Nashville Flood Causes Convention Scramble

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is the first meeting I have heard about having to move because of the flooding in Nashville, but I am sure there are lots more, just not many ag-related. The APS meeting, which I attended last year in Portland, Ore., is still being held August 7-11 but they don’t know where yet. They sent this …

Fan Fair, General

Michael Peterson Celebrates 4th Celebrity Tractor Race

Cindy Zimmerman

The 4th annual New Holland/Michael Peterson Celebrity Tractor Race was another rousing success at the CMA Music Festival. Not only is it a great promotion for New Holland and a fun way for fans to see some of their favorite stars in the tractor seat, it also raises money for the National FFA. “The tractor is going to be sold …

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Rocking and Rolling With New Holland/Michael Peterson

Chuck Zimmerman

Here are two biofuels promoters. Chuck Leavell, Rolling Stones (left) and Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board. They were race contestants in the New Holland/Michael Peterson Celebrity Tractor Race. I caught both of them in the tent for a short interview. It was very noisy. They were having a lot of fun. Of course when I interviewed them …

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Country Classic on Display at CMA

Cindy Zimmerman

The CMA Music Festival in Nashville featured some well-known country legends like Reba McEntire and the Judds, so it was a perfect place for New Holland to display its own country classic, the Boomer 8N. “It’s a retro going back to the Ford 8N and we are very proud of that heritage of ours going back to the 40s and …

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New Holland Celebrity Tractor Race Hosted by Michael Peterson

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2009 New Holland Celebrity Tractor Show, hosted by Michael Peterson, has concluded and we have a two time winner! He’s Darby Ledbetter, seen here with his wife, being interviewed by Cindy. I think Darby was pretty excited and did a victory lap with the checkered flag. I’ve updated the online photo album for your viewing pleasure. I’ll be posting …

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Wynonna Wows CMA Music Festival

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been a great day of country music at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN. We got to watch Michael Peterson perform at Hard Rock Cafe before heading over to LP Field for the evening concert. Tonight we had a very special performance by Wynonna and then she was joined on stage by her Mom, Naomi. It was …

Fan Fair, Music

CMA Music Festival First Timer


This year being not only my first CMA Music Festival but also my first time In Nashville, I really didn’t know what to expect. I knew there would be country music stars but was unaware of all the other attractions going on downtown. This festival brings in so many companies with booths and prizes that one day really isn’t enough! …

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Ricochet Will Be Racing

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the great things about the CMA Music Festival is the opportunity to meet stars of the stage. Michael Peterson introduced me to Ricochet. They were in the kickoff parade and will be competing in the New Holland Celebrity Tractor Race on Sunday. I spoke with Troy, Greg, Heath and Robert after the parade. They said riding in the …

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