Farm Credit Shares Produce Farmers’ COVID-19 Challenges

Cindy Zimmerman

Like every other sector of agriculture, fruit and vegetable producers are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic response. Many farmers around the country have experienced devastating losses from the shutdown of the foodservice supply chain and slowdown at retail. Farm Credit held a webinar panel discussion last week with specialty crop producers on the challenges they are facing. Participants included …

Audio, Farm Credit, fruit, Produce, specialty crops, Vegetables

ZimmCast 646 – The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program provides a wrap-up of the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience. This virtual experience took place throughout the week with daily keynote speakers and focus sessions and more. All of this was available on-demand and still is. In fact, you can still register and new content will be made available each month until …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Technology, ZimmCast

Alltech ONE Brings Together 23,000

Cindy Zimmerman

Alltech‘s annual conference was always a pretty good-sized international event, regularly drawing over 3,500 attendees from 70 countries. This year, the company made history with the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience attracting over 23,000 participants from 117 countries. “This is a number that we never could have dreamed to bring together in a physical format,” said Alltech president and CEO Mark …

Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio

AAEA May Podcast – Adapting to Change

Chuck Zimmerman

The May AAEA Agricultural Communicators Network Podcast is now available. The topic is “Adapting to Change” and moderated by Katie Navarra, AAEA Podcast Host. I was very happy to participate in this episode. Media businesses are having to adjust to a “new normal” amidst the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode, Progressive Farmer Editor-in-Chief, Gregg Hillyer, Chuck Zimmerman of ZimmComm New …

AAEA, Audio, Media, Podcasts

Mitloehner on Myth Busting Mission at #ONEBigIdea

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Frank Mitloehner has been on a mission to debunk myths about agriculture with clear communication and data, successfully illustrating the relationships among human activities, animal digestion, food production and atmospheric chemistry. The UC Davis Animal Science professor known as @GHGGuru on Twitter will be the final Alltech ONE Virtual Experience keynote presentation this week, offering his insights on what …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Environment

Syngenta Makes Leadership Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

*Updated with Hollinrake interview* Syngenta has announced new leadership appointments supporting the growth and investment in its North America and global Seeds business. David Hollinrake, currently regional director North America Seeds, is appointed head global Seeds Strategy and Portfolio. In his new role, David will lead long-term strategy development and planning for the global Seeds business to continue to deliver …

Agribusiness, Audio, Seed, Syngenta

Alltech Specialists Help Producers Cope with COVID-19

Carrie Muehling

Protecting farm workers is paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Jorge Delgado, Alltech on-farm dairy training specialist. Delgado said the company is now using online platforms to train workers on dairy farms across the country how to be more efficient, productive and engaged while staying safe and healthy. “Finding workers to milk cows is extremely difficult,” said Delgado. “If …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy

President Trump Announces Direct Assistance to Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump Tuesday announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “These payments will compensate farmers for losses related to the global pandemic caused by China,” said President Trump, who was joined making the announcement …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, NCBA

Future of Farming and Food in Focus at #ONEBigIdea

Cindy Zimmerman

“Farming, Food and the Shifting Horizon” will be the focus of the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience on Thursday as futurist Jack Bobo shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities awaiting us in the next era of agriculture. Bobo is the CEO of Futurity, a food foresight company that works with food and agriculture businesses to better understand emerging food …

Alltech, Audio

IFAJ-Alltech Ag Journalism Leadership Award Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Congratulations to Joseph Opoku Gakpo of Ghana who is the recipient of the second IFAJ–Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism. The award was presented virtually today during the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience by Alltech CEO Mark Lyons and IFAJ president Owen Roberts. Opoku Gakpo, a radio, TV and online journalist, was selected from nominations submitted by IFAJ guilds …

Alltech, Audio, Award, IFAJ, Journalism