ZimmCast 701 – A View from the Top with Syngenta Crop Protection

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share some interviews with Syngenta leadership from the company’s crop protection media summit. So, let’s learn what’s new with Syngenta Crop Protection. First I’ll share my conversation with Vern Hawkins, President, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, followed by Jeff Cecil, Head of North America Crop Protection Marketing. Vern will …

2022 Syngenta Media Summit

Held in New Orleans and St. Gabriel, Louisiana October 31 – November 2, 2022, Syngenta hosted media representatives to learn about the company’s latest sustainability efforts, digital tools, the economics of agronomics, maximizing fertilizer efficiency, as well as an update on policy issues and EPA’s review of atrazine. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available …

2022 Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show 2022

The 2022 Farm Progress Show is being held in Boone, IA this year. The area got some needed rain over the weekend before but the exhibit grounds are in good shape. Unfortunately, that didn’t go so well for field demos and harvesting demos. So, we’ll be posting photos and interviews with a tight schedule for media use. This virtual ag …

2022 Commodity Classic With Syngenta

2022 Commodity Classic is excited to welcome the ag industry back together in New Orleans March 10-12. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. It is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. This virtual …

ZimmCast 682 – The Latest from Syngenta

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Since Syngenta was at all the fall meetings I attended and they had many stories to tell I thought I’d share some of them in this week’s episode. We really appreciate Syngenta’s support which helps make what we do at ZimmComm possible. So let’s get started. At the NAFB Trade Talk we heard about Syngenta’s sustainability efforts from Caydee Savinelli …

Syngenta Partners With Dairy Industry and Nature Conservancy

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced a partnership with Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy to help dairy producers “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and strengthen farm resilience.” The collaboration aims to develop a replicable program and toolset to scale the adoption of best management practices in feed/forage production and feed efficiency. Since launching last spring, the …

2021 Farm Progress Show

The 2021 Farm Progress Show is August 31-September 2 in Decatur, Illinois. For over 50 years, the Farm Progress Show has connected farmers from across the globe with agriculture’s leading companies. With hundreds of exhibitors, there’s no better place to engage with the latest farm products and the specialists who developed, tested and designed them. This virtual ag newsroom includes …

Syngenta Donates on Behalf of Sunbelt Expo Farmer Winners

Syngenta just recently announced donations to 10 charities on behalf of the 2020 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award winners. Syngenta gave $5,000 in donations in $500 increments to the charity chosen by each farmer in the 2020 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program. “These farmers contribute to the health and well-being of their …

Syngenta Holds Press Conference at 2021 Commodity Classic

Syngenta Press Conference

During the first day of the 2021 Commodity Classic Special Edition Syngenta held a press conference that featured the following speakers and was moderated by Paul Minehart, Head, Corporate Communications, North America at Syngenta. Syngenta announced the new Field Forged Series™ from NK® Seeds, coming this fall, which will include 10 new NK corn hybrids, four new Enogen® corn hybrids …

ZimmCast 660 – Interviews from Virtual 2020 NAFB

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In this episode of the ZimmCast podcast, we share excerpts of interviews from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) virtual convention. Included are now past NAFB President, Rita Frazer, RFD Radio; Liz Hunt, Syngenta; Andy LaVigne, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA); Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Norm Davy, Heliae Agriculture. Listen to the ZimmCast here: (25:05) Subscribe …

Syngenta Virtual Media Summit

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit officially kicked off October 27 with a live event featuring Syngenta North America leaders. Corporate Communications Lead Paul Minehart moderated the discussion: Vern Hawkins, North America President of Syngenta Crop Protection Trevor Heck, President, Syngenta Canada Justin Wolfe, North America Regional Director, Syngenta Seeds Each provided an update on their businesses, offered an industry …

Post-Election Insight from Syngenta’s Mary Kay Thatcher

Mary Kay Thatcher, Senior Manager of Federal Government and Industry Relations for Syngenta, provided her perspective on the “churn of the election” during the company’s media summit this week. She does expect the presidential outcome to drag on for a while, but during her presentation, Thatcher used the assumption of a Biden presidency for her outlook. Here is the full …

Syngenta Kicks Off Virtual Media Summit

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit officially kicked off Tuesday morning with a live event featuring Syngenta North America leaders. Corporate Communications Lead Paul Minehart moderated the discussion: Vern Hawkins, North America President of Syngenta Crop Protection Trevor Heck, President, Syngenta Canada Justin Wolfe, North America Regional Director, Syngenta Seeds Each provided an update on their businesses, offered an industry …

Syngenta to Build New R&D Center in Illinois

Syngenta has announced plans to build a new R&D Innovation and Customer Experience Center in the heart of the US Corn Belt. The 90-acre site will be located in Malta, Ill., DeKalb County, about one hour west of Syngenta’s global and North America Seeds offices in Downers Grove. The site was selected for its location, soil type and accessibility, and …

NK Seeds Helping Farmers End Tough Year on Positive Note

A tough season like 2019 presents challenges to corn and soybean farmers, and an opportunity for companies like Syngenta and their NK Seeds brand to showcase varieties and traits that help them overcome those challenges. NK hybrids and varieties combine the latest in seed technology with top-of-the-line genetics, producing crops that withstand some of the biggest in-field challenges. Even in …