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ZimmCast 623 - 2019 IFAJ Congress/Ag Media Summit Interviews

In this week's program you will hear from the new president of the AAEA The AgComm Network, Gil Gullickson; the new president of the Livestock Publications Council, Jennifer Carrico; the new conference manger for the Ag Media Summit, Tina Bowling and the presenters of the session, "So You Have a Podcast, Now What," Sara Steever, president of Paulsen Marketing and Kelsey Litchfield, digital media consultant.


ZimmCast 622 - The Future for InfoAg Conference

In this week's program I speak with Quentin Rund, PAQ Interactive and Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). Quentin has been involved with organizing and running the InfoAg Conference since it started in 1995. He talks about this year's conference which is doing very well on attendance in spite of the challenging planting season the midwest has had. Lara talks about how TFI has acquired the InfoAg Conference and what the organization is doing to expand and grow it. During this...


ZimmCast 621 - Preview of Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress

This program will be a preview of the 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. The two programs are being held together like they were in 2009. The IFAJ Congress moves to a different country each year. To help me preview the events I spoke with Carey Brown, Kentucky Cattlemen's Association and co-chair of the coordinating committee for the events.


ZimmCast 620 - Timber Creek Distillery

For this week's program I visited Timber Creek Distillery near Crestview, FL. The owners are Camden Ford and Aaron Barnes, two exceptional entrepreneurs who are building a new distillery on some beautiful property. I had the opportunity to meet them when they did some taste testing in Pensacola and found their story to be fascinating. The new distillery building, which is near completion, is a massive 13,000 square feet with 40 foot high ceilings and includes outdoor seating areas. They...


ZimmCast 619 - President Trump Visits Ethanol Plant

In this week's program you will hear from industry attendees to President Trump's visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) in Council Bluffs, IA. Included in the program are: Mike Jerke, CEO, SIRE Craig Floss, President/CEO, Iowa Corn Growers Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Ross, farmer and 1st VP, NCGA Monte Shaw, Executive Director, IRFA Geoff Cooper, President/CEO, RFA Geoff provides a wrap-up of the program since I was able to talk with him after the...


ZimmCast 618 - Do Business Better with Damian Mason

This week we're going to learn all about a new book from Damian Mason titled "Do Business Better." Here's an excerpt from the book description to get us started. After speaking to companies such as Merck, Land O'Lakes, and Cargill, and 2,000 audiences across the world, Damian Mason, successful businessman, agriculturalist, podcaster, and writer, wants to help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals and live a better life. While other business books claim to tell you how to reach success,...


ZimmCast 617 - Farmer Veteran Coalition

This week we're going to learn about the Farmer Veteran Coalition with founder/director, Michael O'Gorman. The Mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable...


ZimmCast 616 - Voices from Alltech #ONE19

I'm going to share a few interviews from the conference that I hope you'll enjoy. First up will be Amanda Radke, BEEF daily blogger, BEEF Magazine. Amanda was an early intern for us who wrote for AgWired when she was in her final year at South Dakota State University. I'm proud of the career she is having and to have been a part of it in our little way. Next up you'll hear Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of...


ZimmCast 615 - Water for Food

This week's program features interviews from the 2019 Water for Food Global Conference. Here is the list of who you will hear: Overview interview of the conference with Peter McCornick, Executive Director, Water for Food Institute Interview with Mark Edge, Director of Collaborations for Developing Countries, Bayer Interview with the Irrigation Association: Deborah Hamlin, CEO, Irrigation Association; Brent Mecham, Industry Development Director, Irrigation Association; Aric Olson,...


ZimmCast 614 - Golden Mic Interviews from #NAMA19

This week's program features interviews that Cindy and I did during the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City. The Golden ZimmComm Microphone got a workout! At the beginning of this episode you can hear from Sheri Seger, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, outgoing NAMA President and Scott McClure, Brighton, incoming NAMA President. After that I'm sharing the other interviews we did in our Connection Point booth. We offered free Golden Mic Interviews to whoever stopped by and had quite a...


ZimmCast 613 - Agri-Marketing Conference Preview

In this week's program I visit with Susan Hunyor, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, who is the Chair of the Agri-Marketing Conference Committee. This is the annual conference of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA). Susan walks us through a preview of the program for this year's conference. ZimmComm is celebrating 15 years and will be having fun in the Connection Point, Booth 312. The Golden ZimmComm Microphones will be set up to conduct interviews with attendees. It's an opportunity...


ZimmCast 611 - National Ag Day

This week's program focuses on National Ag Day activities in our nation's Capitol. In the program you'll hear from Senator Pat Roberts who made remarks during the Celebration of American Agriculture reception. I also interviewed Isabella Chism, American Farm Bureau Federation, who is the Chair for National Ag Day. Next up is USDA Deputy Secretary, Steve Censky, who spoke prior to moderating a panel discussion, "Observations from the Next Generation of America's Agriculturists." After his...


ZimmCast 610 - Bayer AgVocacy Forum

This week's program includes where in the world the ZimmComm Team has been as well as a couple of interviews. We've been to Destin, FL for BASF Legacy Club events, then on to Orlando for the Commodity Classic and associated activities. At the same time Cindy was in Memphis for the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. In this week's program I'm sharing interview with Darren Wallis, Vice President, North America Communications at Bayer CropScience and Willie Vogt, Executive Director, Content and...


ZimmCast 609 - Media Rooms and National Farm Machinery Show

In this week's program I talk about the crazy agriblogging highway schedule and the value of media rooms at conferences and conventions. In addition to the above I am sharing some audio from the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show which includes Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles. Next up is FMC's Rick Ekins, Application and Innovations Platform Lead. He talks about "Investing in the Furrow." After that you can hear the presentation audio from the Case IH AFS Connect Magnum...


ZimmCast 608 - Cattle Industry Convention

This week's program contains some audio from last week's Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. After looking at what's coming up on our calendar I share a couple of excerpts from the press conference with Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue and then from Terry Bradshaw's speech. Sonny talks trade and Terry talks cows. I had no idea he had cattle and horses. After that you can listen to my wrap up interview with Kendall Frazier, CEO, NCBA. Kendall reviews the process NCBA goes through...


ZimmCast 607 - Developing with Deere

In this week's program things get started with more analytics from ZimmComm media content. This time it's photos and videos. Think Flickr and YouTube. But then we go back to last week and I share some interviews from the Develop with Deere Conference. First up is Kayla Reynolds, Digital Business Development Manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. Following Kayla is Brandon West, Evangelism Leader, Americas, AWS, who gave a keynote speech during the conference. The last interview...


ZimmCast 606 - Some ZimmComm Analytics

Besides some of the reach numbers from the AgWired channels and downloads of ZimmComm audio this week's program features Dr. Fred Moore, BASF, from their 2019 APT Summit and then Kevin Skunes, NCBA, talking about the 2019 Soil Health Summit.


ZimmCast 604 - Interviews from ARA Conference & Expo

Once again ZimmComm worked with ARA to produce a virtual ag newsroom via our AgNewsWire service and you can find it on AgNewsWire.com. So, in this week’s program I want to share a couple of interviews I hope you’ll enjoy. The first one is with Melisa Augusto, ARA’s Director of Communications and Marketing. One of the key sponsors of the ARA conference and expo is FMC. The company sponsored the charging station for all our mobile devices with a place to sit down and relax. I met several FMC...