ZimmCast 647 – AAEA Celebrating 100 Years

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with Gil Gullickson, Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com. We talk about the 100 year celebration of the AAEA, The Agricultural Communicators Network. We also talk about this year’s Ag Media Summit which has been moved to November. Let’s all hope that we’re closer to …

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AAEA May Podcast – Adapting to Change

Chuck Zimmerman

The May AAEA Agricultural Communicators Network Podcast is now available. The topic is “Adapting to Change” and moderated by Katie Navarra, AAEA Podcast Host. I was very happy to participate in this episode. Media businesses are having to adjust to a “new normal” amidst the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode, Progressive Farmer Editor-in-Chief, Gregg Hillyer, Chuck Zimmerman of ZimmComm New …

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ZimmCast 644 – COVID-19 Impacts on Ag Comm Groups Part 2

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program is part two of a series featuring conversations with the leadership of agricultural media and marketing associations. This week I’m sharing conversations with Samantha Kilgore, AAEA, The Ag Communicators Network, Lindsay Graber Runft, Livestock Publications Council and Kristy Mach/John Blue, Agricultural Relations Council. Each of these organizations has had to cancel …

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Ag Media Summit Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag Media Summit is the annual awards extravaganza for LPC and AAEA. AAEA, The Agricultural Communicators Network, handed out communications awards for writing, design, mar-com, photography, digital and social media, in addition to the Lifetime Achievement and Andy Markwart Horizon awards. Jim Patrico and Jo Ann Alumbaugh were honored for their career achievements, and Cassie Yontz with Charleston-Orwig received the …

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ZimmCast 623 – From Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

They partied like it was 1999 in the Purple Rain at the 2019 IFAJ Congress and Agricultural Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota last week. It was a milestone year for many at the event, including Diane “Lady Di” Johnson, who served her last year as Executive Director of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) and manager of the Ag Media Summit. …

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2019 Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

This year the Ag Media Summit is combined with the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis, MN. This brings about 150 international ag journalists to the Ag Media Summit. The programs overlap with attendees being able to register for just one or the other events or the full meal deal. During the IFAJ business meeting the Livestock Publications …

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ZimmCast 621 – Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Preview

Chuck Zimmerman

This week we have a preview of the upcoming 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s dates are July 26-31 for the Congress with AMS overlapping on July 27-31. The last time the …

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2019 IFAJ and Ag Media Summit Registration Open

Chuck Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. This year the theme is “Global Connections in America’s Heartland.” The location is Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota and the dates are July 27-31. You can find information and register here. Once again the international event will overlap the annual Agricultural Media Summit in the same location and hotel venue. …

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New AAEA President Shares Goals

Carrie Muehling

Christy Couch Lee of CeeLee Communications has begun her service as president of AAEA, The Agricultural Communicators Network. “It’s definitely an honor. There are large shoes to fill, for sure. I am just going to work my hardest for the membership to preserve what has been done and hopefully help to help the association grow,” said Lee, who lives in …

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Ag Communicators Network Holds Regional Workshop

Chuck Zimmerman

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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