New NAFB Officers

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Congratulations to the new slate of National Association of Farm Broadcasting officers and board members elected during the convention last week. President: Brian Winnekins, WRDN Radio, Wisconsin President Elect: Tony St. James, KDDD and KFLP Radio, Texas Vice President: Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network, New York South Region VP: Lorrie Boyer, KSIR Radio, Colorado West Region VP: Sabrina Hill, AgNet …

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Bayer’s #Thankful4Ag Surpasses Goal

Chuck Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience has smashed another goal for their annual #Thankful4Ag campaign. In this week’s program I talk with Jeff Donald about the program and its progress. Jeff says that last year the program had a goal of donating 200,000 meals to hungry people via Feeding America. That goal was broken and this year it is 330,000 by tomorrow October 31st. …

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Seeking Common Ground

Chuck Zimmerman

Kim Bremmer has spent her lifetime working in agriculture and lending her voice to share the special message about the food we eat with consumers across the country. One way is through CommonGround, a group of farmers having conversations about the food we grow and how we produce it. Jamie spoke with Kim during the 2015 World Dairy Expo to …


IFAJ in Good Hands

Chuck Zimmerman

Recently the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists retained the services of Qu’Anglo Communications & Consulting for global office management services. During the Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Meeting I spoke with Hugh Maynard, President, Qu’Anglo. Hugh talked about some of the activities of the IFAJ including the upcoming meeting in New Zealand where he says they will be amending their …

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Alberta Farm Writers Get Together

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program comes to you from Calgary, Alberta where I have been attending the 2015 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Conference. Alberta is new territory for me and on Friday we started out with a day of farm tours. I’ve got videos from each of my tour stops to share this coming week. Things got down to business on …

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Camso the Road Free Company

Chuck Zimmerman

It seems like tracks are becoming more popular on large equipment these days. Like the new John Deere 9RX four track machine. Guess who makes those tracks? The answer – Camso. Let me introduce the company to you. Last week the company announced this new name. Prior to the name change there were two companies Camoplast and Solideal. You can …

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The Yield Lab Solution

Chuck Zimmerman

During the InfoAg Conference I met Thad Simons and Matt Plummer of The Yield Lab. This relatively new venture was created with a vision to “Accelerate, mentor, and cultivate AgTech innovation that builds a sustainable, food secure future for all.” Thad and Matt were attending the conference to visit with several companies and discuss their current investment needs. Here’s the …

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Preview of NAMA Fall Conference 2015

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s not too early to look ahead to the National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference. This year it is taking place in Denver, CO, September 22-14. To learn what it’s all about I spoke with Committee Chair Alison Berry, HLK. She says the theme, “Reach New Peaks,” really hits on the location and on the fact that since everyone is trying …

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