Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Agriblogging kicks into high gear starting next week. It's a summer on the run for the ZimmComm team. Cindy will take off on Tuesday for Des Moines and the World Pork Expo thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim and Novus International. At the same time Chuck will be headed to New Holland, PA to see some brand new equipment at New Holland headquarter offices. And also at the same time, Jamie will be in Sioux Falls, SD attending the Raven Innovation Summit. The action doesn't slow down until near the end of the month too! So expect to see and hear what we see and hear!
Before we get to our new ZimmPoll let's look at the results of our latest one which asked the question, " Is agriculture doing a bad job of marketing?"
Our poll results: Sixty-five percent said Yes, Consumers Losing Trust, twenty-one percent said Yes, Industry Thinks It's Not Needed, twelve percent said No, Consumers Trust Food Supply, and three percent said No, Industry Is Doing A Great Job.
Wow. That's a huge percentage thinking we're doing a bad job of marketing. Do you agree with these results? If so, why? What is wrong with the way marketing is being done in the ag sector? Do you think that some sensationalized stories in the media are contributing to a feeling that we are doing a bad job of marketing? If we are doing a really bad job of marketing is it hurting any farmer or company bottom line?
Our new ZimmPoll
is now live and asks the question, "What is MOST important when buying a tractor?"
Today, it seems like tractors come with as many options as a new car or truck. Many of these options are for comfort and flexibility. When you are shopping for a new tractor are you just looking for the basics or do you want and need all the new bells & whistles? Let us know.
Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
| AgWired Broadcasters Support Farm Broadcasting
The roots of agricultural broadcasting run deep in broadcast history, starting with the first stations on the air in the 1920's airing weather and market reports for farmers and ranchers. By 1922, the USDA reported that 35 of the 36 stations licensed by the Commerce Department had been approved to broadcast USDA markets! MORE
New Flickr Creates Agriblogging Photo Benefits
is certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world! At least we think so. Last week Flickr unveiled a whole new look and features that we know AgWired fans will love. Let me explain. MORE
NAMA Presents Blogging Webinar
| Domestic Fuel Farmers, City Slickers Connect Through Soy Biodiesel
Groups Ask For Water "Road Map"
Leaders of the Committee for the American Clean Energy Agenda (ACEA) praised Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and 22 of her House colleagues for urging new U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to release the long overdue "road map" on how to manage the development of U.S. energy resources without harming the quality and supply of water supplies. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 required water-related recommendations, but as of yet, have not been submitted to Congress. MORE
Turning Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Feedstock
We've talked a lot here about turning used cooking oil into biodiesel. But the process is a bit more involved than using virgin oils, such as soybean oil. This story from the Roanoke, Virginia Times
tells how two brothers, Tony and Daryl Hubbard who have set up shop filtering and processing the used cooking oil into something that can be readily made into biodiesel. MORE
New Ag Leader Responsive Website
Growers using a smartphone, tablet or laptop will now have an optimized experience when visiting agleader.com
, thanks to the launch of Ag Leader's new responsive website. MORE
Fourth New GPS Satellite in OrbitThe fourth new GPS IIF satellite was deployed earlier this month, providing even greater navigational accuracy for all users, including farmers using the latest precision technology. MORE
Online Insect Forecast Tool
As farmers across the Corn Belt continue to battle above- and below-ground insect pests year after year, a comprehensive integrated pest management approach is key to maximizing yield potential, especially in corn-on-corn environments. MORE
Leum Joins Expo Staff
Congratulations to Carrie Jo Leum the new Project Specialist for World Dairy Expo! MORE
Star of Breed Announced
Congratulations to the 2012 Star of the Breed, awarded by the Holstein Association USA to Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, bred and owned by 18-year-old Crystal Siemers-Peterman of Newton, Wis.! MORE
Turkey Hill Dairy president Quintin Frey retired Tuesday, according to Kroger. MORE
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