Celebrating 60 years of NAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as the nation’s largest professional association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness so we decided to check in with a couple of the more “seasoned” professionals at the annual conference last week on how the organization has grown over the years. The first person we talked to was Gary Vorpahl with …

Agribusiness, Hoard's Dairyman, NAMA, Video

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 Group, NAMA, Social Media, Video

Secretary of Ag Answers Questions on NAFTA & More

Kelly Marshall

Yesterday newly confirmed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent his third day on the job visiting the USDA office in Kansas City, Missouri. He also addressed members of the press, answering questions on topics from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to wildfires. “I was a grain trader, and President Trump is a trader,” Perdue said when asked about …

Audio, Government, USDA, Video

2017 Best of NAMA Live

Chuck Zimmerman

Last night the ZimmComm Team, worked with the National Agri-Marketing Association to Facebook live stream the Best of NAMA Awards ceremony. You can watch it below. Prior to the awards program we decided to do a little red carpet Facebook live at the Best of NAMA reception sponsored by Penton Ag. You can also watch our Facebook live red carpet …

AgWired Live TV, NAMA, Video

Welcome @SecretarySonny

Jamie Johansen

Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tuesday and officially introduced his new Twitter handle – @SecretarySonny. Welcome to Twitter Secretary Perdue. After he took the oath of office, Perdue’s first order of business was to address employees at the USDA. “The only legacy that I seek is the only one that any grandparent or …

Ag Group, Audio, USDA, Video

Water for Food Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 400 world experts working to develop new approaches to producing more food with less stress on water resources are in Lincoln, Nebraska this week for the 2017 Water for Food Global Institute at Nebraska Innovation Campus. A big focus of the event this year is finding ways to increase access to sustainable irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa with a …

Audio, Food, Food Security, International, Irrigation, Video, Water, Water for Food

Farm Faster With FMC 3RIVE 3D

Chuck Zimmerman

Rick Ekins, FMC, and I have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity. It’s a great time to talk about it too as planting season gets underway. So if you farmers want to farm faster FMC has this option for you. I think their quick facts sum it up …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

Bayer Invests $8 Million in Midwest Soybean Research

Cindy Zimmerman

On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest. The expansion is part …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean, Video

FMC Talks Weed Resistance Strategy at #Classic17

Chuck Zimmerman

Weed resistance may just be one of the most discussed topics at meeting I’ve been attending the last couple years and that didn’t change at Commodity Classic. FMC is one of the companies that has worked aggressively on this issue and I spoke with Ken Smith about it. He told me, “What we have learned in the last ten years …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Video, weeds