Reminder About Beltwide

Chuck Zimmerman

T. Cotton Nelson wants the media to make sure they get registered for the upcoming Beltwide Cotton Conferences. I’ve got mine done. The newsroom for writers/broadcasters covering the 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be in Conference Rooms 13/14 (third level) in the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. Hours are: 1-5 p.m. on Jan. 5; from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 6-7 and from …

Ag Group, Cotton

Write About a Future In Cotton

Chuck Zimmerman

Do you have a future in cotton? Want to have one? Then write an essay and enter this Deltapine scholarship program. The future of the U.S. cotton industry continues to rely on new talents and fresh perspectives. To keep bright young minds involved in cotton, Monsanto is creating the Deltapine Class of 09 scholarship program. The program will award nine …

Cotton, Education, Monsanto

Cotton Everyday

Laura McNamara

Cotton Incorporated wants consumers not just to know, but to feel the natural attributes of cotton. That’s why the company has developed a new branding campaign, “A Natural Part of Everyday Life.” The campaign will run in approximately 85 malls throughout all 50 states. “A Natural Part of Everyday Life” spotlights the new Natural(TM) trademark while showcasing images of people …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Cotton

What The Bayer Season Is

Chuck Zimmerman

At last week’s Beltwide we learned about the Bayer Season. Basically, it’s about taking care of your plants during the critical first 40 days. One of the presenters was John Smith, Bayer CropScience director of marketing. He says that the Bayer Season is a collection of products, innovation and people. They’re meant to help the cotton grower during those first …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Custom Cotton Reports For Monsanto

Chuck Zimmerman

While last week’s Beltwide was going on Monsanto not only had Kara Willis doing student blogging but Stewart Doane was producing custom audio reports for their website. Called, “Daily Beltwide Cotton Conferences Audio Recap with Stewart Doan,” customers were able to find fresh news from the event each day. Great concept and a very good application for a company website …

Agribusiness, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, Media, Monsanto

Learning More ABout Cotton Precision

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the new product development guys at John Deere in their precision area is Patrick Sikora, John Deere Ag Management Solutions Group. He was one of the guys I interviewed at last week’s Beltwide. Patrick says that cotton growers have been some of the earliest adopters of precision farming technology but that there may be some not familiar with …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, Equipment, John Deere

Monsanto Student Cotton Blogger

Chuck Zimmerman

Monsanto once again took their student bloggers on the road. This time to the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. The intern is Kara Willis who attends Prairie View A&M in Texas (right of Janice Person). You can find Kara’s blog on the Monsanto website. I spoke to her after she interviewed me for her blog. Kara is an ag econ major who …

Blogging, Cotton, Monsanto

Case IH Cotton Picker Success

Melissa Sandfort

It has been a year since Case IH introduced the Case IH Module Express™ 625, the only commercial cotton picker to build modules while harvesting. Growers who used this machine for the 2007 cotton harvest report that it was a sound investment. “The Module Express allows one man to do the work of three,” says Dan Kornegay, who grows 2,500 …


Honoring Monsanto’s Karen Marshall

Chuck Zimmerman

At last week’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences an appreciation luncheon was held for Karen Marshall, just retired Senior Director of Industry Affairs for Monsanto. Several people spoke about their respect for Karen and her years of service to the cotton industry including Charles Parker, President of the Cotton Foundation and a cotton grower from Senath, MO. Here’s Charles giving Karen an …

Agribusiness, Cotton, Monsanto