February 1, 2013  

Hello ZimmComm Fans:


Farm show season is in full gear and the ZimmComm team have 'em covered. Chuck was in Kansas City for the AG CONNECT Expo while Cindy was in Des Moines for the Iowa Power Farming Show and Iowa RFA Summit. Jamie was in Atlanta for the International Poultry Expo. You can find their coverage using these links.


Next week is just as busy as Chuck, Cindy and Joanna will be in Las Vegas for the National Ethanol Conference and National Biodiesel Conference and then Chuck heads to Tampa with Jamie for the NCBA Convention.


Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "How many machines (tractors, etc.) does your farm own?"

Our poll results: The majority of you at thirty-five percent own 10+ machines and equipment. Twenty-five percent own 3-5, close behind was 6-9 at twenty-one percent, thirteen percent own 1-2, and six percent said other. As we suspected, every farm and farmer has a different way of doing things which means some need more machinery and some need less.


Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "Do you support biofuel production and the use of corn to do this?" Biofuel production of corn produces several types of biofuels such as biodiesel, biogas and different bioalcohols. This high octane mixture can be used in most of today's modern traditional types of vehicles. Is this the way of the future? Let us know what you think.


Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:

Remember that you can find more interviews each week on;; and


Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:

 AgWired  AgWired     

BASF and John Deere Help Fight Soybean Disease

BASF Crop Protection and John Deere have teamed up to help soybean farmers fight disease with an effective fungicide and a targeted way to apply it. MORE 



Go Social with FarmTime Nework

I learned about a new social network for agriculture during the 2013 AG CONNECT Expo. It's the FarmTime Network. FarmTime Network AG CONNECT ExpoFarmTime Network was started by Angie Bergmeier. She and her husband operate Shield Agricultural Equipment in Hutchinson, KS. MORE

Listen to the ZimmCast here

Wrapping up AG CONNECT Expo

To wrap things up for now I spoke with Sara Truesdale Mooney, Show Director. Here are a few of the statistics from the show this year. MORE

DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

U.S. Needs to Open Cars to Fuel Competition

Anne Korin, co-author of "Turning Oil into Salt," and the new book "Petropoly," gave a thought provoking presentation during the 7th Annual Renewable Fuels Summit hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). MORE


Muscatine Students Win Fuel the Future Contest  


The winners of the 3rd Annual High School Renewable Fuels Video Contest hail from Muscatine, Iowa and wow are they clever. Alli Burns, Ana Arzate and Sariah Garrido of Muscatine took the top price in the "Fuel the Future" video contest for high school students that was sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP. MORE

DF Cast: Wind Energy Tax Credit Welcomed in Iowa

During the recent Iowa Wind Energy Day, officials and advocates for wind energy expressed their appreciation for the extension... and the hope that it could become more permanent to give more stability to the green industry. MORE

DF Cast Podcast

Precision Pays

Precision Pays Podcast: The need for high speed  

In this Precision Pays Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology, Brian McIntyre, VP Broadband for dishNET talks about how they are working to provide rural America with broadband internet. MORE

Soy Booster Plot Program Announced

ASA is seeking 125 growers across the soybean-growing region to enroll by the March 2 deadline and conduct a Soy Booster field trial on their farm during the 2013 production season. MORE

Bill to Eliminate EPA Permit Requirements

Senators Pat Roberts and Mike Johanns have introduced legislation to eliminate a burdensome, costly and redundant Environmental Protection Agency permit requirement for applications of pesticides. MORE


World Dairy Diary  


Farm Foundation to Hold Dairy Forum      

Their next free forum features perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for U.S. dairy policy this coming Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. MORE  


Virginia Tech Students to Drink Dairy's Milk

Students at Virginia Tech will now how the opportunity to enjoy milk at their dining hall that has been produced by the Virginia Tech Dairy Center. MORE

Scott Receives YDLI Alumni Award

Congratulations to Brad Scott, of Moreno Valley, Calif.for being named the Holstein Foundation's 2012 Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) Distinguished Alumni Leader Award recipient! MORE  

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