ZimmCast 670 – Alltech ONE in 2021

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s episode we’re going to hear about the upcoming Alltech ONE Ideas Conference which will be virtual again in 2021. Dr. Mark Lyons, President/CEO of Alltech, says the company has developed its own platform to run the event and all its activities, including a trade show. We’ll get a preview of the …

ZimmCast 669 – Stratovation Group

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Happy Earth Day. This episode is being produced on the 2021 Earth Day and I’ve lost count of all the messages in my inbox or social media feeds as ag and food companies use the opportunity to bring focus to their efforts on caring for our environment. Agriculture has a lot to offer in …

ZimmCast 668 – Business Success and Food Fear

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In this week’s program we’re going to talk about business success and food fear with a businessman, agriculturalist, speaker, podcaster, author and consultant who has been on the ZimmCast before – Damian Mason. Damian has a new book out called Food Fear and he’ll talk about what he wanted to accomplish with the book. Additionally, Damian will also discuss a …

New ZimmCast – Feeding the Economy & Fueling Your WiFi

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In the program you’ll hear a conversation about a new impact study of the food industry to the U.S. economy. It’s titled, “2021 Food and Agriculture Industries Economic Impact Study.” To learn more about it in an interview with Connor McKoy, Communications Director for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. The study is impressive and there is a whole website dedicated to …

ZimmCast 666 – The Off-Farm Income Podcast and More

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week Commodity Classic is having a Special Edition. Which means virtual since it is not an in-person event this year. For many of you and including myself, it was the last farm show or event we’ve attended since the pandemic shutdown a year ago. But, like so many virtual events we’ve been participating …

ZimmCast 665 – All About AgWiki

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In this edition of the ZimmCast we’re going to learn about AgWiki from CEO, Randy Krotz. AgWiki is a community of farmers, researchers, nutritionists, and consultants seeking to discover solutions to sustainability and world hunger…socially. Randy will talk about the startup venture and what the mission is, as well as how you can get involved and even help with the …

ZimmCast 664 – Beltwide & Biodiesel Conferences

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’ll hear interviews from the Beltwide Cotton Conferences and the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo starting with Dr. Gary Adams, National Cotton Council President and CEO, as Cindy talks with him about how the virtual Beltwide event went. Next up, I talk with Chad Stone, Renewable Energy Group VP and …

ZimmCast 663 – AWIS Helping America Grow for 25 Years

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, a podcast started in 2004 to focus on agricultural marketing and what is new in the world of agribusiness. Happy New Year to y’all. Here at ZimmComm we’ve been living in the virtual world of communications for almost 17 years. We started out distributing news releases with pre-recorded sound bites and interviews before jumping …

ZimmCast 662 – ASTA CSS & Seed Expo Recap

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Each December, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosts America’s largest seed industry convention as the Christmas Season begins traditionally in the Chicago Hyatt Regency at the top of the Magnificent Mile. This year, like everything else since March, the ASTA CSS and Seed Expo was virtual, and that allowed nearly 1000 attendees from around the world to participate and …

ZimmCast 661 – Going Virtual with ARA in 2020

2020 ARA Virtual Conference & Expo

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The Agricultural Retailers Association annual 2020 ARA Conference & Expo went virtual this year Dec. 1-2. Ag professionals from across the country went “All In For Ag Retail” with interactive workshops, engaging networking opportunities, and a 3D Expo Hall. During the event the ZimmComm Team collected relevant screenshots, conducted interviews with speakers, award winners and …

ZimmCast 660 – Interviews from Virtual 2020 NAFB

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In this episode of the ZimmCast podcast, we share excerpts of interviews from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) virtual convention. Included are now past NAFB President, Rita Frazer, RFD Radio; Liz Hunt, Syngenta; Andy LaVigne, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA); Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Norm Davy, Heliae Agriculture. Listen to the ZimmCast here: (25:05) Subscribe …

ZimmCast 659 – Communications and Research Innovations

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this edition of the ZimmCast, Cindy and I share a couple of feature interviews we did recently on new innovations in communications and research. First, Cindy talked with Frances Hayes, Communications Specialist for the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, about how they have adapted their communications strategy …

ZimmCast 658 – St. Louis Agribusiness Impact

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This episode is about agriculture’s economic impact on a very urban region, specifically St. Louis. The St. Louis Agribusiness Club just announced the results of their Agricultural Economic Impact Study on the St. Louis Region. This study has been conducted every five years since the first one was conducted in 2004. To talk about …

ZimmCast 657 – 2020 Hunting John Deere Gator Style

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This is an exciting time for deer hunters. The season is about to get started for those of us who hunt in Georgia. So, preparations are being made for a great opening day at the Crystal Pig Hunt Club. My preparation includes getting to test drive a new John Deere Gator XUV855M S4. This …

ZimmCast 656 – Virtual ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week, we check in with the American Seed Trade Association to see how they have adapted to the reality of a virtual world and taken its annual conferences to a new level. Founded in 1883, ASTA is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States and they conduct four regular events …