Industry Mourns Loss of Respected Ag Journalist

Cindy Zimmerman

DTN/The Progressive Farmer was saddened to report that Executive Editor Marcia Zarley Taylor passed away Feb. 19 after a brief illness. Most of us in the business have known and worked with Marcia over the years. She was a former president of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and would have become North American Agricultural Journalists Association’s new president this spring. …

AAEA, Journalism

Cuba – Oh the Possibilities

Jamie Johansen

Throughout my life I have viewed Cuba as a piece of history, a far off distant land. Today, the country is being discussed in every agricultural circle I come across. The possibilities of future trade with our neighbor creates great opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing earlier this week exploring the benefits of …

AAEA, Ag Group, Alltech, Exports, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

New AAEA President – Mike Wilson

Chuck Zimmerman

The new President of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) is Penton Farm Progress executive editor Mike Wilson, also one of the newly named Fellows of the AAEA. Here in this photo, Mike is mentoring students during the Ag Media Summit along with JoAnn Alumbaugh. I spoke with Mike at the conclusion of this year’s AMS to find out what …

AAEA, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

AAEA Fellows Announced at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

Seventeen longtime members of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) were announced as the inaugural class of Fellows Of The AAEA during an awards banquet at the 2016 Ag Media Summit, held last week in St. Louis Missouri. The newly developed Fellows Program recognizes AAEA members for excellent service to the organization, and the inaugural class has an estimated 400 …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Award, Journalism, leadership

AAEA Honors Members at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

The American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) recognized several outstanding AAEA members for their achievements, involvement, and leadership skills during an awards banquet at the 2016 Ag Media Summit. Jack Odle and Harlen Persinger were presented with the 2016 AAEA Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor designed to honor AAEA members for outstanding professional and personal achievements and leadership, and recognizes the …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Award

2016 #AgMedia Summit Starting

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2016 Ag Media Summit is underway in St. Louis, MO. I’ll be working with ZimmComm General Manager, Clint Underwood, and Editor Jamie Johanson. We’ll be doing, guess what? Taking photos, doing interviews, getting posts up on our websites and more. I want to start out thanking our sponsors this year which include New Holland and FMC. I’ll be visiting …

AAEA, ACT, Ag Media Summit, LPC

Sustainable Global Ag Solutions Panel at #IFAJ2016

Chuck Zimmerman

Prior to the start of this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress a panel discussion was held for members of the Master Class and Young Leaders as well as any other member attendees. Taking place at ZEF, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, the panel subject was “Sustainable Solutions for Global Agriculture.” The Moderator is Joachim von Braun …

AAEA, Farming, IFAJ, Sustainability

IFAJ Congress 2016 Early Registration Extended

Chuck Zimmerman

The organizers of the IFAJ Congress 2016 have extended early bird registration to April 10. So you have a little more time to look at the programs for the pre and post tours as well as the main Congress. This morning I Skyped with Mark Moore, freelance agricultural journalist and photographer who is helping the Congress committee. Mark has been …

AAEA, Audio, IFAJ, International, Media

AAEA Offering Beautiful Stocking Stuffer

Kelly Marshall

The American Agricultural Editors’ Association has created the perfect stocking stuffer.  The AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation is offering a desktop calendar featuring beautiful, award-winning photographs.  Each photograph comes with its backstory printed behind the page. The calendar is provided as a “thank you” gift for new and renewing members.  Additional copies may be purchased for $14, shipping included. Proceeds support …

AAEA, Ag Group, Journalism