Blog Profile / AgWired


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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Monsanto Announces Top 5 Farm Mom’s of the Year

When Monsanto opened its search for the 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, the company knew it would get a lot of fantastic nominations. This year, though, the judging was particularly difficult because of all the amazing women who were entered. Monsanto, along with the American Agri-Women (AAW) are proud to announce its new 2015 class of regional winners.... Read More

Become a Rebel Agrimarketer with Alltech

Hello agrimarketers. You know I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech, for years. Dr. Lyons realized the strength of new media and immediately took advantage of it by including it in all his marketing plans and bringing in a little old agriblogger to cover his annual customer symposium. This May I will attend my 9th event in... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The North American Equipment Dealers Assn. (NAEDA) has announced the recipients of its Dealer’s Choice Award and Gold Level service awards for 2015. Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2015-16. Show More Summary

USDA Presents Climate Change Initiative

In a speech Thursday at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack introduced “Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry”, an initiative that will utilize voluntary, incentive-based conservation, forestry,...Show More Summary

Farm Team Goes to Bat

The St. Louis Cardinals’ new roster this season includes some homegrown talent from the Show-Me State. Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) and the St. Louis Cardinals are proud to bring to Busch Stadium the Farm Team, comprised of mascots Captain Cornelius, Simon the Soybean, and Sweet Bessie. The Farm Team is part of the “Race to the Plate” educational campaign to... Read More

Granular Gets Real Estate Analysis Abilities with AcreValue Buy

Agriculture software and analytics company Granular bought farmland real estate evaluation business AcreValue. This company news release says the deal enhances Granular’s service offerings to the farmland market and gives farmers and potential investors valuable information into land values across the country. Show More Summary

Chicken Summit Tackles Industry Myths

The 2015 Chicken Media Summit is a wrap, but the dialogue will continue. A panel titled “Chicken Myths & Facts” answered questions many not directly involved in the poultry community simple don’t understand. Panelist discussed hormones, antibiotics, chicken litter, environmental issues and other hot button issues on the minds of consumers. Show More Summary

Why FMC Joined Field to Market

During the Agri-Marketing Conference my Mini Golden ZimmComm Microphone for iPhone got a workout that included an interview with Aaron Locker, FMC Marketing Director. Mark stopped by the ZimmComm Connection Point booth so I asked him to talk about the reasons FMC has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Show More Summary

Global Soybean Stakeholders in China

Representatives from U.S. soybean organizations are in China this week joining their counterparts from several other countries to discuss the biotech-approval process there. United Soybean Board (USB) chairman Bob Haselwood of Kansas, the American Soybean Association (ASA) president Wade Cowan of Texas, and the U.S. Show More Summary

Senate Committee Passes TPA Bill

The Senate Finance Committee yesterday passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation by a vote of 20-6. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said the action “marks a pivotal moment for international trade policy and reflects years of...Show More Summary

Home Is Where The…Nest Is?

Today Aunt Jeanette writes: I am a naturally optimistic person and it doesn’t take much to ‘make my day’. As we were leaving for church Sunday, I hurriedly glanced out at the shop and saw what I thought were cornhusks that had blown on top of this antique wheel. I remember thinking, “Well, the wind will blow them right back... Read More

Vilsack Flips Switch on New Solar Farm

On Earth Day, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack flipped the switch to symbolically activate USDA’s first solar array project in the National Capital Region. The 1.6 Megawatt (MW) solar farm, located at the George Washington Carver Center (Carver Center) in Beltsville, Maryland, is the largest solar array on federal property in this region. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

DuPont announced it has agreed to acquire Taxon Biosciences, Inc., a leading microbiome discovery company. The American Soybean Association welcomes the renewed focus from the Senate Agriculture Committee on expanding agricultural trade to Cuba as part of a hearing held on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Happy #EarthDay

Seeing lots of Earth Day messages on social media today reminding the other 98% of the population that farmers and ranchers do Earth Day every day. Here’s one from the GROWMARK FS system. We are celebrating Earth Day today by going to the beach – it’s a gorgeous day here!

FMC Acquires Cheminova

FMC Corporation has completed its acquisition of Cheminova A/S, a multinational crop protection company based in Denmark and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries A/S. “Cheminova gives us direct market access to key countries...Show More Summary

Bayer Helps Growers CARE for Crops and Bees

Bayer CropScience is continuing a program that helps growers and beekeepers collaborate to help feed a growing planet. With more than $15 billion dollars worth of crops in the U.S. pollinated by bees each year, the CARE program, nowShow More Summary

High Path Avian Flu Topic at Chicken Summit

The 2015 Chicken Media Summit is being held this week in Maryland, organized by the National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. Among those in attendance is our own Jamie Johansen, along with bloggers, journalists, dietitians and leaders in the poultry industry from all over the country. Show More Summary

GROWMARK Highlights Intern Program at NAMA

GROWMARK has one of the oldest and most successful internship programs in the agriculture business so they were a popular stop for student NAMA attendees during the Connection Point trade show at the Agri-Marketing Conference last week in Kansas City. Show More Summary

ZimmComm Making Impressions, Creating Content

Here we are in our home away from home for two days last week at the Agri-Marketing Conference. Taylor, Me, Cindy and Jamie. We had a great time and sure enjoyed getting to see and talk with so many friends and sponsors. The convention is like a family reunion to many of us who have attended more of them than... Read More

#NAMA15 Special Appearance – Derek Klingenberg

Stories from the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference continue as this week’s ZimmCast features a conversation by world famous farmer Derek Klingenberg. Derek made a surprise stage appearance during a general session as you can see from this photo. The only thing he told the audience was, “Shhh.” Then he sat down in his lawn chair and we watched his cattle serenade... Read More

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