Jerry Gets The Desert Scene

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ve been to several trade shows this year and until this week only received 1 notice about who won something given away at a trade show booth. I think it’s a nice follow-up touch and for that reason worth posting here. This one was an email message from Grant Heilman Photography.

Heilman Photography Logo

Dear Chuck ,

We just wanted to drop you a line expressing our gratitude for stopping by our booth at this year’s NAMA conference in Phoenix. Hopefully, you got a little taste of the big happenings here at Grant Heilman Photography. Our new collections will undoubtedly be able to fill more of your image needs.

As promised, we do have a winner for our “blazin’ ” giveaway. Kathy Kavanaugh of McCormick Company was our gracious puller for the giveaway and she plucked none other then, Jerry Johnson of Kent Feeds, Inc., Iowa. Jerry will be sent the framed and matted desert scene print shortly!

Again, thank you very much for your stopping by and for your participation in the Agri-Marketing conference. Please do not hesitate to take full advantage of all of our services including free photo researching, a 60,000-image website for viewing, and our new collections of lifestyles and travel photography. Call or email us and tell us what you need! Don’t forget to keep dropping by our website for newly added imagery.


Your friends at…

Grant Heilman Photography, Inc.

Thank you friends and congratulations Jerry!

NAMA, Public Relations

Tipping Humans Fun For Bovines

Chuck Zimmerman

You remember when I wondered what the Bovines Unite thing was all about? Well it’s here and it is the Maryland Lottery.

MD Lottery Bovine Bucks

From today’s post on their bovine blog:

The bovine revolution has begun

In case you humans missed it, COWS RULE!

That’s right. C-Day was an udder success. The bipeds never saw it coming. Who knew human-tipping could be so much fun?!?! The look on that frat-human’s face when he realized what happened was priceless.

Between all of the herds, I think we managed to tip about 30 humans last night. I saw some of the news through the farmhouse window and the humans are totally FREAKING OUT! Georgia said they even made a website about it. Gonna have to check it out later.

Blogging, Public Relations


Chuck Zimmerman

I didn’t know there was such a thing as a post-patent company until now. However, I’m sure Jeff will do a good job on the board for Jack!

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Jeff Pritchard Elected to ARA Board

UPI Leader is First Post-Patent Company Representative on Board

TRENTON, N.J. – Jeffrey S. Pritchard, vice president and general manager of United Phosphorus, Inc. (UPI), a leading manufacturer and supplier of post-patent crop protection technologies, has been elected to the board of directors of the Agricultural Retailer’s Association (ARA). Pritchard is one of four new directors.

“It is very important for the board to have input from all areas and types of agricultural production in the United States,” says Jack Eberspacher, ARA president and CEO. “Jeff is a new and enthusiastic member of the ARA board, and we’re excited to add his crop protection expertise to our group.

Visit the new United Phosphorous, Inc. website for more information.


10 Percent of Small Businesses Plan To Blog

Chuck Zimmerman

An interesting survey was conducted by Harris Interactive for Hewlett-Packard (HP) that says that 10 percent of small business owners have included blogs in their business plan. Very interesting. There’s a lot more information in this report.

For example, it says that 81 percent plan to increase technology spending in a variety of ways that includes websites, blogs, online services and 68 percent say they plan to adopt additional technology products in the coming year.

You can see the full survey, news releases and a summary report here: HP Small Business Survey

One of the most interesting things to yours truly was seeing that HP had an “audio news release” produced as part of the public relations work for this project. If HP is doing it you might want to consider it as well. Talking News Releases are what we call them. They’re a specialty service of ZimmComm, owners of AgriMarketing Pros. Sorry for the shameless self-promotion but I couldn’t resist.

Blogging, Public Relations, Talking News Release

Catching Up With Osborn & Barr

Chuck Zimmerman

Whew! Has the HR Department been busy in Clayton, MO or what? I’ve got to call this “catching up” because Tammy Donelson was kind enough to share these recent promotions and hires with me which I haven’t had from Osborn & Barr before. Like I said in a previous post, business is good! I count 10 promotions and 5 hires in the list she sent me. So you’ll have to go here for the full listing: Osborn & Barr Hires & Promotions

Congratulations to Joe Osborn and Steve Barr for finding such great talent.

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For more information contact Tammy Donelson.


NAMA New Year Brings New Leaders

Chuck Zimmerman

NAMA has announced a new slate of leaders for its new year which began May 1. Although I’m only posting the Executive Committee here you can find the full list in the latest issue of the National NAMA E-News.


If you’re interested in a leadership position NAMA Executive Director Eldon White says to contact him.

Executive Committee

Tom Smull
Associations, Inc.
(515) 280-7234

President Elect
Stephanie Gable
Bayer Crop Protection
(919) 549-2047

Patty Travis
(317) 564-2008

Vice President
Ken Anderson
David & Associates
(402) 438-4034

Vice President
Susie Decker
Farm Progress Companies
(319) 377-3080

Vice President
Carol Anderson
Eidson & Partners
(816) 474-0747

Vice President
Monte Reese
Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board
(303) 220-9890

Vice President
Kyle Bauer
KFRM Radio
(785) 632-5661

Vice President
Vicki Henrickson
McCormick Company
(563) 386-4921


New Account Supervisor For Pfizer Animal Health At Rhea & Kaiser

Chuck Zimmerman

It sure seems like the season for new staff. I think it’s a sign that business is good! If you can’t find a job in agricultural marketing give me a call or check in with NAMA because there’s a lot of them listed in the NAMA Job Network. Congratulations to Keena Lykins.


Keena Lykins

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – April 4, 2005 – Rhea & Kaiser Marketing Communications announced today the addition of Keena Lykins as account supervisor, public relations, working with the Pfizer Animal Health, Companion Animal Division.

Lykins has more than seven years of agency and public relations experience. Her most recent assignment was with KDL Communications in Lewisburg, Ohio, where she served as a consultant to several clients. Prior to KDL Communications, Lykins was an account supervisor for Brighton USA in St. Louis and Charlotte, N.C., where she developed and managed public relations programs for BASF Agricultural Products. She also served as an account supervisor for Price/McNabb Focused Communications, Charlotte, and Fleishman-Hillard, International Communications, Kansas City.

For more information contact Joshua Taustein.


Brown + Associates Blazed New Horizons

Chuck Zimmerman

If only there were enough time to post them all. But then again no one else has sent their NAMA awards information. See the end of this post for more on where to find them all.

However, Sue Brown is proud of her award and she should be! So I’m happy to post her picture. Congratulations to you and all the winners.

Pfizer and Brown + Associates Win Best Of Show NAMA Award

NAMA Award - Brown & Associates

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – What if parasites could communicate with us? That’s the premise behind this year’s NAMA Best Of Show winner in the Specialty Division.

During a ceremony held on April 20, 2005 in Phoenix, AZ, the National Agri-Marketing Association bestowed one of its Best Of Show Awards upon the 2004 Strongid C 2X ad campaign created by Brown + Associates for Pfizer. This is no small accomplishment: the Best Of Show award has never been given to an equine products company nor to an agency the size and structure of Brown + Associates. Equally compelling is the fact that number of entries in this year’s national competition far exceeded all previous years, totaling 492 entries in 73 different categories.

For more information contact Sue Brown.

For a complete list of Best of NAMA winners visit the Agri Marketing web site.

Agency, Agribusiness, NAMA

New National Account Sales Manager At Fastline

Chuck Zimmerman

This just in from Meg Gotti at Fastline Publications:

Matt Coniglio named Fastline Publications National Account Sales Manager

Buckner, Kentucky—Fastline Publications, publisher of 23 agricultural
magazines covering the United States and Mexico, recently promoted Matt
Coniglio to National Account Sales Manager. Coniglio will be responsible for
developing relationships with national accounts and advertising agencies.
Mr. Coniglio has been with Fastline for seven years working in the Northeast sales
territory. “Matt has been a tremendous asset to our company
and we are confident he will succeed in this new position” says Joe McWilliams,
VP Sales and Marketing.

Matt Coniglio

For more information contact Meg Gatti.


Radius From Bayer CropScience Recieves EPA Registration

Chuck Zimmerman

Hot off the press from Bayer CropScience. So hot I didn’t see it on their own website yet! It’s always news when a new product receives it’s EPA approval. In this case corn growers now have a new product in their arsenal.

Bayer CropScience Logo

RADIUS Herbicide Receives Federal Registration

Radius Logo

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (May 5, 2005) –Bayer CropScience announced today registration of RADIUS™ Herbicide from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which means it is available to corn growers for the 2005 season.

“Corn growers now have a shot at true, one-pass weed control,” says Andrew Seitz, RADIUS Herbicide product manager with Bayer CropScience. RADIUS combines two powerful soil-applied active ingredients – flufenacet and isoxaflutole – offering growers the power of Recharge® with the flexibility of a tankmix in a convenient liquid premix.

For more information contact Andrew Seitz or Shannon Tutor.