Beef Checkoff Celebrates 35 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

It was 1986 when the beef cattle industry came together in an effort to help itself as prices were plummeting and consumer demand was flagging. A rancher from Wacahoota, Florida by the name of Jo Ann Smith was named as the first chair of the newly formed Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB). Fast forward 35 years and today beef prices are …

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KC Mayor Welcomes NAMA Back

Chuck Zimmerman

Even the Mayor of KC, MO is excited about having the Agri-Marketing Conference back live and in person this year. I’ll be there and hope you will too. Kansas City is looking forward to hosting you and NAMA in July. The city is rolling out the red carpet so you can break new ground in your career — and have …

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National Agriculture Day 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

President Joe Biden has proclaimed today, March 23, as National Ag Day, the fifth year that The White House has publicly recognized National Ag Day as a salute to the contributions of America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. The proclamation highlights how American agriculture has stepped up over the past year to ensure a safe and abundant food supply and highlights …

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Thank God It’s Christmas

Cindy Zimmerman

This year our Christmas message comes from a relatively unknown but very appropriate Christmas song by Queen called Thank God It’s Christmas. These lyrics have never been so true: “Oh my friends it’s been a long hard year – But now it’s Christmas, Thank God it’s Christmas.” We here at ZimmComm are especially grateful to God this Christmas after this …

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Merry Christmas from the Pork Checkoff

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a message from CEO Bill Even about how the Pork Checkoff is taking lessons learned in 2020 to prepare the industry for the future. While 2020 has been far from what any of us could have imagined, as we begin the holiday season we are optimistic about what is in store for 2021. We will continue to leverage all …

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ARA Member Programs Help Grow Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) recognized its Rising Stars Class of 2020 in a video shown from the main stage during the closing session of the ARA Conference & Expo, held virtually on Dec. 1-2. Despite the transition to a virtual ARA Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARA Rising Stars were still able to attend educational sessions and expand …

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ARA All in for Ag Retail

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association annual 2020 ARA Conference & Expo is a virtual event this year and being held this week, December 1-2. Ag professionals from across the country are going “All In For Ag Retail” with interactive workshops, engaging networking opportunities, and a 3D Expo Hall. The main event kicks off on Tuesday morning with the general session and …

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New NCGA President Starts New Year

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s a new year for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) with new president John Linder of Edison, Ohio who took over the post on October 1. Linder, along with his brother, Mike, and wife, Cheryl, run a fifth-generation farm raising corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat and soybeans for seed in central Ohio. In addition to traditional row crop …

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Register Now for ASTA CSS & Seed Expo Discount

Cindy Zimmerman

Wednesday, September 30 is the final day to take advantage of an 80% “First Access” discount for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Virtual CSS & Seed Expo Virtual, December 7-9. ASTA is looking forward to the opportunity in 2020 to bring our membership and seed industry community together for a time-honored tradition this December. Come together with seed professionals …

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