Turley Talks About O&B TV Show

Chuck Zimmerman

RFD-TVHere’s an interesting story. When have you heard of an advertising agency creating content? Actually, it’s something we’re starting to see more of and even in the agrimarketing world. This time it’s Osborn & Barr, producers of a live show to air on RFD-TV Monday evening at 8pm, EST. It’s called “Prospering In Rural America,” the theme of the recent USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum.

Agency, Audio

Enjoy The Michael Peterson Performance

Chuck Zimmerman

Commodity Classic 35One of the stars performing here at Commodity Classic is Michael Peterson. He was onstage this morning and gave a moving talk and played some songs. In fact, he wrote a song just for corn and soybean growers (and all farmers) and debuted it here. He played a song from his new CD, which is currently available from New Holland dealers.

Audio, Commodity Classic

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