Nov 15, 2013  
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

What a week it has been for the ZimmComm Team.  Chuck took off first to the Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop courtesy of Prince Agri Products and then headed west to Reno, NV for the ASFMRA Agronomics Vision 2014 conference.  Cindy, Leah, Jamie and our fall intern Kristyn conquered the NAFB convention in Kansas City, courtesy of BASF and FMC.  We've got lots of great content to share with you in the next week or so!

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, Which vehicle do you prefer for hunting?"

Our poll results:

�         None - 37%
�         UTV - Utility Terrain Vehicle - 26%
�         Other - 21%
�         ATV - All Terrain Vehicle - 16%

Although off-road vehicles have become popular on farm and ranch settings there is nothing like putting some miles on your hunting boots. Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "How do you show food thanks?" Do you extend your thanks to farmers or donate to the local food bank to show appreciation? Let us know.

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

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

ZimmCast with NAFB President Elect

The lovely and talented Janet Adkison is our guest on this week's ZimmCast, live and unplugged from the 70th annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention in Kansas City. MORE


New ASFMRA President 

The new president of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers is Jim Rickert, AFM, ARA co-owner of Western Agricultural Services. I visited with him at the Agronomics Vision 2014 conference taking place in Reno, NV, to find out what his goals are for his year as president. MORE


Apply Today for ZimmComm Internship 

ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for our Winter/Spring Internship. Students in the agricultural communications field interested in attending and learning how to "agri-blog" some of the most important industry events held every year should apply. MORE
DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

DF Cast: Is EPA Overstepping RFS Authority?

A leaked document from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Renewable Fuels Standard is causing some real consternation among advocates for ethanol. While it's just a draft and has not even been officially released, there is already plenty of debate over the possible proposal, including whether the EPA is overstepping its authority granted under the RFS. MORE

DF Cast  

AP Story Fact Checking 

A yet-to-be officially published "investigative report" by the Associated Press is causing an uproar in the ethanol industry which is responding ahead of time with fact checking on the article.


Consumers Like 'Green' Car Options 

According to a new survey by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), consumers like 'green' car options as long as green means money. Consumers want to see more alternative-fueled vehicles emerge over the next decade, and are willing to consider purchasing one of these vehicles. MORE 
 Precision Pays

John Deere Opens MyJohnDeere Platform 

At today's NAFB Trade Talk, John Deere's had a big announcement about their MyJohnDeere platform collaborating software developers and companies. Cindy spoke with Product Marketing Manager for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, Chris Batdorf, during the fast-paced event. MORE


ISOBUS Task Controller for Planters


Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precision farming equipment and software, continues to expand the ISOBUS capabilities of the Ag Leader� Integra and Versa™ displays with the addition of Task Controller for planters. ISOBUS provides a universal standard for communication between tractors and implements allowing for plug and play compatibility within the operation's fleet - regardless of equipment color. MORE 

Climate Basic and Climate Pro for 2014 

The Climate Corporation announced the availability of CLIMATE Basic and CLIMATE Pro for the 2014 Crop Year. MORE



National Association of Farm Broadcasting 2013     

2013 was held November 13-15 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Westin Hotel at Crown Center.  The chilly weather didn't stop anybody from attending the 70th annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention, where hundreds of farm broadcasters came together to discuss the pressing topics of the industry. MORE

ASFMRA Agronomics Vision 2014 
The 84th Annual Convention of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers is being held in conjunction with the Agronomics Vision 2014 conference in Reno, NV. Here are photos and audio and video files for your use. More will be added as they get edited. We're expecting about a dozen or more in total. MORE

MGEX November Crop Call 
USDA issued its November Crop Production forecast on Friday, calling for a record corn crop of just a hair under 14 billion bushels. MORE


 World Dairy Diary  



McDonald's Thanks Dairy Farmers       


McDonald's� has created a video thanking dairy farmers for the work they do in producing wholesome, delicious dairy foods! MORE 

FARM Program Review


At this week's National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) annual meeting, a newly-released annual assessment derived from 8,000 second-party evaluations, found universal adoption of many of the best practices from the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) program. MORE  
Getting to Know Prince Agri Products


Prince Agri Products sponsored this morning's Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop pre-conference symposium. To learn more about the company I spoke with Dave Calabotta (right), VP of Marketing and Business Development. MORE 

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