Will you be investing in an Apple Watch?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How important is it to know about farming in other countries?” This might be the most one-sided poll we have every had. It seems, and I definitely don’t disagree, that having a global understanding of agriculture is crucial. We may not all be able to learn about them first-hand, but thats where we come …

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Do You Care About Farming in Other Countries?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How do you think commodity prices are impacting farm equipment sales?” Looks like the majority of us believe that since prices are down, sales will also be down. And the other majority polled don’t see this changing in the near future. Here are the poll results: Prices down, sales down – 38% Temporary slump …

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Writing Tops Poll as Most Desired Ag Comm Skill

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s the most important skill set for ag communications?” The tried and true skill of writing still tops the charts when it comes to agriculture communications even though the industry has changed so much over recent years. But the importance of a well-rounded graduate is always the end goal. Not surprisingly, people skills comes …

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What do you think about Right to Farm laws?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite way to eat peanut butter?” It’s official…you can put peanut butter on anything. We had votes all over the board with this poll. But it is clear people like peanut butter. Some of the top ‘others’ we got included apples and toast. Here are the poll results: PB & J – …

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Where Do You Prefer to Get Your Farm News?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How can technology make farming even better?” We all seem to have a different opinion on what type of farming technology would be the most beneficial. Right now I am leaning towards weather control. It would be nice to simply click a button when we need some rain. I still believe that is a …

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Can Farming Become More Techie?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What are your thoughts on cellulosic ethanol?” As the possibility of cellulosic ethanol grows it looks like popularity will as well. We may be far from buying it at the pump, but people still seem to be excited about the technological innovation. Here are the poll results: Innovation making it happen – 43.2% Very …

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EPA Water Rule Would Have Impact on Farms

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How would the EPA water rule impact you?” This is one of the hottest topics in the ag sector these days with a lot of uncertainty about what the future holds, especially when you see states starting to fine people for “wasteful use of water.” On the federal level the EPA says that under …

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Do You Know How the EPA Water Rule Will Impact You?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What will be on your Independence Day grill?” It looks like most people stuck with the traditional 4th of July grillers. Hamburgers and hot dogs topped the list and I can’t say I am surprised. Maybe everyone was saving their creative genius for the fireworks display. Our poll results: steak – 14% hamburgers – …

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What will be on your Independence Day grill?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Where are you in #hay14?” It looks like farmers across the United States are all at different stages with this year’s hay crop. On our farm we started out with a bang. But were soon falling behind due to rain. No one is complaining about the rain though. I think I can easily speak …

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