Preview of NAMA Fall Conference 2015

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s not too early to look ahead to the National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference. This year it is taking place in Denver, CO, September 22-14. To learn what it’s all about I spoke with Committee Chair Alison Berry, HLK. She says the theme, “Reach New Peaks,” really hits on the location and on the fact that since everyone is trying …

Audio, NAMA, ZimmCast

iCropTrak at InfoAg Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The InfoAg Conference is only four weeks away and companies like iCropTrak are getting excited to showcase their products to a record setting crowd in St. Louis. iCropTrak has been a supporter of ours for several years now and I look forward to visiting with them in the trade show and during a session I will be moderating that includes …

Agribusiness, Audio, iCropTrak, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Calling All Drone Buffs – Interdrone

Chuck Zimmerman

Got Drone? Want Drone? Then plan to attend Interdrone! It’s Interdrone, the International Drone Conference & Expo, taking place in Las Vegas, September 9-11. AgWired is a media sponsor for Interdrone and I hope to attend the show to provide coverage right here and on Precision.AgWired.com. I talked with Ted Bahr, President/CEO, BZ Media, the company that is conducting the …

Audio, UAV, ZimmCast

InfoAg Conference Heading for Another Record Attendance

Chuck Zimmerman

There is an AgNerd’s paradise of a conference coming up in July. It’s the 2015 InfoAg Conference, the premier event in precision agriculture. I will be there courtesy of John Deere and GROWMARK. We learn more about this year’s conference and program from Quentin Rund, Conference Secretary, PAQ Interactive. InfoAg 2014 was a record-setting success. Over 1400 participants shared in …

Audio, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

AgriClear Launches New Platform for Cattle Buyers/Sellers

Chuck Zimmerman

AgriClear, an online platform designed to provide U.S. and Canadian cattle buyers and sellers with an efficient, cost-effective transaction and payment service just opened. Jamie Johansen spoke with Nevil Speer, AgriClear, to learn more about this new platform and is featured in this week’s ZimmCast. AgriClear offers cattle producers a new way to do business with important benefits for both …

Agribusiness, Audio, Livestock, ZimmCast

Agvocating for a Thirsty Land

Chuck Zimmerman

Conrad Weaver just announced a collaboration with the AgChat Foundation on his latest documentary project, Thirsty Land. The AgChat Foundation is the in-kind “Fiscal Sponsor” and fundraising partner of “Thirsty Land” film. The Foundation will provide fundraising support as a 501c3 non-profit organization, enabling Weaver to receive grants, and other tax-deductible donations for the film project. Weaver is launching a …

Ag Group, AgChat, Audio, Water, ZimmCast

Growing the Farmers Business Network

Chuck Zimmerman

In a very short amount of time the Farmers Business Network (FBN) has not only registered a lot of farmers as members but also millions of acres. This means there is a big and growing amount of data in the system. In this week’s ZimmCast you can listen to Charles Baron, co-founder, talk about what the Farmers Business Network has …

Agribusiness, Audio, data, Farming, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Changing Media ZimmCast from Alltech REBELation

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been interesting to see some of the tweets and Facebook posts following my panel discussion on The Changing Face of Media during the Alltech REBELation. I was hoping a lively discussion with good audience questions would stir up some debate and feedback. In this week’s program I’m sharing interviews with Frank Mulrennan, Celtic Media Group, who moderated our …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

Agworld Developing Apple Watch App

Chuck Zimmerman

AgNerd’s everywhere, rejoice! You will soon have an app to use when you get your new Apple Watch thanks to AgWorld. Agworld, a leading global information management and cloud collaboration software for growers and consultants, announced that it is developing an app for the Apple Watch in response to the growing demand for a new breed of field-ready, connected apps. …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Gadgets, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Tyler Hubbard Meets New Holland Next Gen

Chuck Zimmerman

It all started with a tweet. Tyler Hubbard announced that he wanted a New Holland T5 tractor. New Holland got the message. What happened next was the New Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest. AgWired helped promote the contest and now it has concluded successfully. Six weeks from start to finish. Now that’s executing on a short time frame! …

Agribusiness, Audio, Music, New Holland, ZimmCast