ZimmNews – Feb. 1, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Farm show season is in full gear and the ZimmComm team have ’em covered. Chuck was in Kansas City for the AG CONNECT Expo while Cindy was in Des Moines for the Iowa Power Farming Show and Iowa RFA Summit. Jamie was in Atlanta for the International Poultry Expo. You can find their coverage using these links.
Next week is just as busy as Chuck, Cindy and Joanna will be in Las Vegas for the National Ethanol Conference and National Biodiesel Conference and then Chuck heads to Tampa with Jamie for the NCBA Convention.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How many machines (tractors, etc.) does your farm own?”
Our poll results: The majority of you at thirty-five percent own 10+ machines and equipment. Twenty-five percent own 3-5, close behind was 6-9 at twenty-one percent, thirteen percent own 1-2, and six percent said other. As we suspected, every farm and farmer has a different way of doing things which means some need more machinery and some need less.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Do you support biofuel production and the use of corn to do this?” Biofuel production of corn produces several types of biofuels such as biodiesel, biogas and different bioalcohols. This high octane mixture can be used in most of today’s modern traditional types of vehicles. Is this the way of the future? Let us know what you think.
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Mike Olson, Ag Leader Technology, talks about what farmers are looking for in precision ag
Sara Truesdale Mooney, AG CONNECT Expo, sums up this year’s show
Barry Nelson, John Deere, describes new high tech exhibit
General Wesley Clark, Growth Energy, rallies the troops in Kansas City
Jamie Levine, Verenium, talks enzymes at Poultry Expo
USDA Undersecretary Dallas Tonsanger, optimistic about biofuels
Remember that you can find more interviews each week on AgWired.com; Energy.AgWired.com; Precision.AgWired.com and Animal.AgWired.com.
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