Facing The Press

Chuck Zimmerman

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, facing the press at the Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio. This was his first public speech and press conference as Secretary outside of Washington, DC.

Government, NCBA Convention

Sec of Ag Johanns First Speech Outside of DC

Chuck Zimmerman

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, talks at the Cattle Industry Convention on Friday, Feb. 4. You can listen to a few minutes of his comments here: ZimmComm Podcast. Contact me at ZimmComm if you’d like to hear more from the Secretary. He spoke for about 30 minutes and then answered questions at a press conference and I have …

Government, NCBA Convention

Record Media Attendance

Chuck Zimmerman

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

The Secretary is Coming!

Chuck Zimmerman

Friday morning new U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, will speak at the general session of the Cattle Industry Convention. Come back tomorrow late morning and we’ll have audio from his comments. He’s also going to be speaking to the media after his speech. I’ll have a picture then too.

Government, NCBA Convention

Customers Playing Games

Chuck Zimmerman

The trade show here at the NCBA convention is huge. Producers have lots of opportunities to talk to company reps or here at the Novartis booth, they can compete in a computer quiz for prizes that are awarded each day to the 2 highest scorers.

Agribusiness, NCBA Convention

Even The News Room Is Sponsored!

Chuck Zimmerman

I know it’s not a very exciting picture but you can see how everything is sponsored. Reporters at the news center will leave this convention weighing several pounds more due to the large quantities of food bestowed upon them. Thursday’s breakfast included large steaks! After all we have to get our beef quota.

Agribusiness, Media, NCBA Convention

South Florida Biodiesel & Texas Cattle

Chuck Zimmerman

What do they have in common? I’m at the NCBA/CBB convention in San Antonio and just sent a Talking News Release out for the National Biodiesel Board simultaneously with their live press conference going on at their annual convention in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. It’s amazing what you can do with computers and the internet today! So, here I am covering …

Ag Group, Audio, NCBA Convention, Talking News Release