United Nations of Horticulture

Chuck Zimmerman

I thought you might be interested in this story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, about east coast farmers planting “ethnic” veggies like, n’goyo, njilu, ichiban, habanero peppers, callalou, gboma, fufu and egusi. They apparently can’t grow them fast enough to satisfy the demand for immigrants from other countries!

Farming

Heads Up You Lonely Farmers

Chuck Zimmerman

Farmers OnlyThis is just too funny but serious. I just received a news release (through PR Web) for FarmersOnly.com, a dating service for farmers. I might have to do a ZimmCast with this guy. For now I’ll just leave it that I’ve brought it to your attention.

Farming

Ag Meeting Schedule

Chuck Zimmerman

There are a number of places you can go to find a listing of meetings that are important to the ag industry and there’s a lot of them, especially when it comes to state associations and state fairs. A good place to find them is in AgriMarketing Magazine where you can search them by type and date.

Agribusiness, Farming

Farmers Getting High Speed Internet Access

Chuck Zimmerman

Thanks to the USDA Rural Development Broadband program more and more rural communities are getting access! Listen to my interview with Gill Gonzalez, Undersecretary for Rural Development with USDA as he talks about the loan program that’s helping bring broadband to the countryside. Listen here: ZimmBlog Podcast

Audio, Farming, Internet