• Featured Video:At the 2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop, Rachel Burton with Novozymes demonstrates a video game learning tool that helps educate ethanol plant workers.
  • ZimmNews – June 5, 2015

    ZimmNews – June 5, 2015

    New Holland Expo Milano 2015 - New Holland hosted agricultural journalists from around the world to CNH Industrial Village in Turin and Expo Milano 2015 in Milan.

    ZimmNews – May 29, 2015

    ZimmNews – May 29, 2015

    2015 World Pork Expo - The 27th World Pork Expo takes place in Des Moines, Iowa. Nearly 20,000 attendees crowd the Iowa State Fairgrounds where over 400 exhibitors are here to share their expertise about the pork industry. Thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim for making our coverage possible.

    ZimmNews – May 22, 2015

    ZimmNews – May 22, 2015

    2015 West Central Coop Press Conference - West Central Coop announced $27 million expansion to their SoyPlus plant in Ralston, Iowa.

    ZimmNews – May 15, 2015

    ZimmNews – May 15, 2015

    2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop - The 31st Fuel Ethanol Workshop too place June 1-4, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn.

    ZimmNews – May 8, 2015

    ZimmNews – May 8, 2015

    2015 Alltech REBELation - Over 3,000 rebels gathered for REBELation in Lexington, Kentucky.

ZimmNews – Aug 21, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Just telling you where we’ve been or where we’re going is probably not really exciting right? But, here’s the list from this week.

Iowa State Fair – Joanna Schroeder
NAMA Boot Camp, KC – Jamie Johansen
Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum, Mankato – Chuck
ACE Annual Meeting, Omaha – Cindy, Joanna
BIVI Swine Health Seminar, Wrightsville Beach – Chuck

Now that’s a lot of content to edit and publish but we’re hard at work doing so. In fact, everyone on the team is out on location right now somewhere. If you’re interested in hearing some great interviews then click on the links above and see what you can find.

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ZimmNews – August 14, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

From the USFRA Food Dialogues in Minneapolis to the Iowa State Fair to the Missouri State Fair the ZimmComm Team has it covered. Just check out AgWired this week. We’ve also published more stories from the InfoAg Conference and the Ag Media Summit There is lots of “what’s new in the world of agribusiness” for everyone.

Looking ahead you’ll find us at NAMA Boot Camp, Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum, ACE Annual Meeting and the BIVI Swine Health Seminar. It will be a busy end to August!

For anyone interested in drones keep in mind that AgWired is a media sponsor of the International Drone Conference and Expo – Interdrone. There is an early bird deadline for discounted registration of August 21. If you register before then use the discount code FLYIT on a 3 day pass for an extra discount courtesy of AgWired and if you just need a day pass use the discount code EXPO. An added incentive to attend is the CTIA Super Mobility 2015 Show which is a short express shuttle ride away from Interdrone. It’s “phones meets drones” time and the CTIA Show is huge.

Here are some audio files from this week you might have missed:

Minnesota farmer Bill Gordon at Food Dialogues
Chris Carrier, New Holland, on PLM Connect
Rhett Schildroth, 360 Yield Center, on maximizing crop yield
Jake Flanders, John Deere, on John Deere Operations Center

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ZimmNews – Aug 7, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Happy Friday.

The ZimmComm Team has been cranking out content this week from multiple locations. We hope you’re enjoying what you can read, listen to or watch. The team is still posting stories from the Ag Media Summit, New Holland Media Days, InfoAg Conference and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Speaking of Sturgis. We have been assisting the Renewable Fuels Association with their promotion and sponsorship of the Rally as well as the Buffalo Chip Campground for four years now. This year was Cindy’s first experience. If you see her, ask her to describe it. We all had fun promoting Free Fuel Happy Hours and enjoying some great music.

Our latest ZimmPoll asked, “How are you connecting your precision equipment and data?” Judging from the results there is a lot of room for growth using the cloud. Two thirds of our responses say they are using memory cards and USB sticks. Interesting.

Here’s some audio from this week you might have missed:

Matt Hancock, FMC, on Anthem Maxx
Incoming and outgoing AAEA Presidents
Rod “Woody” Woodruff, Buffalo Chip Campground, on putting E10 in his motorcycle
Aaron Hutchinson, iCropTrak, talks mobile farm management
Ted Macy, MapShots, talks about precision history and new technology
Bob Dinneen, RFA, on a decade of success with the RFS
Hawaii Trans Pacific Partnership closing press conference
Randy Kasperbauer, John Deere, on developing with Deere

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ZimmNews – July 31, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Breaking News: Chuck and Cindy have decided to attend the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress in October, being held this year in New Zealand with a side trip to Australia and we are looking for a sponsor to help defray the cost. This is a great opportunity because one of the big issues will be the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, which includes those two countries. We promise that the cost is reasonable and well worth the online and social media exposure! Please contact Chuck to find out more.

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Ag Media Summit? Of course you have. The ZimmComm Team was there and took lots of photos. Some of you can find photos of yourselves so check it out. ZimmComm summer intern Lizzy Schultz helped us out and did a great job. Look for her story posts and interviews on AgWired.com. It was an AgNerd paradise!

Chuck took off from Ag Media Summit and met up with our Jamie Johansen at the 20th InfoAg Conference. This conference had another record attendance showing how fast the precision agriculture sector is growing with adoption becoming more commonplace. On Precision.AgWired.com you’ll be seeing and hearing lots of interviews with the technology innovators over the next couple weeks.

Chuck and Cindy are on their way to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this weekend. And they are not bikers. But it’s all work with some play with the Renewable Fuels Association and Free Fuel Happy Hours. They’ll be helping fill tanks with free E10 and talking with bikers about using ethanol blended fuel. BTW. This is Cindy’s first Rally.

Here are some audio files from this week you might have missed:

Jessica Robinson, NBB, on supporting ag media
Trent McKnight, AgriCorps, on youth being the solution
Jill Heggen, FMC, working with ag media
Jesse Vollmer, FarmLogs, on FarmLogs Flow
Mike Ostaffe, ClearAg on new features

You can find lots more by visiting our websites!

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ZimmNews – July 24, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

It’s time for the agricultural media love fest in Scottsdale, AZ know as the Ag Media Summit. The ZimmComm Team will be there sharing that love with Chuck, Cindy and summer intern, Lizzy Schultz. We look forward to meeting many of our good friends and clients and basking in the dry Arizona heat. Plan to see lots of AMS stories in coming weeks with the support of sponsors New Holland, FMC and National Biodiesel Board!

Chuck will cutting his AMS visit short though to head to St. Louis for the InfoAg Conference on precision agriculture. He’ll be joined there by team member Jamie Johansen. AgNerds will be talking about all the new technology and we’ll be covering it all with sponsor support from GROWMARK and John Deere!

With the AMS coming up our current ZimmPoll is asking, “Do you consider yourself social media savvy?” You do know we’re all “media” now, right?

Here’s some audio from this week you might have missed:

Don Koehler, GA Peanut Commission, at SPGC annual mtg.
Ken Barton, FL Peanut Producers Association, at same
Don Horning, New Holland Historical Society, on permanent museum exhibit
Justin Raski, New Holland, on new T4 tractors
Iowa Avian Flu Update – July 21

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ZimmNews – July 17, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Chuck took to the agriblogging highway this week to find out what’s new with New Holland. He will be publishing stories on AgWired over the next week from Media Days in New Holland, PA.

Next week the ZimmComm team will be preparing for the annual Agricultural Media Summit while Cindy heads to Georgia for the Southern Peanut Growers Federation annual meeting. Yep. Summer meeting time is heating up.

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ZimmNews – July 10, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

There was a lot of grilling going on last weekend but the fun sure doesn’t stop there. Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s on your grill this July 4th?” Hot dogs and hamburgers came out on top and the Other category included ribs and brats. We hope everyone had a safe and tasty Independence Day!

Here are the poll results:
• Hot dogs – 22%
• Hamburgers – 22%
• Steak – 17%
• Chicken – 17%
• Other – 17%
• Fish – 5%
• Pork chops – 0%

The ZimmComm team is involved in a project that includes interviewing farmers throughout the country. It has been interesting hearing about the differences in weather issues so many are having. Lots of areas in the United States are suffering from either too much moisture or not enough this growing season. Whether it’s the drought in California causing farmers to fallow land, too much rain in Texas delaying the planting of cotton, or so many areas in the Midwest getting so much rain that fields are being flooded, Mother Nature is throwing lots of curve balls.

So we thought we’d try to get some more feedback with this week’s ZimmPoll which is now live and asks the question, “How are the crops in your area looking?” Let us know.

Cindy was on the agriblogging highway to Illinois to visit the BASF Midwest Research Farm She’s got lots of stories appearing on AgWired if you’re interested in learning what they’re doing.

Chuck, the AgNerd, will be seen sporting a brand new Golden ZimmComm Microphone You’ll be seeing him put it to use in the wild next week when he heads to New Holland, PA for New Holland Media Days. This is just a friendly warning.

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Exclusive interview with Bret Lieberman, VP North America, New Holland
Bob Yaklich, BASF, on Grow Smart
Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK, discusses priority issues
Illinois farmer Mark Winship discusses challenging year
Rob Elliott, NCGA First VP on Cuba Trade Mission

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ZimmNews – July 2, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Happy Independence Day weekend to all of you. Enjoy your grill (think hot dogs) and the fireworks!

The ZimmComm Team is ready for a lot of time on the agriblogging highway this summer. This month you’ll be able to find us out on location with BASF, New Holland Media Days, at the Southern Peanut Growers annual meeting, Ag Media Summit and InfoAg Conference. We hope to see you there.

Friday, July 3, is the last day to enter our AgNerd Giveaway to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Get your entry in. We’ll announce our winner first of next week.

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Michelle Gregg & Gary Reding, Crop Health Labs, on nutrient management
Aaron Hutchinson, iCropTrak, on InfoAg Conference
President Obama signs trade bills

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ZimmNews – June 26, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Cindy is in post – EPA/RFS Hearing mode today. It was a long day in Kansas City on Thursday as she covered the Rally for Rural America and the testimony of hundreds of individuals from corn growers to ethanol plant manufacturers and also people involved in the biodiesel industry. Many thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association for sponsoring our coverage. Most of her coverage is appearing on Domestic Fuel if you want to see and hear what took place.

If you haven’t entered the ZimmComm AgNerd Giveaway yet, you still have time. It only takes a minute and you could win a nice Samsung Galaxy Tab S!

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Chris Soules, talks about fame and farming
Chris Gundler, EPA, on RFS hearing
RFS Works Rally
Chris Tingle, Enogen, Syngenta, on Prime the Pump campaign support

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ZimmNews – June 19, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

ZimmNews comes to you from on location this week since the team is out and about. Chuck is covering the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen NASCAR truck series race at Iowa Speedway while Cindy is in Washington, DC covering the annual meeting for the American Seed Trade Association. They’ll be coming home with lots of pictures and stories.

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Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Incoming ASTA Chair Risa Demasi
Ag Secretary Vilsack address to ASTA annual mtg.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on trade trip
GROWMARK President John Reifsteck testimony from labeling hearing
Kelly Davis, RFA, on Mexico/Japan trade

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