Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a challenge that one of you may be interested in. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Board of Directors has announced that it is seeking qualified candidates for a newly approved organizational and staff leadership position, chief executive officer. Prospective candidates may obtain information regarding USFRA and a position description by sending a confidential inquiry to Applicants …

Ag Group, USFRA

USFRA Appoints New Vice President of Development

Cindy Zimmerman

Our good friend Randy Krotz has a new position with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) as vice president of development. Krotz will lead initiatives which deal directly with industry partner relations, ensuring that USFRA will have the necessary short- and long-term resources to communicate and engage consumers, influencers and opinion leaders on a range of key crop and …

Agribusiness, USFRA

USFRA Food Dialogues Talks BIO

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) held a Food Dialogues event in Chicago on Monday in conjunction with the 2013 BIO International Convention to address “The Straight Story on Biotech in Agriculture: The Media and its Impact on Consumers.” Moderated by CNBC Senior Analyst and Financial Industry Expert Ron Insana, the event featured opening remarks from Congressman Rodney Davis …

Agribusiness, USFRA, Video

Farmers Telling Personal Stories Important to Consumers

Chuck Zimmerman

This week during Ag Day activities the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance held an educational session which was moderated by Chris Galen, Sr. VP of Communications for the National Milk Producers Federation. He also sits on the board of USFRA. Chris says Ag Day provided a great opportunity to speak with Capitol Hill staffers and legislators about the latest research …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Audio, USFRA

USFRA Ag Day Educational Session

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance celebrated the 40th anniversary of National Agriculture Day with a breakfast on Capitol Hill and educational briefing on “The New Language of Food and Modern Agriculture.” More than 150 people — including Ag Day participants, members of the food industry, and Congressional staff — joined USFRA at the event to hear about …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Audio, USFRA

New Documentary to Feature Next Gen Farmers

Chuck Zimmerman

It is very encouraging to see major film projects taking a realistic and truthful look at farming in America today. Examples are “Harvesting the High Plains” and “The Great American Wheat Harvest.” Now here’s a new one that is not yet in production. It isn’t even titled yet but was announced last week. Working with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers …

Ag Group, Audio, Farming, USFRA, ZimmCast

USFRA Announces Documentary on Next Gen Farmers

Chuck Zimmerman

There’s another film documentary in the works to showcase America’s farmers and ranchers, this time with a focus on the younger generation. Today the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance held a press call with the filmmaker. Oscar® winning and two-time Emmy® winning filmmaker James Moll is proud to announce the production of a feature-length documentary about the next generation of …

Ag Group, Audio, USFRA

USFRA Announces Four Fresh Faces of Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has announced four Faces of Farming & Ranching chosen from on-line voting and a panel of judges. The four represent a range of agricultural commodities including corn and soybeans, hogs, cattle, and dairy and they were chosen from nine finalists announced last month at the New York Food Dialogues. The winners will act …

Livestock, Pork, USFRA

MediaPlanet and Agriculture in America

Chuck Zimmerman

Agriculture in America. Who are the farmers? How are they working to feed a growing population? Good questions and ones that a recent publication insert into USA Today showcased some answers to. I hope you’ve seen it. Have you wondered how and why it was produced? Well wonder no more. In this week’s program I visit with Hailey Pierson, Senior …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Media, USFRA, ZimmCast

USFRA Enters Year Three

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is entering its third year. Hard to believe that it has already been that long. The effort continues to gather steam though as you’ll hear in this week’s program. In New York City just recently, USFRA held its annual meeting in conjunction with the Food Dialogues. here are the newly elected executive committee members. …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, Food, USFRA, ZimmCast