SMART Farmer Scott VanderWal

In this episode of the SMART Farmer podcast we meet Scott VanderWal, a third-generation corn and soybean farmer and cattle feeder from Volga, South Dakota. Scott serves as vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, and is a board member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. In this podcast, Scott talks …

Interview with Lynn Henderson on NAMA

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as a professional organization dedicated to the business of agricultural marketing. Lynn Henderson with AgriMarketing Magazine has been involved with NAMA for the last 41 of those 60 years so we sat down with him at the recent annual conference to hear some of the history of the organization and how …

SMART Farmer John Deere

On this week’s episode of the SMART Farmer podcast series we speak with Bev Flores, Media Relations manager for John Deere. John Deere started innovating for farmers back in 1837; His plow designs helped pioneers break through rich Midwest soil. Bev recently took part in a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance panel at the 2017 National Ag Day event in …

Ethanol Report on Trade Issues and Trump Administration

This week on The Ethanol Report, we get a Washington update from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen, focusing on recent trade developments and the Trump Administration. Dinneen comments on President Trump’s first 100 days, the potential for Brazil to reinstate a 20% tariff on U.S. ethanol, how Terry Branstad could help the ethanol industry trade situation with …

Meet the New NAMA President

The 2017 AgriMarketing Conference held last week in Dallas, Texas is the annual meeting for the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA). The conference also marked the changing of the guard for NAMA  as a new president took over leadership of the organization, so the team sat down with outgoing president Matt Coniglio of Penton Agriculture/Farm Progress and incoming president Amy Bradford …

USFRA Partners with ZimmComm for SMART Farmer Podcast

Consumers like technology. The smart phone, the smart home and the smart classroom all encompass innovation and technology that helps improve people’s lives. Similarly, with agriculture continually evolving resembling every other forward-thinking industry, today’s SMART Farm utilizes technology to be more sustainable and efficient. To share personal stories about ways farmers and ranchers are using technology, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers …

SMART Farmer Nancy Kavazanjian

This is episode number six of the USFRA SMART Farmer podcast and this one is with Nancy Kavazanjian, who served as the second chairperson of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Nancy farms with her husband Charlie Hammer in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on land that has been in his family for 150 years. She grew up on Long Island, made …

Introducing the SMART Farmer Podcast

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …

ZimmCast Features AAEA New Prez Mike Wilson

The new President of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) is Penton Farm Progress executive editor Mike Wilson, also one of the newly named Fellows of the AAEA. He is featured in this week’s ZimmCast episode. Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Wilson at this year’s AgMedia Summit and learned about his plans as the new AAEA leader. Learn more in this …

ZimmCast with #AgMedia’s Molly Schoen

This week’s ZimmCast features Molly Schoen, #AgMedia Summit’s organizing committee head. Schoen is the editor of the Charolais Journal. She spoke with Chuck Zimmerman about the process of putting together Ag Media Summit – a job that starts in the fall, the year before the event. One of the first steps is identifying a location and then reaching out to …

ZimmCast Previews #AgChat Foundation Conference

Registration is now open for the 2016 AgChat Foundation Cultivate & Connect conference. This year it will be held December 8-9 in Kansas City, Missouri. Who better to talk to about it than one of the Bayer, 6 AgVocates to Follow, Jenny Schweigert, Executive Director, AgChat Foundation? Jenny speaks with Chuck Zimmerman in this week’s ZimmCast and gives us the …

Mark Poeschl of @NationalFFA Featured in ZimmCast

This week’s ZimmCast features Mark Poeschl, incoming CEO of the National FFA Organization and Foundation. Mark officially takes over the position August 1, 2016. One of the challenges in agricultural education he sees is the need to attract and retain top quality high school ag teachers. He says there is a real shortage in that area. Poeschl stresses how important …

A Zippy 500th ZimmCast

We wanted our 500th ZimmCast to be something special so we felt it appropriate to spotlight the new president of the American Farm Bureau Federation who has a name that is sure to be unforgettable – Zippy Duvall of Georgia. Duvall, who served as president of Georgia Farm Bureau for nine years, was elected as AFBF’s 12th president at the …

Truffle Media Networks and ZimmComm New Media Join Forces

(January 29, 2007 – AgNewsWire) Utilizing the power of social media and new media tools like blogs and podcasts, plus their agricultural marketing expertise, Truffle Media Networks and ZimmComm New Media have joined forces to deliver high-quality, turnkey production and distribution of business-focused new media channels to agricultural companies. “ZimmComm and Truffle have provided early new media leadership for agriculture …

New Holland “Classic” Video iPod Contest

(New Holland, PA – AgNewsWire) It seems like everyone is giving away Apple iPods these days, but New Holland has a new twist on their video iPod contest at this year’s Commodity Classic in Anaheim, CA. It will be loaded with pictures, audio and video from the corn and soybean convention – as well as the new CD from country music star Michael Peterson.