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.
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.
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.
A preview of the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit “Harvesting Farm Bill Perspectives” to be held March 20 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C (8:00 am – 5:00 pm). This educational event promises to be a great exchange of ideas by some of the most experienced Farm Bill veterans.
Chuck interviews Mark Stock, founder of Big Iron, an auction company. They discuss the history of the company, type of auction work and specifically the Blue and Gold Benefit Auction to support Kentucky FFA at the National Farm Machinery Show.
Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, N.D., was named national 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation . The award, presented this week at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn., is sponsored by Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.
Jamie Johansen talks with Jerry about the award.