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Blog Post Archive

Getting Set for the Farm Progress Show

We’re on site and set up for the 2014 Farm Progress Show – and hoping it won’t rain too hard. Of course, we are having the usual internet set up issues – nothing new there. What is new here at the Iowa site is the air-conditioned BASF Media Tent. That should come in handy even if it is cooler than... Read More

New Holland T8 SmartTrax

Today New Holland announces a very unique tractor with rear tracks and front wheels. It’s the T8 SmartTrax. The media got a preview of the new machine which will be on the Farm Progress Show lot this week. Telling us all about it is Nathan Graham, T8, T9 and PLM Product Trainer. Here is some information about the new product.... Read More

No RFS Means Less Choice at Pump

With oil prices on a roller coaster because of the deteriorating situation in the Mideast, Americans United for Change stress that Americans need the EPA to stand by a secure, safe, reliable energy source the U.S. has complete control over: clean-burning, homegrown renewable fuels. Show More Summary

Congrats to FMC Anthem Contest Finalists

The final four in the 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” were announced earlier this month and it is time this week to move into the next phase of the competition to choose this year’s winner. FMC Strategic Communications Manager Paul Redhage says they just got back from Nashville where all four finalists recorded music videos at... Read More

Heading to Farm Progress Show

Nearly the entire ZimmComm team is on its way today to Boone, Iowa for the 2014 Farm Progress Show which starts tomorrow. The largest outdoor farm show is bigger and better than ever and we are really looking forward to bringing you bigger and better coverage than ever before, thanks to our sponsors New Holland, FMC, GROWMARK, Ag Leader, John... Read More

New Holland Supporting Wheat Harvest

I got a taste of life on the custom wheat harvester road today in North Dakota. The New Holland Harvest Support team was called out to help the Rolands update some software on their CR8090 combine. Here’s the Roland team along with a couple members of the New Holland support team getting it done. While we were waiting for some... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Advanta US, a leading international supplier of proprietary agricultural crop genetics and seed, announces Tyson Meador has joined the company as eastern sales manager. Filament Marketing, located in the heart of Madison, Wis. is excited...Show More Summary

Versatility in Tractors at John Deere

John Deere’s 6 family of tractors is their most versatile tractor yet. They say it has ‘everything you need and nothing you don’t.’ Chuck’s at John Deere’s media product launch and spoke with Brad Tolbert, Division Marketing Manager for John Deere, at the event and they talked tractors. “What we are excited to release here is our large chassis 6R’s.... Read More

Dairy Carrie is Social Media Farmer of Year

Big time congratulations to Carrie Mess, known as Dairy Carrie, for receiving the first ever Social Media Farmer of the Year Award. The award is presented by Food Nutrition & Science and AgWired is one of the sponsors of this award. Carrie received her award at this weeks AgChat Cultivate & Connect Conference in Austin, TX. Her award includes a... Read More

Yamaha Outdoors Partners with ACT Again

To learn more about the partnership between Yamaha Outdoors and the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, I spoke with Van Holmes, a Yamaha Outdoors representative at Ag Media Summit. For several years, Yamaha Outdoors has sponsored a scholarship to help cover costs for college students to attend Ag Media Summit. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Zoetis welcomes Cheryl Marti as senior marketing manager for U.S. Dairy Genetics and Reproductives. DuPont Crop Protection announced an agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) for DuPont to sell its global Kocide® and ManKocide® copper fungicide business assets to Mitsui. Show More Summary

New Brand Launches Coming Soon for Koch Agronomics

At the 2014 Ag Media Summit, Koch Agronomic Services was there to share with the media their new brand launches that will be formally announced at next week’s Farm Progress Show. Chuck spoke with Koch’s Wayne Jellinek during the event. “Through our R&D and agronomy team we spend a fair amount of time listening to our customers in terms of... Read More

FMC Talks Pre-Emergent Herbicides at AMS

At the recent Ag Media Summit Chuck spoke with FMC’s, Len Dobbins, about the importance of pre-emergent herbicide technology when looking ahead to next year’s growing season. “FMC has really developed a number of herbicides to be used pre-emergently for soybeans and corn. Show More Summary

John Deere Introduces New Commercial Series of Tractors

Besides having the media in for John Deere’s product launch, dealers and others came for information and training on all their new equipment rolling out. Chuck’s first interview for the event was with Dave Guetterman who specializes in John Deere’s 9R and 9RT. Show More Summary

State Fairs – A Family Affair

I literally grew up at the Missouri State Fair. I was just a little one when I first attended the fair with my dad and I haven’t missed a year since. My dad worked for the Missouri FFA and ran the FFA Building during the two-week event. I remember hanging out with the State FFA Officers while running through displays... Read More

What Skill Set is Most Important for Ag Comm Students?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think of Right to Farm laws?” This ZimmPoll struck very close to home for me. As a Missouri farmer, I did what I could to help educate everyone I knew on the truths about the Right to Farm amendment that took a narrow victory earlier this month. I was excited to... Read More

Give A Man A Fish…Give A Child A Book…

Today Aunt Jeanette writes: You probably have heard the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” As my sister-in-law and I put up our third Little Free Library, that was the thought that went through my head. Only my thinking went something... Read More

2015 John Deere Products Are Launched

The new John Deere products are launched. Now it’s on to the field and fall farm shows and time to take orders. However, you can’t order this machine which someone on Twitter last night dubbed the AgriTerminator. It’s a prototype Model 9RX with four tracks! The machine charged onto the show floor last night and was an example of how... Read More

Quick AFBF Washington Update

While at the John Deere 2014 product launch this week, Chuck spent some time with American Farm Bureau Federation Congressional Affairs specialist Mary Kay Thatcher, who was along for the ride. At my request, he got an update from Mary Kay about what she expects Congress to do before the election, what Farm Bureau’s number one concern is right now,... Read More

Pork Economic Situation and Outlook

The record yields and production predicted for the U.S. corn crop this year have good potential to get even bigger, according to livestock economist Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics. “It just looks very good … we’re looking at a great crop,” said Meyer at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica North Carolina Swine Health Seminar last week. Show More Summary

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