Farmers Getting High Speed Internet Access

Chuck Zimmerman

Thanks to the USDA Rural Development Broadband program more and more rural communities are getting access! Listen to my interview with Gill Gonzalez, Undersecretary for Rural Development with USDA as he talks about the loan program that’s helping bring broadband to the countryside. Listen here: ZimmBlog Podcast

Audio, Farming, Internet, NCBA Convention

Free Beer – How Can You Go Wrong With This?

Chuck Zimmerman

At the Schering-Plough booth a friendly bartender poured a free beer and you could enter a contest to win a new John Deere Gator! I spoke with Dan Ellsworth, Senior Product Manager, Cattle about new products from his company. You can hear our next podcast here: ZimmComm Podcast. Keep checking in for more from the Cattle Industry Convention & Trade …

Audio, NCBA Convention, Podcasts

Booth Activity

Chuck Zimmerman

The first stop was the Merial booth, where I spoke with Jim Gibb, Sr. Manager, Beef Segment Development about new dna testing products from Igenity. You can listen to our next audio interview here: ZimmComm Podcast. Later this week, new U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, will be making a speech. We’ll bring you audio from his remarks.

Agribusiness, Audio, NCBA Convention, Podcasts

It Was Trade Show Opening Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Over 6,000 people involved in the cattle industry are expected to attend this year’s Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show. The trade show kicked things off Wed. evening and was very well attended.

NCBA Convention

Beef Demand Is Sizzling!

Chuck Zimmerman

The first interview is with Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO Monte Reese. He’s the better looking one talking into the mic. Beef demand increased more last year than any year recently and Monte talks about what that means in our next podcast available here: ZimmBlog Podcast. All the usual press conferences are going on and the trade show’s about to start …

Ag Group, Audio, NCBA Convention, Podcasts

Just Got In To San Antonio

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from San Antonio. 2nd hotel. The first one didn’t have working high speed access. Can’t have that. I promise not to make you look at pictures of me. I’m just happy to be in my room and ready to go. It’s off to the convention center next and see what’s going on. I’ll start out in the media room …

Blogging, NCBA Convention

Off To San Antonio

Chuck Zimmerman

I just couldn’t leave a wimpy little post from a cell phone on my blog while I’m travelling. I just sent that last post to show you that if you’re really desparate, you can even use a pretty standard Sprint phone to post a message on your blog. I’ll be getting in to the Cattle Industry Convention tomorrow afternoon and …

Blogging, NCBA Convention