Although I interview Harry Thibedeau with the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), we talk about Wild Blue, the satellite internet access company that says it will be available by the end of June. It’s a long-anticipated service launch and Harry says NRTC has put in a bunch of money so I know they’re anxious to get it going. Wild Blue is just one more reason why you’ll be seeing high speed access, even in the country! Just think of all the blog reading those new high speed customers will be doing.
In this week’s MBIC Report Cindy Zimmerman interviews Dawn Thurnau about grilling beef this season. Of course with the weather the way it is you could say the season is upon us!
I know I just posted an article about Brownfield Network and here’s another one already but I think this is cool! I’ve been waiting for someone in the farm broadcasting community to “get it” when it comes to podcasting. I actually discovered this after making my last post. Hey Lane, mention your podcasts in your releases! It is something to brag about because the ag world is just starting to wake up to the new realities and you’re on the cutting edge.
If you’re in the Omaha area tomorrow plan to attend the Midlands NAMA meeting. I’ll be giving a presentation I call Blogging 101. The meeting will be at 3pm at Quarry Oaks Clubhouse. Directions are on the NAMA website.
Meet Tracy Orsburn, the Beefmobile Wrangler, in this week’s Missouri Beef Industry Council Report.
In our ZimmCast this week I interview Sara Wyant, editor of Agri-Pulse, a weekly publication about what’s happening in our nation’s capitol. Many of you may remember that Sara published a newsletter, Agri-Pulse, from 1985-1995. She also wrote about farm policy for Farm Progress publications. As was mentioned in the ZimmCast last week, Sara points out how what happens in Washington affects everyone in agrimarketing.
In this week’s MBIC Report Cindy Zimmerman interviews Chairman David Dick of Sedalia during Beef Day at the Capitol on Tuesday.
I introduced the term farm podcasting into a USDA press conference earlier this week (see post from May 1) and since then I’ve had several people ask me about it. Questions include, “What’s a podcast?” “How can I do it?”
In our ZimmCast this week I interview Leon Corzine, President of the National Corn Growers Association, about marketing and legislation. Although sometimes these seem very separate they really are very related aspects of the business of agriculture.
In our weekly program from the Missouri Beef Industry Council, I talked to Communications Director Dawn Thurnau about Beef Day at the Capitol. It takes place on Tuesday, May 3. Dawn describes all the activities the MBIC is involved in that day. She doesn’t mention it but you can also get your picture take with Molly Moo! I’m looking forward to meeting her.