ZimmNews – July 19, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Chuck and Cindy are attending the 2013 Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach, FL right now. This will be the 6th year they’ve been the media content producers for the SPGC Conference Blog, sponsored by Ag Technologies. Earlier this week Chuck covered the 2013 InfoAg Conference on precision agriculture courtesy of Ag Leader Technology. This conference will now become an annual conference and next year be on July 1-3 in St. Louis, MO.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do you watch or want to watch live or recorded ag news television programs online?” Most responding definitely do.
Our poll results:
39% said Yes, I Currently Do
36% said Yes, Need To Find Them
25% said No, Don’t Have Time or Interest
Online activities have become the way of the present and future. With technology making jobs more time efficient it allows for extra minutes to be spent catching up on the latest.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “What use would you have for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle?” That would be UAV for short – better known as drones, but the industry doesn’t like to use that word because it has a negative connotation. Nevertheless, we’re talking about small, remote-controlled aircraft that can be used to get a bird’s eye view of the land, capturing either still photos or video or both, or even live streaming. Is that something you could use on your operation? Let us know. UAV’s were the buzz at this week’s InfoAg Conference on precision agriculture in Springfield, IL.
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Greg Schwab, Koch Agronomics, at CTIC Tour
Pam Johson, NCGA President, on farm bill and annual President’s Award
Lara Sheeley, BIVI, Swine Link wrapup
Steve Phillips, IPNI, on 2013 InfoAg Conference
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