New Holland Media Day

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It’s New Holland product launch media day and we’re in the founder’s home city, New Holland. I would love to have met Abe Zimmerman. I’ll bet we would have had a great time! There is an Abe and a Zimmerman here today though. Welcoming us is Abe Hughes, Vice President for North America. And I’m here! When we got here …

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New Holland Ag Journalist Contest

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This is for you ag journalists out there. It’s a reminder that New Holland, one of our AMS coverage sponsors, is going to give a way a trip to Italy in 2015 to one lucky winner. All you have to do is take a creative picture using your little New Holland tractor or a creative selfie using your New Holland …

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FMC Anthem Singing Contest Nears Finalists

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On August 4th FMC will announce the four finalists for their Stand Up and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest. At the Ag Media Summit, our sponsor, FMC, was in the InfoExpo. I stopped and visited Paul Redhage for an update. Paul loves interacting with all the students that have entered this contest which is in its third year. He says …

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Ag Media Summit Concludes

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The 2014 Ag Media Summit has come and gone. But not here on AgWired. Sara and I will have lots more to post including our interviews from the InfoExpo trade show. The Chair for the AMS this year is Jennifer Carrico, Associate Editor, Midwest Ag Journal. We sat down during AMS to talk about this year’s program and what is …

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Ag Media Summit Community Service Project

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For several years now the Ag Media Summit has conducted a community service project that allows members of the AAEA and LPC to donate items to a good cause. This year that cause is the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Members donated books, toy tractors and many other items which were delivered today by AAEA President Holly …

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New Holland Ag Journalist Italy Trip Contest

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Hey ag journalists. Want to win a trip to Italy courtesy of New Holland? Here’s what you have to do. Go to the New Holland booth and pick up a cap or tractor and then make a creative selfie and tweet using the hashtag, #Time2Shine. Yep, it’s that easy. I did it with this selfie as I interviewed New Holland’s …

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AAEA Update from the President

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The President of the American Agricultural Editors Association is Holly Spangler, Associate Editor, Prairie Farmer. She’s pictured here with the current board of AAEA. They met yesterday and I sat down with her to talk about how AAEA is doing and what was on the agenda. Holly says that the board talked about the structure of the organization with several …

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LPC and AAEA Student Awards

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During the Ag Media Summit several students were honored with some recognition and awards. The Livestock Publications Council presented the Forrest Bassford Award to Logan Britton, Kansas State University. Logan gave us a very touching emotional thank you in which he mentioned that he doesn’t have a farm background but is passionate about a careen in ag communications. I told …

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Gators Revved up in Indianapolis

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How about them Gators? They found me. Not sure how. I was kind of hard to spot. However, University of Florida ACT students did find me during the Ag Media Summit Famous Welcome Party. We did a little Gator Chomp and had a great conversation. That’s part of what AMS is all about. I took a few photos during the …

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Talking with Forrest Lucas

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Have you heard of Protect The Harvest? Probably. How about hearing from the founder? Last night at the Ag Media Summit special reception I met Forrest Lucas, Lucas Oil (l). We were in the Lucas Oil Stadium here in Indianapolis. Also with him were Steele Shippy, Director of Political Operations for Protect The Harvest (r) and Dave Hageman, Victory Enterprises …

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