AGCO Operator of the Year at ARA Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the ARA Convention is Brent Klein, Simplot Grower Solutions. He beat out 4 finalists for the AGCO Application Equipment Operator of the Year Award. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has recognized North America’s top custom applicators who consistently bring outstanding skill, dedication and passion to their jobs. Brent …

AGCO, Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Award

An FFA Welcome to Ag Retailers Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

Attendees to the 2014 Agricultural Retailers Convention were welcomed this morning by two of the Louisiana state officers of the National FFA. On the stage were Christen Wall (l) and Nicole Roofner. Christen talked about her family alligator farm and Nicole gave us an invocation. Both are high school seniors but already have plans for what they want to do …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, FFA

Ag Retailers Kick Off Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2014 Agricultural Retailers Association Convention & Expo is underway in New Orleans. The President/CEO for ARA is Daren Coppock, pictured here with some of our younger attendees from FFA and AFA. Great to see them here! Daren says attendance is at a record this year and judging by the crowd at the opening reception and today’s opening general session …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio

Agricultural Retailers Navigating Forward

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I will be attending my first Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Convention & Expo. I’ve got a preview of what will be taking place in New Orleans from Brian Reuwee, Director of Communications & Marketing. Brian and I sat down during the recent NAFB Trade Talk session. One of the things that caught my eye about this year’s program …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Ag Groups Urge President to Reject Biofuels Cuts

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and several other agricultural sent a letter to President Obama last week asking him to intervene with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its proposed cuts in the 2014 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard. “The blending targets and the methodology in your administration’s proposed rule are already causing significant harm to the biofuel …

AFBF, Ag Group, ARA, Corn, EPA, Ethanol, Government, NCGA