Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Grand Opening

Spanish-based Abengoa celebrated its cellulosic ethanol achievement with a grand opening celebration on October 17, 2014. Thousands of people attended the event with dozens of high profile guests on hand ranging from former and current Senators to governors to the town mayor, to Interior Secretary and Energy Secretary Ernst Moniz who gave the keynote speech. The bioenergy plant is based …

Verdesian Los Alamos Media Day

Verdesian Life Sciences is a company focused on science and technology. They are also focused on education – education of journalists, employees, sales representatives and ultimately growers. Verdesian is, as founder and CEO JJ Grow explains, a plant health nutrition company filling in the micronutrient and macronutrient gaps in agriculture. Or, in simpler terms, “Things that fix nitrogen”. The company …

2014 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Conference

The Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Conference was hosted by the Atlantic Canada Farm Writers Association at Prince Edward Island, October 2-5. With the theme “Dig Deep” the agenda included learning more about the island’s biggest crop, potatoes, as well as interesting farming ventures such as mussel production. 2014 Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference photo album CFWF Digs Deep into …

Hereford Genetic Summit

Missouri State University’s Darr Agricultural Center served as home for the American Hereford Association’s Hereford Genetic Summit. Hereford breeders from across the country gathered to talk about what tomorrow’s consumers want, how the economic drivers of the beef industry come into play for breeders, what genetics commercial producers are seeking and responsibilities of seedstock producers. Hereford Summit Photo Album. Using …

2014 Farm Progress Show

2014 Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa August 26-28, 2014. The third day of the show was cancelled due to rain, but there was still enough happening in two days to keep the ZimmComm team busy. More audio from FPS sponsors and exhibitors can be found here. 2014 Farm Progress Show Photo Album 2014 New Holland Farm Progress Show …

AgCareers.com HR & Food Roundtable Thinks Outside the Box

Why is the AgCareers.com annual HR & Food Roundtable keep growing each year? Because attendees note year after year that the presentations and workshops help them think outside the box. This year’s sold out event took place August 5-7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Roundtable is the largest event dedicated specifically for human resource professionals who …

InfoAg 2014 Stops in St. Louis

The 14th InfoAg Conference was held at the historic Union Station in St. Louis July 29-31, 2014. InfoAg continues to be the premier precision agriculture event for producers, consultants, and the crop production industry, featuring four tracks of concurrent sessions plus a workshop track. InfoAg 2014 Photo Album InfoAg 2014 on Track in St. Louis – PrecisionAg Excellence Award Winners …

Ag Media Summit Revs Up in Indy

The 16th Annual “Rev it Up” Ag Media Summit was held in Indianapolis, Indiana July 26-30, 2014. Ag Media Summit Photo Album Talking with Forrest Lucas – AAEA Update from the President – Ag Media Summit Concludes – New Holland Ag Journalist Italy Trip Contest – New Holland Ag Journalist Contest – FMC Anthem Singing Contest Nears Finalists – Old …

AgLeader Technology’s Road Tour in Illinois

Ag Leader Technology held the first of its kind Technology Meets Dirt Road tour throughout the state of Illinois in five locations. Ag Leader Technology is out in the fields this summer bringing the latest precision technology to Illinois farms in the Technology Meets Dirt Road Tour. The events allowed farmers to get hands-on experience with the latest Ag Leader …

2014 ASTA Convention

The American Seed Trade Association 131st annual meeting was held June 11-14, 2014 in Indianapolis ASTA Annual Meeting Photo Album ASTA Annual Meeting Kicks Off – Understanding Farmer Attitudes – Seed Industry Revved Up at ASTA Meeting – New ASTA Chairman Focused on Advocacy – FuSE Celebrates 10 Years of Training Young Seed Execs – ASTA First Vice Chair from …

2014 Agri-Marketing Conference

The 2014 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Conference took place in Jacksonville, FL on April 9-11, 2014. This year’s event marked the 10 year anniversary for ZimmComm New Media and Chuck and Cindy celebrated this milestone with there long-time friends in the agri-marketing industry. 2014 Agri-Marketing Conference Photo Album This Year’s After the After Party with Rhea + Kaiser – NAMA …

Interviews From Capitol Hill

During National Agriculture Day and American Coalition for Ethanol Fly-in activities last week, we were able to interview three lawmakers from the Midwest about issues important to agriculture. Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois discusses ethanol and the RFS, his experience working on the farm bill, and the water resources development bill. Freshman Lawmaker Learns & Teaches on Farm Bill – …

National Ag Day Celebration

The celebration of 2014 National Agriculture Day in Washington DC included events March 25-27. Ag Day is celebrated annually to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. National Ag Day photo album Farm to Fork Politics photos …

Borlaug Statue Unveiling

A statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug was installed March 25, 2014 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on what would have been the great agricultural scientist’s 100th birthday. The leadership of the United States Congress, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Governor Terry E. Branstad of Borlaug’s home state of Iowa, and Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn, who chaired …

New Holland Operation Blue Force

New Holland Operation Blue Force was Chuck’s latest stop on the agriblogging highway in Bakersfield, CA. This was a New Holland training experience for dealers and ag media got their turn to practice driving some new equipment. They spent the day rotating between different equipment stations. Chuck was busy shooting videos and interviews and had ZimmGlass in the field for …