December 28, 2012 
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

We hope everyone has had a very blessed and merry Christmas.  We wish you a very happy New Year too!

The ZimmComm Team gets back on the agriblogging highway in just over a week as Chuck attends a NAMA Executive Committee mtg. before heading to Nashville for the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting while Cindy attends the Beltwide Cotton Conference.  We're looking forward to a great 2013 as we are out and about with friends and clients involved in the greatest industry there is!

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "What kind of Christmas tree do you have?"

Our poll results: Fifty-one percent said artificial tree; thirty-three percent said real tree; eleven percent said none and four percent said other. These results surprised us but between people with allergies and the convenience and reusability of artificial maybe they shouldn't have.

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "How would you rate 2012? 1 = Poor, 5 = Excellent" There were a lot of big news items this year: the Olympics; Presidential election; Drought; Hurricane Sandy; the death of Whitney Houston; the new iPad and iPhone. But how did the headlines affect your year? Did it make it a stellar year or just a ho-hum kind of year? Let us know, and Happy New Year!

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

Importance of Support for Aerial Application Business

During the National Agricultural Aviation Association convention I met aerial applicator Kyle Scott, Scott Aviation (right). Kyle sponsored Justin Mook, 2012 NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship recipient, pictured on left. Kyle is Treasurer of the NAAA and has been in the aerial application business for over twenty years. He's been a member since the beginning of his career in the industry. MORE 

Acceleron Seed Treatment Interviews

Here is the next installment from Monsanto's series of videos with farmers using Acceleron Seed Treatment products. In it you'll see dealer Mike Rentschler and farmer Richard Bilstein of Atkinson, Neb. MORE

Acceleron Seed Treatment Interviews
Acceleron Seed Treatment Interviews

Today's Agriculture Exhibit Expands

Pennsylvania's agricultural industry joined forces to create the Today's Agriculture exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex. That exhibit has been expanded and will be ready for folks to see starting January 5, 2013. There will be a media unveiling on January 2nd from 10am to noon.  MORE

DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel  

Ag Secretary Reacts to EPA Administrator Resignation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has had a good working relationship with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on various issues important to farmers, ranchers and renewable energy and he is sorry to hear about her resignation from the Obama cabinet.  MORE
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture honored Thorntons Inc. as the recipient of the Paul Dana Excellence in Bioenergy Leadership Award. The honor was given during the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition Holiday Reception by Indiana's Ag Director Joseph Kelsay.    MORE
What do people in the Southeast think about biofuels? Do they support biofuel ventures? Who will grow the biomass? Will those in established industries fight against it? These are just a few of the questions researchers from the University of Georgia and the U.S. Forest Service are asking as part of studies in locations throughout the Southeast suited for biomass development.   MORE 
PPMark  Precision Pays
A downloadable spreadsheet helps farmers estimate the probability of completing fieldwork in time based on the capacity of their machinery and the number of acres farmed. MORE

More Power to You

The Iowa Power Farming Show now has a powerful new look. Show organizers from the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association unveiled a new logo and newly redesigned website to complement the show's new More Power to You theme.  MORE

World Dairy Diary    

Jersey Breaks Record 

The American Jersey Cattle Association has announced that for the first time in history, it has recorded 100,000 animals in a single year. MORE  

Moo-ry Christmas! 

We really like this photo our friends at the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association shared on their Facebook page, and we think it sums up our wish to all of our World Dairy Diary fans - Moo-ry Christmas!  MORE 

Holstein Has New Guide Available

Holstein Association USA has added a new section to the web site, entitled "Holstein 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Holstein Cattle." MORE  

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