ZimmCast 689 – Preview of 2022 Agri-Marketing Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Trips on the agriblogging highway continue with the Agri-Marketing Conference coming up next week. After that conference it will be on to Lexington, KY for the Alltech ONE Conference in May. ZimmComm will be exhibiting in the Connection Point at the Agri-Marketing Conference once again, in booth 201. The ZimmComm Golden Mic will be …

Ag Groups, Agencies, Agribusiness, Audio, Media, NAMA, ZimmCast

NAMA Announces Annual Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has announced the winners of its 2022 Agribusiness Leader, Ag Association Leader, and Marketer of the Year Awards. NAMA is proud to announce Kent Harrison, Vice President of Marketing and Premium Programs, Tyson Foods, Fresh Meats, as the 2022 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service …

Ag Groups, Agencies, Agribusiness, NAMA

Industry Ag News 3/25

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities. The joint membership of the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association (MSEDA), …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, ZimmNews

Ag Day Takes Over National Mall

Cindy Zimmerman

The inaugural Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall was held outside the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters on Tuesday, showcasing America’s equipment manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and agriculture innovators on the cutting-edge of science and technology. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack delivered remarks at the event, invoking President Abraham Lincoln who created the USDA in 1862. “I …

Ag Day, Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, USDA

ZimmCast 688 – National Ag Day Activities Preview

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’ll get a preview of National Ag Day activities in Washington, DC from Amy Bradford, GROWMARK, and Chair of the Agriculture Council of America. March 22 is the offical Ag Day but there will be activities on the 21st and 22nd. These include on Monday, a Celebration of Ag with …

Ag Day, Ag Groups, Audio, Farm Policy, ZimmCast

#Classic22 Association Leaders on Stage

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 Commodity Classic once again featured the leaders of each organization during the general session with emcee Mark Mayfield. Joining Mayfield were (LtoR) National Corn Growers Association president Chris Edgington; National Association of Wheat Growers president Dave Milligan; National Sorghum Producers chairman Kody Carson; American Soybean Association president Brad Doyle; and Association of Equipment Manufacturers ag sector chair Todd …

AEM, Ag Groups, ASA, Audio, Corn, NAWG, NCGA, NSP

RFA Honors Corn Growers With Industry Award

Cindy Zimmerman

For the first time, the Renewable Fuels Association Industry Award was presented to an organization this year. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) was honored in recognition of the group’s dedicated and sustained efforts on behalf of the ethanol industry over the last 40 years. The award, RFA’s highest recognition, was presented this week at the 27th annual National Ethanol …

Ag Groups, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, NCGA, RFA

ZimmCast 685 – Cattle Industry Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. Last week I traveled to Houston for the annual Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. We produced a customized virtual newsroom for NCBA on AgNewsWire.com. It is loaded with content including photos, interviews and session audio that is all available all media. In this week’s episode I’m going to feature …

Ag Groups, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 683 – Wrap-ups and Previews

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This episode will be about a wrap-up and a couple of previews. 2022 got off to a fast start with our virtual newsroom production for the National Cotton Council and the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. You can find the interviews and photos on AgNewsWire.com which has a link to the custom page we created for …

Ag Groups, Audio, Biodiesel, Cotton, National Biodiesel Conference, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Long Time Dairy Checkoff CEO to Retire

Cindy Zimmerman

The dairy checkoff program will be under new management shortly for the first time pretty much since its inception. Tom Gallagher this week announced his retirement as CEO of Dairy Management Inc., which was created in 1995 to run the dairy promotion and research program approved by Congress in 1983 and finalized with a producer referendum in 1993. Gallagher has …

Ag Groups, Dairy