Social Media Driving Dairy Business

Chuck Zimmerman

At the beginning of the Alltech Global 500 I participated in a presentation on social media and I’ve been overhearing farmers talking about how to use it for their farm. During a discussion dinner last night I met a dairy farmer who has been using it to drive business on his farm. He’s a great example for all farmers. He’s …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Dairy Business, Ice Cream, Promotion, Social Media

Alltech Dinners Stimulate Discussion

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the features of the Alltech Global 500 are a series of discussion dinners. Attendees can choose a topic of they are most interested in. During the dinners a moderator will stimulate conversation with everyone providing input. It’s a great opportunity to interact with other dairy and beef producers from around the world and hear their perspectives on these …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Animal Health, Audio, International

Dairy Farm Sustainability

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m borrowing from the Alltech blog, Innovations, here. They produced a short video to answer a question very important to dairy farmers. How would you answer the question? What is the most important thing for a dairy farmer to consider with regard to economic sustainability? Sustainability means many things to many people. Geoff Frank is CEO of Improcrop, an Alltech …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, sustainability, Video

Meeting People From Around The World With Alltech

Chuck Zimmerman

I think the comment I’ve heard most often at the Alltech Global 500 is how important and rewarding the interaction with other dairy and beef producers from around the world is. We’ve got 29 countries represented here. One of our international visitors that I met today was George Strang, Scotland. George is a dairy farmer with 250 cows and it’s …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Animal Health, Audio, International

Looking At The Future For Dairy

Chuck Zimmerman

A forward looking panel of experts spoke to the Alltech Global 500 today. Their topic, “Forecast 2025: A vision for the future.” Now that’s not an easy task! I spoke with one of the panelists, Mandi McLeod, Dunvegan Farms, Ltd, New Zealand. Mandi says the future is about doing what you do well and focusing on the resources you have, …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Audio, International, sustainability

Working With Your Local Community

Chuck Zimmerman

The first dairy breakout session at the Alltech Global 500 focused on “Value Added Dairying: The Future of Sustainability.” Our presenter was Jim Ostrom, Rosendale Dairy, USA. I missed the opportunity to interview Jim but spoke with session moderator, Steve Elliott, Alltech. Steve is the global director for the company’s organic minerals division. He says that Jim addressed sustainability in …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Audio

Social Media Important To Dairy Farmers

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s just say that social media has been very, very good to ZimmComm New Media, publishers of World Dairy Diary. It is also the hottest topic in agricultural communications of the last year. At the Alltech Global 500 it was also a key topic during our morning general session. I joined Alltech’s, Billy Frey, on stage to present what social …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Audio, Media, Social Media