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

BASF Backpacks

Chuck Zimmerman

People getting on the shuttle buses at Commodity Classic today got a nice new backpack from BASF. I saw them all over the trade show floor this evening. You know how you’re always picking something up at a trade show. The bags gave growers a handy way to carry that stuff around. I kept hearing people who didn’t have one …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Commodity Crab Races

Chuck Zimmerman

The opening reception at Commodity Classic was sponsored by Syngenta and had all your usual things like food, beverages, music and fellowship. This year it also featured something I’ve never seen before. Crab races. This is definitely out of the ordinary. Basically, you have people betting on who’s crab is going to win. They’re put under a little net in …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

The Classic Blogger

Chuck Zimmerman

The Classic blogger got his picture taken doing his thing. I’ve got lots of pictures and audio for you but it’s time to head to the trade show opening for a while so bear with me as I’ll have a lot posted overnight. In the meantime most of my pictures have been uploaded to the 2007 Commodity Classic Photo Album. …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

New Holland iPod Blue

Chuck Zimmerman

New Holland is giving corn/soybean/wheat growers a chance to win a blue iPod this year at Commodity Classic. Like last year all my interviews and pictures will be loaded onto the iPod before it gets shipped to the winner. All growers have to do is go by the New Holland booth which I believe is number 333. There’s really no …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland