Nov 14, 2014
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm Team was in action at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention and Livestock Publications Council Vision event this week in KC, MO.  Working along side the agriblogging pros was our fall intern Taylor Truckey.

The annual Trade Talk session was bigger than ever and a real madhouse of broadcasters conducting interviews and trying to beat the closing deadline to get them all in.  That's not an easy task for anyone!  We'll be featuring those stories on AgWired websites over the next week.

The majority of our latest ZimmPoll participants said they're happy or at least cautiously optimistic about the recent elections.  Our new ZimmPoll asks, "Do you think the new coalition agreement addresses ag data privacy concerns?  This is in reference to the coalition of farm organizations and ag technology providers announcement of an agreement on data privacy and security.  Let us know what you think.

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

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:

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Go Farmobile
We're living in a mobile technology society and that's so true of farmers today. Now farmers have a new technology to look at that will allow them to take advantage of all the data they're creating in a new way.  MORE

Social Media Corp Coverage at NAFB

For the second year in a row, Farm Credit Services has sponsored the social media corp at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention. Margaret Fogarty is the national communications director for Farm Credit and Taylor spoke with her about the opportunity they are providing college students during the event. MORE

Support the Farmer Veteran Coalition

The coalition is helping to mobilize veterans in the fight to feed America by cultivating a new generation of agriculturalists through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.  MORE
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RFA's Geoff Cooper on Bobby Likis Show
The "Bobby Likis Car Clinic" featured Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper on show's live globalcast this past Saturday, November 8. MORE

Biodiesel Ingredient Maker Gets State, Fed Incentives

An Iowa company that will make a key ingredient for biodiesel is getting some important loans, loan guarantees and tax incentives from the state and federal governments. This article from the Mason City (IA) Globe Gazette says New Heaven Chemical will get $128,000 in state loans and $402,000 in tax incentives, along with the chance for a U.S. Department of Agriculture $5 million loan guarantee, for the company's plant at the Manly Terminal. MORE

U.S. Renewable Energy Industry Ready to Step Up

A new goal was announced during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing this week to double renewable energy in the 21 member economies by 2030. The renewable energy industry collectively came out and said they are ready to do their part. This new goal was a follow-up to last year's commitment to encourage technology transfer and efforts to lower costs and attract private investment to the renewable energy industry. MORE

AgGateway is Deere's Door to Connect Customers with Data

There's lots of information out there when it comes to precision agriculture. Being able to connect and exchange that data was one of the topics discussed at the recent 2014 Develop with Deere conference - a get-together in Kansas City that brought together dealers, independent agricultural software application developers and John Deere staff primarily from the company's Intelligent Solutions Group.  MORE



Nutrient Management Tools from AEA

Jason Hodson, Vice President of Special Projects for Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) spoke on sap analysis as a management tool with growers who attended last week's Power Growers Seminar presented by Crop Health Labs. Jason has been with AEA since 2011 and has become the lead for larger farms and business development for the company. MORE

Bayer Launches #Thankful4Ag Initiative


Bayer CropScience is helping to make the holiday season a bit brighter for Americans struggling with hunger by sponsoring #Thankful4Ag in conjunction with Feeding America®. MORE



87th National FFA Convention


"Go All Out" was the theme for the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, KY October 29 - November 1, 2014. MORE

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2014 NAFB Annual Meeting
Farm broadcasters have united for the 71st National Association of Farm Broadcasting's Annual Convention. Our team has been there to cover it all. Find interviews from Trade Talk, NAFB leadership and award winners here. MORE
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LPC Panel on Animal Welfare

The inaugural Livestock Publications Council "Vision, and industry celebration" event featured a panel discussion. The topic was "Animal welfare in today's world of agriculture." As you might guess, animal activist, rights and welfare continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the industry. MORE

Dairy Checkoff News on Fluid Milk


Dairy farmers, through their National Dairy Checkoff, have announced seven new partnerships to ignite innovation in the fluid milk category. MORE

Genetic Canadian Alliance Formed


Foundation Genetics Service, Inc, Canada, will join Accelerated Genetics, USA and Cogent Breeding Ltd, United Kingdom, forming an alliance to expand their portfolio of breed leading, dairy genetics, animal health products and value-added services to producers in Canada on December 1, 2014. MORE
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