Co-Founders and PartnersChuck Zimmerman, President – Chuck, or @agriblogger as he is known on Twitter, is the tech-wiz and social media guru of ZimmComm. He has been in agricultural communications since 1985 when he joined the staff of Florida Farm Bureau as broadcast manager. He co-founded what is now known as Southeast Agnet in Florida with his wife Cindy and partner Gary Cooper. In 1992, the Zimmermans moved to Missouri to work for Brownfield Network, and in 2004 started ZimmComm New Media, moving the company to the Florida panhandle in May 2012. He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism.
Cindy Zimmerman, Vice President – Cindy is @farmpodcaster on Twitter and is the more creative half of ZimmComm. As Chuck’s wife and partner and mother of their three lovely daughters, Cindy manages the home office and serves as managing editor of the websites as well as on the road covering ag and biofuel related events. Her background in farm broadcasting is nearly identical to Chuck’s – 1980 UF graduate, starting in farm broadcasting at Florida Farm Bureau, co-founding Southeast Agnet, and working at Brownfield Network. She loves working with her husband, writing and photography.
Robert the Web Guru – We’re not going to tell you his last name or where he lives because we want to keep him all for ourselves! Call us selfish, but Robert is our creative genius and we need him to keep making us look good. He is relatively young (compared to us), has a lovely wife and three darling children. All of the original graphic art you see on any ZimmComm website, as well as sites built by ZimmComm, came out of Robert’s creative mind.
Jamie Johansen – Jamie is a Missouri native who joined the ZimmComm team in 2012 as a freelance contributor. She jumps on the agri-blogging highway covering different agricultural events and helps with the social media endeavors. Jamie is the primary editor for Animal.AgWired and virtual office manager for ZimmComm. She received her BS and MS in agriculture communications and education at Missouri State University and has a strong background in animal agriculture, primarily in the beef industry. She is married to Kevin who works at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and they have one daughter, Harper.
Joanna Schroeder – Joanna is a Iowa native living in Des Moines. She is a graduate of Iowa State University with over 20 years experience in communications and public relations. Joanna served as communications director for the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council and now has her own communications company and is part of the ZimmComm team as book reviewer, blogger and on-site reporter. She serves as primary editor for DomesticFuel/Energy.AgWired and for AgNewsWire.com.