Farmer2Farmer From Farmers Business Network

Chuck Zimmerman

After a successful 2015 Farmers Business Network has continued to grow in 2016. Earlier this year the company held its first Farmer2Farmer conference and a second one is planned for December. I visited with co-founder Charles Baron at the NAFB convention last week and learned that Farmers Business Network is now offering an interesting new service. This year the company …

Audio, Farming, NAFB, ZimmCast

Trimble Ag Software Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Trimble is holding a large customer event in Las Vegas this week – Trimble Dimensions. It is the site for a big announcement – Trimble Ag Software. This new farm data management platform combines their products Connected Farm™, Farm Works Software® and Agri-Data® solutions. This all-in-one tool offers customers a complete desktop, web-based and mobile-enabled agricultural software solution that simplifies …

Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

A Bad Boy ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman

Bad Boy Off Road is part of Textron Specialized Vehicles, based in Augusta, GA. That’s where I met Ben White to pick up an Recoil iS Crew to test drive during this hunting season at the Crystal Pig Hunt Club. As you’ll hear in this week’s program in the background, it is a busy place. My hunt club partner and …

Audio, Hunting, ZimmCast

Meet Rice Farming TV

Chuck Zimmerman

How much do you know about rice farming? Do you know the difference between brown and white rice? Want to? Then follow Rice Farming TV and Matthew Sligar. Matthew farms in northern California with his Dad and in the spare time he doesn’t have he produces Rice Farming TV, a weekly Vlog. You know what that is right? A blog …

Audio, Farming, Rice, ZimmCast

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 RealAgriculture.com 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