Ag Communicators Network Holds Regional Workshop

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AAEA, the Agricultural Communicators Network held a Midwest Regional Workshop at CHS headquarters in Inver Grove Heights, MN. The workshop was very well attended with an estimated 60 people filling the room to learn tips and techniques for improving their professional skills. I was only able to attend the first session, “A Guide to More Effective Writing: Finding Your Voice.” …

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ZimmCast 594 – Ag Media Summit Recap

Cindy Zimmerman

The 20th annual Ag Media Summit was held Aug 5-8, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences joined the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv Agri-Media Committee. In this ZimmCast, we hear from outgoing AAEA president Julie Deering about how the industry …

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IFAJ 2019 in Minnesota is Getting Real

Cindy Zimmerman

Lots of planning time was spent at the 2018 Ag Media Summit last week to prepare for next year when AMS will host the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress July 24-31 in Bloomington, Minnesota. An informational meeting included many who hope to attend and help host over 100 agricultural journalists from other countries. “To me the exciting …

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AAEA and LPC Presidents Pass the Gavel

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag Media Summit serves as the annual business meeting for both the Livestock Publications Council and AAEA the Ag Communicators Network, and where each transition to new presidents. Julie Deering, Issues Ink, served as president for AAEA the past twelve months during a pivotal time in the organization’s history. The name change to the Agricultural Communicators Network was instituted to …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Livestock, LPC, Pork Checkoff

Scholarships Awarded at Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Several talented and motivated young ladies were awarded scholarships this week at the Ag Media Summit to help them with their future careers in the industry The Livestock Publications Council and Alltech recognized four students as Forrest Bassford award finalists. Pictured left to right are Jenn Norrie with Alltech; Madison Hokanson, SDSU; Alexa Nordwald, MU; Sarah Moyer, K-State; and Kiera …

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2018 Ag Media Summit Bigger than Usual

Cindy Zimmerman

There are nearly 800 agricultural communications professionals and students attending the 20th annual Ag Media Summit this week in Scottsdale, AZ, which is bigger than normal because a new organization is part of the event this year. The Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences has joined with the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, …

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Looking Ahead to IFAJ Congress/Ag Media Summit 2019

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress 2018 may have concluded for this group of members from the United States but now we can look ahead to 2019. Guess where it’s going to be? The USA! The IFAJ Congress will overlap with Ag Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, MN at the end of July. The theme is “Global Connections in America’s …

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2018 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

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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ZimmCast with New Presidents of AAEA & LPC

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2017 Ag Media Summit we had the regular changing of the gavel for both the American Agricultural Editors Association as well as the Livestock Publications Council. I spoke with both of the new presidents for these organizations after their respective board meetings. In this week’s program I start out with Julie Deering, new president of the AAEA. Julie …

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#AgMedia Student Award Winners

Jamie Johansen

Ag Media Summit is in full swing here in Snowbird, Utah. The Livestock Publication Council (LPC) and American Ag Editors’ Association (AAEA) student awards and recognition luncheon honored the future of our industry. Special thanks to the Pork Checkoff for sponsoring the wonderful lunch we had. The LPC Forrest Bassford student award winner was Topanga McBride, Kansas State University. Alltech …

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