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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Cotton Consultant’s Headline Perspective

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s always interesting getting a perspective from your audience. For BASF today that was a group of cotton consultants like Ray Young on the right. Ray’s from northeast Louisiana. Next to him is Boyd Kidwell, Quarry Integrated Communications. I talked to Ray after the BASF Cotton Consultants Conference and he said that the registration of Headline for cotton was news …

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BASF Bolls Them Over With Headline

Chuck Zimmerman

Scott Asher is a BASF Diversified Regional Manager. He spoke today at their Cotton Consultants Conference and provided some technical information about the product. Scott says that BASF has a variety of activities planned for growers here that ranges from this session to a nightly hospitality suite and trade show booth. He says that communication with consultants is important and …

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A Headline Cotton Yield Advantage

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the experts on the program at the BASF Cotton Consultants Conference is Amber Shirley, BASF Technical Marketing Manager. Amber says that having Headline, a foliar fungicide, available for the first time means that cotton growers now have the full range of plant protection products available to them that other commodity growers have. She says that using a fungicide …

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Headline Making Cotton Headlines

Chuck Zimmerman

Kicking off the BASF Cotton Consultants Conference is Dr. Gary Fellows, BASF Technical Market Manager. Dr. Fellows started things off by announcing that Headline fungicide is now registered for cotton. He says that 4 years worth of field trials are showing great results. Many of the cotton consultants here were hearing the news for the first time. The conference provided …

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