Technical Posters on Display

Chuck Zimmerman

The Beltwide poster board session is open for viewing. I’ve got to say that I’ve never really understood the value of posters. However, they’re still very much in use and by many organizations. I guess it just seems to me that there are other ways to accomplish the purpose in terms of information transfer. However, if I was to do …

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Focus on Cotton Physiology

Chuck Zimmerman

The Manager of Cotton Agronomy, Soils and Physiology for the National Cotton Council is Bill Robertson. He’s been with the Council for about a year. Coordinating the Beltwide is one of his duties. He says that he’s also working on reviving the Cotton Physiology Education Program and that one of the key components of that is the Cotton Physiology Today …

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Cotton Picking Precision From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the exhibitors here at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences is John Deere for whom we manage their Precision Pays website. So it was a great opportunity to find out about what they’ve got new for cotton producers. I spoke with Jamie Flood, Product Marketing Manager, just as the trade show was kicking off. Of course John Deere has their …

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Cotton Board Media Roundtable

Chuck Zimmerman

I sat in on the Cotton Board’s media roundtable this afternoon but couldn’t stay to interview the participants. However, it was fascinating. The topic was “How Sustainability is Impacting Every Stop in Cotton’s Pipeline.” Doesn’t sound particularly exciting but one of the speakers was Peter McGrath, EVP of J.C. Penney Company. It was an eye opener to hear him talk …

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Cottonseed Oil Comeback Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

Ben Morgan is the Executive Vice President of the National Cottonseed Products Association. He’s here taking a break from the Cottonseed Oil Comeback Tour. The Tour is really a virtual tour they’re doing with a website that includes a blog! In my interview Ben talks about what the organization does and this project. Download my interview with Ben Morgan here: …

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BASF Beltwide Booth

Chuck Zimmerman

It seems like Headline has made headlines for BASF and that’s brought in a lot of growers to their booth here at the Beltwide trade show. This isn’t all of the crew here but most of them right before the show got started today. I did a couple interviews in their booth including the following one with Tom McKemie, BASF …

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Beltwide Trade Show

Chuck Zimmerman

The trade show got started here at noon today at the Beltwide. To see what’s it’s like feel free to watch the video. It’s a walk through right as things were getting started. This afternoon there have been a couple of press conferences. The pace here seems kind of slow and relaxed compared to many of the meetings I attend. …

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Cotton Helps The Media

Chuck Zimmerman

The media here at Beltwide were treated to a great reception last night, sponsored by Monsanto/DP&L. A real treat on the menu was the sushi. Yes, sushi in Nashville. There’s actually a sushi bar in the Opryland Hotel. I don’t remember that from my last visit. This place is constantly changing. Here’s the Cotton Council’s communications man greeting us. If …

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Beltwide Personal Scheduler

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the cool things that my sponsor is doing here at Beltwide is making the electronic personal scheduler available. This is a very busy conference. It’s one of those ones where there’s way more to do than you have time to do it. So you have to plan your time. To make it easier you can go to one …

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Cotton Swag For Your Vehicle

Chuck Zimmerman

In Missouri you have to have a state license tag on both front and back of your vehicle. It’s a pain since I’d like to show my support with a logo tag for my favorite thing. If you live in a state that doesn’t have this requirement then you can show your support for cotton with a Cotton Logo License …

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