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Each week Chuck or Cindy interviews leaders in the agrimarketing world and talk with them about what they're doing that's new and different.

Each week Chuck or Cindy interviews leaders in the agrimarketing world and talk with them about what they're doing that's new and different.
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Each week Chuck or Cindy interviews leaders in the agrimarketing world and talk with them about what they're doing that's new and different.




ZimmCast 588 - Social Networking & Ethanol Education

In this week's program I'm going to cover a couple of different topics, although there are some common elements from an educational perspective. First up is Joanna Guza, Digital Communications Manager, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and also volunteer with GMO Answers. We talk about social networking as a tool to reach people about topics like GMOs, especially during Dairy Month. Joanna has some great insight and advice for using the tools we have. Next I talk with Paul Teutul, Jr., Paul JR...


ZimmCast 587 - IFAJ Congress 2018 - Jacqueline Wijbenga

In this week's program we'll get a preview of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual Congress which will take place in the Netherlands this year. I spoke via Skype with one of the organizers of the Congress, Jacqueline Wijbenga, Adjunct-uitgever, Eisma Businessmedia. We discussed the program and the theme of this year's Congress. The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) annually organizes a world congress. Alternately, the congress takes...


ZimmCast 586 - CCA Institute 2018

The gavel has changed hands for the Cooperative Communicators Association. Here's a picture of the new board with new President Chellie Phillips seated in the middle. We are at the CCA Institute 2018 in Ft. Worth, TX and today and tomorrow there will be a variety of professional improvement sessions taking place with a closing banquet and night of honors and awards. In this week's program I'm going to share interviews with Nickie Sabo, AMPI, now past president for CCA, Chellie Phillips,...


ZimmCast 585 - ONE 18, The Alltech Ideas Conference

In this week's program I'm sharing several interviews from the ONE 18, Alltech Ideas Conference. First up is Aidan Connolly, Alltech VP, who talks about technology and what he hopes to convey to attendees this year. Next up is USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey. Bill talks Farm Bill, RFS and his department, Farm and Foreign Agriculture Service. Finally, you will hear from @TheFarmBabe, Michelle Miller, who talks about how she became interested in agvocating and is now considered a top...


ZimmCast 584 - Kondex, Distillery Madison, Farm Bill & Precision Ag

In this week's program you will hear: Interview with Marina Menendez, Distillery MadisonInterview with Diane Riley/Brenda, KondexInterview with Chuck Spencer, GROWMARKUSDA story on Precision Ag Advancement We have new members of the #GoldenMic Club, some discussion on sustainability as it relates to the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill and comments from ag equipment companies about the advancement of precision ag.


ZimmCast 583 - RFS, Ag Media, Beef and Sheep

In this week's program Chuck is sharing some podcasts that you might find interesting. Maybe even worth subscribing to? Thinks start out with our own The Ethanol Report, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. In it Cindy talks with RFA CEO Bob Dinneen about the latest RFS news which has a big impact on rural American and agriculture in general. Then Beltway Beef is showcased, the podcast of the National Cattlemens Beef Association. This episode, hosted by Ed Frank, features NCBA's...


ZimmCast 582 - More New #GoldenMic Club Members

In this week's program I'm featuring some new members of the #GoldenMic Club. These folks got their first opportunity to be interviewed with one of our Golden ZimmComm Microphones during the Agri-Marketing Conference. Featured are Curt Dennison, Curt Dennison Photography; Daniel Lamoureux, LaTerre and Jeffrey Ross, Ross Creative Works. I visited with Curt while Jamie did with Daniel and Jeffrey. If you would like to join the club or schedule the Golden ZimmComm Microphone at your event...


ZimmCast 581 - GROWMARK and Ayrstone Productivity

This week's program includes two #GoldenMic interviews from #NAMA18 (Agri-Marketing Conference). Featured are Matt Wetterson, Kayla Portwood and Melissa Williams with GROWMARK. Matt talks about his responsibilities with GROWMARK and challenges and opportunities. Kayla and Melissa talk about Ag Careers and how important reaching out to young people who want to work in the industry is to GROWMARK. You'll also hear a conversation I had with Bill Moffit, Ayrstone Productivity. The company has...


ZimmCast 580 - Agri-Marketing Conference

During the Agri-Marketing Conference the ZimmComm Team welcomed new people to the #GoldMic Club. In our Connection Point booth we were set up to record interviews with attendees and I'm featuring a few of them in this week's program and in weeks to come. This week you'll hear Jamie Johansen interview: Stephanie Stalans, Helena Agri-Enterprises University of Wisconsin, Madison NAMA Chapter - Student Marketing Competition winner Andy Atzenweiler, Missour Beef Cattleman Jeffrey Gocel,...


ZimmCast 579 - Ireland, Indonesia and #NAMA18

In this episode Jamie talks about her trip around the world to Ireland and to Indonesia. She also shares interviews from those trips. Then Chuck interviews Jenna Oesch, Global Marketing Lead & Customer Experience Council Lead, Monsanto Company, Vegetable Seeds Division. Jenna is Chair of this year's Agri-Marketing Conference which is being held in KC, MO. ZimmComm is exhibiting once again in the Connection Point.


ZimmCast 577 - Agri-Pulse and Alltech

Next week will be a busy week in Washington, DC. Cindy and Chuck will be there for National Ag Day Activities, the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit and American Coalition for Ethanol annual Fly-in. So this week's program starts out with Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, providing a preview of this year's Summit program which features several panels and lots of well known individuals who will be speaking to the topics. After that you'll hear Jamie Johansen talking with Maeve Desmond, Alltech,...


ZimmCast 576 - GROWMARK Podcast and Checkoff Collaboration

In this week's program you'll get to hear the lates episode of the GROWMARK Podcast. GROWMARK has been a long term sponsor of the ZimmCast and we thought we'd feature one of their own podcasts. Additionally, Chuck talks with Rob McLelland and Heidi Nelson of FLM Harvest about their new initiative called Ultimate Collaboration. Here's more: A new initiative aims to spark the ultimate expression of cooperation among agricultural leaders in support of producer-funded checkoffs. Ultimate...


ZimmCast 575 - Commodity Classic Week

It is probably the busiest week of the year for the ZimmComm Team. From the Bayer AgVocacy Forum to Commodity Classic to Pork Industry Forum to Farm and Gin Show and to American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Lots of interviews, photos, videos and all of it can be found in our online virtual ag newsrooms on AgNewsWire.com.


ZimmCast 574 - From National Farm Machinery Show

In the program Chuck shares interviews with Cyndee Smiley, Media Relations Manager for John Deere Ag & Turf. Cyndee talks about her job and passion for agriculture. Chuck also shares an interview with Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles. Ryan was the only agricultural representative in a meeting with President Trump on the Infrastructure Rollout earlier in the week.


ZimmCast 572 - All Things Biodiesel and more

Interviews on biodiesel with Willie Nelson in 2006, USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen, and former NBB CEO Kenlon Johannes. Also, interviews from the John Deere Developers conference and 4th Soil Health summit


ZimmCast 570 - Tom Slunecka

In this episode Chuck sits down with Tom to talk about shared experiences working projects together for more than a decade, including having just conducted media training for the Minnesota Soybean leadership.