In The Commodity Classic Newsroom

Chuck Zimmerman Commodity Classic, Media

Hi from Austin. I made it and am in the convention center newsroom. Sitting here among a bunch of reporters like Jeff Nalley, from Kentucky (Cromwell Ag Media) and Michelle Rook from South Dakota(WNAX), Sara Wyant from Illinois, (Agripulse) and others. C5 internet connection jacks are at a premium here. Commodity Classic needs to double the connections or arrange for …

Commodity Classic, Media

So Glad To See Him

Chuck Zimmerman Media

Here’s Dick Marshall receiving the Lifetime Communicator Award from the Missouri Corn Growers Association. With Dick is family members including his brother Gary (far right) who is the Executive Director of MCGA. The award was presented at last yesterday’s MCGA Annual Mtg. in Jefferson City, MO. Dick used to work for me at the Brownfield Network. He was a longtime …


We Are The Media

Chuck Zimmerman Media

Or are we the media? Interesting question. It used to be that companies had to push their information to their customers through “traditional” media (newspaper, magazine, radio, tv). The web has opened up a whole new world though. What about blogging, or as I’d rather say, self-publishing and syndication? If I create an easy to use and subscribe to web …


Record Media Attendance

Chuck Zimmerman Media, NCBA Convention

I’ve been told that we have a record number of media representatives (reporters) covering the Cattle Industry Convention this year. I know I saw more at the media reception tonight than I’ve ever seen before. Thank you Merial for sponsoring it and the excellent food, especially the little steaks that were fork tender! Because of all the reporters here I’ve …

Media, NCBA Convention

Interesting Lunch Questions

Chuck Zimmerman Media

At lunch today the discussion centered around blogging of course and how this might become useful in the agricultural communications world since there isn’t much of it yet. I’m going to write about a couple of the questions that were raised since I think they are of widespread interest. For example, it’s going to be somewhat challenging but I’m going …