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Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Are you ready for some 2012 Agri-Marketing Conference fun? Hopefully we’ll see you at booth #412. You can see the Connection Point layout on the NAMA website. Stop and say hi to Chuck, Cindy and daughter Caitlin who will be helping us this year as well as Dave Larson, our sales manager. Please use the official conference hashtag, #NAMA12, to tweet or just follow along with what’s happening and keep your eye on AgWired too. In fact, if you don’t have the AgWired app on your smartphone, now’s a good time to get it.

We’d like to say a big Thank You to new AgWired sponsor, Monsanto. Some of you many remember that way back in the early ZimmComm days (over 8 years ago) Monsanto was one of our first clients and we can’t say how much we appreciate their support then when we were just starting out and now as this little new media company continues to “mature.” Well, maybe mature isn’t the right word. We’re still just kids at heart anyway! Thank you Monsanto!

Our latest ZimmPoll asked “Will we have a farm bill by end of 2012?” Is it any surprise to you that 77 percent of our respondents said No and that only 23 percent said Yes? The farm bill is a big deal to anyone who eats or produces food but in reality it’s only about 2% of federal funding. It touches a lot of nerves though since it directly impacts everyone.

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Where are best job opportunities in agribusiness?” The outlook for ag jobs seems very positive according to an AgCareers.com analysis. Job postings were up last year. What area holds the most promise right now in your opinion? If you attend next week’s Agri-Marketing Conference you’ll run into some very qualified and motivated young folks, many of whom are looking for their ag career opportunity!

Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
BASF Great Growers episode #1 with Kip Cullers
South Central FS CEO Randy Handel

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