corn and soybeans each year along with serving as President of the American Soybean Association. Chuck spoke with him recently at Ag Media Summit and they talked policy. Ray said that policies are ASA’s priority and reiterated their work to get the farm bill …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Government, Soybean

John Deere’s History at Ag Media Summit

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John Deere’s, Barry Nelson, has been attending Ag Media Summit for 14 years and is simply amazed with the amount of relationships and friendships he has built. “The value for us, John Deere, is if an editor needs any information they know the person to go to. They can get the images, the information needed. It’s a great convention to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

Join the #RealPigFarming Conversation

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I sat down with Cindy Cunningham of the National Pork Board and talked with her about the new campaign they’ve launched called #RealPigFarming. The campaign takes place on major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and its aim is to educate the general public on the pork industry. “So those real pig farmers – from their barns, from their …

Ag Media Summit, Livestock, Pork, Swine, Twitter

Ag Media Summit Takeaways

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My first stop traveling on the agriblogging highway as the ZimmComm summer intern was at Ag Media Summit in downtown Indianapolis. Over the course of three days, I attended several skill building workshops given by professionals in the ag communications field, conducted audio interviews with company spokesmen at the InfoExpo trade show and snapped tons of photos at events that …

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Traveling with Alltech

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In just a few weeks I’ll be on the agriblogging highway to France prior to the IFAJ Congress in Scotland. Thank you Alltech for bringing me to the Normandy region for their annual Global Dairy and Beef Conference and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. During the Ag Media Summit I visited with Alltech’s Ann Hess about this year’s Global …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, Horses

AgCatalyst Registration Open

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Version two of AgCatalyst is going to be happening in Minneapolis on October 15-16. This two day conference brings together marketing and communication professionals to learn how to solve agribusiness challenges with a strong focus on digital social communications tools and strategies. You’re invited according to Josh Lysne, AdFarm. He’s in the AdFarm booth at the Ag Media Summit here …

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Grower Recommendations from FMC

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The Golden ZimmComm Microphone got a good workout during the Ag Media Summit. Thanks to Paul Redhage, FMC, for taking this photo of me interviewing Len Dobbins, eBusiness/CRM Manager at FMC Corporation. I think Len has a little bit of the AgNerd in him. In our interview we talked about responsive website design for example. I asked him what FMC …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, weeds