ZimmCast with Abe Hughes, Trimble – Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast 0 Comments

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Abe Hughes when he worked for New Holland and now he has just been appointed to worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. So congratulations Abe! Abe has only been on the job a little while but I bothered him for a phone interview for this week’s ZimmCast. “I …

Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with Owner of Legendary Buffalo Chip

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, ZimmCast 0 Comments

The Legendary Buffalo Chip near Sturgis, SD is packed again for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Chip now has a permanent self serve fuel dispenser which pumps a 93 octane E10 blend which Rod “Woody” Woodruff, owner of The Chip, describes as jet fuel for motorcycles. During the event the dispenser is the site of Free Fuel Happy Hours, …

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ZimmCast with New Presidents of AAEA & LPC

Chuck Zimmerman AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

During the 2017 Ag Media Summit we had the regular changing of the gavel for both the American Agricultural Editors Association as well as the Livestock Publications Council. I spoke with both of the new presidents for these organizations after their respective board meetings. In this week’s program I start out with Julie Deering, new president of the AAEA. Julie …

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ZimmCast with FLM Harvest CEO

Chuck Zimmerman Agency, Audio, Marketing, ZimmCast

We recently published the announcement about the Harvest PR & Marketing acquisition by FLM+ and I thought it would be interesting to have a conversation with Rob McClelland, president/CEO, of what will now be known as FLM Harvest. So, that’s this week’s program. Rob and I have a conversation about how this deal came to be and what it means …

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ZimmCast with NCGA Communications

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Marketing, NCGA, ZimmCast

In this week’s episode of the ZimmCast I talk with Mary Hagan, Vice President of Communications, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Although Mary didn’t imagine a career working in agricultural communications she has become a farm lover after the opportunity to work for NCGA came about. Mary’s background has suited her well to work on some of the challenges facing …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Marketing, NCGA, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with ASTA Communications

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, ASTA, Audio, Seed, ZimmCast

A new week, a new ZimmCast episode, with Bethany Shively, Director of Communications, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). Cindy spoke with Bethany at the recent ASTA annual meeting. First up in the discussion is the Better Seed, Better Life program, an educational communications effort. Another project they talk about is one involving the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival with …

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ZimmCast with NGFA Communications

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Feed, Grains, ZimmCast

With this week’s program I’m starting a series of podcasts with the communications directors of agricultural organizations. I thought it would be interesting and hopefully entertaining to talk with the people who are helping communicate their organization’s message to various audiences, which includes their own members. I hope they will share some of the methods they are employing to get …

Ag Group, Audio, Feed, Grains, ZimmCast

ZimmCast on Risk Management Solutions

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Farming, ZimmCast

In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with Chip Whalen, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging (CIH). The topic is uncertainty requiring flexibility. Think about how commodity prices are affected by weather, trade, exchange rates and more competition. There are more factors too. So, how do farmers manage risk with the uncertainty we’re seeing in the trade today? That’s where Chip’s …

Audio, Farming, ZimmCast

ZimmCast on Climate Change & Paris Accord

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Climate Change, Weather, ZimmCast

The decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord has generated reactions from many I am connected with via social media that border on hysteria. But the majority have expressed approval of the decision. As we reported earlier this week, agricultural interests seem to be pretty quiet on the matter. I think that’s because they are more …

Audio, Climate Change, Weather, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with @IFAJ Presidents at #ONE17

Chuck Zimmerman Alltech, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

The most recent four presidents of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), representing four different countries, attended this week’s Alltech Ideas Conference and Cindy’s Golden ZimmComm Microphone got a work out interviewing them for this week’s program. Cindy interviewed, in chronological order, past presidents David Markey of Ireland, Markus Rediger of Switzerland, and Mike Wilson of the United States, …

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