2017 Agri-Marketing Conference Preview

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Go Big. That’s the theme of the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference that will take place in Texas this month (26-28). Each year I like to get a preview from the conference chair and this year that is John Deere’s Jennifer Anderson. We spoke about the program which includes keynote speakers like Herm Edwards, breakout sessions that will be formatted in a …

Audio, Marketing, NAMA, ZimmCast

Quantix Drone from AeroVironment

Chuck Zimmerman

Keeping it simple when it comes to new technology seems to just make sense. That is just one feature of the Quantix Drone being launched from AeroVironment. I spoke with Matt Strein, Director Of Business Development at AeroVironment, about the new product and what sets it apart from all others in the ag industry. AeroVironment has been doing research on …

Audio, UAV, ZimmCast

Crappie Fishing and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

We went fishing for this edition of the ZimmCast and caught it on Grenada Lake, Mississippi at the Mississippi State Championship, one stop on the 2017 Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail. The Renewable Fuels Association is a title sponsor of the tournament, along with Bass Pro Shops, and it has the support of Missouri Corn Growers and American Ethanol …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, RFA, ZimmCast

Spark: Women in Agribusiness Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman

Cindy turns the tables on Sara Steever, Paulsen, in this week’s ZimmCast. Sara started a podcast last year called “Spark: Women in Agribusiness” and recently interviewed Cindy for it. You can listen to Sara’s podcast with Cindy here. So this week Cindy interviewed Sara during Ag Day activities in Washington, DC. Sara talks about why she started her podcast which …

Agency, Audio, Podcasting, ZimmCast

The AgLaunch Startup Station Debuts at #MSFGS17

Chuck Zimmerman

A new program that debuted during the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show was the AgLaunch Startup Station. This idea caught my eye as an entrepreneur and AgNerd because the potential for new technologies and startup companies is huge, I tell you, HUGE. I sat down with Pete Nelson, Chairman/CEO, Ag Innovation Development Group, to learn about the AgLaunch innovation platform. …

Ag Group, Audio, Farm Shows, ZimmCast

It’s #AgVocate Time for @Bayer4CropsUS

Chuck Zimmerman

It is #AgVocacy Forum time prior to Commodity Classic here in San Antonio. I got to sit down with my good friend, David Hollinrake, vice president of Agricultural Commercial Operations (ACO) Marketing for Crop Science, a Division of Bayer. We’ve been having fun agvocating since even before I was part of the Google Glass program. In this week’s episode David …

AgNerd, Bayer, Video, ZimmCast

BigIron Auction at #NFMS17 Benefits Blue & Gold

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of the ZimmCast comes to you from the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show where BigIron Auctions has been sharing its story and innovative auction platform with show attendees while also supporting the future of agriculture. BigIron hosted a Blue and Gold Benefit Auction for the Kentucky FFA Foundation during the Exhibitor Reception Wednesday, celebrated seasons with show attendees, …

Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, ZimmCast

National Stewardship Award Presented at #CattleCon17

Chuck Zimmerman

Congratulations go to Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND. The ranch was named national 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Jamie was on hand to talk with Jerry Doan, family member, about their operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and …

Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Environment, Sustainability, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with CNH Industrial

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I get to talk precision ag with the new Industry Relations Manager, Precision Solutions and Telematics for CNH Industrial, Dan Danford. Dan already has travel scheduled for the new job that will take him to South America and Europe as well as around the USA. In his role with CNH Industrial Dan will be getting involved with organizations …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, CNH, New Holland, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast