Ethanol, EPIC and Indy

Chuck Zimmerman

This past weekend I got to spend some time in the home state attending the XM Satellite Radio Indy 300. It was historic because it was the first race powered by 100% ethanol fuel. No matter who won, ethanol won. In fact, if you checked out the coverage on ESPN2 they called it the Ethanol Indy 300. While I was …

Audio, EPIC, Ethanol, ZimmCast

Dan Wheldon & Ethanol Win Race

Chuck Zimmerman

Well, my man Jeff Simmons may not have won the race but ethanol still came out a big winner. Did any of you watch the ESPN coverage? I’ve heard that they spent lots of time talking about the fuel. Here’s the winner of the first Indy car race of the year, Dan Wheldon. It’s the third time in a row …

Audio, EPIC, Ethanol

World Water Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Thursday is World Water Day and the Food & Agriculture Organization is having an event. The theme is: Coping with Water Scarcity. This year’s theme highlights the increasing significance of water scarcity worldwide and the need for increased integration and cooperation to ensure sustainable, efficient and equitable management of scarce water resources, both at international and local levels. Jean-Marc Faurès, …

Audio, fao

Future Agriblogger & Farm Podcaster

Chuck Zimmerman

Last week I got to speak to the AGJ Capstone class at the University of Missouri. We talked about blogging and podcasting and some ways they might think of using these new communication channels when they get out in the real world. Afterward I interviewed Jessica Pollard who’s a senior at Mizzou and interested in public relations. She says that …

Audio, Blogging, New Media, Podcasts, University

John Deere Pink

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s another post Commodity Classic ZimmCast for you. In this week’s program Cindy interviews John Deere’s Barry Nelson about how they’re marketing at Commodity Classic. Barry talks about the company being 170 years old and although he never would have thought it, they’re selling the logo on pink merchandise! You can download and listen to the ZimmCast here: ZimmCast 110 …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, ZimmCast

The Latest On NAFB & The BARN/ABN

Chuck Zimmerman

Another Commodity Classic has come and gone and I’m in recovery mode. But I do have a ZimmCast for you which is in part from the trade show floor. In the first part of the program I interviewed the three amigos you see in the picture. They are (l-r) Jeremy Povenmire, National Association of Farm Broadcasting, Me, Bill O’Neill, NAFB …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, NAFB, New Holland, ZimmCast