Meet Nancy Bunker Koester

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the special people I got to meet this week at the Ag Media Summit was the new National Corn Growers Association, Director of Communications, Nancy Bunker Koester. AMS gave Nancy the chance to meet and interact with a hundreds of ag media professionals and other industry leaders. She is not unfamiliar with this industry, having worked for Monsanto …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, NCGA

Corn Blog Wins Gold Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Gotta admit to being pretty proud of this – the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Center for Association Leadership has awarded the National Corn Growers Association with a 2008 Gold Circle Award in the category of “Blogs – Association Annual Budget Greater than $2 Million” for Corn Commentary. John H. Graham IV, CAE, president and CEO of …

Corn, NCGA, New Media

New NCGA Director of Communications

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m sure I’m waiting in line to meet the new Director of Communications for the National Corn Growers Association. She’s Nancy L. Bunker Koester and she started on Monday. In this position, Nancy will lead NCGA’s communications team and direct public relations and media relations for the organization. Nancy is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) with more than 20 years …

Ag Group, NCGA

NCGA Leadership Talks About CUTC

Chuck Zimmerman

I wanted to interview Rick Tolman (l), CEO of the NCGA and Richard Glass (r), VP of Research and Business Development for NCGA together but it didn’t happen that way but we still have a Rick and Rick post anyway. In the picture they’re enjoying one of the presentations taking place at the CUTC. When I spoke to Rick Tolman …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA

An NCGA Welcome to CUTC

Chuck Zimmerman

The CUTC is officially underway now that our keynote session and reception is over. It’s a very quiet media room as yours truly is the only one here. At least the internet access is sort of working. It won’t let me upload to Flickr but I guess that’ll have to wait until later. Post Update: Here’s some photos: CUTC Photo …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA

Welcome to CUTC

Chuck Zimmerman

The fun and games are about to begin here at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. The event is being held at the Marriott in downtown Kansas City and I just got in and connected in the media room. In less than an hour we’ll kick things off with a Keynote Speech by USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Tom …

Corn, NCGA

The Technical Use of Corn

Chuck Zimmerman

Next week’s on-location activities for ZimmComm New Media start off at the Corn Utilization & Technology Conference, CUTC, in Kansas City, MO. I’ll be there producing content for Corn Commentary as well as right here on AgWired. If you don’t know anything about CUTC then you will after you listen to this week’s program. I was in the NCGA offices …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, NCGA, Research, ZimmCast

Indy 500 and Bill of Confusion

Chuck Zimmerman

While I’m here in Lincoln, NE, Laura is still having fun in Indianapolis. She’s got photos uploaded to an online photo album so I thought I’d point you that way. Indy 500 2008 Photo Album I’ll be driving home tomorrow but she’ll be on site for the race so you may want to keep an eye on Domestic Fuel to …

Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing, NCGA


Cindy Zimmerman

Congratulations from AgWired to the CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, who received the Agribusiness Leader of the Year award at the National Agri-Marketing Association conference in Kansas City on Thursday. Rick Tolman has been in charge of NCGA for almost eight years, during a time of dramatic changes, new challenges and the highest prices in history for corn …

Agency, General, NAMA, NCGA

NCGA Starts Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association is Gettin’ Jiggy wit It. They’re doing RSS Feeds of their news, they’re blogging and now they’re podcasting. Here’s the file you need in order to subscribe. Now Hear This: A Better Way to Get Top NCGA News (4-8-08) The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), which has been making audio files of its top news …

Ag Group, Corn, NCGA, Podcasts