We’re already getting OOTO messages letting us know that some of you are on vacation until after Jan. 1! The ZimmComm Team will be doing a little time off too but not just yet. ZimmComm World Headquarters will be officially closed between Christmas and New Years but . . . you can still reach us if you need to and you can still expect fresh content except for those two days. Posting will be light though. If you or your company have some story ideas that would lend themselves to post during that time please send them asap so we can get them in the process.
Chuck has been looking for a new outlet for his gadget fascination and that got kicked off this week He is beginning a regular column affectionately called The AgNerd Cloud. The cloud kind of covers everything and is also one of the biggest drivers of new technology, including on the farm. Chuck plans to publish this AgWired column two times/month and is open to and looking for ideas. Ideas can include a trip to your facilities to spend some in-depth time on new technology, especially in the precision area. Sponsorships of this column are available right now btw.
According to our latest New Holland sponsored ZimmPoll most think that anti-GMO attitudes present the biggest challenge to the seed industry followed next by environmental regulations.
In the spirt of AgNerdish gadgetry our new ZimmPoll wants to know “What type of gadget is on your wish or to-give list?”
A couple things to think about include: The 12 Days of Christmas Sale for the 2015 AgChat Foundation National Collegiate Congress. You can get a registration discount or pay for one if you know a budding agvocate who wants to go. Also, you can now register for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference which will be held in KC, MO.
Hopefully, you have all or most of your Christmas shopping done. If not, take a deep breath, let it out slowly, relax in your recliner, take a short nap, then git er’ done!
Here are some interview from this week you might have missed:
Dr. Becky Langer, Bayer CropScience Bee Care Program, encourages comments on neonic benefits
Brian O’Keefe, Executive VP, AgriBank, on 2015 interest rates
Justin Clark, BASF, on Flo-Rite and increased yields
Chandler Goule, NFU, on disagreement with RFS report recommendations
Bud Hughes, Verdant Partners, on First The Seed Foundation
Hick Chick Chat with Ron Restum, Koch Agronomic Services
* Don’t forget that you can now hear AgWired interviews and audio in the On-Demand section of the MyFarmRadio App! Get it now.