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Best Future Jobs in Agriculture

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What should US do about WTO COOL ruling?” The industry has reacted to the World Trade Organization (WTO) decision against the United States on the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law since the announcement was made earlier this week. Some feel the issue can be handled by USDA, others feel Congress should take charge.... Read More

Ethanol Group Growth Energy Commits to FFA, Ag Future

A group that represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America is showing its commitment to the future of agriculture. Growth Energy announced a multi-year commitment and new partnership with theShow More Summary

Bayer CropScience Frankfurt Tour

The early arriving attendees for the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn & Soybean Future Forum were treated to a tour of Frankfurt, Germany. The highlight of the tour was a visit to the Goethe House. It was here that Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born on August 28, 1749, and here he spent his childhood and youth. With its period furniture and... Read More

New LPG Applications Website Introduced

2014 World LP Gas Forum Photo Album Will Ferrell would have been pleased with the “more cowbell” that rang in the new LPG Application Website – – as it went live at approximately 2:30 pm Eastern time on Tuesday at the World LP Gas Forum in Miami. Ringing the cowbell to introduce the website were Andrew Ford of SHV... Read More

Bienvenido a World LP Gas Forum

Welcome to Miami and the 27th annual World LP Gas Forum! I’ve been to the International Poultry Expo and the World Pork Expo and similar events with global attendance here in the United States, but the vast majority of attendees are always from this country. Not so here at the WLPGF. The World LP Gas Association has members in 130... Read More

New USDA Ag Census Maps App Puts Info in Farmers’ Hands

A new tool offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will let producers see and analyze more data. The agency’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is now offering the Ag Census Web Maps application, a dynamic onlineShow More Summary

Welcome New AgWired Intern

We would like to formally welcome Taylor Truckey to the ZimmComm Team this fall. She will be traveling to the National FFA Convention with me this week and also attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting conference in just a few weeks. Taylor is currently studying Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University; she will be graduating May 2015.... Read More

Corn Growers Part of White House Women in Ag Event

A Past President of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) was part of a White House ceremony last week recognizing women is agriculture. Pam Johnson joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary...Show More Summary

USDA Seeks to Move New Products Into BioPreferred Program

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to move some new products into a preferred procurement initiative for federal agencies. USDA is using the 2014 Farm Bill to justify making available some new, biobased forest products in...Show More Summary

GROWMARK Highlights Agronomy, Energy Achievements of 2014

A new report from GROWMARK highlights the company’s achievements in the fields of agronomy and energy production during the past year. This company news release says Fiscal Year 2014 was in the top five income years in company history,...Show More Summary

New Holland Unveils Seeds of Life Series

New Holland has unveiled a video series called “The Seeds of Life Series.” Below is the trailer for the series. This is part of the overall involvement New Holland has with Expo Milano 2015 where the company is building a “Sustainable Farm Pavilion.” The video series is a storytelling project for the Heroes who feed us all. Farmers feed the... Read More

Growth Energy and New Holland Name Contest Winner

A Missouri farmer has won the use of a CR8090 combine with a New Holland Twin Rotor® CR8090 combine corn head for the 2014 harvest season, thanks to New Holland and Growth Energy. Robert Baker of Sue City, Missouri has been named the 2014 Growth Energy Individual Membership Sweepstakes winner. “I am very excited, and I have a son and... Read More

FMC Invests in Farming’s Future Via FFA

Illustrating its commitment to investing in farming’s future, FMC Corporation is helping youth education through support of FFA. “To continue America’s leadership in agriculture, we need to engage students now,” said John Kasper, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America commercial business director. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Wade Mittelstadt has been named GROWMARK Vice President, Financial and Risk Mangement, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Unveiled at Kubota Tractor Corporation’s Dealer Meeting last week in Nashville, Tenn., the all-new L2501 compact tractor blazes a trail to tractor ownership for first-time buyers. Show More Summary

Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybeans Future Forum

It’s time to “Meet. Talk. Lead.” at the 2014 Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybeans Forum. I’m on my way today and things will kick off Wednesday in Frankfurt, Germany. Here is what it is all about: Key topics at the Future Forum will include: market trends and cultivation challenges for sustainable cropping as well as innovative solutions and new technologies... Read More

World Ag Expo Video Contest to Give $3,000 Grand Prize

A $3,000 grand prize is being offered in the World Ag Expo contest for the video that best answers the questions, “Where Would We Be Without Farmers?” The videos are due for submission by December 1, when they will be evaluated by a panel of judges and then posted on for the public to vote for their favorites. “Farmers... Read More

FS Crop Advisers Help with Nutrient Management Plans

This is the final installment of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK John Musser, a crop adviser with Stephenson Service Company, has been a crop consultant for over 30 years and a Certified Crop Adviser for the past two decades. He was the 2012 winner of the Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Award for helping his growers... Read More

How General Mills Creates Content

The Social Media Manager for General Mills is Kevin Hunt. We learned about how his company tells their story via online content creation during this year’s AgCatalyst conference. Kevin shared some tips about how they create content via their blog, “A Taste of General Mills.” I liked hearing Kevin start with the blog in our interview since I still believe... Read More

Mega-Role of Micro-Influencers at AgCatalyst

As marketers we often want to have those big names behind our brand. But what about all the “little” voices out there that are talking about or even being brand advocates for you? Chris Baggott, Husk Farms, says you should not forget them. There are a lot of them. Chris was one of the AgCatalyst presenters. He says that the... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Valley University, the training organization of Valley® Irrigation, has received an esteemed Learning in Practice Award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. The free smartphone (android, Iphones & Ipads) and tablet app from veteranShow More Summary

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