ZimmCast 632 – Ag Retailers Conference Leadership

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I spoke with the leadership of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA).   In the program you’ll hear from past Chair, Troy Johnson, Wilbur-Ellis, as he talks about his term leading the board. Then next up will be Rod Wells, GROWMARK, new Chair for ARA, as he talks about his outlook and plans for the coming two …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK, ZimmCast

#AgRetailers19 is a Wrap

Cindy Zimmerman

The gavel has been passed and the 2019 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo is New Orleans is a wrap. Rod Wells of GROWMARK (pictured left) was installed as chairman of the association during the closing session of conference, succeeding Troy Johnson of Wilbur-Ellis in the role. “I am proud of the work our board of directors and ARA …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

GROWMARK/FS System Responding to Propane Issues

Carrie Muehling

The past six weeks have brought rolling outages of propane supply at pipeline terminals across the Midwest. A number of factors are contributing to propane shortages this year during a critical time for farmers. “With delayed planting and, subsequently, delayed harvest, as well as high moisture corn, the demand has really been significantly more than we would have seen in …

GROWMARK

GROWMARK Urges Congress to Ratify USMCA

Cindy Zimmerman

Because GROWMARK is a farmer-owned cooperative, its priorities reflect the interests of its farmer members, and right now that number one priority is trade in general and the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in particular. “Having the assurance of the United States Mexico Canada trade agreement passed will be an ultimate priority, hopefully it won’t go much past October,” said …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, FS System, Government, GROWMARK, Trade

GROWMARK Vetting New Technology with AgValidity

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK‘s AgValidity platform is allowing the company to work with new companies offering innovative technologies in order to test out products and services that could be beneficial to their member companies. “The number one thing that we hear farmers talk about and that we’re talking with our crop specialists about is that ‘one click to value.’ There are a lot …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK, Technology

GROWMARK FS Focused on Farmer Profitability

Carrie Muehling

While many Midwestern farmers are focused on getting the current crop to maturity, they are also planning for a late harvest and making decisions for next year’s growing season. “Looking to the future, we’re trying to figure out different ways where we can help them be more efficient and more profitable,” said David Powell, Sr. Agronomy Services Manager with GROWMARK …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK

ZimmCast 624 – #FPS19

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a busy Farm Progress Show this year with great weather and lots to talk about. Happy to have a long weekend to recover from our labor! In this edition of the ZimmCast, you will hear from some of the many voices at #FPS19, including Show Manager Matt Jungmann, BASF External Communications Manager Casey Allen, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK, Syngenta, USDA

GROWMARK Supply Chain Focused on Efficiency

Carrie Muehling

The weather challenges many farmers faced over the past year tested the supply chain for companies like GROWMARK, but the regional cooperative was well equipped to help their customers react to changing conditions like river shutdowns, the need for shorter season hybrids in some cases, and crop protection adjustments. That’s a benefit of working across all of the company’s various …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Foundation to Provide FFA Jackets

Carrie Muehling

After the unexpected passing of GROWMARK vice president and long-time employee Mike Builta in April 2019, the GROWMARK Foundation is helping his family to honor his memory by providing FFA jackets to FFA members in Illinois. “In the weeks and the days after his passing, his wife approached us and asked if the GROWMARK Foundation could become a place to …

Agriculture Education, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, FFA, GROWMARK

GROWMARK Moves Forward with AgValidity

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK is helping member customers to wade through the new technology available in agriculture with its AgValidity platform. “Ag Validity is really what we’re calling a platform to test and vet out a lot of this new technology,” said Chris Grogan, GROWMARK media relations manager. “So there are upstart companies, there are companies that have been around, and they are …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, GROWMARK, Technology