ZimmComm Photos of 2016

Chuck Zimmerman

If you take lots of photos like we do it gets really hard to decide which is your favorite. In fact, I can’t do it. There are too many! But one on the short list would be this one from a beautiful morning at this year’s Farm Progress Show.

During the year the ZimmComm Team created almost 70 new photo albums from events we attended across the country and around the world. If you want a (possibly) entertaining show you can go to our Photostream page and click on the slide show icon and watch from newest to oldest. It will take a while since we are up to almost 160,000 photos.

The number one album of the year was the American Seed Trade Association and Oregon Seed Association annual meeting in Portland, OR with almost 2300 views!

This all got started during the 2005 Commodity Classic after Tom Slunecka, at the time the Executive Director of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC), invited me to attend an event in Washington, DC to introduce the Ethanol Car that would race in the Indy Racing League. Following that I attended my first race, The Indy 500, with a little point and shoot camera. The IRL Director of Photography, Ron McQueeny, encouraged me to upgrade my equipment since I couldn’t get a good picture of a car at 200+mph. LOL. This is a photo from that event interviewing Ethanol Car driver Paul Dana who was tragically killed in a pre-race accident in Miami the following year.

It is 11 1/2 years later and our photos on Flickr have been collectively viewed almost 18 million times and are taking up almost 1/2 TB of storage on the site. Just during this month we’ve had days with over 16,000 views!

Taking photos isn’t all we do but we love doing it and won’t stop any time soon. In 2017 we’ll have some new announcements as ZimmComm New Media continues to evolve as the pioneer in online and social agricultural communications. Thank you to all the people and companies who have believed in us and understand the power of the content we produce.