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BASF at the 2018 Farm Progress Show

BASF had a lot to talk about at the 2018 Farm Progress Show with a whole new product portfolio, thanks to Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. The company now has a number of products and people who were formally part of Bayer. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print …

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2018 GROWMARK Annual Meeting

GROWMARK held its 2018 annual business meeting August 29-30 in Chicago, IL. The meeting included the business of the cooperative organization and an Agribusiness Symposium featuring motivational and educational speakers. This virtual newsroom includes links to audio from the conference. All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit may be given …

ZimmCast 595 – Soil Health Partnership & Can-Am

In this week’s program we’ll meet the new leader of the Soil Health Partnership. We’ll also find out what’s new with Can-Am when it comes to a hunter’s dream machine. Don’t forget that you can subscribe to the ZimmCast in iTunes, Google Play and other podcast directories. Or you can just listen right here if you’d like. The ZimmCast is …

GROWMARK Collaborates with NRCS on Sustainability

A Memorandum of Understanding between GROWMARK and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is yet another way the agricultural cooperative is showing a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. “Our goal, or our vision, is to help to enhance the relationship and the knowledge of NRCS and our local FS team members at the local level,” said Liz Hobart, GROWMARK …

Ethanol Report with Bikers and Free E10

This program comes to you from Sturgis, SD and the annual Motorcycle Rally but specifically from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about the Legends Ride which is sponsored by RFA and featured the auctioning of a custom …

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31st ACE Ethanol Conference

“Grit Wins” is the theme for the 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis. The program features sessions and panels on the most timely topics for the ethanol industry, including an overview of future demand for liquid fuels and electricity in the U.S. with emphasis on ethanol’s high octane qualities. This …

American Lamb Board Hosting Webinar for Ag Media

Consumer Insights Webinar for Ag Media Denver, Colo. – The American Lamb Board (ALB) will host a webinar for agricultural media partners on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10AM CT. Join us as we discuss US consumer usage and attitudes about American Lamb. This exclusive webinar will unveil the results of the 2018 Consumer Market Research Study. This checkoff study, …

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Industry Legend Don Lerch Passes Away

A legend in the agricultural communications industry passed away last week age of 99. Don Lerch was one of the first members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), back when it was still the National Association of Rural Farm Directors, and was a member of the organization for 72 years. Don began his farm broadcasting career at pioneer …

Unique Field Showcases FS InVISION Hybrids

A Central Illinois corn field has helped GROWMARK to shared excitement about the FS InVISION brand in a unique way during the 2018 growing season. The field features two FS InVISION corn hybrids, planted with a multi-hybrid planter. The difference between the shorter-stature 61S variety and the taller 62Z plants, which also have a slightly different tassel color, brought out …

Iowa Gov Grills Burgers with Acting EPA Admin

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler got a taste of the famous Iowa State Fair Monday as the guest of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and while he had some fun, Wheeler was there to meet with farmers about critical issues. “I enjoyed the round table we just had with different ag groups in the state…hearing what their concerns and problems are,” …

ZimmCast 594 – Ag Media Summit Recap

The 20th annual Ag Media Summit was held Aug 5-8, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences joined the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv Agri-Media Committee. In this ZimmCast, we hear from outgoing AAEA president Julie Deering about how the industry …

AMVAC at Ag Media Summit

Audio interviews Neil DeStefano, AMVAC director of portfolio management and marketing communications – Jim Lappin, AMVAC Chemical marketing manager for corn and soybean portfolio – Video interview with Jim Lappin On-line Resources: SIMPAS Impact Z

FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit

Photos: Gail Stratman, headshot Brent Jacobson, headshot Stratman and Jacobson standing in FMC exhibit at Ag Media Summit Jacobson and Stratman sitting in FMC exhibit at Ag Media Summit Audio interviews: FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit Gail Stratman, FMC regional technical manager – 3RIVE 3D Application Use Growing – On line resources FMC herbicides Weed Management Stewardship Steward …

Solar Project New to GROWMARK Distribution Facility

GROWMARK has been looking at alternative sources of energy for its Alpha, Ill. distribution center since 2010. After previous opportunities to use solar or wind power did not add up for the company, they found the right fit with a solar project completed in the summer of 2018. GROWMARK is working with Straight Up Solar and investment partner Shine Development …

ZimmCast 593 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Ag Media Summit

This week’s program previews two events coming up starting this weekend. Cindy will be attending the Ag Media Summit while I am working at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Buffalo Chip Campground. To start things off, we hear from Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, who talks the annual ethanol educational program for motorcyclists in Sturgis, South Dakota. It’s all …