December 13, 2016
G'day ZimmComm Tribe:

Chuck presented a session on farm podcasting at last week's  Cultivate & Connect Conference and he's all about the "tribe" right now.  Go figure.  Chuck also found out from this group that there is a lot of interest in podcasting.  Having coined the term farm podcasting, keep him in mind if you have questions or would like a quote on creating a podcast series for your company or organization.

Is your company going to be seen at the  2017 Cattle Industry Convention or I nternational Production & Processing Expo? Want some great online exposure to help boost your buzz?  Consider sponsoring our coverage of these events using that unique ZimmComm style.  Our AgWired brand, especially, can be a force for your good!  Contact  Chuck  or  Clint  to learn how.

The ZimmComm Team is now entering a special time of year.  Sure, there is Christmas and New Year's coming up but for the team it's all about charging the agriblogging and farm podcasting batteries and getting 1st quarter travel planned.  2017 holds lots of promise for agricultural marketing and communications.  We hope you're getting ready with us.

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:


In this week's ZimmCast , Chuck Zimmerman speaks with Shark Farmer Rob Sharkey, who he caught up with during the 2016 Cultivate & Connect Conference in Kansas City, MO.

AgReliant Genetics   president and CEO Mark Herrmann took over as  chairman of the American Seed Trade Association  this past summer at the annual meeting and we had the chance to sit down and talk about priorities for the organization in 2017 during the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo this week.

John Deere is announcing several new solutions for 2017. For producers looking for additional in-cab display, the Gen 4 Extended Monitor has the ability to monitor multiple machines, implements and precision ag functions and allows for easy movement of pages and display functions from one monitor to another.

The Governors' Biofuels Coalitionis thanking President-elect Trump for his "repeated statements of support for biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard" during his campaign.

At the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo   this week, noted agricultural economist   Dan Basse with Ag Resource Company  once again   provided his global outlook for agriculture , which includes the outlook for biofuels.

Ethanol exports continue to rise with another record breaking October with a total of 131.6 million gallons (mg), the highest monthly volume since December 2011. The U.S. government data was analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and found that October exports were 32 percent higher than September of this year and 69 percent higher than in August of this year.

Clariant  used the  ASTA  CSS 2016 & Seed Expo to unveil their new Agrocer White 006 Dispersion pigment. As a leader in specialty chemicals, Clariant has created this new color using titanium dioxide to enhance the coverage of seeds and to be compatible with seed treatment pesticide formulations.

Earlier this week we got to see ASTA's latest video project with plant breeder and mother, Jessie Alt.  Today I got to sit down with her to talk about her role connecting consumers with plant science.

new video that puts a face on plant breeders was unveiled by the  American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) during the opening general session of its CSS 2016 & Seed Expo in Chicago Tuesday.

Watch the video above and share it online with the hashtag #JustGrowIt.

Ken Wedig, who was retired from John Deere after 30 years, partnered with Everett Chambers in 2003 to create  AgCompass , one of the pioneers in the technology which supports businesses by hosting their software on a remote server so they can access their data from multiple locations.

America's largest seed industry conference - the American Seed Trade Association 71st Corn & Sorghum Seed Research Conference 46th Soybean Seed Research Conference and Seed Expo, better known as ASTA's CSS 2016 & Seed Expo, or #ASTA-CSS, is taking place this week in Chicago.

The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium was held December 3-4 in Chicago. The PRRS symposium was expanded this year to include emerging and foreign animal diseases.


On this week's AnimalAgCast we hear from Dean Bolstad, Division Chief of the  Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Division of Wild Horses and Burros.

AnimalAgCast with Dean Bolstad, BLM

Dr. Erin Lowe is the Technical Manager for the Solutions Team at  Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) and has been a driving force behind the Area Regional Control (ARC) programs fight against the control of PRRS.

"Big data and models: Are they really useful in disease management?" turned the conversation towards swine health at the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium as Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, took the stage during Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedia, Inc.'s sponsored session.

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