In this week’s Missouri Beef Industry Council Report (MBIC), now that the question of the future of the national checkoff has been answered, committees can forge ahead with important promotion programs. MBIC Region 2 board member Dean Carroll from Clarence, MO talks about programs to reach young people.
In this week’s CornTalk, I interview Ryland Utlaut, President of Mid Missouri Energy. Ryland discusses the ethanol plant’s grand opening which is scheduled for Friday, June 3. He also talks about the event and how important the facility –and ethanol – is for the state of Missouri.
As I posted earlier, the U. S. Supreme Court decided today to continue the Beef Checkoff. Therefore it was time for a special edition of the Missouri Beef Industry Council Report. I spoke to MBIC Chairman David Dick of Sedalia, MO. David also serves on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board operating committee at the national level.
Although I interview Harry Thibedeau with the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), we talk about Wild Blue, the satellite internet access company that says it will be available by the end of June. It’s a long-anticipated service launch and Harry says NRTC has put in a bunch of money so I know they’re anxious to get it going. Wild Blue is just one more reason why you’ll be seeing high speed access, even in the country! Just think of all the blog reading those new high speed customers will be doing.
The latest Talking News Release from the Missouri Beef Industry Council focuses on that essential part of summer loved by those of us who love the smell of smoke. In fact, I just finished a supper with the family that was cooked over hot coals. Later this week, I’ll be smoking a brisket for an end of the week meal!
In this week’s MBIC Report Cindy Zimmerman interviews Dawn Thurnau about grilling beef this season. Of course with the weather the way it is you could say the season is upon us!
I know I just posted an article about Brownfield Network and here’s another one already but I think this is cool! I’ve been waiting for someone in the farm broadcasting community to “get it” when it comes to podcasting. I actually discovered this after making my last post. Hey Lane, mention your podcasts in your releases! It is something to brag about because the ag world is just starting to wake up to the new realities and you’re on the cutting edge.
In this week’s CornTalk, MCGA/MCMC CEO, Gary Marshall provides a Missouri state legislative wrap-up. He focuses on several areas of legislation affecting corn growers including the budget and omnibus ag bill which was finalized last Thursday.
In our ZimmCast this week I interview the three principals of BCS in Kansas City. Illinois Blasdel, Leigh Ann Cleaver and Kelly Schwalbe hosted an agency open house last week. I just wish I could have stayed for the whole party but that would have meant getting a hotel room and I had to get back home. You can look at the comments from my first post about the open house last week to find out how long the party actually lasted!
Meet Tracy Orsburn, the Beefmobile Wrangler, in this week’s Missouri Beef Industry Council Report.