ZimmCast 627 – Commercial UAV Expo Americas

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Drones, drones and more drones! In this week’s program you will hear Jeremiah Karpowicz, Executive Editor of Commercial UAV News, talk about this year’s Commercial UAV Expo Americas. This trade show and conference focuses on commercial drone integration and operation in a variety of industries, including agriculture. Here’s some more information about the conference. In the Conference Program, UAV industry experts share …

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ZimmCast 626 – Meet the new Executive Director of the LPC

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program let’s meet Lindsay Graber Runft, Executive Director, Livestock Publications Council, pictured on the left with the LPC Board at the 2019 Ag Media Summit. Lindsay started with LPC in July this year and I met her at the AMS. Lindsay has a solid background in livestock production and association management. As an example, she served as director …

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ZimmCast 625 – 2019 NAMA Fall Conference Preview

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program we’ll get a preview of the 2019 National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference. Conference committee chair, Brittany Phillips, Brighton Agency, talks us through the program and activities of #NAMAFall19. Registration is available on the NAMA website with the early registration deadline of September 16. The hotel is the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis.  The program starts on …

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ZimmCast 623 – From Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

They partied like it was 1999 in the Purple Rain at the 2019 IFAJ Congress and Agricultural Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota last week. It was a milestone year for many at the event, including Diane “Lady Di” Johnson, who served her last year as Executive Director of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) and manager of the Ag Media Summit. …

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ZimmCast 622 – Future of InfoAg Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I speak with Quentin Rund, PAQ Interactive and Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). Quentin has been involved with organizing and running the InfoAg Conference since it started in 1995. He talks about this year’s conference which is doing very well on attendance in spite of the challenging planting season the midwest has had. Lara talks …

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ZimmCast 621 – Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Preview

Chuck Zimmerman

This week we have a preview of the upcoming 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s dates are July 26-31 for the Congress with AMS overlapping on July 27-31. The last time the …

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ZimmCast 620 – Timber Creek Distillery

Chuck Zimmerman

For this week’s program I visited Timber Creek Distillery near Crestview, FL. The owners are Camden Ford and Aaron Barnes, two exceptional entrepreneurs, who are building a new distillery on some beautiful property. Aaron calls it Crestucky. I had the opportunity to meet them when they did some taste testing in Pensacola and found their story to be fascinating. AgWired followers …

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ZimmCast 619 – President Trump’s Visit to Ethanol Plant

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program you will hear from industry attendees to President Trump’s visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) in Council Bluffs, IA. Included in the program are: Mike Jerke, CEO, SIRE Craig Floss, President/CEO, Iowa Corn Growers Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Ross, farmer and 1st VP, NCGA Monte Shaw, Executive Director, IRFA Geoff Cooper, President/CEO, …

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ZimmCast 618 – Do Business Better with Damian Mason

Chuck Zimmerman

This week we’re going to learn all about a new book from Damian Mason titled “Do Business Better – Traits, Habits and Actions to Help You Succeed.” Here’s an excerpt from the book description to get us started. After speaking to companies such as Merck, Land O’Lakes, and Cargill, and 2,000 audiences across the world, Damian Mason, successful businessman, agriculturalist, …

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ZimmCast 617 – Farmer Veteran Coalition

Chuck Zimmerman

I first heard of the Farmer Veteran Coalition in 2014 but until now, haven’t had an opportunity to learn more and talk with anyone involved. That changed this week when I spoke with founder/director, Michael O’Gorman.  The Mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop …

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