ZimmNews – Sep 6, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Agricultural journalists from around the world gathered in Argentina this week for the 2013 IFAJ Congress. Chuck and Cindy were among nearly 30 from the United States at the Congress, courtesy of our sponsors DuPont Pioneer and Novus International . This annual event provides professional improvement opportunities as well as learning about agricultural production in the host country. Unfortunately, internet access was not great – almost no upload speed – so we will be sharing stories from the event in the days ahead on AgWired.com.
The ZimmComm team has continued to post interviews and stories from Farm Progress Show over the last week and there’s still more to come, on both AgWired and PrecisionPays.com.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, ” Why do you attend farm shows?”
Our poll results:
To “window shop” new equipment 27%?
To ask questions about existing equipment 19%?
Other 19%?· To purchase new equipment 16%?
For the freebies 11%?
For the food 8%
Among the “other” responses were: For kids to learn about agriculture, networking and for new ideas. For exhibiting companies, trade shows seem to be time well spent according to our poll results.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question “How important is it to learn about farming in other countries?”
Here are some interviews from this past week:
Corn Communicators Talk Maizall in Argentina
Interview with Ken Colombini, NCGA
Interview with Marri Carrow, USGC
Interview with Mindy Williamson, Iowa Corn
Interview with Argentine farmer and journalist
Interview with GROWMARK CEO Jeff Solberg
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