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Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The team is now working from the new ZimmComm World Headquarters location. However, they’ve still got some work to do getting everything set up. Hopefully the dust will clear by end of the coming week.

Chuck is getting ready to attend the Alltech Annual International Symposium, Face a World of Challenges and Opportunities. Dr. Lyons and his team will be looking into the future once again and Chuck will be covering the action on AgWired. Helping him will be the newest member of the ZimmComm team, Jamie Johansen. We’ll introduce you to Jamie next week online. Some of you may have met her in our booth at the recent Agri-Marketing Conference.

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “When was the last time you talked to a journalist about agriculture?” The question was inspired by an AgChat Twitter conversation question that had been submitted by @BASFAgro! We’re supposed to stand up for our industry and livelihoods that are threatened by lots of misinformation that gets spread by the media. What are we doing about it? How are we speaking out? Are we willing to develop a relationship with the reporters at our local mainstream media outlets (newspaper/radio/tv/web)?

Here are the results, 50% said Recently (I do frequently). Wow. Keep it up. But 22% said Never (Waste of time) and just over 9%/each said, Recently (I rarely do); Long time ago; Never (I will now though).

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Who should be responsible for child nutrition?” This question was inspired by last night’s FoodChat Twitter conversation. We appreciate the school lunch program and what USDA thinks it is accomplishing by creating rules but somehow it doesn’t sit right with us. There would be no need for this if parents would take some personal responsibility for themselves and their children. More and more government control of our lives just won’t work in the long run. At least that’s our opinion. What’s yours?

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