It’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.
Number two on the program today is Steve Paszkiewicz, Agronomy Research Scientist.
Yesterday Harry sent in a segment from a talk radio show he frequently appears on. I thought you might enjoy it.
Our final presentation of today here at the Pioneer event is being given by Thomas West, VP, Biotech Affairs & Business Support. It’s Thomas’ job to work on biotech regulatory acceptance around the world. I’m assuming this means he’s got some serious frequent flyer miles.
After a short break this afternoon we got our virtual tour of the Pioneer Hawaii Research Station. Our presenters are Steven Lupkes, Coordinator and Cindy Goldstein, Outreach Manager. They are “online” with us on a two-way video/audio hookup. They’re talking about how and why they do research in Hawaii and the benefits and challenges it represents.
Presentation number two here at Pioneer is a tag team with Kyle Whitaker, Marketing Manager, who just got finished (pictured here) and Murt McLeod, Agronomy Research Scientist.
The first presentation here at the Pioneer event is with Bill Kuhn, Research Director. Bill is talking about new technologies and how Pioneer is bringing those solutions to market. Before we got started I interviewed Bill about these new technologies and what their goal is in bringing the media here today. I also asked him what he thought about blogging his research so producers can follow along with him as he creates the products they’ll be using in the future.
Well we’re in the Pioneer Carver Center now and lunch is almost over. I interviewed Pioneer, Sales & Marketing/Public Relations Manager, Jerry Harrington before things got going. He gives us an overview of the Science of Solutions media event.
Here’s a special ZimmCast for you from Broadhead+Co. After a meeting with Dean Broadhead and his staff I interviewed him about his agency and why he’s positioning it as “focused on the business and life of rural America.” The agency is almost 5 years old now. Dean also talks about strategies he believes work to reach rural America and the agricultural audience. He still believes advertising is important and is very open to new media options.
Andy Vance at Buckeye Ag Radio Network has been providing me with some great stories for World Dairy Diary. This one had a broader audience and includes his interview so I thought I’d post it here too.