ZimmComm Agri-Blogging Opportunities

Talia GoesAgribusiness, ZimmComm

ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for students in the agricultural communications field to attend and learn how to “agri-blog” some of the most important industry events held every year. The opportunities will include all-expense paid trips to one or more industry events where students will assist in the compiling of photos, audio and video and posting of activities … Read More

ZimmComm Expands agnewswire.agwired.com Content

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Audio, Events, Media, ZimmComm

ZimmComm New Media, LLC has expanded its agnewswire.agwired.com website to serve as a new agricultural media content service for reporters, companies, organizations and individuals seeking high quality photos and audio from industry events and concerning current issues. “We generate so much content on our agricultural and renewable energy websites that we decided to create one place for all of it … Read More

Growing Corn and Raw Milk

Chuck Zimmermancorn, ZimmComm

No, these don’t go together except that they are the subjects of our last and new weekly polls. Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “With all of the discussion on projected corn acres this year, how many acres of corn do you expect to plant this year?” A full third of respondents said More than 2,000 acres. That was followed … Read More

2012 Ag Events Calendar

Cindy ZimmermanGeneral, ZimmComm

ZimmComm New Media is proud to announce the very first (that we know of) Ag Events Calendar. This slick 10×15 wall calendar includes dates for all the major ag-related events in 2012, along with photos each month from the 2011 events that we covered. There’s photos from the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting, Commodity Classic, World Dairy Expo and … Read More

Ethanol Is A Hot Topic

Chuck ZimmermanZimmComm

So, “Will ethanol be an issue in presidential race?” Maybe, maybe not. But I’m here to tell you, when I talk to anyone in agriculture this is a very hot topic. So it will be interesting to see how the candidates deal with it. In response to our survey, 58% say yes and 42% say no. What do you think? … Read More

Farm Bill Debate Time

Chuck ZimmermanZimmComm

Of course we planned our latest ZimmPoll to coincide with the first public hearings on the new farm bill. Uh. Right. But that’s how it worked out. This past week we’ve asked the question, “What is your opinion about the farm bill?” Early in the poll there was not a large gap in response but then things changed and the … Read More

Last Survey Winner is Dairy Nutritionist

Cindy ZimmermanGeneral, ZimmComm

The final ZimmComm publication survey drawing winner is a World Dairy Diary reader. The winner for January is Rita Ruud, a nutritionist with North Dakota State University and she will be receiving a check in the mail for $250 for taking just about two minutes of her time to fill out our survey and help us do a better job … Read More

Most Influence On Ag Expected To Be Weather

Chuck ZimmermanZimmComm

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think will have the biggest influence on ag in 2011?” Here are the results. Most respondents (40%) think weather patterns will have the biggest influence. Other responses include: general U.S. economy (24%); new Republican leadership in House (13%); farm bill (10%); other (10%) and company consolidation (3%). So if you selected … Read More

Introducing The ZimmPoll

Chuck ZimmermanZimmComm

Starting today we’re launching a new feature on all the ZimmComm New Media news websites, including World Dairy Diary. This is a weekly quick-vote style poll which we’re affectionately calling the ZimmPoll. The ZimmPoll is designed to gauge your opinions on a range of topics, including agriculture and agribusiness, emerging technologies and consumer trends. Look for a new poll each … Read More