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 Groups, 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 …

Agencies, 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 Groups, Corn, NCGA, Podcasts

Classic Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF, the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association are supporting the future of agriculture by awarding scholarships to young people working towards careers in the industry. The first scholarship winners were announced today at a Commodity Classic news conference. I did interviews with all the winners who were here, which I will post later, but here is …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, New Holland, Soybean

Off to Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

While Chuck is busy basking in the glorious Florida weather, I am preparing to head on out to the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville at the Opryland. First on the agenda tomorrow afternoon is the BASF International Seed Treatment Symposium to provide us media types with all the latest info on BASF products and technology. The Classic really gets rolling …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Soybean, Wheat