What’s New with Cropstream

Chuck Zimmerman

Cropstream is less than a year old but going strong according to Craig Dick, VP Marketing & Growth. He was one of my Golden ZimmComm Microphone interviews during the Agri-Marketing Conference. We got caught up on how the business is doing. The mobile messaging network built for agriculture. Cropstream helps growers, advisors, seed dealers, retailers and manufacturers connect with each …

AgWired Precision, Audio, NAMA

A Cornstalk of a Different Kind

Chuck Zimmerman

This cornstalk is actually Cornstalk Promotional Products. Making an appearance in the Agri-Marketing Conference Connection Point was Kevin Lind, Principal. His creations caught a lot of people’s attention including mine. Of course his booth was right across the aisle from ZimmComm. Before the craziness ended I spoke with Kevin via the Golden ZimmComm Microphone to learn more about him and …

Audio, Marketing, NAMA

Dominate With SEO Meets #GoldenMic

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the folks who stopped by the ZimmComm booth during the Agri-Marketing Conference Connection Point was Sam Romain, Dominate With SEO. Sam’s company is in the Minneapolis area but he has staff working remotely in various places around the country. His company started out working on search engine optimization but has been moving more into content creation. He says …

Audio, Internet, Marketing, NAMA

ZimmCast 614 – Golden ZimmComm Mic Interviews

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program features interviews that Cindy and I did during the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City. The Golden ZimmComm Microphone got a workout! At the beginning of this episode you can hear from Sheri Seger, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, outgoing NAMA President and Scott McClure, Brighton, incoming NAMA President. After that I’m sharing all of the other interviews we …

Audio, Marketing, NAMA, ZimmCast

New CEO Joins Beck Ag

Carrie Muehling

Richard Bettison began his new role as CEO of Beck Ag on April 8, just in time to attend the Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City last week and become a new member of the ZimmComm Golden Mic Club. Bettison said he has known Beck Ag as a customer and now looks forward to working with an incredibly talented group of …

Marketing, NAMA, People

NAMA Gavel Passes from Seger to McClure

Cindy Zimmerman

Sheri Seger, DTN/Progressive Farmer, passed the gavel of National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) president on to Scott McClure, Brighton Agency, at the Agri-Marketing Conference last week in Kansas City. Scott has been active with NAMA for many years at both local and national levels. He has served as a Best of NAMA judge for five years, he was the Agri-Marketing Conference …

Agency, NAMA

Best of NAMA Stars Shine

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) presented its annual Best of NAMA Awards for excellence in agri-marketing at its annual conference last week in Kansas City. Wyffels Hybrids/O&H Brand Design took home the Grand Champion award, with top category awards as follows: Advertising: Wyffels Hybrids/O&H Brand Design Public Relations: Cytozome/Archer>Malmo Digital: Bayer/HLK Consumer: Land O’Lakes/Colle McVoy Specialty: Boehringer Ingelheim/Sullivan Higdon Sink …

Award, NAMA

Professional Agri-Marketers Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

The three highest individual awards from the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) were presented last week at the annual Agri-Marketing Conference. Congratulations to Lynn Huston, John Deere Financial, who was named Agribusiness Leader of the Year. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior agribusiness …

Agency, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Award, NAMA

NDSU Bison Win Student NAMA Competition

Cindy Zimmerman

Congrats to the North Dakota State University Bison team for their first place win in the Student NAMA Competition at the Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City this week. Team President Thomas Konetschka says it was the greatest experience of his collegiate career. “We’ve been close a lot of years, been in the finals a lot, so this is for all …

Audio, NAMA

#NAMA19 is Onward and Upward

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference is officially underway in Kansas City with the theme “Onward Upward.” The annual event is a meeting of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), the nation’s largest association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness. Last night was the Best of NAMA awards celebration and today will honor the NAMA Marketer of the Year, Agribusiness Leader of the …

Audio, NAMA