Kicking Off The Tractor Pull

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

Getting back to the National Farm Machinery Championship Tractor Pull, which is sponsored by Syngenta . . . The opening ceremony included remarks from Ron Cowman, Syngenta area sales representative (pictured on the right). I hope I have his name spelled right. Ron made a few remarks with the announcer on the track. He got to talk about what they …

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Championship Tractor Pull By Syngenta

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

I thought I would go to tonight’s tractor pull competition for just a little while and wound up staying way longer than I intended. This is my first indoor tractor pull. Thank goodness and Syngenta for that considering how cold it is outside. The National Farm Machinery Championship Tractor Pull has been sponsored by Syngenta for a long time. I …

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Precison Farming By John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman ARC, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

If precision farming is the new revolution in agriculture then John Deere has it on display here so growers can get their hands on it. Chrystal Schuck works in the Ag Management Solutions area of John Deere. This is a division in John Deere that uses gps receivers and on-display mapping to reduce costs to growers and allow them to …

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Syngenta Gives Agrisure Assurance

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

I don’t think Syngenta held a eulogy for the dead black cutworms in their corn planter but the RIP signs are a nice touch. Each sign is placed where there’s a dead pest and it’s part of the Syngenta Agrisure trait planter display. I spoke with Trait Support Manager Jody Foutch about the Agrisure division of Syngenta during the show …

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NFMS Online Photo Album

Chuck Zimmerman Farm Shows, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

I’m taking lots of pictures here at the National Farm Machinery Show and of course they’re in an online photo album. I’m sure I’ll get a wide variety by the time I’m done and I’ll add new ones each day. These boys posed in the John Deere booth for me this afternoon. You can find the photo album here: National …

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John Deere Booth Overview

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

The first person I saw when I wandered over to the John Deere booth here at the National Farm Machinery Show was Barry Nelson (pictured on the right). Barry gave me an overview of the exhibit in an interview after he got done helping this customer. He says that John Deere has about 50 people on hand to answer questions …

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Syngenta Booth Tour

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta, Video

I mentioned the Syngenta planter boxes that Mack Estes tends in his greenhouse prior to the show here in Louisville. Today growers got to look them over and see the comparison results of different Syngenta products on corn, soybeans, tobacco and wheat. The person who knows all about it is Sarah Gehant who devotes a lot of her time to …

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Preparing Planters For Syngenta

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

The planter boxes on display here in the Syngenta booth at the National Farm Machinery Show are prepared in the greenhouse of farmer Mack Estes, Owensboro, Ky. He’s pictured here with Sarah Gehant, who we’ll hear from later. Mack had a greenhouse to grow tobacco but doesn’t use it for that purpose anymore. Now he’s on his 6th year helping …

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Syngenta Booth First Stop

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We’re going to call my first day at the National Farm Machinery Show, “Sponsor Day.” I got off to a late start due to the weather so I’ve devoted most of my time so farm conducting interviews and taking pictures at the Syngenta and John Deere Booths. Here you can see Syngenta flying high inside the Kentucky Exposition Center. When …

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NFMS Media Room Open For Sponsorship

Chuck Zimmerman Farm Shows, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

It looks like a public relations opportunity to me. The National Farm Machinery Show doesn’t have an “official” media room. There is a nice room inside the administrative offices though which I can work out of. However, no internet access. I was told the CEO decided no internet for the media unless there’s a sponsored media room. So. Here’s an …

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