National Dairy Council Meeting in Denver Too

Chuck Zimmerman

The Cattle Industry Summer Conference isn’t the only thing going on here in Denver. The National Dairy Council is also meeting at the same time/place for the first time. The NDC started off with a general meeting this afternoon. Here’s what they’ll be doing tomorrow. A unique highlight of this year’s Summer Conference will take place Tuesday, July 17, when …

Ag Group, Cattle Industry Conference, Dairy

Facelift For World Dairy Diary

Chuck Zimmerman

The last ZimmComm site to get a facelift this year is our World Dairy Diary. The new theme is now live and there are a few more tweaks that we’ve got to do but I think it’s ready for prime time. I have been very pleased with how we’ve seen the traffic grow on this site. With the type of …

Blogging, Dairy

Julie Drendel Joins Staff of Jersey Journal

Laura McNamara

The official publication of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. welcomes a new member to its editorial staff. Julie Drendel is the new Assistant Editor for Jersey Journal, a 54-year-old publication specializing in the jersey cattle industry. “Because of her internship with Jersey Journal last summer and work on the Jersey Directory, our readers and advertisers know …

Beef, Dairy, Farming, Livestock, Publication

Paul McKellips Report From Iraq

Chuck Zimmerman

It is great to hear from Paul McKellips again. He’s back for his 3rd stint behind the scenes in Iraq and finding the good news our mainstream media doesn’t want us to know. Good news just wouldn’t do in their politically motivated style of reporting. So as long as Paul keeps doing it, I’ll keep posting it. You can listen …

Audio, Dairy, Government, International

WMMB Elections Coming Up

Chuck Zimmerman

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is trying to get out the vote for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. The elections are coming up the week after next. Nine nominees have been certified. For the media (and of course anyone online) the WMMB has created a page with pictures and bios to aid in a reporter’s coverage …

Ag Group, Dairy

Jim Dickrell Moves Up At Dairy Today

Chuck Zimmerman

I can’t wait until I celebrate 17 years of editing AgWired. Way to go Jim. Jim Dickrell, long-time editor of DAIRY TODAY, has been promoted to Associate Publisher. In his new position, Dickrell will work closely with Farm Journal Media Livestock Group Publisher Bill Newham in the development and execution of information products targeting the dairy industry. In addition to …

Dairy, Publication

Adachi’s Trying To Get The Glass

Chuck Zimmerman

There’s a new online game from the “Got Milk” people called Get The Glass. It’s really worth a look if you have a few minutes. I think the animation and sound is some of the best I’ve seen. It features the Adachi family who are bound and determined to steal a glass of milk from Ft. Fridge. You’ve got to …

Advertising, Ag Group, Dairy

A South Dakota Dairy Star

Chuck Zimmerman

I just love seeing these stories. With all the junk that’s on tv with stars who have no moral compass or sense of personal responsibility it’s good to see young people like this out there who I think are the real stars. There’s a new dairy princess in South Dakota. She’s Katie Norling of Beresford and she’s the 53rd South …

Ag Group, Dairy

Leon The Milkman Still Blogging

Chuck Zimmerman

My buddy Leon The Milkman has re-designed his blog. He’s the African Milk Man who’s been blogging away about his business with lots of passion. His new design lets you change the background with a variety of images like the one here in this post. His blog is a great example of how you can toot your own horn and …

Blogging, Dairy, International

Automatic Detachment From WestphaliaSurge

Chuck Zimmerman

I was surprised to learn how many dairy farmers visit the National Farm Machinery Show. This afternoon I visited the WestphaliaSurge booth and talked with Jerry Quellhorst. They’ve got a large exhibit here and he says he spoke with dairymen from states all over the country today. He said about half their crew is here and the other half is …

Audio, Dairy, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta