#ZimmCast With National Stewardship Award Winner

Lizzy Schultz

Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND 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. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation are sponsors of the award which was presented …

Ag Group, audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Conservation, ZimmCast

ZimmCast Features the Shark Farmer

Joanna Schroeder

In this week’s ZimmCast, Chuck Zimmerman speaks with Shark Farmer Rob Sharkey, who he caught up with during the 2016 Cultivate & Connect Conference in Kansas City, MO. Rob produces a regular podcast on Tuesday’s called Sharkfarmer Podcast. It’s not only a play on his name but he started it during Shark Week. The Shark Farmer grows row crops and …

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ZimmCast Features Farmer2Farmer Conference

Joanna Schroeder

After a successful 2015 Farmers Business Network has continued to grow in 2016. Earlier this year the company held its first Farmer2Farmer conference and a second one is planned for December. Chuck Zimmerman visited with co-founder Charles Baron at the NAFB convention last week and learned that Farmers Business Network is now offering an interesting new service. This year the …

agribusiness, audio, ZimmCast

ZimmCast Features New #Ag Software from Trimble

Joanna Schroeder

Trimble is holding a large customer event in Las Vegas this week – Trimble Dimensions. It’s the site for a big announcement – Trimble Ag Software. This new farm data management platform combines their products Connected Farm™, Farm Works Software® and Agri-Data® solutions. This all-in-one tool offers customers a complete desktop, web-based and mobile-enabled agricultural software solution that simplifies farm …

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ZimmCast Features Bad Boy Off Road

Joanna Schroeder

Bad Boy Off Road is part of Textron Specialized Vehicles, based in Augusta, GA. That’s where Chuck Zimmerman met Ben White to pick up an Eclipse IS Crew to test drive during the hunting season at the Crystal Pig Hunt Club. Chuck’s hunt club partner and brother, Paul Zimmerman, and he spent some days successfully hunting sharing time on Chuck’s …

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ZimmCast Introduces Rice Farming TV

Joanna Schroeder

In this new episode of ZimmCast, Chuck Zimmerman speaks with Matthew Sligar, the host of Rice Farming TV, a weekly Vlog. Sligar decided there was a need for this kind of online sharing about farming after talking with people who had no idea that rice was even grown in California. This is exactly what we need today, reports Zimmerman, and …

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ZimmCast Highlights Debut of RealAg Radio

Joanna Schroeder

Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by RealAgriculture.com and hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions on current …

agribusiness, Media, ZimmCast

ZimmCast Delves Into the Cuban Gold Rush

Joanna Schroeder

Jamie Johansen recently had the opportunity to visit Cuba in her role as an agriculture journalist. While there, she learned about Cuban agriculture, tourism and the future role U.S. can play in each if the long-standing embargo is lifted. Chicago Foods International president Paul Johnson organized and led their delegation. Paul is no stranger to Cuba, making his first journey …

agribusiness, audio, trade, ZimmCast

ZimmCast on Bayer-Monsanto Deal

Joanna Schroeder

After months of negotiations, Bayer AG and Monsanto Company today signed a definitive merger agreement to create a “Global Leader in Agriculture.” The $128 per share all-cash transaction, represents a 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders and an aggregate value of $66 billion – so it’s a really big deal. Following a one hour global press conference, Liam Condon of …

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