Seeing Old Friends In Ft. Myers

Chuck Zimmerman

Berner OilIt’s been about 15 years since Cindy and I moved to Missouri from Florida. I do miss my home state so getting a chance to blog the Citrus Expo for Southeast AgNet has been a treat. I just ate a blackened grouper supper and my dessert was a second slab of grouper! One of the cool things about Citrus Expo is running into a bunch of people I used to know and have missed. One of them is Carl Berner, Berner Oil. He’s pictured here in between his sons.

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Cooking Up The Beast Feast

Chuck Zimmerman

Citrus Expo Beast Feast PreparationI’m posting onto Southeast AgNet’s news blog from Citrus Expo so feel free to check it out. I’m also going to be doing some posts here too.

Like this one. We’ll have some more pictures of tomorrow’s Beast Feast here at Citrus Expo but the preparations are underway now.

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Citrus Blogging Time

Chuck Zimmerman

Citrus Expo Media SectionIsn’t this a hard working crew? I’m in Ft. Myers now for the 2006 Citrus Expo and we’re set up in the Lee Civic Center. It’s set up day for exhibitors, including Southeast AgNet, owner and manager of the Expo.

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Blogging For Business Success

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast81 - Keeping Word and Life and FitnessThis week on the ZimmCast I’m trying out a some new technology and would love your feedback. My interview was done using Skype and I’m hoping to further develop the voice over internet way of doing audio interviews for all our projects.

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Norwegian Cow Record System

Chuck Zimmerman

Torstein SteineOne of the companies helping sponsor the IFAJ Congress here in Norway is GENO Breeding and A.I. Association.

On our dairy tour today, Torstein Steine, Director of Breeding and Research, gave us an overview of the Norwegian Cow Record System. GENO is very involved in this project which has an immense amount of data online now.

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Robotic Dairy Expert

Chuck Zimmerman

Gunnar PetterssonBefore we got to go into the dairy barn on today’s IFAJ Congress tour we learned about automatic or robotic milking from the expert.

He’s Gunnar Pettersson, Swedish University of Agricultural Science. He used a power point presentation but I recorded him anyway and am providing an edited version of that talk.

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Robotic Milking At Smestad Farm

Chuck Zimmerman

SkallerudsToday I got to visit a dairy operation which is pretty big business in Norway. We toured the Smestad farm. Pictured here are our hosts, Ole Kristian and Randi Skallerud.

The interesting part of the dairy is that he’s using an automatic milking system. So before we event went into the barn we learned more about robotic milking.

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Norwegian Song

Chuck Zimmerman

Norwegian Cultural PresentationOur second evening in Hamar, Norway at the IFAJ Congress was a mix of very good cultural entertainment and local food and beverage.

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The Moose Man Speaketh

Chuck Zimmerman

Nils RustadWhen we visited the Rustad-Skog moose lodge we all fit into a 250 year old cabin to listen to owner, Nils Rustad give us a history of the place and how they manage the moose population in Norway.

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