ZimmNews – August 24, 2012

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
It’s Agvocacy time as in the 2012 Agvocacy 2.0 Conference in Kansas City, MO. This is the third annual agvocacy training conference put on by the AgChat Foundation. We’ve got a new crop of passionate farmers learning how to use social media to tell their story. Some are there to hone their skills since they are already on the way to being ag industry social media rock stars. Chuck and Jamie are attending with Chuck doing a presentation this morning on story telling and media creation with the now famous Peterson brothers from Kansas. You can find their photos here.
Right before the Agvocacy 2.0 Conference Jamie attended the NAMA Boot Camp. She collected photos here and has more stories to share from there.
Next week Chuck and Cindy (hurricanes permitting) will be attending the Farm Progress Show and getting lots of stories to share. With the wild weather of this summer, there should be some interesting conversations in Boone, IA.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Which team for President would be best for agriculture?”
Our poll results: Forty-two percent said Romney/Ryan; thirty-five percent said Obama/Biden and twenty-three percent said neither, we need a better choice.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Beyond commodity prices, what will this year’s drought have a greater impact on?” From crop insurance to feed and fuel costs, there are a lot of potential items the drought could impact. But what do you think is going to take the biggest hit?
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Erin Nash, Woodruff Sweitzer, NAMA Boot Camp
Phil Jennings, Kinze, talks equipment check ups
Amie Dunn, FMC, talks about the Capture LRF Insecticide Meat & Greet Road Tour
Mark Waddington at the Bayer CropScience Respect the Rotation event
Joel Brandenberger, National Turkey Federation, on RFS waiver request
Sara Mooney, AGCONNECT Expo, looks ahead to 2013
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