Aug 22, 2014
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Perhaps you've noticed a lot of content on AgWired and related domains, Precision and AnimalAg There's a good reason for that. It's fall show time and the ZimmComm Team is covering a lot of them. This week Chuck took off for the 2015 John Deere Product Launch in Milwaukee. If you'd like to see what the floor show looked like as the new products were revealed to dealers then check out his video. There are also lots of photos from the event of course.

From there Chuck traveled to North Dakota to spend a little time with the New Holland Harvest Support Team and a special New Holland-sponsored viewing in Bismarck of The Great American Wheat Harvest, which is sponsored in part by AgWired.

Look for even more great content on the AgWired family of ag news websites next week as the team travels to Boone, IA for the Farm Progress Show!

We want to congratulate Carrie Mess, Mesa Dairy, for receiving the first ever Social Media Farmer of the Year Award presented by Food, Nutrition & Science and sponsored in part by Better known as Dairy Carrie, she received the award after being nominated and judged by an industry panel. The award recognizes farmers who have incorporated social media, digital media and internet strategies to achieve their business objectives including growing revenue, sharing information for more effective farming practices, and promoting positive awareness of the industry.

We are looking for a fall intern to work with the ZimmComm Team on location. If you know of a student who might be interested please direct them to fill out this form for us.

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

And yeah, there is a lot more!

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
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Hawaii Pictures by Vincent K. Tylor

In this week's program we're going to talk photography. Hawaiian photography with Vincent K. Tylor, Hawaiian Landmark Images. I want to be like Vince! Taking photos in Hawaii!

2015 John Deere Products Are Launched

The new John Deere products are launched. Now it's on to the field and fall farm shows and time to take orders.MORE

Join ZimmComm Team This Fall

ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for a fall intern. 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
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Empower Energies Completes Mass Solar Project  
Empower Engeries has completed and commissioned a 3.3 MWDC solar project in Shirley, Massachusetts. The ground mounted installation features 13,047 6.5 ft by 3 ft PV solar panels and is located on 27 acres of Shirley Water District land. The project was co-developed with Washington, DC-based EPG Solar. It will deliver over 4.9 million kWh of electricity annually to the contiguous Devens Utilities Department.MORE 

Solar Cells You Can See Through

Did you know that you can have the best of both worlds? Solar energy and a view. A team of researchers as Michigan State University (MSU) have done just this- developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window, creates energy but doesn't block the view. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface.  MORE 

Mobile County Public Schools Converts to Propane

The Mobile County Public Schools will be moving their students this fall with 30 propane autogas buses. The school district is supporting the community outreach campaign, "It Starts With Us" and their first step is the converted Blue Bird Propane Visions buses. MORE

Hick Chick Chat One Week to Farm Progress Show

It's starting next week. The Farm Progress Show will be back in Boone, Iowa August 26-28. ZimmComm has a full staff that will be on the grounds bringing you all the coverage from the 2014 Show. I spoke with Matt Jungmann a few weeks ago, but thought we'd remind you that in case you were considering checking out the 2014 show there's a few things to remember. MORE 

A New FR Harvester from New Holland

Here is one serious looking machine. Looking at the New Holland FR Self-Propelled Forage Harvester from the business end it looks like it's ready to chomp through just about anything you can imagine. During the New Holland Media Day Doug Otto did a walk around for us to explain what's new in this model. MORE

Verdesian Gets Agreement for Mycotoxin Technology


Mitsui Chemicals Agro and Hokusan have signed an exclusive licensing agreement allowing Verdesian Life Sciences global access to its patented technology for suppressing mycotoxin contamination in wheat and barley. MORE



BIVI NC Swine Health Seminar


Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. hosted its annual North Carolina Swine Health Seminar in Wrightsville Beach once again August 15-16, 2014. The focus this year was heavily on the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and what is being done to control and contain the disease. As usual, the event featured great family fun time for the hog producers and the families who attended. MORE

PEDv Transmission Research - Podcast
Listening to What PEDv is Saying - Podcast
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QC Corporation Announces Sales Team Additions
QC Corporation, a specialty micronutrients, ferrous sulfate, and custom compaction granulation products company, announces the addition of two leading sales professionals to oversee the company's product development and customer service. MORE




State Fairs - A Family Affair                         

I literally grew up at the Missouri State Fair. I was just a little one when I first attended the fair with my dad and I haven't missed a year since. My dad worked for the Missouri FFA and ran the FFA Building during the two-week event. I remember hanging out with the State FFA Officers while running through displays of corn and soybean seeds, flowers of all shapes and sizes and thinking all the ag mechanics projects were my own personal playground. MORE 

Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety


The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Destin, Fla. MORE 

Zoetis U.S. Cattle & Equine Marketing Adds to Team


Zoetis welcomes Cheryl Marti as senior marketing manager for U.S. Dairy Genetics and Reproductives. MORE 
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