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AgSwag Golden Update

Chuck Zimmerman

Right across from the ZimmComm booth at the Agri-Marketing Conference was AgSwag. I got out the ZimmComm Golden Mic for an update interview with Jordan Van Trump and used his AgSwag Golden Ticket for a free cap. I picked the limited edition “Farm Strong” cap you see Jordan wearing. You may wonder about the AgSwap Golden Ticket. It has nothing …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Shows, Farming

Chris Turner Joins Pivot Bio as Chief Commercial Officer

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainable agriculture company Pivot Bio announces the appointment of industry veteran Chris Turner as Chief Commercial Officer to lead the company’s global growth agenda and commercial sales organization. He will be a member of Pivot Bio’s executive leadership team, reporting to Chris Abbott, CEO. “Chris is a highly regarded, results-oriented leader in the ag industry, and we couldn’t be more …

Agribusiness, people

NAMA Presents Highest Honors

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) presented its three highest honors Thursday for Agribusiness Leader of the Year, Marketer of the Year, and Ag Association Leader of the Year. Todd Frazier, Vice President of U.S. Marketing for Corteva Agriscience, is the 2024 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. Frazier credits his success to a listening first approach, using each day as an …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, NAMA

Grounded in Ag Training Platform Introduced

Cindy Zimmerman

Communications and training firm Grounded Communications LLC is launching Grounded in AgTM, a new online training platform to address the agricultural knowledge gap for organizations. The platform is designed to meet the needs of anyone seeking a better understanding of agriculture starting with foundational topics, according to Janice Person, founder of Grounded in Ag and CEO of parent company Grounded …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Education

Land O’Lakes CEO on TIME100 Most Influential People

Chuck Zimmerman

TIME named Land O’Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford to the 2024 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Land O’Lakes operates in all 50 states and more than 60 countries and Ford has served as President and CEO since 2018. Ford, who has held senior positions in seven companies in six industries, leads …

Agribusiness, Cooperatives

Custom Agronomics Appoints New CEO

Chuck Zimmerman

Custom Agronomics, a leading provider of private-label liquid plant nutrition and other specialty products for the agriculture, turf, and ornamental markets, announced today that Tom Snipes has been appointed CEO. “Tom brings a valuable combination of agricultural experience and business expertise to Custom Agronomics. He has a track record of innovation and growth that will enable us to continue expanding …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Biologicals, Nutrient Management

Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall

Chuck Zimmerman

In case you missed it. The second Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall will take place Monday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 8 between the Smithsonian Museums in the heart of Washington, DC. The 2024 theme of the Future of Food and Farming aims to highlight the benefits of today’s agricultural equipment technology along with gains achieved by …

AEM, Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment

Industry Ag News 3/29

Cindy Zimmerman

Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant 90.0 million acres of corn in 2024, down 5% from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Planted acreage intentions for corn are down or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating states. Soybean growers intend to plant 86.5 million acres …

Agribusiness, ZimmNews

Spencer Chase Moves to Corn Refiners Association

Cindy Zimmerman

Spencer Chase has spent the last decade helping farmers and ranchers better understand the policy process as one of the lead journalists with Agri-Pulse Communications. Now he is moving on to a new challenge as Senior Director of Communications for the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). In his new position, Chase will also lead the external communications and media relations efforts …

Ag Groups, Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, NAFB