I AM USFRA – Poultry and Egg Industry

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Perhaps more than much of agriculture, the poultry industry has been the target of animal rights advocates and others who have tried to damage the image of their products in the eyes of consumers. That’s why the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) was one of the founding organizations for the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), to join with …

Audio, Poultry, USFRA

Youth Programs Help @GROWMARK Grow

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

When it comes to sustainability in agriculture, the most precious natural resource for the industry to preserve is our young people, and the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives are all about that. GROWMARK has a long history of making a significant investment in youth, from helping to fund Ag in the Classroom, to supporting FFA and 4-H, to a …

4-H, Audio, Education, FFA, FS System, GROWMARK

Crowd Gathers for Thirsty Land Debut at #Water4Food

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

As a hush came over the theater last night and the lights went down for the opening scene of the documentary Thirsty Land, the sound of rain pounding on the roof served as background noise. A bit ironic. Especially in light of meeting a community in California that has run out of water. Thirsty Land, directed and produced by Conrad …

Agribusiness, Audio, Movie Review, Water

New NAMA President Matt Coniglio

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The Agri-Marketing Conference has come and gone for this year and hopefully everyone has recovered. I think I have. The last item on my agenda for this year’s conference, put on by the National Agri-Marketing Association, was to interview the new President, Matt Coniglio, Penton Agriculture. In the photo you can see Matt is real happy to receive the gavel …

Ag Group, Audio, Media, NAMA, ZimmCast

2016 NAMA Agribusiness Leader of the Year

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The National Agri-Marketing Association bestowed its highest honor on W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D, during the Agri-Marketing Conference. Dwight is the CEO of the National FFA Organization. During his remarks Dwight said, “You know, when you get this type of recognition, it’s not about you, it’s about the people you surround yourself with.” He said that as he thought about what …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, NAMA

Fanger Awarded Agri-Marketer of the Year

Jamie Johansen

Dan Fanger was awarded the 2016 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Marketer of the Year earlier this year and during the “From the Ground Up” Agri-Marketing Conference he was presented with his award. Fanger, who is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Unverferth Manufacturing, Co., Inc., has earned this honor for his outstanding accomplishment in agri-marketing. The award has …

Ag Group, Audio, Marketing, NAMA

I AM USFRA – Corn Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association was another one of the original organizations to help form the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and current CEO Chris Novak was with another founding group at the time, the National Pork Board. “I made a trip to St. Louis in 2010 and sat down with Rick Tolman who was CEO at NCGA prior …

Audio, Corn, NCGA, USFRA

I AM USFRA – Jeanette Merritt

Cindy Zimmerman

Like most farm women, Jeanette Merritt wears many hats. A wife and mother of three, the 4th generation Indiana hog and soybean farmer is a Purdue University graduate who serves Hoosier State agriculture in a variety of ways. Jeanette is a former farm broadcaster and agricultural journalist who has put her experience to work as a public speaker and PR …

Audio, Soybean, USFRA