April 19, 2013  

Hello ZimmComm Fans:


The 2013 Agri-Marketing Conference is in the books and it was an impressive one.  We had a near record attendance that was the highest since 2000.  Twenty nine student NAMA chapters competed in their marketing competition with the University of Minnesota winning first place.   Best of NAMA awards were awesome as usual.  You can find the full list of winners in the latest digital issue of AgriMarketing Magazine.  ZimmComm had a wonderful time talking with so many friends and clients, especially at our booth in the Connection Point.  You can find almost 400 photos from this year's conference online to view and share now.  Chuck and Cindy have a number of interviews still to post from the conference when they get back home to ZimmComm World Headquarters.  If you made it to the Brownfield party then you can find photos here.  We've still got more to add later today.  And yes, lots of fun was had by all.


Now it's time to look forward to 2014 when we go to Jacksonville, FL!


This week ZimmComm announced an ongoing educational opportunity for students - the Agri-Blogging Internship.  We've had many students already apply.  Please feel free to direct any you know to our online application form.


Also this week ZimmComm announced some major changes to  For all you ag media out there, this is your online ag news media service.  Ag media will find all our media content posted there including news conferences, interviews, photos, videos and more.  We publish a lot of media content and the ag media can utilize it at no charge.  So you farm broadcasters will find lots of audio to cut up for programming, web editors will find audio/photos/video for use and publication editors will find the same and can request masters of any photos we publish online for publication purposes with no strings attached.


For you agrimarketers, AgNewsWire is now much more than just a news release distribution service, which we still do.  You can now have us record your press conference and publish in this searchable online database of ag media news!  So contact Chuck or Dave for more information on pricing and long term packages for discounts to get your news in this newly re-birthed online ag news service.


This week Jamie Johansen attended the 2013 Chicken Media Summit.  The  National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has once again brought together media from across the country to share their dedication to providing a wholesome product.


Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "Have you started spring planting"


Our poll results: Sixty-two percent said No, I've Been Delayed More Than One Week, twenty-three percent said Yes, I'm In the Field Right Now, and fifteen percent said No, I've Been Delayed by One Week. The late winter storms and heavy rain showers seem to have put a damper on the majority of farmer's spring planting plans.  


Our  new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "What is the #1 thing you look for on a food label?" Reading food labels has become more popular with media attention about health risks. What are some of the things you look for in the grocery store? Let us know.


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



Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:


 AgWired  AgWired     

Best in Agricultural Marketing

It's time for the best in the agricultural marketing world - the 2013 Agri-Marketing Conference. It is quite literally the best since this is where you'll see the Best of NAMA awards. ZimmComm will be there and you'll find lots of information being posted right here on AgWired. MORE


EPA Advisor Aims to Build Trust with Ag 

The new senior Agricultural Counselor to the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator held a conference call Tuesday to discuss her background and her role as an advisor at EPA on ways environmental policy may impact growers and the greater agriculture community. Sarah Bittleman accepted the new position with EPA in February after serving Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as USDA Senior Advisor on energy policy. MORE


Connecting at Agri-Marketing Conf Trade Show

The trade show at the Agri-Marketing Conference is called the Connection Point and for good reason. It's a very easy place to find and connect with each other and I personally think the ZimmComm booth is where you should start. MORE
DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

LanzaTech CEO: Need Biofuels, Oil & All of the Above

While some of the talk at the recent Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference has focused on pointing fingers at the oil companies and some of the oil companies pointing back, at least one biofuel provider was saying we need them both. Jennifer Holmgren (shown holding an award for being one of the movers and shakers in the biofuel world), the CEO of LanzaTech, a company that turns carbon monoxide into ethanol, wants to take an "all-of-the-above" approach. MORE


GlobalData: Bioethanol Car Fuel of Future 

According to a new report by @GlobalDataEnergy, #bioethanol is the car fuel of the future. The report, "#Cellulosic Ethanol - Global Production, Major Trends, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2020," finds that #ethanol is the most widely acclaimed alternative or additive for gasoline used for running vehicles. MORE

Shell & TravelCenters to Build LNG Nationwide Network 

Shell and TravelCenters of America LLC have finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas fueling centers for heavy-duty road transport customers. The plan is to construct at least two LNG fueling lanes and a storage facility at up to 100 existing TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded full service travel centers along the U.S. interstate highway system, in a phased approach. MORE 
 Precision Pays

We Understand Precision 

At Ag Leader Technology, there's a philosophy that there is a direct correlation between precision agriculture and precision manufacturing. The key ideas behind precision agriculture are optimizing inputs and maximizing yields, accurate control of planting, application and harvest operations and then collecting and analyzing data to manage processes to drive improvements. MORE


Registration Open for AgGateway

Registration is now open for AgGateway's 2013 Mid-Year Meeting, to be held June 17-20 at the John Deere Financial Facility in Johnston, Iowa. At the meeting, AgGateway councils, committees and working groups will move forward on valuable efforts to promote, enable and expand eBusiness in agriculture. MORE

Diverse Herbicide Program Needed for 2013

Common waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, giant and common ragweed, Italian ryegrass and marestail are all part of a growing group of yield-reducing "watch-out" weeds in the United States. With confirmed resistance to multiple herbicides, these species are top of mind for farmers this season. MORE

 World Dairy Diary  



Make Expo Plans Now 


World Dairy Expo is inviting dairy producers and industry professionals from around the globe to make plans now to experience the "Center of the Dairy Universe," October 1 through October 5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  MORE  

Jersey Scholarship Announced


Monday, July 1 is the application deadline for six scholarships administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Applications can be found online. MORE

Japan to Join Free Trade Negotiations

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) applaud the United States' decision to welcome Japan into Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade negotiations. MORE  

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