Tractor Co. Pulls in Gold For Country Living

Laura McNamara

The Country Living Association gets a new gold sponsor. The Association’s director, Courtney Yukis, says Tractor Supply Company now possesses a gold-level sponsorship. Tractor Supply Company joins Land O’Lakes, Purina Feed and Fastline Publications at the gold-level. Founding sponsors include John Deere, Allied Insurance and Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company. All Country Living Association sponsors promote rural living. Membership in Country …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Publication, Tractor

New Self-Propelled Sprayers From John Deere

Laura McNamara

John Deere is calling the new 30 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers its new line-up of intelligent-application equipment. The 4730, 4830 and 4930 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers set new standards for John Deere in sprayer performance, versatility and productivity. The company says its new line of sprayers is also supported by John Deere Commercial Application Dealers (CAD) and the Application Support Dealer (ASD) …

Equipment, John Deere

John Deere Keeping You Safe

Chuck Zimmerman

At the Commodity Classic John Deere gave away a very nice safe. The winner is Doug Rund, Twin Valley, MN. He’s a member of the Minnesota Wheat Council. Since this wouldn’t fit in the overhead on the plane he’s going to have it delivered by his local dealer. I think he’ll have to settle for putting your guns and other …

Commodity Classic, John Deere

John Deere Pink

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s another post Commodity Classic ZimmCast for you. In this week’s program Cindy interviews John Deere’s Barry Nelson about how they’re marketing at Commodity Classic. Barry talks about the company being 170 years old and although he never would have thought it, they’re selling the logo on pink merchandise! You can download and listen to the ZimmCast here: ZimmCast 110 …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, ZimmCast

A Skateboard in Your Farm Plan

Chuck Zimmerman

I guess this is a magazine ad for John Deere’s Farm Plan program. I’m not sure how many farmers are skateboarders but it caught the attention of Adrants which is where I saw it. Adrants links to larger pictures of the ads. There’s one for Skateboards and one for Disco Ball. You can catch Disco Ball in action on the …

Advertising, Agribusiness, John Deere

John Deere Introduces

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere announces a new blog on precision agriculture, which you can find at The new site was designed and developed by BCS Communicatons, working with ZimmComm New Media (that’s us). So John Deere is jumping into the new media world. Welcome to, a site specifically designed to bring you the latest information and resources on guidance and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Blogging, John Deere

Internet Marketing Management For Syngenta

Chuck Zimmerman

I really think I need to get in touch with more Internet Marketing Managers like Gigi Arino. She holds this position for Syngenta in their crop protection area. We had a great conversation at the National Farm Machinery Show and I recorded part of it to share with you. Gigi says that a growing challenge within the company is how …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta, ZimmCast

Monty’s For a Healthy Plant

Chuck Zimmerman

On my way out of the National Farm Machinery Show I paid a visit on my friend and former farm broadcaster, Price Allen. Price works for Monty’s Plant Food Company which is practically across the highway from the show. He introduced me to the company president, Dennis Stephens (pictured). Dennis shares the unique story about Monty’s Plant Food since it …

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