NAMA Reflections From Lynn Henderson

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Audio, Marketing, NAMA, ZimmCast

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as a professional organization dedicated to the business of agricultural marketing. Lynn Henderson with AgriMarketing Magazine has been involved with NAMA for the last 41 of those 60 years so we sat down with him at the recent annual conference to hear some of the history of the organization and how …

Agribusiness, Audio, Marketing, NAMA, ZimmCast

Passing of the NAMA Gavel

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, NAMA, Podcasting, ZimmCast

Just back off the agriblogging highway from the 2017 AgriMarketing Conference in Dallas Texas where we talked a lot about podcasting and agriculture’s virtual newsroom AgNewsWire. We also did a lot of Facebook Live video from NAMA this year – the first time Best of NAMA and Student NAMA finals have ever been broadcast live. The annual conference marks the …

Audio, NAMA, Podcasting, ZimmCast

General Mills Backing Soil Health Program

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Farming, Food, Soil, Sustainability, ZimmCast

Several organizations have come together on a program to enhance farm sustainability through soil health. And they are very happy to announce additional backing from a major food manufacturer – General Mills. These organizations are working to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for …

Audio, Farming, Food, Soil, Sustainability, ZimmCast

2017 Agri-Marketing Conference Preview

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Marketing, NAMA, ZimmCast

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 Audio, UAV, ZimmCast

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 Audio, Corn, Ethanol, RFA, ZimmCast

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 Agency, Audio, Podcasting, ZimmCast

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

Preview of Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit

Chuck Zimmerman Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Policy, ZimmCast

Prior to National Ag Day Activities in Washington, DC next week, Agri-Pulse will be holding a big Farm Bill Summit, which is part of their on-going Farm Bill Series. Cindy and Jamie Johansen will be attending the big event on Monday. To get a preview of it, I spoke with Sara Wyant of Agri-Pulse. The event is free but by …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Policy, ZimmCast

The AgLaunch Startup Station Debuts at #MSFGS17

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Farm Shows, ZimmCast

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 AgNerd, Bayer, Video, ZimmCast

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