Why Does Keith Good Publish FARMPOLICY.com?

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Blogging, Internet, Media, Podcasting

Our ZimmCast this week features fellow blogger Keith Good. Keith is the publisher of FARMPOLICY.com, one of the few blogs focusing on agriculture. Keith keeps an eye on the mainstream news and provides a concise summary of news that’s important to agriculture. You can listen to the interview here or subscribe to our podcast feed in the sidebar titled “ZimmCast.”

Audio, Blogging, Internet, Media, Podcasting

Personal Interview With Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Government

Cindy was able to spend some time on the phone with Mike Johanns, our newest Secretary of Agriculture. We thought you might want to hear the latest from Washington straight from the main man! In the interview he talks about the budget, beef trade, CAFTA, Cuba and National Agriculture Day (March 20). The interview is about 11 1/2 minutes long …

Audio, Government

The Final TNR With The New NRECA President – Great Reporter Feedback

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Talking News Release

Here’s Cindy interviewing Mike Treadwell (Oklahoma), new President of NRECA. Mike actually takes the reigns tomorrow officially. We’ll use the audio from this interview for the last NRECA Convention Talking News Release we’ll produce tomorrow. Maybe you wonder if any reporters actually use what we send? Here’s an emailed reply we got this morning from a TNR we sent yesterday: …

Ag Group, Audio, Talking News Release

NCGA CEO Talks About Putting On Commodity Classic

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Commodity Classic

You can listen to my interview with Rick Tolman, CEO, NCGA here: Commodity Classic 1. Rick talks about the jointly run annual meeting of ASA and NCGA. He says that they’ve actually formed a separate corporation with farmer board members from each organization to run this meeting and there is a separate full time staff that works on it all …

Audio, Commodity Classic

ZimmCast – Our Version of the Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Podcasting

We finally got it figured out and now it’s available. The ZimmComm podcast is the ZimmCast! We’d like to know what you’d like to hear. Listen to the first one, it’s short, then provide your feedback. We intend to interview agrimarketing pros and provide their ideas through this new form of “radio/audio” communication. We recommend you get podcast software like …

Audio, Podcasting

How To Get More Publicity Than The “Others”

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Talking News Release

A friend told me about a comment he heard the other day from an ag group leader here in Missouri who was complaining that the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) seemed to be quoted and heard in the news more than his group. The reason is pretty simple. MCGA is doing more media outreach, which includes sending Talking News Releases …

Ag Group, Audio, Talking News Release

Jazz Up That E-Newsletter With Audio!

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Podcasting, Talking News Release

This is one of those “duh” why didn’t I think of that ideas. You can listen to me talk about this here: ZimmComm Podcast. If you’ve got an e-newsletter why not insert hyperlinks to audio that your subscribers can listen to on their computer? Let’s say you’ve hired ZimmComm to produce a Talking News Release. We have to do an …

Audio, Podcasting, Talking News Release