ZimmNews – Aug 16, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
It has been a little bit of a catch up week for the ZimmComm team as we have continued to publish interviews from some the events we covered last week. However, this week our Jamie Johansen is attending the NAMA Boot Camp while Cindy is off to North Carolina with BIVI for their annual Swine Health Seminar. A busy summer keeps on rolling.
Our internship program kicked off at the beginning of the summer, giving a young college student interested in agriculture communications a chance to get their feet wet in the industry. Now the ZimmComm team would like to introduce our new intern for this fall.
Kristyn Stidham, grew up raising registered Angus cattle and growing pecans on her family’s farm in Welch, Oklahoma. She currently attends Missouri State University and will graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture Communications. Throughout her college career she has written for the William H. Darr School of Agriculture’s Ag Review Journal and worked with the media team during the Missouri State FFA Convention. After graduation, Kristyn, plans to obtain a career in public relations for a agricultural based company while sharing her agriculture story.
Kristyn will jump onto the agri-blogging trail with us as we attend the Farm Progress Show at the end of August. You will also see her at other events throughout the fall snapping pictures and gathering interviews.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is the biggest growth area for ag jobs?”
Our poll results:
· Precision Technology 22%
· Management & Biotechnology 17%
· Agronomy 13%
· Biofuels, Engineering & Media 9%
· Advertising/PR 4%
If you are looking for a job in agriculture, or seeking to fill a position in your company or organization, check out AgCareers.com.
With the constant negative pushback from activists regarding the techniques and technologies being used to increase yields in both crops and livestock, our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question “How important are biotechnology and antibiotics for food production?”
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Dr. Brianne Reeves, BASF, on career as a plant doctor
Kel Kelly, GROWMARK economist, on China demand
Kristen Fauken, AgCareers.com, Total Rewards program survey
Motorcycle Riders at Sturgis Rally on fueling up with a blend of ethanol
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