ZimmCast 722 – Interviews from NAFB Trade Talk

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. During this year’s NAFB Trade Talk I interviewed a lot of company representatives and am taking this opportunity to share some of them. These folks had a lot more than just the Golden ZimmComm Microphone in their face! But they are now members of the Golden Mic Club. Here’s who you can listen to …

ZimmCast 721 – AWIS Winter Weather Ag Forecast Services

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share a timely interview. You’ll hear my conversation with Karl Harker, Vice President for Operations, Agricultural Weather Information Service. AWIS is advertising on AgNewsWire to reach new prospects for their services. That’s what we’ll be talking about as we approach winter which is a very important one for …

ZimmCast 718 – Opening of the Ag Innovation Campus

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Last week the Ag Innovation Campus held its grand opening in Crookston, MN. You can see lots of photos and interviews in the virtual newsroom I published on AgNewsWire.com. I’m going to share some of those interviews in the episode. Before getting to the AIC facility I met a group of farmers and other ag leaders in Fargo, ND to …

ZimmCast 717 – Syngenta at #FPS23

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This episode of the ZimmCast features what’s new with Syngenta Seeds, Golden Harvest, and NK Seeds – all from the 2023 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Listen to interviews with Kramer Farney, Golden Harvest head of marketing; NASCAR Driver Sammy Smith; Mary Kay Thatcher, senior lead for federal government relations at Syngenta; Eric …

ZimmCast 716 – A New Podcast and New Presidents

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Cindy and I are getting a break from the agriblogging highway for a few weeks. We just completed a journey to Des Moines for Tech Hub Live, to San Destin, FL for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and Palm Springs, CA for the Ag Media Summit. It has been a busy summer and I …

2023 Ag Media Summit

2023 Ag Media Summit

The 2023 Ag Media Summit is July 30-August 2 in Palm Springs, CA, at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. The Agricultural Media Summit is the largest annual conference of agricultural communicators in the US and provides opportunities for networking and professional development through workshops and speakers from industry professionals. The conference is held by the Ag Communicators Network, Ag Media …

ZimmCast 714 – Margy Eckelkamp, Farm Journal

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In this episode of the ZimmCast we are featuring an interview with AgWired’s first intern. Margy Eckelkamp was Margy Fischer and a senior at the University of Missouri when she and Mary Irelan were chosen by Monsanto to be the student bloggers for the 2006 Commodity Classic – the first time it had ever been done and this new media …

ZimmCast 713 – The Work of AgGateway

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. In this episode I am sharing a couple of interviews from the AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting. One of those is with Andres Ferrerya, Data Asset Manager for Syngenta Digital. The kind of work that he does and the work of AgGateway can get pretty technical but he describes it in a clear …

ZimmCast 712 – IFAJ Congress Preview

IFAJ Congress 2023

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. It is going to be a very active June into July for ZimmComm, with a variety of on-location events. One of those is the annual IFAJ World Congress which is being held this year in Alberta, Canada. I will be there and I believe this will be my 10th IFAJ Congress. …

ZimmCast 711 – Water for Food Conference

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This episode of the ZimmCast comes to you from the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference, which was held May 8-11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This was the 10th Water for Food Conference but the first time it’s been held since 2019, thanks to COVID. The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska works …

ZimmCast 710 – Agri-Marketing Conference Preview

2023 Agri-Marketing Conference

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The 2023 Agri-Marketing Conference is approaching fast. You can still register right here. And in this episode you can hear a comprehensive preview of the conference from Vice Chair, Lori Kruger, Signal Theory. In 2004 Cindy and I announced the start of ZimmComm at the conference which means we’re starting our 20th year!! It …

ZimmCast 709 – Captive Insurance Programs

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode we’re going to continue learning about newer options for insurance programs for farmers. And in the program we’re going to learn about a relatively new way for farmers, ag processors and cooperatives to have more control over their own risk protection.   In particular, the subject will be Captive Insurance Programs. I …

ZimmCast 708 – New at Commodity Classic

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. ZimmComm is celebrating 19 years in business this month. Our primary service at the time was AgNewsWire and sending news releases with pre-recorded audio to ag media representatives. Additionally, we had a number of projects of various sorts that included media buying for a local Sheriff’s race. But once AgWired, which started as my …

ZimmCast 707 – Ready for Spring

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. It is Commodity Classic week and I’ll be there in Orlando, FL. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of good content for a future ZimmCast. You can count on that. But I’m going to focus on a couple of different conferences in this episode. First I’m going to share an interview Cindy did with Erik …

ZimmCast 706 – From Cattle to CIRB

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Coming up on the Agriglogging Highway is The Ethanol Conference followed a week later by Commodity Classic. Both are in Orlando, FL. There are four more after these but with a little more in-between, ZimmComm World Headquarters time. But let’s look backward just a little. This week’s program will start with cattle and end …