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 684 - Talking With Mike Adams

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Recently retired farm broadcaster Mike Adams was honored by the biodiesel industry last week at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Adams was presented with the Biodiesel Impact Award. “As I look back, I remember those soy diesel days,” said Adams. “It made so much sense to me I couldn’t understand why anyone would ever be against either ethanol or biodiesel.” During the conference I sat down with Mike to talk about his career and...


ZimmCast 683 - Wrap-ups and Previews

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. This episode will be about wrap-ups and previews. 2022 got off to a fast start with our virtual newsroom production for the National Cotton Council and the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. You can find the interviews and photos on AgNewsWire.com which has a link to the custom page we created for this project. I’m going to share my wrap-up interview of the conferences with Gary Adams, President/CEO, National Cotton Council. Next week both...


ZimmCast 682 - The Latest from Syngenta

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I'm going to share stories from Syngenta since they were at all of the events I attended in the last few weeks. 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 and Steven Wall. Next, it was on to the Farm Journal MILK Business Conference where Enogen was in the spotlight to help...


ZimmCast 681 - What's New for 2022 from NAFB Trade Talk



ZimmCast 680 - Learning About Zeolite from Ida-Ore

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. This week's episode is sponsored by IDA-ORE ZEOLITE. Zeolite is a miracle mineral that is rapidly taking over the agricultural, turf, and water filtration industries. Visit www.ida-ore.com or call 208-515-6966 to get a quote for bulk orders. Mention discount code "CHUCK" for savings! In this week's program I have a conversation with Matt Lott, Sales Manager, Ida-Ore. The topic is Zeolite and we're going to learn all about it. Matt...


ZimmCast 679 - Public Relations Professionals

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. After missing it for a few years I was able to attend the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Annual Meeting which took place in Richmond, VA. We had a good turnout with some great sessions. I interviewed several of the attendees. More on that in a moment. The Golden ARC Awards, which were started in 1990 as the pre-eminent ag public relations awards, had many entries and awards were announced during the meeting. The awards...


ZimmCast 678 - Preview of the ARC Annual Meeting

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this program we're going to get a preview of the 2021 Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting. Providing the details is Kristy Mach, Corner Window Communications and Executive Director of ARC. Kristy walks us through the program and speakers as well as the annual business meeting and awards program. The second day will be tour day to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Colonial Williamsburg. There will be lots of networking opportunities...


ZimmCast 677 - Preview of NAMA Fall Conference

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, I’m Chuck Zimmerman. In this program we’re going to learn all about the 2021 NAMA Fall Conference from the head of the conference committee, Michele Tibodeau, CHS, Inc. Michele walks us through a preview of the program which includes the presentation of the annual Professional Development Awards of Excellence, network opportunities like on and off-site receptions and great speakers and sessions. That’s the ZimmCast for this week. I hope you enjoy it and...


ZimmCast 676 - Ethanol & Stugis Motorcycle Rally

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Last week I attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, working primarily in the Buffalo Chip Campground with the Renewable Fuels Association. This is the 8th out of the last ten years I’ve had this opportunity. I get to work with a group of great people, creating content during the various sponsorship activities. It is both an educational as well as promotional effort. The focus is on helping motorcycle riders understand the value and safety of using an E10...


ZimmCast 675 - Growth of Benson Hill

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m sharing a conversation with Matt Crisp, CEO of Benson Hill, a food technology company that is unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants for the plant-based food revolution. It is some very new technology they are employing and Matt will walk us through it. There are some terms like Cloud Biology, nutrition security and the company’s CropOS platform that I think you’ll find them very interesting. So, let’s learn more about what...


ZimmCast 674 - Live Event Previews

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. If you are into numbers this is episode # 674. Downloads of the ZimmCast have increased on a regular basis this year. If you’d like to be a ZimmCast sponsor, just let me know. Cindy and I have been making travel plans for work. That’s something pretty rare since early last year. So we’ve got flights scheduled, hotel reservations and conference registered. I guess it’s kind of like riding a bike. Pretty simple list of things that are needed so it has been...


ZimmCast 673 - Preview of 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This is episode 673 since starting the podcast back in 2005. We’ve come a long way baby! When I started the podcast and AgWired.com my target audience was the membership of the National Agri-Marketing Association. This program will focus on NAMA and specifically the annual Agri-Marketing Conference coming up in just over a month. With me in this program is Greg Lammert, Corteva Agriscience who is chair of this year’s conference. Last year we had a virtual...


ZimmCast 672 - Farmers Edge Smart Carbon Program

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Carbon seems to be the big (C) buzzword lately. In the last couple weeks I’ve lost count of how many announcements I’ve received on this subject in my inbox. One of those was from Farmers Edge that announced the company’s new Smart Carbon program. You can find the announcement and more about this program on their website. This week’s program features a discussion with Wade Barnes, founder/CEO, Farmers Edge. I asked Wade where things stand on the subject...


ZimmCast 671 - ARISE USA The Resurrection Tour - Trent Loos, Loos Tales

ARISE USA The Resurrection Tour is an educational non-profit tour seeking to unite all Americans regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. It is a national conversation and civics dialog tour. Trent Loos describes what it is all about as he is about to embark on this national tour to jump start a local dialogue. It could be the longest running (111 days) civics class in modern history. The ultimate objective is the restoration of integrity to all...


ZimmCast 670 - Alltech ONE in 2021

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s episode we’re going to hear about the upcoming Alltech ONE Ideas Conference which will be virtual again in 2021. Dr. Mark Lyons, President/CEO of Alltech, says the company has developed its own platform to run the event and all its activities, including a trade show. We’ll get a preview of the trade show portion on May 19, prior to the start of the event itself, which is scheduled for May 25-27. Mark says they have created the Lexington...


ZimmCast 669 - Stratovation Group

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, I’m Chuck Zimmerman. Happy Earth Day. This episode is being produced on the 2021 Earth Day and I’ve lost count of all the messages in my inbox or social media feeds as ag and food companies use the opportunity to bring focus to their efforts on caring for our environment. Agriculture has a lot to offer in the discussion on climate which has ramped up to a fever pitch under the new administration in Washington, DC. So, let’s move on to this week’s program...


ZimmCast 668 - Business Success and Food Fear

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, I’m Chuck Zimmerman. In this week’s program we’re going to talk about business success and food fear. How do those things fit together? We’re going to find out. In fact, we’re going to find out in my conversation with a businessman, agriculturalist, speaker, podcaster, author and consultant who has been on the ZimmCast before - Damian Mason. Damian has a new book out called Food Fear and he'll talk about what he wanted to accomplish with the book....


ZimmCast 667 - Feeding the Economy & Fueling your WiFi

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Since it is Ag Week I want to say thank you to farmers and everyone in the food and agribusiness industries for helping feed the world. Ag Week emphasizes the importance of agriculture and in this program I’m sharing a conversation about a new impact study of the food industry to the U.S. economy. It’s titled, “2021 Food and Agriculture Industries Economic Impact Study.” To learn more about it I visited with Connor McKoy, Communications Director for the...


ZimmCast 666 - The Off-Farm Income Podcast and More

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week I’m going to talk with a fellow farm podcaster. He’s Matt Brechwald, producer of the Off Farm Income Podcast and a lot more. Matt produces a lot of podcasts and when I learned about what he’s doing I wanted to talk with him about it since he really jumped into farm podcasting in a big way. So, listen in to our conversation and at the end we let you know the best way to find either of us. I’m going to keep in touch with Matt and hope you’ll...


ZimmCast 665 - All About AgWiki

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week's program we're going to learn a lot about AgWiki from CEO, Randy Krotz. AgWiki is a community of farmers, researchers, nutritionists, and consultants seeking to discover solutions to sustainability and world hunger…socially. Randy will talk about the startup venture and what the mission is as well as how you can get involved and even help with the development of AgWiki through participation on the platform and through investment. I hope you...