ZimmCast Features New #Ag Software from Trimble

Trimble is holding a large customer event in Las Vegas this week – Trimble Dimensions. It’s the site for a big announcement – Trimble Ag Software. This new farm data management platform combines their products Connected Farm™, Farm Works Software® and Agri-Data® solutions. This all-in-one tool offers customers a complete desktop, web-based and mobile-enabled agricultural software solution that simplifies farm …

ZimmCast Features Bad Boy Off Road

Bad Boy Off Road is part of Textron Specialized Vehicles, based in Augusta, GA. That’s where Chuck Zimmerman met Ben White to pick up an Eclipse IS Crew to test drive during the hunting season at the Crystal Pig Hunt Club. Chuck’s hunt club partner and brother, Paul Zimmerman, and he spent some days successfully hunting sharing time on Chuck’s …

ZimmCast Introduces Rice Farming TV

In this new episode of ZimmCast, Chuck Zimmerman speaks with Matthew Sligar, the host of Rice Farming TV, a weekly Vlog. Sligar decided there was a need for this kind of online sharing about farming after talking with people who had no idea that rice was even grown in California. This is exactly what we need today, reports Zimmerman, and …

ZimmCast Highlights Debut of RealAg Radio

Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by RealAgriculture.com and hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions on current …

ZimmCast Delves Into the Cuban Gold Rush

Jamie Johansen recently had the opportunity to visit Cuba in her role as an agriculture journalist. While there, she learned about Cuban agriculture, tourism and the future role U.S. can play in each if the long-standing embargo is lifted. Chicago Foods International president Paul Johnson organized and led their delegation. Paul is no stranger to Cuba, making his first journey …

ZimmCast Goes on a New Holland Virtual Test Drive

In this week’s ZimmCast, Chuck Zimmerman speaks with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a detailed view of what their brand new autonomous concept tractor is capable of and how this new technology is fitting into future plans for features on new tractors. Dan says this is no pipe dream but a reality. Listen here for more on this self …

ZimmCast on Bayer-Monsanto Deal

After months of negotiations, Bayer AG and Monsanto Company today signed a definitive merger agreement to create a “Global Leader in Agriculture.” The $128 per share all-cash transaction, represents a 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders and an aggregate value of $66 billion – so it’s a really big deal. Following a one hour global press conference, Liam Condon of …

ZimmCast Celebrates Farm Credit’s 100th Anniversary

FCS Financial and the Farm Credit System have spent the last year celebrating their 100-year anniversary. To recognize this occasion, FCS Financial invited all of their member-owners to celebrate with them at the Missouri State Fair. Events for member-owners took place throughout the day along with receiving meal vouchers and admission tickets to the fair. This was just one festivity …

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 …

Owen Roberts, New IFAJ President Featured in ZimmCast

The Urban Cowboy himself is the newly elected President of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. He’s Owen Roberts, Director, Research Communications at University of Guelph and he is featured in this week’s ZimmCast. When asked what he hopes to accomplish as president he said, his job is to keep IFAJ going. Learn more about Owen’s plans and the IFAJ …

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 …

ZimmCast Highlights @Bayer Social Media Award

In this week’s ZimmCast, Chuck talks with Bayer’s Jeff Donald about their use of social media on the ag side and how they measure success. He is the perfect person to learn from because the “Bayer gets scientifically social” campaign has been recognized by PR News with the Best Twitter Community Engagement Award, announced at PR News’ 2016 Social Media …

ZimmCast Spotlights Truffle Media’s 10 Years

In this week’s ZimmCast, Jamie Johansen talks with John Blue, Truffle Media Networks, about the growth of the company and what he sees for the future. John says that Truffle Media Networks will turn ten years old in June. He is now the Chief of Community Creation for the company. You’ll have to listen to him explain that. John is …

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 …