New Blog Looks to Tackle Year 2050 Ag Challenges

John Davis

How do you feed the expected world population of 9 billion people by the year 2050? Our friends at Farm Foundation are taking on that challenging question, hopefully with some good answers through their new blog, “It’s an opportunity for more people to be involved in the conversation,” said Mary Thompson, Farm Foundation’s Vice President, Communications, adding there are …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB

Precision Souffle’ Making at NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

Teamwork and precision helped a group of NAFB members chosen at random during last week’s convention in Kansas City to mix up an egg souffle to the tune of the William Tell Overture. Missouri’s “Egg Lady”, Jo Manhart, orchestrated the egg souffle making demonstration by assigning four NAFB members separate jobs to get an egg souffle in the oven before …

NAFB, Video

Corn Growers Now Have an Anthem Option

Chuck Zimmerman

After years of planning, research and development, FMC finally received EPA registration on a new herbicide, Anthem. You can learn more about it from Roger Webster, FMC. Roger was available to members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting this week in Kansas City, MO. Anthem is a “preplant, preemergence and early postemergence herbicide for corn. Anthem provides growers with …

Audio, Corn, FMC, NAFB Profile

Jamie Johansen

Here on we are starting a new series highlighting farmers from across the country who are utilizing precision agriculture. We found our first feature farmer, Steve Maddox, at the National Associations of Farm Broadcasting Convention. Checkout how Steve has increased profitability and sustainability on his California dairy farm. “We have a 9,000 acre farm surrounding our dairy. We have …

Audio, Dairy, Farmers, NAFB, Profiles

Ag Leader with Farm Broadcasters

Chuck Zimmerman

Ag Leader Technology spent a day talking with farm broadcasters this week. Here’s Josh Rassmusson in their Trade Talk booth in Kansas City, MO. It’s the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. I picked up my Golden ZimmComm Microphone to take my turn interviewing Josh. We talked about GeoSteer, Ag Leader’s new automated steering system. It works with their …

Ag Leader, Audio, NAFB

Honoring the Best at NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

Well known and loved agricultural reporters were honored this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting with induction into the organization’s Hall of Fame. Both broadcasters honored this year are exceptional for their coverage of crops outside of the traditional corn and soybean sector. NAFB first paid tribute to a past president who passed away unexpectedly earlier …


New Combine Features in Case IH’s Axial-Flow Cabs

Jamie Johansen

During the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City, MO. I had the opportunity to talk with Nathan Weinkauf, Combine Marketing Manager for Case IH. He was really excited to share about their new Axial-Flow Combines that will be coming out in 2013. This new option for making farming easier for producers is a redesign of the industry-leading …

Audio, Equipment, Events, Harvesting, NAFB, technology

ZimmComm Team on Location

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the ZimmComm team (Jamie, Cindy and me) collecting all our photos and interviews from the Trade Talk session at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention. We’ve got lots. Photos are being updated in the photo album right now. Interviews will be showing up for days and days! Precision ag is a subject that’s becoming more and more a …


Farm Broadcasters Meeting in Kansas City

Cindy Zimmerman

Hundreds of agricultural broadcasters from around the country are gathering in Kansas City this week for the 69th annual meeting of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB). The premier event of the convention is Trade Talk, coming up on Thursday, when all of those broadcasters will be heading into the exhibit hall with microphones and cameras in hand to …

FMC, General, NAFB