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 conference she says they've been conducting some focus groups to learn what they would like to see happen. A lot of the work that TFI does, like their 4R Nutrient program, fits right in with the technology represented at the InfoAg Conference.
You can learn more in the program. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for listening.
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 is with Ryan Heiniger, Pheasants Forever, who talks about working with John Deere.
In this week's program you'll get to hear from these FMC representatives who did presentations in the field for agricultural retailers.
Ryan Osborn, Southeast Region Business Manager, FMC
David Wheeler, Technical Service Manager, FMC
Matthew Wiggins, Technical Services Manager, FMC
Craig Heim, Senior Technical Service Manager, FMC
Jake Franklin, FMC Research Station Manger
Del Brandenberg Retail Marketing Manager, FMC
FMC has acquired a number of products to round out their portfolio of tools for customers, including some that will be available in the near future.
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.
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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.
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.
Tractors running on alternative fuels are not new. But what is new is a concept tractor from New Holland that is powered with methane or CNG. To learn more I visited with Carlo Lambro, New Holland Brand President. We not only talked about the new machine but other products the company is bringing to the market.
“The new concept tractor powered by methane or CNG is the latest development in New Holland’s pursuit of sustainable and efficient technology through innovation,” said Carlo Lambro, New Holland Agriculture Brand President. “Its groundbreaking engine delivers the same performance and has the same durability as its standard equivalent, but with much lower running costs. It combines alternative fuels and advanced agricultural technology to create a vital link that closes the loop in the Energy Independent Farm™’s virtuous cycle by running on the energy produced from the land and waste products.”
Listen to my conversation with Carlo to learn more about what is new and his thoughts on a slowly improving market.
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I thoroughly enjoyed working with Abe Hughes when he worked for New Holland and now he has just been appointed to worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. So congratulations Abe! Abe has only been on the job a little while but I bothered him for a phone interview for this week's ZimmCast.
“I see Trimble’s innovation in precision agriculture, global presence, Vantage distribution network and OEM customers as key assets in Trimble’s success,” said Abe Hughes. “I’m excited to work with the Trimble team and our channel partners to drive the next phase of growth for the business.”
When you listen to our conversation you'll hear that excitement in Abe's voice. We discussed the recent acquisition announcement by Trimble of Müller-Elektronik to extend its precision agriculture capabilities from the vehicle to the implement. Abe explains what that means and from my perspective it is a pretty major step by Trimble. You'll learn more about what's going on with Trimble if you take a listen to the program.
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Dr. Jay H. Lehr is senior fellow and science director of The Heartland Institute and Chuck's guest in this week's program. They discuss the decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and just how much science there is on climate change and its causes, especially as it relates to agriculture.
Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership announce a collaborative effort to advance soil health on America's farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for generations to come.
Jamie Johansen interviews Wayne Honeycutt, President and CEO of the Soil Health Institute, about this effort.
Matt talks with Chuck about AeroVironment's Quantix™ drone and AV Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) which has already been on display at World Ag Expo and National Farm Machinery Show. The product is expected to be available for commercial production and orders later this year.
Chuck has a discussion with Pete Nelson, Chairman/CEO, AgLaunch about the programs they are conducting in 2017.
In this episode, David Hollinrake, Marketing & Portfolio Management, Bayer, talks with Chuck about the annual AgVocacy Forum the company holds prior to the Commodity Classic. Participants include ag media, farmers, foodies and more. It's an open forum discussion on how to help people understand where their food comes from and the science used to feed a growing population.