ZimmNews – May 22, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Jamie and Chuck became REBELs this week at the Alltech REBELation. They’ve got over 600 photos for your viewing/sharing pleasure. This was the 31st symposium for Alltech and it brought together 3,000 people from around the world and was preceded by the 2nd Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest which attracted 4,500 attendees! Congrats to Dayton Beer Company for winning the competition.

Speaking of craft beers, our latest ZimmPoll asked what you like best. Find the results here We have wide ranging tastes when it comes to beer and brewers are stepping up to satisfy them.

Our new ZimmPoll is about that COOL thing that’s really not very cool right now. What do you think Congress should do about it? Let us know.

Chuck is off on his annual retreat this weekend so the @AgriBlogger will be pretty quiet for a couple days. Yes, he does unplug to recharge his spiritual batteries. Something we all need to do periodically.

Here are some audio files from this week you might have missed:

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech & John Wiley, Dayton Beer Company at Brews Fest
Will Bundy, one of the New Holland Voice of the Next Gen winners
Ronan Tynan sings Hallelujah
Elizabeth Bagby, Alltech, wraps up REBELation for us

There is a lot more, especially on COOL so check out the news of the week.

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ZimmNews – May 15, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Chuck and Jamie are off to Lexington, KY this week to become REBELs at the Alltech REBELation This annual get together of Alltech customers, researchers and other industry leaders will feature keynote speakers like Colin Powell. Keep your eye on AgWired as they blog their way through one of our favorite events of the year!

Our recent ZimmPoll asked you what technology was most responsible for the rapid planting progress. Many attributed it to auto steering and GPS capabilities. And others simply said long hours and hard work have come into play. All are true!

Alltech’s 2nd Annual Craft Brew & Food Fest will kick off their Rebelation event. In honor of that, we want to know what your favorite craft beer is? Do your taste buds lean towards an IPA, wheat, stout, do you love them all or are you like Cindy and simply don’t like beer period?

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Senators and Ag Groups Urge TPA Passage
College Aggies Online are Agvocating
Corey Forrester, Forrester Farm Equipment, talks about New Holland Voice of Next Gen Contest
Sid Gorham, Granular, talks about extension of company analytics program
Tom Buman, Agren, talks about new SoilCalculator App
Dr. Helen Wojcinski, Hybrid Turkeys, talks about handling undercover videos

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ZimmNews – May 8, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

This week our Jamie Johansen took to the agriblogging highway to cover the annual Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit This year the event was held in Kansas City, MO. Special thanks go out to Elanco for sponsoring our coverage of the event! You can find Jamie’s stories on Animal.AgWired.com.

According to our latest ZimmPoll a lot of people are expecting the problems with the current high path avian flu outbreak to have a big impact on exports. With the growing number of flocks being found infected there will be domestic impact too.

Our new ZimmPoll asks, What technology is most responsible for rapid planting progress? We had a huge jump in corn acreage planted in just one week. What technologies do you think are making this possible?

Here’s some audio from this week you might have missed:

Dennis Dimick, National Geographic, on how the publication covers agriculture
Michael Huerta, FAA Admin, on new Pathfinder program for UAV development
Earnest Earon, PrecisionHawk, on their Pathfinder program project
Martin Barbre, NCGA Chair, on phenomenal corn planting progress
Joe Dillier, GROWMARK, talks fertilizer

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ZimmNews – May 1, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm Team had a relatively quiet week getting things caught up and preparing for May activities like the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder’s Summit. We’re tightening up loose ends and getting things done on the never ending to-do list.

At the recent Agri-Marketing Conference the ZimmComm booth featured a Zimmfographic to help you understand how the ZimmComm News Network is structured and provide some statistics to show how we are making impressions and generating online content. Take a look if you’d like.

Our latest ZimmPoll asked, “What is your favorite alternative fuel (to gasoline)?” Not surprising was ethanol at the top of the list. Surprising was that solar came in second!

Our new ZimmPoll is sparked by the growing number of poultry farms finding the high path avian flu. So we’re asking, “How will high path avian flu affect industry?” Let us know what you think.

Here are some audio files you might have missed this week:

Darren Coppock, Ag Retailers Association President, on food labeling act
Dr. Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council, on the science behind food safety
Senator Pat Roberts taking questions from farm broadcasters
Tim Laatsch, GROWMARK, with crop update
Bayer Bee Care Center Anniversary remarks from Jim Blome, Becky Langer, Bayer & Dr. Richard Reich, North Carolina Dept of Ag

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ZimmNews – April 24, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

It has been a beautiful week of sunshine at ZimmComm World Headquarters. Chuck and Cindy got to enjoy some down time with family on the beach! But it’s back to work after a little post-NAMA recovery mode.

In May Chuck and Jamie will become REBELS with Alltech during REBELation and you agrimarketers are invited to join them. Learn more about how you can register for this annual world class event featuring the entrepreneurial genius of company founder Dr. Pearse Lyons.

Jamie just attended the Chicken Media Summit conducted by the National Chicken Council. You can find stories and photos from her trip on Animal.AgWired.com.

Here is some audio from the past week you might have missed:

White House Climate Change Initiative Announcement
Tom Super, National Chicken Council, on industry myths
Aaron Locker, FMC, on joining Field to Market
USB, Soybean Stakeholders press conf. from China
Dr. John Glisson, US Poultry & Egg Association on high path avian flu
Allison Stephey, GROWMARK, on intern program

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ZimmNews – April 17, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm Team stormed Kansas City and the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference You can live it in pictures through the efforts of Chuck, Cindy, Taylor and Jamie. There is a lot more to share from this year’s convention on AgWired.com. Chuck and Cindy will be visiting daughter Carly in Columbia before traveling south to see grand babies near Springfield, MO. So, by Monday you’ll see more regular posting.

The 25th Brownfield Party took place at the Dubliner. What happens at the Dubliner . . . But we will have lots of photos to share by first of the week.

Safe travels to every one and a big thank you to the NAMA volunteer members and staff who put together another great celebration of Growing Greatness!

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ZimmNews – April 10, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

It has been a fantastic ending to the week for AgNerds. Today the AgriBlogger placed an order for an Apple Watch You’ll be able to read his review in a future AgNerd Cloud column after he receives it. Today is also the day that Android lovers can purchase a Samsung Galaxy S6. You might guess it but the AgriBlogger traded his S4 mini for an S6! Now he’s got an AT&T iPhone 6 and a Verizon S6. We should give him a score of 12 for that.

Speaking of the AgriBlogger, he’s now taking your questions on all things AgNerdish. Social media, gadgets, blogging, podcasting, search engines, analytics, you name it. If he doesn’t know the answer he’ll make it up, er, find it for you. Just email him or message him somehow or other. There are so many ways now.

Our new ZimmPoll this week switches to the alternative fuel industry. Our question is, “What is your favorite alternative fuel (to gasoline)? Please let us know. And thank you New Holland for continuing to be the sponsor of our weekly ZimmPoll.

The ZimmComm team has put the final touches on 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference plans. We’ll be the official NAMA photographers once again. If you’d like to have a special photo taken during the conference just ask Chuck, Cindy, Jamie or Taylor. See you there next week.

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) talks about nutrition
Cinch Munson, PERC, talks about Propane Farm Incentive Program
Alexis Taylor, USDA-FAS, talks about Trade Promotion Authority
Charlie O’Brien, AEM, talks about industry adjusting to lower farm equipment sales

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ZimmNews – April 2, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

In observance of Good Friday ZimmComm New Media offices will be closed. The team wishes everyone a very happy and blessed Easter and Easter season. We’ll be back in action on Monday.

Looking ahead on the schedule there are a number of events that are open for sponsorship of our special brand of online coverage. Here’s a list of some of them:

Agricultural Relations Council Annual Mtg. – June
InfoAg precision ag conference – July
Cattle Industry Summer Conference – July
NAMA Bootcamp – August
NAMA Fall Conference – September
IFAJ Congress – October
NAFB Convention – November
National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention – December

Please contact Chuck to discuss a creative sponsorship package of any of these events to promote your brand.

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ZimmNews – March 27, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

We’re fast approaching time for the annual Agri-Marketing Conference Will we see you there? ZimmComm will be on-location in the Connection Point again this year. Come find us. Oh, and get yourself registered if you haven’t already! It will make Jenny happy.

Speaking of annual meetings . . . You can see the schedule for this summer’s Ag Media Summit now and make your hotel reservations. We’ve got ours made.

Jamie was on the road this week in Washington, DC covering the American Coalition for Ethanol legislative fly-in. You can find her coverage on DomesticFuel.com.

In our latest ZimmPoll we asked, “Which potential presidential candidate would be best for ag?” Click here to find out which one ranked highest.

Agricultural organizations are voicing support for the bi-partisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act which was just introduced in the U.S. House. So our new ZimmPoll is asking, “What is best for GMO labeling? We hope you’ll chime in.

Here’s some audio from this week you might have missed:

Cinch Munson, PERC, on propane grain dryers
Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer, on updating the image of agriculture to include women
Bethany Pugh, Monsanto Farm Mom of the Year
Dan Danford, Case IH, on new certified pre-owned program
White House/USDA press call on increasing access to affordable broadband
Brian Jennings, ACE, on successful legislative fly-in

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ZimmNews – March 20, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Happy National Agriculture Week and Spring! If you missed the Ag Day activities in Washington, DC you can see and hear what was going on with Chuck’s posts on AgWired, sponsored by GROWMARK. He’s on his way home and has more stories to publish.

While Chuck was in Washington, DC, Jamie Johansen was attending Missouri ALOT activities all week. She will be staying in the Capitol city to cover next week’s American Coalition for Ethanol annual member Fly-in.

Chuck and Cindy had some big news this week as their daughter Caitlin delivered a happy, healthy baby boy (second one – Case Aspen Underwood). Grandma immediately flew to Missouri to spend some time with the boys and Chuck will be joining her this weekend. We love grand babies!

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Theresa Seibel Ag Day Essay Contest Winner
Randy Krotz, USFRA, on New McDonald video by Only Organic
Rep. Mike Conaway, House Ag Committee Chair, at Ag Day Luncheon
Senate Ag Committee Chief Economist Matt Erickson at Ag Day Breakfast
Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics: Unleashing Innovation in Agriculture

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