Cindys are Never Blah

Cindy Zimmerman

Two Cindys are twice as fun as one and never blah! My buddy Cindy Cunningham with the National Pork Board/Pork Checkoff stopped by the Novus International tent to do a “Cindy Show” with me. Among the many things we talked about were how the pork checkoff is helping producers find new ways to save money on their operations during these …

Ag Groups, Audio, Novus International, Pork, World Pork Expo

What’s Up With Watt

Cindy Zimmerman

Longevity for a family-owned and operated business is not all that common in today’s world of acquisitions, especially in the agribusiness and media worlds, but Watt Media is the exception to the rule. Greg Watt is the fourth generation president and CEO of Watt Publishing, a business started by his great grandfather J.W. Watt in 1917 through an acquisition of …

Audio, Livestock, Media, Novus International, Pork, Poultry, World Pork Expo

WPX Audio and Photos Available for Media

Cindy Zimmerman

Some of our farm media friends have requested that we supply downloadable audio from World Pork Expo – so here are some files for your use. I just forget to do that now because it is so great to have the player that plays the audio immediately off the server. OK, let’s start with the interview from NPPC president Bryan …

Audio, Media, Novus International, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Media Coverage at WPX

Cindy Zimmerman

This is the banner hanging on the side of the Novus International hospitality tent and inside we have a nice little set up to do interviews and posting and just meet and greet. It’s really pretty cool – I feel very special! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to spend much time hanging around there today because there were lots of media …

Audio, Livestock, Novus International, Pork, World Pork Expo

The Novus Pork Team

Cindy Zimmerman

This good-looking bunch represents the Novus International Pork Team on duty at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines. Novus is a relatively new pork industry partner, only about two years, but the company has been well known in the poultry industry for many years in the animal health and nutrition field. They actually have products and programs for beef, …

Audio, Livestock, Novus International, Pork, Poultry, Swine, World Pork Expo

Deputy Secretary at World Pork

Cindy Zimmerman

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner visited the 20th annual World Pork Expo on Thursday and spoke with producers about some of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. On the opportunity side is exports. “Thanks to this industry for your role in leading US exports to another remarkable level,” Conner said. The latest forecast calls for agricultural exports to hit …

Audio, Livestock, Novus International, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

An International Welcome from Novus

Cindy Zimmerman

World Pork Expo is a natural fit for an international corporation like Novus. Pictured here by the multi-lingual welcome sign are Mark Klamfoth and Randy Anderson with Novus. Randy says they have already had visitors at the tent today from China, Brazil and Mexico and they expect many more from other countries over the course of the expo. With producers …

Livestock, Novus International, Pork, World Pork Expo

Kicking off the 20th World Pork Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

First order of business at World Pork Expo this morning was a press conference featuring National Pork Producers Council president Bryan Black from Ohio. Bryan discussed the 20th anniversary of the event, changes made this year to use badges instead of passes for attendees, the state of the US pork industry, exports and more. Afterwards, Bryan visited with me in …

Novus International, Pork, World Pork Expo