Ray Gilmer Moderates BASF Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

Our moderator for the BASF “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium is Ray Gilmer, BASF Group Communications Manager, Agricultural Products Division. I had a chance to talk to Ray just prior to the start of the program to get an overview of what we’re going to see and hear today. Ray says that BASF is really committed to innovation and investing …

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Checking in the Media at BASF Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

As I’ve already mentioned, the BASF “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium is very well attended. I’m not sure how many times BASF has conducted this symposium but I remember attending more than one at Commodity Classic over the years. Today’s program includes information on: The latest BASF research into the plant physiology behind Plant Health Results of new Plant Health …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

BASF Plant Health Symposium Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

The BASF “Science of Plant Health” symposium is just getting underway here in Tampa at the Hyatt. We’ve got a nice crowd of agricultural journalists here like Willie Vogt, Farm Progress Companies on the right. I think he’s telling world record corn and soybean yield growers like Kip Cullers how to get even more yield out of their crop (Not). …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

ASA Sandcastle

Chuck Zimmerman

Before leaving the Convention Center this morning I stopped in to see the progress on the trade show. In the main entrance this lady was working on a very nice looking sand sculpture. I guess they want to let us think of the beach even though we’re inside during some beautiful winter weather. AgWired coverage of Commodity Classic is made …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Commodity Classic Photo Album

Chuck Zimmerman

Inside the Tampa Convention Center there are some early arrivals getting checked in but it’ll probably be this afternoon before things get into full swing. I’m going to be uploading all my pictures to an online photo album as usual. Feel free to browse it and if you want to use any of them just give us credit if you …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Tampa Convention Center

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s a beautiful day here in Tampa at the Convention Center. Things are kind of relaxed and quiet but there are already meetings taking place as companies and the sponsoring organizations get ready for all the farmers who will check in starting today. If you’re trying to reach me, be patient, since Sprint mobile service isn’t great inside the media …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Commodities in the Sunshine

Chuck Zimmerman

We got into Tampa this afternoon and the sun is shining in the Sunshine State. Arriving early gives us a chance to get situated and prepare for all the events and activities that’ll take place over the next several days. Cindy and I will be taking off in a few minutes to see a very good college friend we haven’t …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Podcasting About Commodity Classic

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s Commodity Classic week so why not have a ZimmCast about that? This week you’ll hear from Pat Morrow, BASF and Gene Hemphill, New Holland. They’re my sponsors for all the coverage you’re going to see and hear right here. Let me remind you about another podcast, the CommodityClassicCast. I’m going to try to post all the interviews and other …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland, ZimmCast

BASF Plant Health Scientists at Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

I’d like to announce BASF as one of the companies that is sponsoring AgWired coverage of this year’s Commodity Classic. Thank you very much. This is going to be fun since the first activity I’ll be participating in at Classic will be the BASF “The Science Behind Plant Health” Symposium on Wednesday afternoon. It’s going to be a chance to …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland