National Agriculture Day Will Celebrate 50 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day this year on March 21, marking the 50th anniversary of National Ag Day with the theme “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow.” On March 21, 2023, the ACA will host a virtual Ag Day event and events in Washington, DC and will bring college students to Washington “virtually” to deliver …

Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, GROWMARK

ZimmCast 694 – Conversations from AgGateway Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Before I start in the program I just have to brag a little. My middle daughter, who has helped Cindy and me in the past by taking photos at a couple of the events we’ve attended, just birthed her first baby, a girl, and she is the cutest thing. We’re, of course, planning to …

Ag Groups, AgGateway, Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture, Syngenta, Technology, ZimmCast

ARA Conference Wraps Up with Post-Election Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) concluded its annual Conference & Expo this week with a panel featuring industry experts sharing insights on what impact the 2020 election results will have on the ag retail industry. The Scoop’s Margy Eckelkamp moderated the closing panel discussion featuring insights on the impact the 2020 election results will have on ag retailers and their …

ag retailers, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK, politics

ZimmCast 650 – Preview of Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. This week’s program provides a preview of the National Agri-Marketing Association’s Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference which will be held August 11-13. Conference Chair Rebecca Ivey, Case IH, gives us a preview of the program. Following that I’m …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, GROWMARK, Marketing, Media, ZimmCast

GROWMARK Intern Program Goes Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK‘s legacy internship program that just celebrated 60 years will continue this year with a little change – the program will primarily operate virtually in an effort to keep interns and employees safe. The 2020 interns who will spend the next few weeks learning from professionals in the GROWMARK/FS System were recently welcomed to the program via video chat by …

Education, GROWMARK

GROWMARK FS Members Helping Food Banks

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers and grain companies in the Midwest are stepping up to help feed those in need. GROWMARK system members FS GRAIN and Gold Star FS have started accepting grain donations which will raise money for food banks across the region in a move they hope will spread nationwide. Mike Schaver, grain department manager with Gold Star FS, says he is …

Food, Grains, GROWMARK

ZimmCast 632 – Ag Retailers Conference Leadership

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I spoke with the leadership of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA).   In the program you’ll hear from past Chair, Troy Johnson, Wilbur-Ellis, as he talks about his term leading the board. Then next up will be Rod Wells, GROWMARK, new Chair for ARA, as he talks about his outlook and plans for the coming two …

Ag Groups, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK, ZimmCast

#AgRetailers19 is a Wrap

Cindy Zimmerman

The gavel has been passed and the 2019 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo is New Orleans is a wrap. Rod Wells of GROWMARK (pictured left) was installed as chairman of the association during the closing session of conference, succeeding Troy Johnson of Wilbur-Ellis in the role. “I am proud of the work our board of directors and ARA …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

GROWMARK/FS System Responding to Propane Issues

Carrie Muehling

The past six weeks have brought rolling outages of propane supply at pipeline terminals across the Midwest. A number of factors are contributing to propane shortages this year during a critical time for farmers. “With delayed planting and, subsequently, delayed harvest, as well as high moisture corn, the demand has really been significantly more than we would have seen in …


GROWMARK Urges Congress to Ratify USMCA

Cindy Zimmerman

Because GROWMARK is a farmer-owned cooperative, its priorities reflect the interests of its farmer members, and right now that number one priority is trade in general and the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in particular. “Having the assurance of the United States Mexico Canada trade agreement passed will be an ultimate priority, hopefully it won’t go much past October,” said …

AgWired Precision, Audio, FS System, GROWMARK, Trade