Farm Faster With FMC 3RIVE 3D

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Rick Ekins, FMC, and I have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity. It’s a great time to talk about it too as planting season gets underway. So if you farmers want to farm faster FMC has this option for you. I think their quick facts sum it up …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

Second Biggest @ComClassic Ever!

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Despite some challenging economic times in farm country this year, thousands headed to San Antonio earlier this month to “Farmer Up!” and attend the 2017 Commodity Classic. The final total for attendance was 9,303 – second only to last year’s Classic in New Orleans. That total included over 4100 growers and 920 first time attendees. “Commodity Classic continued in its …

Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA

FMC Talks Weed Resistance Strategy at #Classic17

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Weed resistance may just be one of the most discussed topics at meeting I’ve been attending the last couple years and that didn’t change at Commodity Classic. FMC is one of the companies that has worked aggressively on this issue and I spoke with Ken Smith about it. He told me, “What we have learned in the last ten years …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Video, weeds

Scholarship Recipients Honored at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF have given five undergraduate or graduate students studying agriculture the William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship. These passionate and motivated students were presented with their $1,000 scholarships at a ceremony during the recent 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “Our industry needs a well-educated and dedicated group of future leaders …

Ag Group, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, NCGA

Sorghum Partners Powers Yield Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Peter Fleming of Triple Creek Farms in Yadkin County, North Carolina loves growing sorghum. “I love to watch it grow, I love to harvest it, it’s a beautiful crop,” said Fleming, who was the National Non-Irrigated Food-Grade winner in the National Sorghum Producers 2016 yield contest with almost 123 bushels per acre. His family farm has been growing sorghum – …

Audio, Commodity Classic, sorghum

SMART Farmer Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

Cindy Zimmerman

Our latest SMART Farmer podcast episode – and the first of three from Commodity Classic – features Illinois farmer and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) board member, Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare. In the craziness that is Classic, Roberta and I found a quiet corner to sit down and talk about what being a SMART farmer means to her. Roberta says she …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Soybean, USFRA

Culver’s Commitment to Farming Community

Jamie Johansen

Culver’s CEO, Joseph Koss, sat on a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) panel during the 2017 Commodity Classic to discuss the role GMO’s play in sustainable farming. Over the last few years we have all seen how Culver’s has gone out of the way to support agriculture and Cindy sat down with Koss to learn more about their efforts. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Consumers, USFRA

Engaging Urban Youth in Ag

Lizzy Schultz

Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Consumers, Youth

Farmers Edge Generates Major Buzz at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge had not one, but two major new product launches at Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week and their Vice President of Marketing, Marina Barnes was on hand to tell us about them both. FarmCommand takes precision agriculture to decision agriculture, Barnes said, with it’s easy to use, all-in-one system. It eliminates the need for multiple passwords and unusable data. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farmers Edge, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Bayer #AgVocacy Forum Virtual Newsroom

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer Crop Science once again hosted its annual #AgVocacy Forum to kick off this year’s Commodity Classic, with two days of educational sessions on the importance of telling agriculture’s story occurring in the days leading up to Commodity Classic. The ZimmComm team enjoyed this year’s Forum as much as last year’s. It was incredibly well done, informative, and full of …

Bayer, Commodity Classic