Biodiesel Progress Makes Soybean Growers Happy

Chuck Zimmerman

Commodity Classic 24Also speaking out at the opening press conference was the ASA president, Bob Metz. Bob is proud of the progress being made with biodiesel and thinks that soybean growers need to get involved in the organization to make their voice heard. It’s a grassroots effort he says. That’s what’s going on here at policy issues are discussed and the membership provides guidance for the staff of the organization to work on in the coming year.

Audio, Commodity Classic, General

FFA LifeKnowledge Center Unveiled

Chuck Zimmerman

Commodity Classic 13The first assignment I gave to my student bloggers was to cover this morning’s FFA Breakfast. The breakfast was FFA’s venue to launch their LifeKnowledge Center for Agricultural Education. This Center is going to be the focal point for FFA’s leadership initiative that not only supports FFA’s core principles but also has the goal of establishing 10,000 quality agricultural science programs by the year 2015.

Mary Irelan took the picture and Margy Fischer did the interview. Margy’s interview is with Michelle Spoelstra, a high school junior at Hanford High School, Hanford, CA. That interview is available here: Listen To MP3 File Michelle Spoelstra Interview (2:12 MP3 File)

Audio, Commodity Classic, Margy Fischer, Mary Irelan

Listen To Michael, Mary and Margy

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast58-Commodity Classic WeekIt’s Commodity Classic week here on AgWired. That means you must enter our contest to win a video iPod, which is being sponsored by New Holland and watch for event coverage that includes student bloggers Mary Irelan and Margy Fischer, sponsored by Monsanto. This week’s ZimmCast is a little different. No one on one interview. You can hear some of the music from Michael Peterson’s new CD, “Down on the Farm” and I interviewed both Mary and Margy to find out what they want to accomplish at Classic and what they think about blogging it.

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Margy Fischer, Mary Irelan, Monsanto, Podcasts, ZimmCast