In this week's program you will hear:
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.
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 Ashley McDonald talking about the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef's release of its National Framework for Beef Sustainability.
Next up is Chase Adams, former farm broadcaster (you can tell from that voice!) hosting the ASI Sheepcast with Kay Johnson Smith, Executive Director of the Animal Agriculture Alliance. For over 30 years, the Alliance has been on the front lines of ensuring consumers and customers are correctly informed on how food and fiber is produced by America's sheep and livestock producers.
Not exactly a podcast but produced regular nonetheless is Ed Czerwein's Weekly Box Beef Report. The Choice cutout is following the normal grilling season rally helped by rib and loin primal products.
And finally you'll hear a teaser for the new AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network, Ag Comm Network Podcast.
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 please contact me. I'll offer ideas for how we can amplify your marketing campaigns.
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 announced a new product for rural and farm wifi connectivity that has been designed to meet growing needs for being able to stream higher bandwidth digital content over a wide area. We use an Ayrstone Ayrmesh wifi network system here at ZimmComm World Headquarters and I can testify to how solid and simple this product is.
I hope you enjoy it and thank you for listening.
During the Agri-Marketing Conference the ZimmComm Team welcomed new people to the #GoldenMic 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, a+e Networks
I hope you enjoy it and thank you for listening.
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.
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, during the Alltech Great Green Getaway in Ireland. Maeve talks about Alltech's founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons, who just recently passed away, and how he founded this amazing company.
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 Collaboration will raise awareness of the positive impact checkoffs have on food and rural communities, and serve as a resource to farmers, program stakeholders, the general public and public officials.
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.
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.
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
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.
This ZimmCast comes to you from the ASTA CSS 2017 and Seed Expo in Chicago which I attended last week for the sixth year in a row, and Jamie got to experience for the first time.
Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. The CSS stands for corn, sorghum and soybeans. The conference, which is held annually in Chicago, began as the Corn & Sorghum Conference in 1945. The Soybean Seed Research Conference was added in 1970 and the Seed Expo trade show started six years later. All wrapped into one, the event brings about 2500 seed industry professionals together every year to usher in the holiday season by unwrapping the latest seed research, policy, and technology.
Jamie and I sat down with Greg Lammert of Rhea+Kaiser, who was at the event representing their client Bayer, and we talked about the conference, the industry and communicating the story of agriculture. Also included are interviews with ASTA chair Tracy Tally of Justin Seed Co. and Julie Borlaug, Inari Agriculture who spoke at the meeting. Enjoy!
This ZimmCast comes to you from the 25th annual Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) conference and expo in Phoenix. Chuck interviews ARA communications director Brian Reuwee, provides comments from BASF and Monsanto representatives about dicamba in 2018, and shares the comments of ARA's retailer of the year award winners.
Brian was actually the subject of the ZimmCast at this time in 2014, back in Chuck's Google glass phase. This is the fourth year that ZimmComm has attended the ARA conference to produce content, especially photos, and this year we also shot board and staff photos for the organization - a new service we have been offering lately.
We want to thank our podcast sponsor since 2011, GROWMARK, locally owned, globally strong.
In this week's program Chuck introduces Jamie who conducted NAFB Convention, Trade Talk booth interview with Mike Krull, FMC, regarding the completion of the FMC/Dupont deal and also Jim Lappin, AMVAC, about their new products.
We hope you enjoy it and thank you for listening.
At the start of the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention Chuck, Cindy and Jamie got together to talk about how long they've been attending the meetings, how Jamie joined the team and then they share a featured interview with Paul Spooner, USFRA, who talks about his job doing communications work for the organization.
The team will be on location throughout the meeting, taking photos, doing interviews and sharing them on AgNewsWire in a virtual newsroom.
The new and expanded ZimmCast is here. After informally polling our audience and looking at new podcast research we clearly heard that you want more. So the length of the ZimmCast will increase with features of interviews from events we have or are attending and will continue to bring you what's new in the world of agribusiness with a focus on agricultural marketing.
This week you'll hear portions of the following:
Our new Growth Energy Podcast
Ethanol Report Podcast
Sonny Perdue FFA Convention Press Conference
USFRA Food Revolution Movie Sponsorship Press Conference
John Deere Combines interview from Sunbelt Ag Expo
Bayer's Liam Condon at the Youth Ag Summit
We hope you enjoy it and thank you for listening.
This week's program features a conversation with National FFA Advisor, Dr. Steve Brown. Jamie Johansen is involved in judging during the National FFA Convention but had time to sit down with Dr. Brown. According to Jamie, "Dr. Brown and my dad were state FFA officers together and then worked for the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education in Agricultural Education for decades together. Long-time friends and colleagues."
Dr. Brown talks about changes in how to teach young people today. He remembers when computers became a tool and the advances in technology that have led us to today's tools. Of course, social media is a component of those tools. One of the takeaways he hopes some of the convention attendees will walk away with is the desire to become agriculture educators.
Learn more about Dr. Brown and what is happening at this year's convention in the program.
This week's program is coming to you from the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA. With Chuck in the program is Chip Blalock, Executive Director.
Chuck asked Chip right away to tell him what's new this year with the show which is celebrating forty years. To start with, there are 100 new or returning exhibitors bringing the total number of exhibits to 1,211. That's considered a sell-out of space.
This week's program comes to you from the Youth Ag Summit in Brussels, Belgium with featured moderator Simon Pampena, Australian Numeracy Ambassador and contributor to Science Channel's Outrageous Acts of Science. Jamie Johansen is on location there and talked with Simon about what he does which includes being a professional nerd and math comedian.
Simon also moderated the Summit in Australia two years ago. He says science, like agriculture, needs to become better at telling stories. He loves engaging with young people, motivating them and seeing them make connections and become agvocates. You can learn more in this week's program.