Chuck Zimmerman is the president and co-owner, along with his wife, Cindy, of ZimmComm New Media. ZimmComm publishes several news blogs and podcasts, including AgWired.com, Domestic Fuel.com, Precision.AgWired.com and Animal.AgWired.com. The company is considered the industry pioneer and leader in using new and social media for agricultural communications. The Zimmermans also operate AgNewsWire (www.agnewswire.com), which focuses on distributing multimedia releases to agricultural journalists. Zimmerman is an accomplished public speaker and trainer on social media and provides consulting services to major agribusinesses and farm member organizations. He began his career in agricultural communications as the broadcast manager for Florida Farm Bureau Federation in 1984 where he was one of the founders of the state’s first commercial farm radio network. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and has worked in public relations and broadcasting for more than 30 years. Zimmerman is a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association, Agricultural Relations Council, National Association of Farm Broadcasting, American Agricultural Editors Association, Livestock Publications Council, International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and National Press Photographers Association.