Growing the Farmers Business Network

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In a very short amount of time the Farmers Business Network (FBN) has not only registered a lot of farmers as members but also millions of acres. This means there is a big and growing amount of data in the system. In this week’s ZimmCast you can listen to Charles Baron, co-founder, talk about what the Farmers Business Network has …

Agribusiness, Audio, data, Farming, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

High Def Corn Planting

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Via Twitter alert from Robert Frye comes, “Iowa Corn Planting In High Definition.” Robert is obviously a drone pro judging by how he commanded his quad copter to take this gorgeous video. He published it on May 11, 2015. Here’s how he described it on YouTube: A “birds-eye-view” of Jim, Matt and Jay’s 2015 corn planting. Please watch on full …

Corn, Farming, Gadgets, Planting, UAV, Video

USFRA Sponsors Brownfield Cab Convos

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The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is sponsoring a second season of Cab Conversations with Brownfield Ag News. Each week, three U.S. farmers meet on Google+ Hangout from the cab of their tractors to share insights, challenges and tips relating to the planting season with host Meghan Grebner, Anchor/Reporter for Brownfield Ag News. “Brownfield’s Cab Conversations utilizes an innovative …

Farming, Media, Social Media, Social Networking, USFRA

Phenomenal Corn Planting Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

A week ago corn planting was running behind schedule but thanks to the very latest precision technology corn farmers are now 17% ahead of the five year average with 55% of the crop in the ground, according to the latest crop progress report. The phenomenal progress included an increase of 38% in Nebraska and Illinois, 41% more in Missouri, 45% …

Audio, Corn, Farming, NCGA

Monsanto Announces Top 5 Farm Mom’s of the Year

Jamie Johansen

When Monsanto opened its search for the 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, the company knew it would get a lot of fantastic nominations. This year, though, the judging was particularly difficult because of all the amazing women who were entered. Monsanto, along with the American Agri-Women (AAW) are proud to announce its new 2015 class of regional winners. …

Ag Group, Award, Farming, Monsanto

#NAMA15 Special Appearance – Derek Klingenberg

Chuck Zimmerman

Stories from the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference continue as this week’s ZimmCast features a conversation by world famous farmer Derek Klingenberg. Derek made a surprise stage appearance during a general session as you can see from this photo. The only thing he told the audience was, “Shhh.” Then he sat down in his lawn chair and we watched his cattle serenade …

Animal Agriculture, Audio, Farming, NAMA, Social Media

Research Finds Propane Cuts GHG Emissions

Cindy Zimmerman

New research commissioned by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) finds that propane equipment cuts greenhouse gas emissions and reduces fuel costs. “A Comparative Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Propane and Competing Energy Sources,” prepared by Nexight Group, studied 14 applications to compare emissions from propane-powered equipment with emissions from conventional energy sources such as gasoline, diesel, and …

Farming, Irrigation, PERC, Propane

FarmHer at Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

During last week’s Ag Day Activities in Washington, DC I met Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer, Inc. during the Celebration of Agriculture dinner. Earlier in the day Marji participated in a Google Hangout with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and Dr. Linda Young, Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The discussion was about …

Ag Day, Farming