The Charleston Orwig Suite At World Dairy Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Charleston OrwigIn most big time stadiums you’ll find the “suites” where you’ve got your own little room to watch the game with your friends and clients. It’s the same here at the Coliseum at World Dairy Expo.

In this case companies like Charleston Orwig have serious meetings taking place with their clients. In case you can’t tell, these folks are having too much fun at this early meeting. I think it had to do with the photographer interrupting things.

Agency, World Dairy Expo

Farm Broadcasters In Action At Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Farm BroadcastersIsn’t this a sight? You’ve got Bob Bosold, Col. Jon Phillips, Randy Koenen and Emery Kleven plotting World Dairy Expo coverage strategy. Yeah, that’s what they were talking about all right.

The media room at Expo kicked into high gear here on day two. The attendance on day one was way up at just over 10,000 visitors. That includes visitors from 54 countries!

It really is an international event.

World Dairy Expo

Hoard’s Sponsors Expo Reception

Chuck Zimmerman

Hoard's Dairyman GroupYou always have to celebrate the end of the first day at a farm show. World Dairy Expo is no different. The exhibitor reception was sponsored by Hoard’s Dairyman. Isn’t this a great looking group?

Thanks to the people in red for sponsoring our reception. Opening day here at Expo was beautiful and traffic was great. We’ll get some traffic stats tomorrow morning.

Farm Shows, Publication, World Dairy Expo

All Aboard For World Dairy Expo 2006

Chuck Zimmerman

2006 ThemeWhile I was in the media room here at World Dairy Expo a little while ago I found out about next year’s “theme”. It’s already designed and they were providing us with posters. So here’s your first look at next year’s theme – Dairy Central. Let me know what you think!

You can learn more about the themes for World Dairy Expo on their website.

Speaking of World Dairy Expo, one of the ways we’re promoting World Dairy Diary is on the audio billboards that play over the speaker system on the grounds. They are meant to thank sponsors and bring your attention to things that are going on.

There’s even one about World Dairy Diary! You can listen to it here: Download MP3 File

Audio, Farm Shows, World Dairy Expo

New Monsanto Weed Resistance Website

Chuck Zimmerman

Weed Resistance ManagementI didn’t receive a release on this but was alerted to a new Monsanto website for farmers. It’s all about how to take care of pesky weed problems and called “Weed Resistance Management.”

I got excited when I saw a section on the site called “Voices From The Field.” Now that would be a place to “hear” a voice and sure enough there are a couple of audio files. They’re saved as .wmv files which will play fine if you have Windows Media Player but I would recommend saving them as .mp3 files which will play on basically any media player. Hey, maybe Monsanto could podcast them too, then growers could subscribe to them and listen on their computers or digital audio players when they’re on the road!

Agribusiness, Internet

McCormick Company Expo Exhibit

Chuck Zimmerman

Kathy CornettYou never know who you’ll see when you go to a farm show. I’m here blogging the World Dairy Expo (World Dairy Diary) and the booth next to my little office is for the Southwest Plains Dairy Directory. I posted an announcement about it here on AgWired recently. And the person who’s working the exhibit is Kathy Cornett, Chairman of McCormick Company and a past president of the National Agri-Marketing Association I might add.

The Dairy Directory her company has put together is an interesting project and one that shows how companies, and yes even advertising agencies, can and I think, should start looking at ways to grow their business in new directions. Of course McCormick has long been a company that does things in a non-traditional way. Remember when they started AgriTalk for example?

I like that non-traditional stuff. Instead of saying “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” I prefer “Let’s do something we’ve never done before.” Like a blog about agricultural marketing!

Agency, World Dairy Expo

Value Added On CornTalk

Chuck Zimmerman

CornTalk podcastCornTalk, a weekly program for the Missouri Corn Growers Association, features an interview with the CEO, Gary Marshall. Gary talks about added value – and how it is benefiting Missouri corn growers. Last week USDA Rural Development announced the awarding of grant assistance under the Value Added Producer Grant program, and Missouri received more funding than any other single state.

You can listen to this week’s CornTalk here: Download MP3 File

CornTalk is a weekly AgWired podcast which you can subscribe to using the link in our sidebar.

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CornTalk, MCGA, Podcasts

Bader Rutter Promotion

Chuck Zimmerman

Bader RutterI like seeing a “farm” background in the bio on someone involved in agrimarketing. However, it’s certainly not required. Congrats John.

John Christenson has been promoted to account executive at Bader Rutter & Associates in the agency’s account services group. Christenson joined Bader Rutter in 2003 as an assistant account executive. His previous experience includes working for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, The Ad Store in New York and on his family farm.


I Want My “Certified” Over Easy

Chuck Zimmerman

United Egg Producers CertifiedI eat a lot of eggs and didn’t even know there was a “seal” of quality for them. I’m going to be keeping my eyes out for it now. See what you can learn if you become AgWired?

The egg industry’s new seal which assures consumers that the eggs they are purchasing came from hens that were properly cared for under scientifically-based animal husbandry guidelines has won approval from federal regulators, the United Egg Producers (UEP) announced today.

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