Harvesting The High Plains Documentary

Chuck Zimmerman

Last year’s Midwest drought evoked images of the dust bowl of the “dirty 30’s”. But how many of you really know much about it or what it took to survive those trying times? Here’s one way you can get a glimpse into those times. It’s a film documentary called, “Harvesting The High Plains.” An advance copy is now available for …

AGCO, Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Harvest, Video, Wheat

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Talia Goes

CHS, Inc. is pleased to introduce the CHS Center for Cooperative Growth, an online platform that gathers and shares diverse viewpoints. Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. held a grand opening of the Kinze Innovation Center with Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. AgReliant Genetics is expanding its corn research efforts in Kansas by adding a breeding program facility and nursery that will accommodate …

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Wrapping Up AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

The chairman of the management committee for AG CONNECT Expo is Martin Richenhagen, AGCO President/CEO. I spoke with him about this year’s show which is now winding down to its last hour. Martin said that one of the differences for this show from last year was having a lot more visitors and he credits having other organizations holding their meetings …



Chuck Zimmerman

You learn things at a NAMA convention. I ran into Sue Otten, AGCO, and learned that they now have a blog. Could Sue (right) and Jamy Johnson look happier over the fact that they’re now blogging for AGCO? I’m Sue and we’re thrilled to launch AGCO’s blog. Agriculture is a strong community-oriented industry and a perfect fit for social media. …

AGCO, Blogging

AGCO Shows How To Go Social

Chuck Zimmerman

AGCO is providing a great example of how to integrate social media and networking into their communications strategy and to learn more about what they’re doing I spoke with Sue Otten, Director, Corporate Communications & Brand Communications Worldwide. In our conversation we talk about why the company has invested in very active social communications channels. Sue says that it’s a …

AG CONNECT, AGCO, Audio, New Media, Social Networking, ZimmCast

Challenger’s E3 Technology & Big Biomass Baler Draw Crowds

Joanna Schroeder

AGCO’s Challenger brand is designed for professional producers, those who view farming as a business decision rather than a lifestyle decision. This year, Challenger had two new pieces of equipment on display during the AG CONNECT Expo including the MT600C and the MT595B. Both of these are prototypical equipment of what’s to come next explained Allison Bass with AGGO. Last …


Social AGCO

Chuck Zimmerman

A year ago would you have thought you’d see this proudly displayed in an agribusiness booth? I didn’t think so. But AGCO is connecting socially with their customers as we found out at Tuesday evening’s Tweetup. So how about your company? Are you getting your social network in order? If you follow the AG CONNECT Expo Twitter hashtag which is …


AGCO Supports Agrievolution at AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Attending today’s Agrievolution program is Martin Richenhagen, President/CEO, AGCO. I had the opportunity to talk with him about this new ag show – AG CONNECT Expo. AGCO is supporting the show in a big way. Martin says says that although the U.S. is one of the biggest countries in farming, the biggest farm shows are in Europe and they wanted …


Headline Voted Best No-Till Product of 2008

Cindy Zimmerman

The readers of No-Till Farmer magazine voted on the products that performed best in their no-till operations in 2008 – and the “No-Till Product of the Year” winner is – Headline fungicide from BASF. No-till products in 11 specific categories were also selected as the best of their field for 2008. Each of the products and their manufacturers were honored …

AGCO, AGROTAIN, BASF, General, Monsanto, Syngenta

Getting to Know an AGCO with Precision

Laura McNamara

If you ask Joe Tebis, AGCO is the company to go to if you’re looking for products that offer leading variable rate applications. Now, Joe is the product manager for precision ag products for AGCO, so he might be a little biased. He says he’s particularly proud of AGCO’s Terragator and RoGator product lines. These products are just some of …

AGCO, Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farming, Technology