ZimmCast With New #GoldenMic Club Members

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During the Agri-Marketing Conference the ZimmComm Team welcomed new people to the #GoldenMic Club. In our Connection Point booth we were set up to record interviews with attendees and I’m featuring a few of them in this week’s program and in weeks to come. This week you’ll hear Jamie Johansen interview: Stephanie Stalans, Helena Agri-Enterprises University of Wisconsin, Madison NAMA …

Audio, Marketing, NAMA, ZimmCast

Launch of E-Connectivity Listening Sessions

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This morning U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided opening remarks to a coalition of stakeholders to launch a series of regional listening sessions targeting the expansion of broadband access in rural America. You can watch the recording here or listen below. USDA has had programs for years to assist with local and regional broadband efforts but there is still …

Audio, Infrastructure, Internet, USDA

ZimmCast on International Travel and #NAMA18

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It’s Agri-Marketing Conference Week and the ZimmComm Team will be on location. This week’s episode features a preview from the Chair of this year’s conference, Jenna Oesch, Global Marketing Lead & Customer Experience Council Lead, Monsanto Company, Vegetable Seeds Division. The program starts out with Jamie talking about her trip around the world. That would be to Ireland with Alltech …

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USFRA in USA Today

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The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is showcased in a special edition of USA Today, their annual U.S. Department of Agriculture Special Edition. This one is titled, “Seeds of Change: Cultivating the Next Generation.” You’ll find USFRA on pg. 85. The full page showcases USFRA’s efforts to promote agriculture through Discovering Farmland, Straight Talk on Sustainability, Faces of Farming & …

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2018 Ag Media Summit

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Just in case you didn’t get the memo, this year’s Agricultural Media Summit will be August 4-8 in Scottsdale, AZ. In case you don’t know what this is then read on. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural …

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IFAJ International Education Opportunity

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Hey ag journalists. Here’s an opportunity from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists: Field days in Turkey. Originating in Germany, the Field Days provide a hands-on insight into crop production – novel varieties, new production techniques, plant protection, live machinery demonstrations, research in action – with participation from a range of exhibitors. The objective is to provide farmers and advisers …

IFAJ, International

Scholar Farms Offers Masterclass for Drones

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If you’ve got a drone and are looking for some lessons then you need to talk to Dr. Greg Crutsinger, Founder, Scholar Farms. You can listen to my conversation with him about his newly announced Phytomappers Pro Masterclass below. This course explains how to integrate drones into commercial workflows for agriculture, forestry, environmental consultancies, scientific research and other plant-related industries. …

AgNerd, AgWired Precision, Audio, Drones, UAV

President Proclaims National Ag Day

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This morning U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, along with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, presented a proclamation signed by President Trump naming the first day of spring National Ag Day. Cindy was attending and will have more to add later today. The photo is courtesy of @SecretarySonny‘s Twitter account! Also pictured with the proclamation is Spencer Flood, Minnesota FFA. This …

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