Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 8

Chuck Zimmerman

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Podcasts, Soil

ZimmCast 660 – Interviews from Virtual 2020 NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program Cindy and I share excerpts from interviews we recorded for the NAFB virtual convention. Some of these were before the convention so that they could be used in their virtual booth during Trade Talk. And some of them we recorded during the session. Included are now past NAFB President, Rita …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, ZimmCast

LidoChem Challenges Scott’s Miracle Gro Trademark

Cindy Zimmerman

LidoChem, Inc. is fighting to protect its “Performance” trademarks in a case against Scott’s Miracle-Gro. LidoChem and its Performance Nutrition Division filed a claim to void Scott’s Miracle-Gro trademark registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Miracle-Gro Performance Organics” and “Performance Organics.” LidoChem, Inc. owns 10 ‘Performance’-containing trademarks for products and programs in the professional agriculture and turf …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fertilizer, Organic

Syngenta #RootedInAg Winner Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Hannah Borg, 22, of Wakefield, Nebraska, is the 2020 Syngenta #RootedinAg Contest grand prize winner. You can see her entry video here. In her heartwarming entry, Borg pays tribute to the matriarch of their sixth-generation family farm — her 86-year-old grandmother, Lois Borg Borg is the seventh #RootedinAg Contest winner. She was chosen from a hearty pool of applicants and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Syngenta

AMS Session Features Farm Policy Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

Three agricultural policy experts with a combined century of experience took a look at the Post-Election Farm Road during the Ag Media Summit yesterday. Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta, who could arguably be called the Queen of Farm Policy with a prior 30 years with American Farm Bureau Federation, was joined by National Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer …

Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Policy, Syngenta

Syngenta Media Summit – U.S. Seeds

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit concluded last week with a focus on the company’s U.S. seed business. The live summit presentation on November 11 featured “U.S. Seeds Present and Future: A look at early harvest results and sneak peek at corn and soybean advancements” Speakers were: Eric Boeck, Head of Marketing For U.S. Seeds, Syngenta G.W. Fuhr, Head of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Seed, Syngenta

Post-Election Implications for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City’s November 12 webinar took a look at the results of the November 3 election and the implications for agribusiness. The panel featured farm policy analyst Sara Wyant, founder of Agri-Pulse Communications; Blake Hurst, president, Missouri Farm Bureau Federation; and Ron Seeber, president and CEO for the Kansas Grain and Feed Association, Renew Kansas …

Agribusiness, Audio, politics

ZimmCast 659 – Communications and Research Innovations

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this edition of the ZimmCast, Cindy and I share a couple of feature interviews we did recently on new innovations in communications and research. First, Cindy talked with Frances Hayes, Communications Specialist for the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, about how they have adapted their communications strategy …

Agribusiness, Audio, Technology, University, ZimmCast

2020 Syngenta Media Summit – U.S. Crop Protection

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit featured the company’s U.S. crop protection products and updates today. Here is the panel for the presentation. Corporate Communications Lead Paul Minehart moderated the discussion: Jeff Cecil, North America Crop Protection Marketing Head Shawn Potter, Head of Marketing, Seedcare Lisa Moricle, Head of Fungicides and Insecticides Product Marketing Kevin Gesse, Head, Herbicide Product Marketing …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, Syngenta