NAAA Convention Overview

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s Andrew Moore (left), Executive Director, National Agricultural Aviation Association and the opening breakfast keynote speaker Story Musgrave. Story’s story was filled with great anecdotes from his career as an astronaut with agricultural roots. He also had a slide show filled with unbelievable photos from space and different periods of his career. I spoke with Andrew after watching today’s Fire …

Ag Groups, Audio, NAAA

BASF/NAAA Scholarship Winner Kippy Foltyn

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the two 2012 BASF/NAAA Scholarships was awarded to Kippy Foltyn of Lansford, ND. Foltyn attended Ag Flight Pilot Training LLC in Bainbridge, Georgia, and plans to continue his education later this year with plans to become an aerial applicator. While visiting with him after this morning’s presentation Kippy says he’s been involved with the ag industry for about …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Education, NAAA, Video

BASF/NAAA Scholarship Winner Justin Mook

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association announced their 2012 scholarship awards. One of those receiving an award is Justin Mook of Wiggins, CO. Mook is currently enrolled in Enrich’s Helicopters Flight School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he is pursuing his commercial pilot’s license. He already has his private license and hopes to begin his agricultural pilot …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, BASF, Education, NAAA, Video

Fire Boss Water Drop at NAAA

Chuck Zimmerman

When the NAAA convention was held in Savannah, GA two years ago this was a big attraction. It’s a Fire Boss water drop. In between ocean going tankers coming in the Savannah River to dock and unload we got treated again today to a Fire Boss AT-802F Air Tanker demonstration. The pilot performed multiple passes that included filling pontoons with …

Ag Groups, NAAA, Video

BASF/NAAA Announce 2012 Scholarships

Chuck Zimmerman

During the opening breakfast of the 2012 National Agricultural Aviation Association two budding pilots got a step closer to soaring over the fields of America thanks to a pair of scholarships from BASF and NAAA. Here’s Justin Mook of Wiggins, CO and Kippy Foltyn of Lansford, ND, with their awards presented by BASF’s Dr. Gary Fellows and NAAA’s President, Mark …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Education, NAAA

Agriblogging Around The Country

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Savannah, GA and the 2012 National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) convention. This is the Westin hotel next to the convention center this morning as I walked over to the fitness center. I’ll be using the #NAAA12 hashtag on Twitter. While I’m here this week Cindy is in Chicago at the American Seed Trade Association CSS 2012. And Jamie …

Agribusiness, NAAA

BASF and NAAA Support Operation S.A.F.E Again

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) are teaming up again for another year of Operation S.A.F.E. (Self-regulating Application and Flight Efficiency). Through this partnership, BASF provides financial support for participating aerial applicators through sponsorship of fly-ins throughout the country. NAAA members also qualify for application equipment rebates as part of Operation S.A.F.E., which provides aerial applicators an opportunity …


BASF Helps Custom Applicators in North Dakota

Cindy Zimmerman

At the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) convention last week I had the opportunity to chat with Chris Wharam, a BASF tech services rep with in North Dakota, about how they help farmers and custom applicators in his state. Chris was already pretty familiar with the crop protection business before he took the job with BASF, since his family owns …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, NAAA, Wheat

Sled Driver Inspires Ag Aviators

Cindy Zimmerman

Last week I attended the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) convention in Las Vegas. It was the third time we have had the opportunity to find out more about these “unsung heroes of agriculture,” thanks to our friends with BASF. Among the many ways BASF supports NAAA is by sponsoring the convention kick off breakfast, which always features a speaker …

Audio, BASF, NAAA, Photography, ZimmCast

The Magic of BASF

Cindy Zimmerman

There was magic in the air at the BASF booth during the National Agricultural Aviation Association NAAA convention and trade show this past week in Las Vegas. Those of you who visited with BASF at the 2011 Commodity Classic may have gotten a chance to see corporate magician Jon Petz perform there. BASF liked him so much that they brought …