Ag Day 2015

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National Ag Day activities are conducted by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s Chair is Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In this week’s program I talked with Colin about the work of the ACA and this year’s activities. I also spoke with Amy Bradford, GROWMARK, an Ag Day sponsor and sponsor of my coverage of Ag Day activities …

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Thirsty Land Documentary in Production

Chuck Zimmerman

The director of The Great American Wheat Harvest documentary is back in action with a new project called Thirsty Land. Will there be enough water to survive? “Thirsty Land” is an exciting new documentary that tells the story of drought, its impact on agriculture, communities and the global food supply. “The story of drought needs to be told! Our global …

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Schmacon Inventor Ready for Retail

Chuck Zimmerman

The inventor of Schmacon, Howard Bender, accepted a challenge to do better than the turkey bacon he and a friend were eating one day. So he invented “Beef’s Answer to Bacon – Schmacon.” If you attended this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation convention you might remember being able to sample it. You can read his full story here (pdf). Smokey, …

Audio, Bacon, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, ZimmCast

The AgWatch Network

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s learn together what the AgWatch Network is all about in this week’s ZimmCast. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show I met Network General Manager Terry Simmons seen here talking with show attendees from their booth. The AgWatch Network is about seven years old and was founded by now U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford from Arkansas. That puts them right …

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The Growth of Eco Agro Resources

Chuck Zimmerman

As we’ve seen in two big announcements this week alone, Eco Agro Resources, which was founded in 2013, is on a fast-paced growth curve. I talked with Andrew Semple, President/CEO, about how his company is having so much success. By the way, Eco Agro Resources’ home office is located in my hometown of Sarasota, FL, although they already have offices …

Agribusiness, Audio, Environment, Fertilizer, International, ZimmCast

Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

This ZimmCast is going to be another focus on the AgNerd Cloud. It’s just been working that way lately. I did not attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but via Twitter I met John Shutske, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Programs in the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who was attending. John …

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AgNerd Cloud – Ayrstone Ayrmesh

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time for another edition of the AgNerd Cloud, a fairly regular column on new technology for the farm. In this program we’ll learn about how you can obtain a good internet cloud on your property that can include remote ethernet connections via a new wireless device! Thanks to Bill Moffitt, Ayrstone Productivity, for working with us by supplying some …

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Four Industry Trends for 2015

Chuck Zimmerman

Looking for what some of the trends in agriculture will be in 2015? Well, Bo Warren, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, has four key ones for you. In this week’s program he talks about them. Precision agriculture will become more precise The FAA has been paying close attention to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as the technology …

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