October 14, 2011
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

There has been a lot of buzz this week about the new Apple mobile operating system, iOS 5 and the new iPhone 4S. Chuck has already shared some thoughts about iOS 5 and by the time you read this he'll probably be setting up his new iPhone 4S. So, if you've got questions you know who to ask.

He's also getting an increasing number of questions about Google+ and will be participating in a social media training webinar on this subject next week for the National Corn Growers Association. You can look at the numbers and see that there over 800 million on Facebook and just over 40 million on G+. But what does that mean? Our suggestion is to get your G+ account and see for yourself. If you have questions feel free to ask Chuck. As you might know, he's not shy about sharing!

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question,"How do you feel about the corn supply/demand status?"Sounds like there's a little worry out there according to the results. 42% answered, Worried - there's not enough; 34% said No worries - there's plenty; 13% said, Don't care and 11% said It will be better next year. If you're worried, why?

Our new ZimmPoll is now live. We're asking the question,"Should the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) be changed?"What do you think? Take our poll and feel free to comment. Thank you.

Here are some interviews or other audio that you might have missed:

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
AgWired  AgWired   

Charleston|Orwig A Year Later


It was just a year ago that Cindy interviewed Mark Gale, Charleston|Orwig, while attending World Dairy Expo. That started a series of ZimmCasts with the leadership of advertising and public relations agencies. Now we've come full circle.  MORE   


Many Attend 25th Georgia Peanut Tour

The 25th Georgia Peanut Tour this year hosted participants from 12 states and international attendees from Belgium, Canada and Argentina.  MORE     

Hoosier Ag Today App

Here's a new app for your phone. The Hoosier Ag Today app was just announced. I've got it on my HTC Thunderbolt.  MORE
DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

IT Management for Energy Crops

Farmers interested in producing and trading energy crops for feedstock could be helped by a new IT management platform.  MORE

Coalition for E85 Urges Retention of Ethanol Tax Credit   

A coalition of retailers, producers, equipment manufacturers have formed the Coalition for E85 with the stated purpose of protecting consumer access to 85% ethanol blends.  MORE   

GROWMARK Sees Propane Use Growing

In the home, on the farm, for businesses or for school buses, the Energy Division of GROWMARK is seeing the use of propane growing as a domestically produced, environmentally friendly fuel.  MORE 

PPMark  Precision Pays

Fall Nitrogen Management

As farmers finish the harvest this season and begin to prepare fields for next year, it is important that they look at nitrogen management with a systems approach, according to  Manager Dr. Howard Brown.  MORE



New Digs for John Deere Sales and Marketing

John Deere officially opened a sparkling new LEED-certified sales and marketing center in Olathe, Kansas on September 30 with the help of employees, government officials, and other special guests. MORE


Tracking Land Use with UAVs

The military started using them to safely check on enemy activity without putting troops in harms way, but Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are now starting to be used for many civilian applications, especially in agriculture. MORE


World Dairy Diary  



One of the dignitaries who attends the World Dairy Expo as part of her job is Alice in Dairyland and it is always a pleasure to meet the latest young lady chosen to represent Wisconsin's dairy industry and all of the state's agricultureMORE

Cheese Chef Demonstration at World Dairy Expo   

His motto is "Have Cheese, Will Travel" but Cheese Chef John Esser doesn't have to travel very far to showcase his culinary skills at World Dairy Expo each year, since he is based right there in Madison, Wisconsin. MORE    

Optimistic Outlook For Dairy Business

One of the international visitors to World Dairy Expo was Dr. Gonzalo Maldonado, Tri-State S.A.S, Colombia. I met him at the Accelerated Genetics and World Wide Sires International Reception and Dinner. Dr. Maldonado has been working with them for 43 years!  MORE 

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