ZimmNews – April 5, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Earlier this week we told you about World Backup Day on AgWired. Hopefully, you’re heeding the good advice about backing up your computers and mobile devices. Don’t be one of the people who decides they better start after losing everything! You’ll find advice as well as some ideas and solutions in that post.
To date we’ve produced 389 episodes of our weekly ZimmCast, the AgWired podcast. Hard to believe we’ve been producing it for that long! Please let us know if you’ve got topic ideas and people you’d love to hear us interview for it.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Has winter weather affected drought conditions in your area?”
Our poll results: Fifty percent said Yes, thirty-two percent said No, and eighteen percent said it’s Too Early To Tell. Seems the drought of 2012 may not be over.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “How do you combat social media overload?” With the weekly AgChat Twitter Conversation turning 4 years old it is obvious that something is working when it comes to farmers and industry using social media to advocate for their industry. But even if you are not actively agvocating you’re probably using some form of social media like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and there are many more. So our question comes out of this week’s AgChat. For many it is easy to get so engrossed by the online conversation, especially with mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, that they start feeling overwhelmed by it all. Let us know … Are you on social media overload?
Here are some interviews you might have missed this week:
• Gavin Gibbons, National Fisheries Institute, on repeal of catfish inspection program
• Dr. Howard Brown, GROWMARK, on the MOM approach
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