Animal Research Minute
BIVI Launches Site for PED Management03/03/15
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc is proud to announce their launch of SOURCE, a management protocol for vets and producers that will serve as an information resource in their fight against and prevention of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED)...
How BASF Innovation Specialists Help Farmers
Nebraska farmer Scott Eaton and his BASF Innovation Specialist Jennifer Wood talked about some of the advantages to their partnership during the BASF Science Behind the Right Chemistry event last week in Phoenix. “We’re a pretty good team,” said...
The AgWatch Network
Let’s learn together what the AgWatch Network is all about in this week’s ZimmCast. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show I met Network General Manager Terry Simmons seen here talking with show attendees from their booth. The AgWatch Network is about...
TekWear Takes 3rd in Ag Tech Accelerator Program
Innovative wearable technology company TekWear, LLC, finished third among 10 finalists at VilCap USA: Agriculture 2014, an entrepreneurial funding program. TekWear was chosen from more than 60 other start-up companies to take part in the three-month...
Football Player to Farmer Featured at #AIF2015
For some guys when they go through a mid-life crisis, they might go out and by a sports car or a boat in their 40s. For Jason Brown, that crisis came a bit earlier and took an unusual turn toward farming. “I went through my mid-life crisis at 27 years...
BASF to Sponsor Wheat Yield Contest
BASF Crop Protection and the National Wheat Foundation had a big announcement at the 2015 Commodity Classic – the creation and implementation of a National Wheat Yield Contest. “We appreciate the generous support of our primary industry partner, BASF,...
#Classic15 Session on Farming Like a Champ
Two yield rocking champions played to a standing room only crowd at the 2015 Commodity Classic in a session sponsored by BASF Crop Protection on how to get the most out of your acres. Always a crowd pleaser, world champion soybean grower Kip Cullers...
AFBF and NFU Policy Panel at #Classic15
John Deere sponsored an ag policy panel at the 2015 Commodity Classic, moderated by our friend Sara Wyant with Agri-Pulse, and featuring the policy specialists from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU). With...
The tradition of Commodity Classic emcee Mark Mayfield interviewing the presidents of each organization continued this year. Left to right are Mayfield, National Sorghum Producers chairman JB Stewart of Oklahoma, National Association of Wheat Growers...
Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Rocking
The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is in full swing on day two here in Memphis. This is the last stop on the agriblogging highway for me this week. It’s back to ZimmComm World Headquarters tonight. Right off the bat this morning I ran into Tim Price, Show...
Nebraska Grower Leader and New Holland
While I was attending Commodity Classic this week I ran into Greg Anderson, Nebraska soybean grower and USB board member. Greg was in the New Holland booth looking at some new equipment so I asked him to talk with me about his experience with their...
Astronaut Stresses Need for Science at Bayer Forum
Among her many accomplishments Dr. Mae Carol Jemison is a dancer, a doctor, an actress, an astronaut and a strong advocate for “Making Science Make Sense.” She’s done more in her life so far than most of us even think about doing! Jemison talked to...
Sec. Vilsack Addresses 2015 Commodity Classic
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to over 7000 agricultural producers and industry members during his 6th appearance at Commodity Classic on Friday. Sec. Vilsack began by stating that he “was in the presence of greatness” and went on to thank...
Commodity Classic Groups Meet the Press
Trade, taxes, biotechnology, farm policy and government regulations are the main issues of concern to the commodity organizations who make up the Commodity Classic. Leadership of the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers...
Iteris’ ClearAg Crop Protection Beta Testing Program
Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, announced the opening of its ClearAg™ Crop Protection application programming interfaces (API) beta testing program. Chuck spoke with Bob Stern in...
Propane Power Pays at #Classic15
If you are a farmer at Commodity Classic this week and you might be in the market for propane-powered equipment, you definitely should stop by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) booth at the trade show and get incentivized. When I...
FARMLAND at Walmart March 3
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) was pleased to announced at the 2015 Commodity Classic this week that the feature-length documentary FARMLAND will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, at Walmart and Walmart.com. “It’s been...
BASF Awards SOY, Corn and Wheat Scholarships
BASF Crop Protection made 10 students pursuing agricultural degrees very happy today with the presentation of scholarships at the 2015 Commodity Classic, in partnership with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association...
New Holland 3-A-Day iPad Giveaway
Hey tablet fans. New Holland is doing a great incentive program at their show booths, including here at the 2015 Commodity Classic. It’s the New Holland 3-A-Day iPad Giveaway. Using the Golden ZimmComm Microphone I spoke with Rebecca Gunderson, New...
Ag Issues Forum Celebrates Ten Years
It is a week of anniversaries here in Phoenix, AZ. ZimmComm New Media is still celebrating the 10th year of its founding, Commodity Classic is celebrating 20 years and Bayer CropScience is celebrating ten years of its pre-Classic Ag Issues Forum. I...
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