New NAMA President Matt Coniglio

Chuck Zimmerman

The Agri-Marketing Conference has come and gone for this year and hopefully everyone has recovered. I think I have. The last item on my agenda for this year’s conference, put on by the National Agri-Marketing Association, was to interview the new President, Matt Coniglio, Penton Agriculture. In the photo you can see Matt is real happy to receive the gavel …

Ag Group, Audio, Media, NAMA, ZimmCast

Ethanol Trade Mission to Peru

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took part in a recent trade mission to Peru led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack which included discussions about increasing cooperation with that country when it comes to ethanol production and exports. In this edition of the ZimmCast, RFA General Counsel Ed Hubbard talks about the March 13-15 trade mission which visited Lima and the …

Audio, Ethanol, International, RFA, Trade, USDA, ZimmCast

Kendal Frazier Named CEO of NCBA

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the most well known people working for the U.S. beef industry is Kendal Frazier. He has just been named CEO for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Our Jamie Johansen spoke with Kendal after the announcement to learn more about his priority issues leading cattlemen and women forward. “My priorities as CEO will be working with NCBA’s stakeholders …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, NCBA, ZimmCast

#Propane Power from @GROWMARK

Cindy Zimmerman

Propane power is on a roll these days, going far beyond it’s traditional uses of home heating and grain drying, moving into areas such as fleet vehicles and irrigation engines. For this edition of the ZimmCast, I talked with Becky Hornblower, GROWMARK’s propane marketing and technical services manager, about everything that’s new about propane – from supplies and prices, to …

Energy, FS System, GROWMARK, Propane, ZimmCast

#RealYield Game Was a Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

There were lots of winners in the Bayer LibertyLink® Real Yield Game that you might recall us promoting at the end of last year. Among them were five farmers who were instant winners, receiving 500 acres of LibertyLink soybean seed and Liberty herbicide, and one grand prize winner who gets a year’s lease on a John Deere 8320R tractor. Even …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, FFA, Soybean, ZimmCast

Ceva Launches U.S. Swine Division

Chuck Zimmerman

Agrimarketing entrepreneurs, you might be interested to learn about how Ceva has come to the launch point for their new U.S. swine division. Instead of just starting a new company and assuming they know what their customers want they’ve taken a couple of years to “listen” as the U.S. CEO, Craig Wallace says. I had a great conversation with Craig …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Ceva, ZimmCast

#NFMS16 ZimmCast with FMC

Cindy Zimmerman

The 51st annual National Farm Machinery Show held last week in Louisville, Kentucky featured 880 exhibitors covering 1.2 million square feet of floor space. As the name of the show implies, the focus is on equipment, but FMC Corporation has continued to increase its presence at the show about the past 30 years, making the company really standout to exhibitors, …

Audio, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, ZimmCast

Who Will FarmNext and How

Chuck Zimmerman

Who will be farming next? What are their thoughts and concerns? These questions and more are dealt with in a new white paper published by YI Advisors. The paper was presented during last week’s FarmNext Summit in Washington, DC. I spoke with Tom Allison, Associate Director of Research for YI Advisors to learn more about the FarmNext Initiative and the …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, ZimmCast