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May 25, 2018

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 social media influencer for agriculture.

May 17, 2018

In this week's program you will hear:

  • Interview with Marina Menendez, Distillery Madison
  • Interview with Diane Riley/Brenda, Kondex
  • Interview with Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK
  • USDA 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.

May 9, 2018

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.

May 2, 2018

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.

Apr 27, 2018

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.

Apr 19, 2018

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.

Apr 9, 2018

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.

Mar 14, 2018

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.

Mar 9, 2018

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.

 

 

Mar 1, 2018

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.

Feb 19, 2018

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.

Jan 25, 2018

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

Jan 5, 2018

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.

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