January 13, 2012

Hello ZimmComm Fans:


Have you considered sponsoring the ZimmComm team at your 2012 event or sponsoring our coverage of an industry event?  It's a good time to get on our calendar since things are booking fast. Think of it like a local radio remote broadcast where the announcer is broadcasting live from a local business and doing interviews with people there.  Only in our case we do it on the web and include photos and even video!  You get professional photography done in news style along with interviews that are posted on one of our news websites or yours.  Lots of ag media utilize the content we produce which just adds value to your sponsorship too.


Some events we are seeking sponsors for include the National Biodesel Conference, National Ethanol Conference, Agri-Marketing Conference, NAFB Washington Watch, Fuel Ethanol Workshop, Ag Media Summit, NAMA Bootcamp, IFAJ Congress, Husker Harvest Days, Farm Progress Show, World Dairy Expo, Sunbelt Ag Expo, NAFB Convention and Ag Retailers Convention.


To get a quote or learn more about our sponsorships please contact Chuck or Dave.

In our latest ZimmPoll we asked the question, "What do you think of the LightSquared broadband internet proposal?" This controversial issue has pitted GPS services and hardware manufacturers against those who want better broadband internet service in their area and agriculture is only one of the industries that could be impacted. Interestingly, our poll results were mostly against the proposal until one afternoon when almost all of the "positive" results were posted. That suggests that there was a concerted effort to impact the results. So here they are. We had 73% say that the proposal would be Good for ag/rural America and 23% say it would be Bad for ag/rural America. What do you think about that?

Our new ZimmPoll is now live. We're asking the question, "Do you think there's currently an "Ag Bubble"?" Let us know what you think.

Some interviews you might have missed this week:
Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
AgWired  AgWired   

John Deere Can Combine Sets World Record

The John Deere Can-Do combine has officially set a world record. MORE 



Get The AgFax

During the Beltwide Cotton Conferences I got to visit with and get to know AgFax with husband/wife partners Debra Ferguson and Owen Taylor. Owen conducted a conference session titled, "New vs. Old Information Sources to Clientele," as part of the segment on social media in production agriculture. As a new media company, we can relate to that. MORE


Aloha from Hawaii Farm Bureau President

On the American Farm Bureau annual meeting blog is a nice video interview that Janice Person (@JPLovesCotton) did with Hawaii Farm Bureau president Dean Okimoto, a farmer on Oahu who mainly grows baby greens, herbs and specialty vegetables for restaurants in Oahu or to sell through farmers' markets.  MORE

Aloha from HI Farm Bureau President Dean Okimoto.mp4
Aloha from HI Farm Bureau President Dean Okimoto.mp4

DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel  

Vilsack Comments on RFS and Biodiesel Tax Credit

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack supports the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2), but thinks strategies to build demand are more important to biofuels than tax credits.  MORE 


Podcast 2 
Pacific Biodiesel Continues Growth
During a visit to highlight renewable energy use by the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack also spotlighted the Hawaii-based biodiesel producer that supplies much of the fuel used there.  MORE 

Ag Secretary Highlights Biodiesel at Pearl Harbor

With the Pearl Harbor memorial as a backdrop and a Pacific Biodiesel hat on the podium, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday highlighted the use of biodiesel by the U.S. Navy.  MORE  


PPMark  Precision Pays 

Cotton Module Harvest Identification

John Deere talked up its latest application for cotton growers during this year's Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Harvest Identification Cotton will continue to automate the production of a cotton module.  MORE
MyModules App From eCotton 

At the Beltwide Cotton Conferences I met Joe Wyrick, President, EWR, Inc. His company has a division called eCotton which "is dedicated to supplying the information processing needs of the cotton industry." One of the new ways they're doing that is with a brand new smartphone app called MyModules.  MORE

NovAtel Inc. Announces New Supply Agreement  

NovAtel Inc. and Stara S.A. Industria de Implementos Agricolas are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership that will see NovAtel's industry leading Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology integrated into Stara's comprehensive line of precision agricultural products.   MORE 

World Dairy Diary      

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced changes to the department, based on the Blueprint for Stronger Service. These changes are a plan that helps producers continue to drive America's economy by streamlining operations and cutting costs.  MORE 

Staley Hired at Diamond V 

Diamond V, the global leader in fermentation technology, hired Dr. Gavin Staley as a Dairy Technical Service SpecialistMORE        

Expo Judges Announced 

World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the official judges for our 2012 cattle shows. The 2012 World Dairy Expo theme will be "Market Fresh"and it will be held October 2-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.   MORE        
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