December 21, 2012 
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas this coming week.  It's that wonderful time of the year when we can slow down a little and spend time with family and friends.  We are counting our blessings which include a successful relocation to Florida and a fantastic year of business.  2013 is already shaping up to be another year of growth for ZimmComm New Media as we come to the end of nine years in business!


Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "How do you plan to travel this holiday?"


Our poll results: Fifty-seven percent said car; twenty percent said people are coming to my house; nine percent said I'm boycotting the holidays; six percent said other; three percent said plane, bus and walk; and no one is taking the train. Looks like the roads will be full of travelers this holiday season so be safe as they're talking about the possibility of a white Christmas!

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "What kind of Christmas tree do you have?" We thank all the Christmas tree farmers out there for all they do. Let us know what kind of tree you have!

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

MS Technologies Collaborates to Innovate

One company that was generating some buzz at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS 2012 and Seed Expo was MS Technologies, which made a name for itself a few years ago by collaborating Bayer CropScience on LibertyLink soybeans. MORE 

Slick Planting with Seed SLIK

Winter is a time when farmers can look forward to spring planting, especially if stuck inside due to a winter blizzard! This next installment in our series of interviews about Superior Graphite agricultural products will get you looking ahead. In this post we'll look at a product line called Seed SLIK. MORE


Telling the Animal Ag Story

The Animal Agriculture Alliance participated in this year's National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. Here's Kay Johnson Smith, President/CEO, being interviewed by one of the broadcasters.  MORE

DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel  

Ethanol Year in Review - 2012

In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen provides his naughty and nice list for Santa, talks about a new progress report on cellulosic biofuels, and promises 2013 will bring one of the biggest fights for the future of energy policy.  MORE

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $10 million in research grants to help develop production of bioenergy and biobased products. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement while visiting Michigan State University, one of the grant winners.   MORE
Blue Star Gas customers have seen Old No. 44 delivering propane fuel for 40 years. The classic bobtail truck was also fueled by propane autogas. The truck was originally purchased in 1966 by Bill Stewart, father of Jeff Stewart, who is now the company's president. Old No. 44 traveled more than a million miles in Northern California and Oregon before retiring in 2006.   MORE 
PPMark  Precision Pays
Want to see the latest and greatest innovation in farm equipment? You don't have to leave the Midwest. The Iowa Power Farming Show is the first and best opportunity to get the scoop on new products that can boost your operation to greater efficiency and profitability. MORE

Precision Laboratories Talks Volare DC with Aerial Applicators

Here's the Precision Laboratories team during the recent National Agricultural Aviation Association convention. On the far left is Jim Reiss, vice president of agricultural chemistries. We talked about what the company offers aerial applicators. He focused on Volare DC™, a recently launched adjuvant technology. Here's a description from their website.  MORE

There's a new app out from Beyond Agronomy for all you Apple fans. It's called the Air Cart Maximizer. MORE   

World Dairy Diary    

Leadership Conference Offered 

Accelerated Genetics announces their Leadership Conference, open to all farmers.  MORE  

Cheese Keeps the Kids Full 

A new study published Pediatrics found that children who snacked on cheese and vegetables had a lower intake of calories.  MORE 

Spanish Version of Manual Available

A revised Spanish version of the National Milk Producers Federation's (NMPF) residue prevention manual is now available.   MORE

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