Hemp Association to Join Western Farm Show in 2021

Carrie Muehling

A partnership between the Missouri Hemp Association and the Western Farm Show will see those groups working together in 2021. “We understand that a lot of our attendees, the row crop farmers, are indeed future hemp producers, so we see the correlation there. Our show has been about education, so we see this as a great opportunity to provide this …

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AgWired and Raven Industries iPod Touch Winner

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Western Farm Show AgWired along with iPhone App sponsor Raven Industries held a drawing for an iPod Touch. I’d like to thank everyone who stopped by to enter. So now that the show is over we have picked our winner. And the winner is: Jerry Trautman a farmer from the Kansas City area. Congrats Jerry. Your new iPod …

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Making Precision Ag Pay

Chuck Zimmerman

Precision ag was the topic of several educational seminars at the Western Farm Show. The presenter was Lucas Haag, Kansas State University Research and Education. The seminar going on in the photo focused on improving profitability. That’s something that any farmer would like to know. I think Lucas continued the discussion with some of the attendees long after it was …

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Western Farm Show Update

Chuck Zimmerman

Day two of the Western Farm Show is concluding. I spoke with Jeff Flora, CEO, Southwestern Association, about how the show’s going. He’s very happy with it. Although the weather could cooperate better. Jeff says that the first night of the Championship Tractor Pull exceeded expectations for attendance and tonight should be even better. I can attest that the traffic …

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AgWired Gadget Grips

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the items Western Farm Show folks are collecting from the AgWired booth are “gadget grips” that you put on the back of your iPod or mobile phone to keep it from slipping off your dashboard or some inclined surface. They’re great and something we’ve received the most positive feedback over the last several years. You’ll be able to …

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Social Media Session At Western Farm Show

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning at the Western Farm Show I conducted a session on social media. The focus was on the “how-to” of social media for communications and marketing purposes. Yesterday my session with Kansas Farmer Darin Grimm, focused more on using social media to agvocate. Thanks to ZimmComm intern John Brown, Columbia College, Columbia, MO for taking the photo for me. …

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Precision Ag At Oklahoma State University

Chuck Zimmerman

My first interview at the Western Farm Show is fellow exhibitor Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. I spoke with Steve Doede, Division Chair and Carlos Augusto, Faculty, Precision Ag Technology. Here at the show they’re enticing students to attend their programs in precision ag and technician training. They’re offering in-state college tuition rates even for out of state students! …

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Opening of Western Farm Show

Chuck Zimmerman

The 50th Western Farm Show got started this morning with a proclamation from the City Council of Kansas City. On hand to present the proclamation was Cindy Circo, City Coucilwoman. Receiving the proclamation was Jeff Flora Western Farm Show, CEO. You can listen to the Cindy read the proclamation and Jeff’s comments here: Post Update: I’ve now got a photo …

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Frosty Start To Western Farm Show

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re off to a frosty start at the 50th Western Farm Show. If you’re driving in today please be careful. I just got settled in at the AgWired booth (main entrance hallway) and will be doing a photo shoot walk around once we get some traffic going this morning. I’ll also be conducting a session at 11am Central. If you …

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