Chuck attended this week’s Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit where the organization celebrated 25 years. You can find his coverage on AgWired and photos here. Thanks to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the United Soybean Board for making his coverage possible.
Over the next two weeks the ZimmComm team will be very busy but not like you might first guess. It’s ZimmComm World Headquarters relocation time! Yes, we’re moving. From central Missouri to Florida! Chuck and Cindy are from the Sunshine State and although they love the Show Me State the time is right. So, over the next couple weeks the team will be packing and moving. You may not even notice but maybe you will. And by the way, this doesn’t mean any changes to ZimmComm New Media as you know it. We’ll just be closer to the beach and to an airport!
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “With all of the discussion on projected corn acres this year, how many acres of corn do you expect to plant this year?” A full third of respondents said More than 2,000 acres. That was followed by less than 200 acres at 27%; 200-500 acres at 23%; 1,501-2,000 at 7%; 1,001-1,500 at 7% and 501-1,000 at 3%. Looks like we have a wide cross section of corn growers in the ZimmComm News Network community!
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Should raw milk be allowed for sale?” This week’s question is prompted by one of the panelists at the 2012 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit. She is a reporter with a food safety publication who says that this issue is the one that gets the most comments and response of any other. Seems people get pretty passionate about their beliefs when it comes to milk. Raw milk is still the suspect in an E. Coli breakout with 14 confirmed cases in central Missouri that put a couple of people in the hospital. What do you think?
Here are some interviews you might have missed this week:
• Mike Cornman, New Holland Marketing Manager for Hay/Forage talks MegaCutter
• Tom Steever, Brownfield, President of NAFB, talks about how farm broadcasters help tell farmers story
• Shelly Kramer, V3 Integrated Marketing, talks blogging
• College Aggies Online Scholarship Winners
• Janie Gabbett, MeatingPlace.com, talks about ag’s voice in the media