ZimmCast on January Ag Events

Cindy Zimmerman

2018 has already started off with a bang at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention in Nashville with the first appearance by a U.S. president in over 25 years and some pretty exciting mainstream media news coverage of agriculture. Jamie was there to take it all in and she talks about the experience in this edition of the ZimmCast, …

AFBF, Biodiesel, NCBA, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with MN Soybean

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Slunecka is one of the first people ever to be featured in a ZimmCast, back in 2005 when he was executive director for the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). That organization became Growth Energy in 2008, and Tom has been executive director for Minnesota Soybean, which includes both the state Growers Association (MSGA) and the Research & Promotion …

AgWired Energy, Soybean, ZimmCast

2017 Year in Review ZimmCast

Cindy Zimmerman

As 2017 comes to a close, we are so grateful for the many wonderful people in our lives. ZimmComm is still just a little “mom and pop” operation doing this new media thing with the help of some very talented people. We are especially proud of our Jamie Johansen, who has been with us now since 2012. We are lucky …

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ZimmCast from #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

This ZimmCast comes to you from the ASTA CSS 2017 and Seed Expo in Chicago which I attended last week for the sixth year in a row, and Jamie got to experience for the first time. Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. The CSS stands for …

Agency, ASTA, Audio, Seed, ZimmCast

ZimmCast from #ARA2017

Cindy Zimmerman

This ZimmCast comes to you from the 25th annual Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) conference and expo in Phoenix. Chuck interviews ARA communications director Brian Reuwee, provides comments from BASF and Monsanto representatives about dicamba in 2018, and shares the comments of ARA’s retailer of the year award winners. Brian was actually the subject of the ZimmCast at this time in …

ARA, ZimmCast

ZimmCast from the #NAFB17 – Part 2

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello folks. The ZimmComm Team is in post-NAFB Convention recovery which includes editing and publishing interviews and other content we created in Kansas City last week. This week’s program includes feature interviews with our sponsors who help make everything happen. In the program we’re featuring interviews with FMC’s Mike Krull about the FMC/Dupont integration, GROWMARK’s Tim Berkland about their Enduring …

Audio, Bayer, FMC, GROWMARK, ZimmCast

ZimmCast from 2017 NAFB Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Kansas City, MO where the ZimmComm team is attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention. Cindy and Jamie are here with me. We’re set up in the Broadcast Center behind the golden AgWired table cloth, so we’re easy to find. Late yesterday we decided to record this week’s program and also let a camera run for …

Audio, NAFB, Video, ZimmCast

New and Expanded ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman

After 12 years, the ZimmCast is getting a bit of a makeover. The new and expanded ZimmCast is here. After informally polling our audience and looking at new podcast research, we clearly heard that you want more. So the length of the ZimmCast will increase with more interviews and audio from the travels of the ZimmComm Golden Mic. The mission of …

Audio, John Deere, USDA, USFRA, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with Dr. Steve Brown, National FFA Advisor

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program features a conversation with National FFA Advisor, Dr. Steve Brown. Jamie Johansen is involved in judging during the National FFA Convention but had time to sit down with Dr. Brown. According to Jamie, “Dr. Brown and my dad were state FFA officers together and then worked for the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education in Agricultural …

Audio, FFA, ZimmCast

ZimmCast with Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program is coming to you from the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA. With me in the program is Chip Blalock, Executive Director. I asked Chip right away to tell me what’s new this year with the show which is celebrating forty years. To start with, there are 100 new or returning exhibitors bringing the total number of …

Audio, Sunbelt Ag Expo, ZimmCast