To Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Cindy Zimmerman

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that …


Happy #EarthDay

Cindy Zimmerman

Seeing lots of Earth Day messages on social media today reminding the other 98% of the population that farmers and ranchers do Earth Day every day. Here’s one from the GROWMARK FS system. We are celebrating Earth Day today by going to the beach – it’s a gorgeous day here!


Forbes Ranks Feeding America 3rd Largest Charity

Cindy Zimmerman

Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, has moved up to the number three spot on the Forbes Magazine’s list of the 50 top charities for 2014. The charity had been rated fourth by Forbes in 2012 and 2013. Forbes notes that Feeding America’s recorded gifts of $1.86 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, mainly donated …

Food, General

Google Glass Wedding

Cindy Zimmerman

We are back at ZimmComm World Headquarters today after spending Thanksgiving in Cancun marrying off our youngest daughter to a wonderful young man we are proud to call our new son-in-law. The setting for the wedding was just beautiful in a Catholic chapel on the beach. All of my family was there from south Florida, which made it very special. …

General, Photography, Video, ZimmComm Announcement

Support the Farmer Veteran Coalition

Cindy Zimmerman

Today is Veterans Day and one of the sad facts about the men and women who serve our nation is that they often return from active duty with few job opportunities. That’s where the Farmer Veteran Coalition is making a difference. The coalition is helping to mobilize veterans in the fight to feed America by cultivating a new generation of …

Farming, General

Farmland: The Student Perspective

Kristin Liska

On May 8, the documentary Farmland was shown in Ames, Iowa and many Iowa State students were able to attend the showing. I was able to catch up with Brady Zuck, a senior in animal science, afterwards and ask him what his thoughts were on the film. In the interview, that you can listen to fully below, Brady talks about …

Ag Group, Audio, General, USFRA

Google Glass Intern

Kristin Liska

This past week at the NAMA convention, I was lucky enough to try the infamous Google Glass. Needless to say, I fell in love with it. I am sure for the first ten minutes I looked like an idiot trying to figure it out, but I got the hang of it. While I was wearing them, all I could think …

General, Glass, Media, NAMA, Technology

AEM Shows Importance of Ag Equipment Industry

Leah Guffey

The important contribution of U.S. agriculture equipment manufacturing to the health of the nation’s economy is demonstrated in an economic paper recently released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Modern advances in agriculture equipment technology and mechanization continue to play a major role in making today’s U.S. farming the most productive the world has ever seen. The current world population …

AEM, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Machinery, General