What In The Wild Blue Yonder In This Week’s ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Internet, Podcasting, ZimmCast

ZimmCastAlthough I interview Harry Thibedeau with the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), we talk about Wild Blue, the satellite internet access company that says it will be available by the end of June. It’s a long-anticipated service launch and Harry says NRTC has put in a bunch of money so I know they’re anxious to get it going. Wild Blue is just one more reason why you’ll be seeing high speed access, even in the country! Just think of all the blog reading those new high speed customers will be doing.

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Overwhelming Response From Agrimarketing Professionals To AgriMarketing Pros!

Chuck Zimmerman Blogging, Internet, Public Relations

I have to say I’m overwhelmed with the great feedback so many of you have offered to our blog dedicated to the profession of agrimarketing. I’ve received so many items and ideas that it will take me a while to get to them all but I promise I will. To start with I’ll try to post at least an excerpt …

Blogging, Internet, Public Relations

Why Does Keith Good Publish FARMPOLICY.com?

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Blogging, Internet, Media, Podcasting

Our ZimmCast this week features fellow blogger Keith Good. Keith is the publisher of FARMPOLICY.com, one of the few blogs focusing on agriculture. Keith keeps an eye on the mainstream news and provides a concise summary of news that’s important to agriculture. You can listen to the interview here or subscribe to our podcast feed in the sidebar titled “ZimmCast.”

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Are Farmers Wired?

Chuck Zimmerman Internet

Or perhaps I should ask, “Are farmers unwired?” In this week’s ZimmCast, Steve Mays and I talk about this issue and we’ve concluded that farmers are very technology savvy and internet connected. Then, lo and behold, I was on The Meyocks Group website and watched a tv spot they created for one of their clients – I-Wireless and in it …


Farmers Getting High Speed Internet Access

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Farming, Internet, NCBA Convention

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

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