Andy Markwart Talks About IFAJ 2009

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast40 - Andy MarkwartIf you’ve read AgWired for long you know about the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). I got to attend this year’s congress in Switzerland and am on the planning committee for the 2009 IFAJ Congress, which will be here in the United States! We’ve already had our first planning meeting. I know 4 years seems like a long time but not when you’re planning an international event.

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Podcasts, Publication, ZimmCast

MFA Health Track Has QSA Status

Chuck Zimmerman

MFA HealthTrackMFA Incorporated just got some very important news for cattlemen who want to be able to take quick advantage of the pending opening of new foreign trade markets. To announce it they sent out a Talking News Release. The state of Missouri is ahead of the game in obtaining USDA Quality Systems Assessment and MFA’s Health Track program is now able to offer that status to its customers!

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Talking News Release

Farm Bill & World Trade On CornTalk

Chuck Zimmerman

CornTalk podcastCornTalk, a weekly program for the Missouri Corn Growers Association, features an interview with CEO, Gary Marshall. Gary talks about two big issues that have a direct impact on Missouri corn growers, the new farm bill and pending world trade talks. Gary discusses the status of both of these topics and explains how MCGA is working to protect its members as these issues move forward.

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, MCGA, Podcasts

The Beef Checkoff Promotes Healthy Beef Cookbook

Chuck Zimmerman

MBIC Report PodcastSt. Louis was the location for the unveiling of the new “Healthy Beef Cookbook” at the annual meeting of the American Dietetics Association. This week’s MBIC report from the Missouri Beef Industy Council is with consumer information director Alane Lidolf, who talks about the new cookbook, how it was developed and how it benefits the beef industry.

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, MBIC, MBIC Report, Podcasts

Kathy Cornett Talks About Dairy Directory Project

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast39 - Kathy CornettThis week I interviewed Kathy Cornett, CEO of McCormick Company, about a unique project her agency recently completed. They have published the first ever Southwest Plains Dairy Directory. This printed directory is also available in an online, searchable database. I thought it was interesting that a full service advertising agency created a publication but it’s not the first time McCormick Company has done something like this. Remember AgriTalk?

Agency, Audio, Podcasts, ZimmCast