Social Media Dilemma

Chuck Zimmerman

I joined Twitter as AgriBlogger in 2007, just a year after it was introduced, although it was another year before I started tweeting. I have over 19,500 followers. As new media pioneers, we were among the first to start using this innovative way to communicate with people around the world in 140 characters or less. Remember AgChat? That started back …

Social Media, ZimmComm Announcement

ZimmCast 665 – All About AgWiki

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’re going to learn a lot about AgWiki from CEO, Randy Krotz. AgWiki is a community of farmers, researchers, nutritionists, and consultants seeking to discover solutions to sustainability and world hunger…socially. Randy will talk about the startup venture and what the mission is as well as how you can get …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Food, Nutrition, Social Media, Social Networking, ZimmCast

Social Media Platform Decisions Causing Fear & Indecision

Chuck Zimmerman

We are still reeling from the events that occurred in Washington, DC recently and wonder where it will all end. We have been social media pioneers in this industry and started our company the same year Facebook started, but now we are concerned about what the future holds. We’ve already had some issues with the major platforms just from the …

Social Media, Social Networking

Becoming an Influencer and Content Producer

Chuck Zimmerman

I remember the first time my conference name badge said “Influencer” instead of “Media.” It was the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue in Germany. Basically, a social media influencer is someone who has established credibility in a specific industry, has access to a large audience in that industry, and has the tools and authenticity to attract followers and create …

Internet, Social Media, Social Networking

Iron Solutions Promotion to Benefit Toys for Tots

Carrie Muehling

A unique promotion by equipment appraisal experts Iron Solutions will benefit Toys for Tots, based on a tongue-in-cheek call for information to appraise Santa’s well-used sleigh. Santa is ready to trade-in his old model 1918-12.25 Sleigh, but has no idea what it’s worth. After all, Santa is busy pushing his elves to make more toys and has little time to …

Equipment, Social Media

Garth Brooks Wows National FFA

Cindy Zimmerman

“This isn’t a convention, it’s a freaking PARTY!” That’s what Garth Brooks said at last night’s “private” concert for some 70,000 members, advisors, and supporters at the 91st National FFA Convention. Many of them took to social media to share the experience of seeing the #JustOneFFA and only Garth, who is now an honorary lifetime member of FFA. It was …

FFA, Social Media

Do You Schedule Posts

Chuck Zimmerman

I remember when we used the word, “post,” it meant on your blog.  Today that means anything you publish on your blog or any social networking channel.  I do miss the days when I only had to post on AgWired.com!  Now I have to include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.  And, no, I do not use all of them regularly, …

Social Media

ZimmCast with Brian Carter

Cindy Zimmerman

Brian Carter is the #1 bestselling author of The Like Economy, LinkedIn for Business, Facebook Marketing, and The Cowbell Principle. Brian was selected by IBM as an Influencer and Futurist and by LinkedIn as one of their “Top 25 Social Media Marketing Experts You Need to Know.” Over the last several years, he has been busy proving how well Facebook …

Audio, Marketing, NAMA, Social Media, ZimmCast

Meet the Student #NAMA17 Winners

Jamie Johansen

The 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference is more than just home to professional development and networking for those already in the field of ag marketing. Student NAMA chapters from across the country come to compete in the Student Marketing Competitions. Chapters spend the entire school year on a marketing project that gives them a taste of what it will be like once …

Ag Groups, NAMA, Social Media, Video