Resistance Fighters Unite & Email Your Friends

Chuck Zimmerman

Syngenta Resistance FighterEvery once in a while you see a cool website and you want to let others know about it. Actually that’s the goal of the new Syngenta Resistance Fighter website. It’s a viral thing. Meaning they want visitors to let others know. Kind of like I’m doing now, actually. Way to go Syngenta. I do have a question though. Does this come out of the tv budget, the radio budget, the public relations budget or better yet, has Syngenta created a viral budget or as I saw the other day, a digital media budget?

Agribusiness, Internet

A Pioneer Dynasty

Chuck Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-BredAdding to the list of new product announcements is one from Pioneer. The technology we’ve reported was in development for so many years is sure starting to show up in the products that companies like Pioneer have to offer.

Agribusiness

A New Variety Bonanza From Garst

Chuck Zimmerman

GarstThere is certainly a lot of new product news showing up all the sudden! Take this announcement from Garst. There’s a lot of new varieties available. Growers are going to have their hands full deciding what to buy for next year. I know this is the time of year they’re making those decisions but as I’ve also learned the last couple weeks, it’s also a really bad time to bother them. It’s harvest time!

Agribusiness

Bambi’s Dad In AgriFinance

Chuck Zimmerman

The Hartford I’ll be honest with you and say that what most attracted me to this story is the large rack on the the stag in the logo. I want to see one of those opening day this deer season! In fact, 2 years ago I at least saw a deer that looked like The Hartford stag. So I know he’s out there.

Agribusiness

CNH Reorganizes

Chuck Zimmerman

CNHI’m not real sure how this announcement is a departure from what the company has already been doing. I remember when CaseIH came under the New Holland umbrella and CNH was announced. We joked about seeing purple tractors (red + blue) but instead the brands have remained separate and marketed separately. They’ve even retained separate staffs to do this. So I’m not clear from today’s announcement how this is actually different but I guess we’ll see. I guess that when you see words like “underperforming” and new leadership it at least means that the HR department has been busy.

Agribusiness

Eat Local On September 29

Chuck Zimmerman

Bon Appetit Eat Local ChallengeI’ve got to find out is there’s anyone in central Missouri participating in this. I like this idea! It’s the Bon Appetit, “Eat Local Challenge.” I will warn you that the website opens with this very pretty flash animated segment and music. Aaargh! They are the bane of a web surfer’s life. At least you can skip it. I guess web designers feel compelled to use all the tools.

Agribusiness