So Long to Farm Broadcaster Evan Slack

Cindy Zimmerman

Heaven has gained another farm broadcaster. The legendary Evan Slack passed away on Saturday, September 19, at the age of 86. His radio career spanned 68 years including most recently as owner of the Evan Slack Network based in Denver, Colo. During that time, he broadcasted from 45 states, 4 Canadian Provinces and Australia. Russell Nemetz purchased Evan’s network earlier …

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ZimmCast 652 – Virtual 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. It is 2020 Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference week and this week’s program will feature some more of the sustaining partners of the National Agri-Marketing Association. You’ll hear from Scott McClure, Brighton Agency; Matt Herman, DTN/The Progress Farmer …

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2020 NAFB Convention Will Be Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) has joined the 2020 virtual meeting club. The 2020 NAFB Convention, scheduled for November 18-20 will now held virtually. “We know the importance of our annual Convention to both our members as well as exhibitors and participants in Trade Talk – it provides opportunities to conduct business and to network with industry colleagues,” …

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NAFB Membership Directory Cover Photo Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

Okay broadcast photographers. Get your best photos out. The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) is accepting entries for its 2021 NAFB Membership Directory cover photo contest. The winning entry will receive $100, and the photo will be featured on the cover of the 2021 NAFB Membership Directory. Contest Guidelines Contest is open to all NAFB members. Multiple entries will …

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ZimmCast 643 – COVID-19 Impacts on Ag Communications

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program is part one of at least two that feature conversations with the leadership of agricultural media and marketing associations. This week I’m sharing conversations with Jenny Pickett of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Tom Brand with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, and Hugh Maynard of the International Federation of Agricultural …

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NAFB Postpones Washington Watch

Cindy Zimmerman

In line with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations due to COVID-19, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) has postponed its 2020 Leadership NAFB and 2020 Washington Watch events scheduled for next month in Washington, D.C. NAFB is in the process of rescheduling both events, slated for April 24-26 and April 27-29 respectively. From NAFB: For those attendees registered …

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Merry Christmas from NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

All right. All right. All right. The National Association of Farm Broadcasting gets the honor of first place as the first email in my inbox wishing me a Merry Christmas. Our message crosses the airwaves loud and clear: may you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with those you love and a prosperous 2020! You can see Santa sending his “message of …

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BASF Offers New Fungicide Products

Carrie Muehling

BASF‘s newest fungicides are powered by a new active ingredient that provides fast uptake and curative activity, enhanced binding strength, and exceptional performance under high disease pressure. Revysol fungicide brings a new level of disease control and efficacy to the Class 3 group of chemistry for BASF’s Revytek soybean fungicide product and Veltyma corn fungicide offering. “We want to make …

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Bayer on ‘The Watch’ for Corn Rootworm

Carrie Muehling

Bayer is promoting awareness around corn rootworm with “The Watch.” “The Watch is really a program to make growers aware of different options that you can use to manage it,” said Jody Gander, technology development manager with corn traits. “Corn rootworm is called the billion dollar pest because it’s estimated that between cost of control and lost yield, corn rootworm …

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BASF Launches ‘Operation Weed Eradication’

Carrie Muehling

BASF is launching a new inititative called “Operation Weed Eradication” to help farmers learn to control weeds rather than just manage them. “I’d say it’s a mindset shift because today we think about weed control in terms of maximizing the yield potential on farm, and that’s very key,” said Kate Greif, Product Manager. “So when we’re applying weed control, we’re …

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