ZimmNews – Nov. 2, 2012

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

We moved. Well, actually we moved to a whole new web server. Last weekend all our website properties moved and it was a big job but Robert our webmaster got it done flawlessly. Bet you didn’t even notice did you? We’re now on the latest technology from Joyent and our already speedy websites have been even further optimized for a pleasant visitor experience. It’s not something you want to do often though but we believe in staying on the cutting edge of the technology available to us as we venture through the future of agricultural communications and marketing.

This week Chuck is back on the agriblogging highway for a first time visit to AgroNomics and the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers. Then he gets a short break before heading to Kansas City for next week’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. We’re looking forward to seeing many of our friends in KC, MO!

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How important will rural vote be in election?”

Our poll results: Sixty-five percent say very important and thirty-five percent said not important. It appears as though the majority of folks believe farmers and ranchers need to cast their vote. So remember, Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Less than a week away!

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Should foods containing GMO crops be labeled?” A great example of this is Prop 37 in California. It is estimated that 70 percent of our food contains GMOs. And with already rising food costs, will this added labeling requirement just increase what consumers pay for food? What do you think? Would it make a difference in the food you purchase?

Here are some interviews you might have missed this week:
Craig Stout, GROWMARK director of lubricant operations, on product control
Howard Halderman, Halderfam Farm Management, on land values
Justin Bierschwale, JMP Land Services, on rural appraiser education
Ross Shafer talks about being relevant to your customers
Richard Kruse, Kruse Feed & Supply, shares memories
Cindy Woodward, Prima Tech, talks about yellow boots

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