Agriblogging At Sunbelt Ag Expo This Week

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time to hit the agriblogging highway. I’m on the way to spend a little bit of time this week at the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo. I’ll mainly be working with sponsor New Holland. We’re in the later stages of the New Holland Boomer 555 Contest. This social media driven promotion is going very well. You can learn all about …

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Sunbelt Know On The Go App

Chuck Zimmerman

Joining the ranks of farm shows with an app is the Sunbelt Ag Expo. It’s the Know On The Go app for all your mobile device types. It’s on my iPhone already because I’ll be there next week thanks to the support of the New Holland Boomer 555 Contest! “Know on the Go” is the official mobile app for the …

Apps, Farm Shows, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Robert Dasher is Southeastern Farmer of the Year

Chuck Zimmerman

I sure wish I was in Georgia where the sun is shining on the Sunbelt Ag Expo. The winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year was announced today. He’s Robert Dasher of G&R Farms in Glennville, GA. He’s a pioneer in the Vidalia sweet onion industry. Dasher was announced as winner during the Willie B. Withers …

Farming, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Blade Energy Crops From Ceres

Chuck Zimmerman

Have you ever wondered what switchgrass looks like? That’s it behind Cory Christensen, Director of Product Managment, Ceres, who was conducting Sunbelt Ag Expo presentations in the field. He says it’s a first season stand of their Blade energy crop. It was developed specifically for the southeast. Since it’s the first season for this crop they won’t harvest it at …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Energy, Ethanol, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Meet US Farm Data

Chuck Zimmerman

US Farm Data is the new name of what we knew as GoLeads Farm. The new name goes along with a new commitment to agricultural marketing. At the Sunbelt Ag Expo I spoke with Chris Sidles, National Accounts, who tells us what the company offers and why they created a new name. To start with he says they’re a full …

Agribusiness, Audio, Sunbelt Ag Expo, ZimmCast

Ag Degrees at U of F

Chuck Zimmerman

There are a lot of colleges involved with farm shows all over the country. At Sunbelt Ag Expo I spoke with Charlotte Emerson, Director of Student Development and Recruitment, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Florida. We’re sitting in their exhibit chatting about my alma mater. She says the college has 24 majors and over 50 specializations ranging …

Audio, Sunbelt Ag Expo, University

Another Sunbelt Under Our Belts

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2009 Sunbelt Ag Expo was another good one. It’s big enough that there’s just no way to cover it all. You really need three days to check out all the exhibits and field demonstrations. Here’s to hoping I’ll be back again next year. I still have a few stories to post and will get them on over the next …

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Trimble Precision On Display at Sunbelt

Chuck Zimmerman

The largest field demonstration of precision applications at Sunbelt Ag Expo was conducted by Trimble. I stopped and spoke with Matt Hesse, Autopilot Sales Manager. The company was showing various levels of precision integration. They had two different land leveling systems. One used a GPS control and one used a 2D laser system. They also had their new TrueGuide passive …

Precision Agriculture, Sunbelt Ag Expo, Video

Sunbelt Ag Expo Security

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know how much of a security concern there is at farm shows today like Sunbelt Ag Expo but in Moultrie, GA the police looked like they were on the cutting edge with their unique tricycles. I noticed more security around the second day than the first. Perhaps that was due to more kids out? Sunbelt Ag Expo 2009 …

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