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 …

New ZimmCast Highlights Growing Global Solutions

In this week’s ZimmCast, we hear from Janice Dahl  who has just started a new non-profit called Growing Global Solutions. In this episode, Dahl tells us all about GGS, which believes in bringing change through better organizations with an emphasis on strategy development, project management and evaluation, communication analysis, leadership development, and – most importantly – giving back. Learn more …

ZimmCast Features New NAMA President

This week’s ZimmCast features the new President, Matt Coniglio, Penton Agriculture. Matt says that if he looked ahead at his life twenty years ago he would have never dreamed he’d be on the NAMA platform in this position. Matt also talks about the NAMA strategic plan and how it is evolving as a blue print for the new president to …

ZimmCast: Tweet a Bee #Feed a Bee

Bayer is gearing up to make a significant impact on pollinator health in 2016 by planting more forage and spreading the word about the importance of pollinators with the debut of the Feed a Bee song and video and new social media initiatives to help keep pollinators healthy. In this week’s ZimmCast, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with our favorite Queen Bee …

ZimmCast Highlights #Propane Power from @GROWMARK

Propane power is on a roll these days, going far beyond it’s traditional uses of home heating and grain drying, moving into areas such as fleet vehicles and irrigation engines. For this edition of the ZimmCast, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Becky Hornblower, GROWMARK’s propane marketing and technical services manager, about everything that’s new about propane – from supplies and prices, …

FMC at #NFM16 Featured in Latest ZimmCast

FMC Corporation has continued to increase its presence at the National Farm Machinery Show over the past 30 years, making the company really standout to exhibitors, media and attendees of the show. During the event, Cindy Zimmerman sat down with FMC portfolio manager Rick Ekins to talk about why they have made NFMS a priority show through such activities as …

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 …

ZimmCast All About Spuds & Politics

In this week’s program we meet John Keeling, CEO of the National Potato Council who speaks about policy issues and Blair Richardson, President & CEO of the United States Potato Board, who unveiled the Spud Nation Food Truck. Chuck Zimmerman met both of these guys while covering the Potato Expo last week for his first time. Listen to this week’s …

Latest ZimmCast Features Hot Dogs & Sausages

His real title is President of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. He’s Eric Mittenthal. But, as Chuck Zimmerman notes during this week’s ZimmCast, we need a much better title for him and perhaps you could suggest one. Eric is taking over the position from the “Queen of Wien” herself, Janet Riley. Both also work for the North American …

New ZimmCast Features Bayer’s Liberty Link Program

If you have been listening to farm radio at all in the last couple of months you have probably heard the Real Yield radio spots that have been running featuring real farmers from around the soybean producing part of the country talking about their experience with the Bayer CropScience LibertyLink system. In this edition of the ZimmCast, we talk with …

New ZimmCast Episode – The Elephant in the Corn Field

The latest ZimmCast episode features a cornfield, an elephant and DTN’s Chris Clayton. With the title, “The Elephant in the Cornfield,” Chris Clayton’s first book draws you in just to find out what it’s all about says ZimmCast host Chuck Zimmerman.  Chris is the policy editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer and an issue near and dear to his heart is …

#Thankful4Ag Campaign Focus of New ZimmCast

Bayer CropScience has smashed another goal for their annual #Thankful4Ag campaign. In this week’s program, Chuck Zimmerman talks with Jeff Donald about the program and its progress. Jeff says that last year the program had a goal of donating 200,000 meals to hungry people via Feeding America. That goal was broken and this year it is 330,000 by tomorrow October …

This Week’s ZimmCast Features CommonGround

Kim Bremmer has spent her lifetime working in agriculture and lending her voice to share the special message about the food we eat with consumers across the country. One way is through CommonGround, a group of farmers having conversations about the food we grow and how we produce it. Jamie spoke with Kim during the 2015 World Dairy Expo to …