Opening Market Report

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s a tradition to have the current president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting give an opening general session market report here at Commodity Classic. That duty was performed by Pam Fretwell, WTAD/WKAN. She was just hoping that the crowd wouldn’t kill the messenger as she gave yesterday’s dismal market prices. She did point out that it was sunny …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Commodity Update Blogging the Classic

Chuck Zimmerman

Proving that he’s an innovator once again, Joel Jaeger at Commodity Update is blogging from the Commodity Classic. You can find Joel’s blog here. Commodity Update is an AgWired advertiser and if you don’t subscribe then I recommend you do. Business is good since he’s expanding the company. Commodity Update today announced plans to join forces with Bryan Berry, Fowler, …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

New Holland Mower Winner

Chuck Zimmerman

A tradition at Commodity Classic is the New Holland mower drawing. Each year registered growers are entered into a drawing. This year it’s for a New Holland zero turn radius mower. The drawing is held near the end of the trade show session. Hundreds of people gather around to hear Al Pell announce the winner. You have to be present …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Simulated Indy Car Driving

Chuck Zimmerman

The trade show at Commodity Classic featured all kinds of things you can do. Once again this year the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council brought their Indy simulator car. It was a busy booth from the looks of it when I stopped by. You’ve probably never driven an Indy car and you probably never will. But you can pretend if …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Kip and Kip

Chuck Zimmerman

Kip Cullers might have one of the most recognizable faces here at Commodity Classic. He’s a corn and soybean yield record holder. I caught this shot of him enjoying some Dippin’ Dots ice cream at the BASF booth. They’ve got a much larger than life size picture of him on their display which is behind him. AgWired coverage of Commodity …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

The Berry Best From New Holland

Chuck Zimmerman

Ed Berry is giving you some perspective here next to a New Holland combine on display at Commodity Classic. Ed is the brand marketing manager for cash crop equipment. I talked with Mike about the different types of equipment they have for growers to check out like the new T7000 series. He give an overview of what’s new about the …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Crackberry Addict

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m sorry Hugh but I had to do it. I’m sure Hugh Whaley thought he was in a nice quiet little nook away from the crowd as he was working that Blackberry. I guess having just come out of the Commodity Classic trade show with all its noise I was struck with the calm intensity with which Hugh was thumbing …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

A Very Successful Boat

Chuck Zimmerman

Now this is the kind of “booth” I like. Just pull your yacht up to the dock, hang out a banner and say “Y’all stop by now.” Successful Farming had this one parked outside the convention center and people were wandering out to enjoy some sunshine today. Waving from the dock next to the boat is Gene Hemphill and Holly …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland