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 With National Stewardship Award Winner

Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND was named national 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation are sponsors of the award which was presented …

#Ethanol Report on Export Picture

Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports for 2016 in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), followed quickly by an industry letter to President Trump drawing attention to China’s trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers feed co-products. In this Ethanol Report, RFA …

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.