New Blog by Soil Science Society of America

Jamie JohansenAg Group, social media, Soil

The Soil Science Society of America created a blog, Soils Matter, to help the public understand this precious natural resource. “We know that many people are interested in soils,” says Jan Hopmans, president of SSSA. “We wanted to create a blog so our members can communicate real soil information and answer questions.” The blog is averaging about 2,500 page views … Read More

New Holland Launches

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, New Holland, social media

Today is the launch of This new virtual community is set up to provide a meeting place to share information, contribute to farming related discussions and access premium contents and services. It is very simple to create your account by visiting Then you’ll have access to the features currently active. A list of features includes: My New Holland: … Read More

Meet Hortau Precision Irrigation

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Commodity Classic, Irrigation, social media

Hortau Simplified Irrigation was one of the more than 300 companies exhibiting at the recent record-setting Commodity Classic, and one of quite a few first timers. They stood out from the crowd for us at Classic when @Hortau sent a tweet to @Agriblogger asking him to come by and do an interview. Dropping by the booth at the end of … Read More

Cultivate & Connect with AgChat

Cindy ZimmermanAgChat, Events, General, social media

Calling all aspiring agvocates. The 2014 AgChat Foundation, Cultivate and Connect Conference will be held in Austin, TX, on August 21-22. It has been said that everything is bigger in Texas. The AgChat Foundation’s 2014 Cultivate & Connect conference to be held at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas, August 21-22, 2014, will be no exception. … Read More

Resistant Radish Subject of Parody Song

Cindy ZimmermanInternational, social media, Video, Weed control

Farmers in Australia are having problems with resistant weeds just like farmers here in the states. While we are fighting against waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth, the weed down under is the wild radish and somebody decided to do a parody about it. A parody of the Gotye hit “Somebody I used to know” by agronomic consultant Bill Long, who farms … Read More

Seeking Great Social Media Farmer Nominations

Cindy ZimmermanFarmers, Monsanto, social media

ZimmComm New Media is proud to announce sponsorship of the Social Media Farmer of the Year Award, coordinated by Food Nutrition & Science. The new award recognizes farmers who have incorporated social media, digital media and internet strategies to achieve their business objectives including growing revenue, sharing information for more effective farming practices, and promoting positive awareness of the industry. … Read More

Farm Credit Sponsors NAFB Social Media Corps

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, NAFB, social media

Farm Credit sponsored the Trade Talk Social Media Corps for the first time ever and brought them to NAFB 2013. The team is made up of seven students from colleges all over the nation who are all majoring in agriculture communications. Farm Credit’s National Communications Director Margaret Fogarty took on the task of heading up the students and teaching them … Read More

Social Media Analytics

Chuck ZimmermanAg Group, Audio, InfoAg, social media

I was very surprised during yesterday’s Social Media session at the 2013 InfoAg Conference by how many session attendees are actively using social media for company use. I asked for a show of hands if they had a company Twitter account and almost everyone raised their hand, the same when I asked if they had a company Facebook page. That’s … Read More

Peterson Brothers Take Gangnam Style to the Farm

Cindy Zimmermansocial media, Video

The Peterson Brothers from Kansas became social media rock stars in June with a little YouTube video called “I’m Farming and I Grow It” which now has nearly 8 million views. The boys now have a new video just released, in the ever popular “gangnam” style, called “Farmer Style” – and it’s already hit nearly 200,000 views in less than … Read More