Ayrstone Introduces AyrMesh Bridge

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How about an ethernet cable without the wires on your farm network? Yes, it’s possible. That is, with the Ayrstone Productivity AyrMesh Bridge! During the NAFB convention I spoke with company president Bill Moffitt about their newest product. The Bridge joins a growing family of products from Ayrstone like their AyrMesh Hub, Receiver and a Hub that mounts in your …

Audio, Internet, ZimmCast

USFRA Charts Course into the Future

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The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) was officially launched four years ago at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention and this year the organization announced a new chair. Nancy Kavazanjian takes the seat following in the footsteps of American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman. Nancy hails from Wisconsin where she is a corn and soybean farmer, also …

Audio, NCBA, USFRA, ZimmCast

Go Farmobile

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We’re living in a mobile technology society and that’s so true of farmers today. Now farmers have a new technology to look at that will allow them to take advantage of all the data they’re creating in a new way. During the Develop with Deere conference this week I met Jason Tatge, Farmobile. Here’s Jason giving me a live demonstration …

Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Mobile, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Become an AgCatalyst

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What is an AgCatalyst? In this week’s ZimmCast Roger Reierson, AdFarm, is going to tell us. AgCatalyst is a two day conference where marketing and communications professionals learn how to solve agribusiness challenges and create opportunities by using digital social communications tools and strategies. Presenters include agribusiness and food industry experts and some completely outside the industry. Roger says that …

AdFarm, Agency, Audio, ZimmCast

Farm Journal Announces MyFarmRadio.com

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Eleven years ago when we started farm podcasting the new channel for farm news distribution was in its infancy. Look how far we’ve come with the latest announcement from Farm Journal Radio (pdf). Farmers are no different from the general public in adopting and using their smart phones and tablets to get information and …

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Canadian Farm Writers Conference Preview

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This week on the ZimmCast we are previewing the upcoming Canadian Farm Writers Federation 2014 conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 2-5. That’s just a week from now, but if you have ever wanted to learn more about eastern Canadian agriculture, this would be the event to do it – and they would be happy to welcome more attendees! …

Audio, Case IH, CFWF, Media, ZimmCast

Great American Wheat Harvest Update

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast and thank you GROWMARK for continuing to be the sponsor for this podcast which is now on weekly episode 451! This week we’re going to get an update on the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film from producer/director Conrad Weaver. Conrad’s film is helping educate the non-farm community all over the country about where …

Audio, Education, Harvest, Wheat, ZimmCast

Hawaii Pictures by Vincent K. Tylor

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In this week’s program we’re going to talk photography. Hawaiian photography with Vincent K. Tylor, Hawaiian Landmark Images. I want to be like Vince! Taking photos in Hawaii! A lot of you in the AgWired community are photographers or at least like taking pictures. I think you’ll enjoy our conversation. I asked Vince what was his favorite type of photography …

Photography, ZimmCast

Tecomate Enters Strategic Alliance With Pinnacle Ag Holdings

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Let’s talk food plots. You know what those are right? You sure do if you enjoy hunting. I do and want to try some good seed for the Crystal Pig Hunt Club food plots! In this week’s program we’re going to learn about the just announced alliance between Tecomate Wildlife Systems and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings. Tecomate excels at modern food …

Agribusiness, Audio, Hunting, ZimmCast

Animal Health Companies Pursuing IPOs

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According to the folks at Husch Blackwell we’re seeing a growing phenomenon of animal health companies pursuing IPOs. I visited with Jim Ash and Stan Baker last week about this largely unnoticed trend. Husch Blackwell is a national legal firm with a Food & Agribusiness team. They even have a D.V.M. on the staff – Stan Baker! According to these …

Agribusiness, Financial, ZimmCast