RealAg Radio Debuting on SiriusXM Rural Radio Ch. 147

Chuck Zimmerman

Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by and hosted by my friend Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions …

Audio, International, Media, ZimmCast

The Cuban Gold Rush

Jamie Johansen

Few Americans can say they have stepped foot on Cuban soil. Even fewer can say they had the opportunity as a journalist and yet even fewer as an agricultural journalist. Luckily, I am one of those who can answer yes to all of the above. Thanks to the American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) and Alltech, I recently traveled to Cuba …

Audio, International, Trade, ZimmCast

A New Holland NHDrive ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman

A self driving tractor generated a lot of buzz during the Farm Progress Show. New Holland, a sponsor of our event coverage, had their brand new autonomous concept tractor displayed in the center of their show lot and it was getting a lot of attention. In this week’s program I talked with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a detailed …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Technology, Tractor, ZimmCast

ZimmCast on Big Bayer-Monsanto Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

After months of negotiations, Bayer AG and Monsanto Company today signed a definitive merger agreement to create a “Global Leader in Agriculture.” The $128 per share all-cash transaction, represents a 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders and an aggregate value of $66 billion – so it’s a really big deal. Following a one hour global press conference, Liam Condon of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with @NHAgriculture Chun Woytera

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Farm Progress Show I got to spend time with Chun Woytera of New Holland. Like so many people I’ve worked with over the years with this company Chun just “gets it” when it comes to how important brand passion, team work and customer satisfaction are when conducting marketing campaigns. Chun’s comments should be required listening for agrimarketers of …

Audio, New Holland, ZimmCast

Farm Credit System Celebrates 100 Years

Jamie Johansen

FCS Financial and the Farm Credit System have spent the last year celebrating their 100-year anniversary. To recognize this occasion, FCS Financial invited all of their member-owners to celebrate with them at the Missouri State Fair. Events for member-owners took place throughout the day along with receiving meal vouchers and admission tickets to the fair. This was just one festivity …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, Financial, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with RFA at Sturgis

Cindy Zimmerman

We’ve been going to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to help the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) promote ethanol to bikers for six of the last eight years. This year was the 76th rally and the 35th anniversary of the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, which is home to many of the half million bikers who attend each year. This year, two …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA, ZimmCast

New AAEA President – Mike Wilson

Chuck Zimmerman

The new President of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) is Penton Farm Progress executive editor Mike Wilson, also one of the newly named Fellows of the AAEA. Here in this photo, Mike is mentoring students during the Ag Media Summit along with JoAnn Alumbaugh. I spoke with Mike at the conclusion of this year’s AMS to find out what …

AAEA, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

ZimmCast With #AgMedia Steering Committee Chair

Chuck Zimmerman

The head of the organizing committee for this year’s Ag Media Summit is Molly Schoen, Editor, Charolais Journal. We got a chance to talk about the process of putting together an AMS which starts in the fall. One of the first orders of business is to determine location and start working with the hotel and venue. Sponsors are very important …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, ZimmCast