New Media Portfolio

ZimmComm New Media has designed and built blog sites for a variety of agribusiness companies and organizations. These websites have been created to publish content from an annual event or to serve as a simple and effective way to distribute regular information to customers and members. Besides blogs we have also created podcast series that serve to enhance a client’s blog project or provide an additional channel of information distribution. ZimmComm has pioneered the use of these distribution channels in the agribusiness industry.

Here are some examples of ZimmComm New Media client projects. Click on the thumbnail images for a larger screen shot.


Appaloosa Horse Club – It’s called the Appaloosa Blog Spot which is a cute play on words that describe this breed of horses. This is the official blog of the organization.

Welcome to! Our goal is to provide an informal resource for Appaloosa Horse Club news and information. A primary reason for establishing this news channel is to give technically challenged staff people (like me) the opportunity to post from events, meetings and activities without shuffling information and waiting in line to have items posted on the website.

We’ll focus on keeping ApHC members up to date while offering some basic information about the who, what, when, where and why of ApHC activities and programs. You won’t need a password, just an interest in the Appaloosa community.

National Biodiesel Board – The Biodiesel Conference Blog chronicles all the activities of the annual National Biodiesel Conference.

This blog was one of the first created by ZimmComm New Media which has also been contracted to produce the multimedia content each year since the project started in 2005.


I am very pleased with the conference coverage and photo quality and would be very interested in booking YOU for next year’s event in AZ. Is there any way I can get this on your calendar now to assure that we again have you on site? It is Feb 6-9 in Phoenix.

ccNational Corn Growers AssociationCorn Commentary is the official blog of NCGA and is utilized as an outlet to write about topics and issues important to corn growers and their customers.

Welcome to Corn Commentary, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association. We created this blog to provide a lighter, more personalized look at corn, agriculture and the events of the day that affect the nation’s corn producers. Sometimes we’ll update you on the latest news, sometimes we’ll step back for some quiet reflection, but it will always be seasoned with the knowledge and perspective you’ve come to expect from NCGA.

John Deere – When John Deere started the Drive Green Utility Tractor Show they wanted a way to distribute timely information in a search engine optimized online environment. The Show blog was developed to help promote events and integrated social networking tools like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

The Drive Green Tractor Show is a program designed to give rural property owners, agricultural producers and other interested consumers a chance to operate and ask questions about the latest models of utility and compact utility tractors being launched by John Deere. The company-sponsored Drive Green Program includes special equipment displays and ride-and-drive events at more than 45 currently scheduled locations starting in the Southeast.

Southeast AgNet – This multi channel media company in “the deep southeast” needed to create a website to complement its farm radio network, magazines and Citrus Expo. This may be a blog but it is also the company website which helps show how versatile the blog format can be.

Southeast AgNet is owned by the husband and wife team of Gary Cooper and Robin Loftin. Learn more about the Company and how it got started by viewing this ‘history’ of the company (pdf).

ZimmComm has conducted multiple training sessions for all the company’s editors who post regular news content onto the site.

Southeastern Peanut Growers Conference – This annual event is coordinated by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Georgia Peanut Commission and Mississippi Peanut Growers Association. They wanted a blog to communicate the information and activities from the event.

The conference offers farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, peanut research and promotions.

In addition to the conference sessions the event focuses on the family by offering a kids program and a ladies program. The kids and ladies program will be similar to previous conferences. There is also a golf tournament.


Ethanol Report Podcast“The Ethanol Report” has been the official podcast of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) since fall of 2007. The podcasts are updated at least twice a month with interviews on timely biofuels related topics, sent by email to agricultural journalists and posted on Domestic Fuel and AgNewsWire.
Ethanol Report on Industry Outlook for 2015