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

Passing of the AAEA Gavel

Cindy Zimmerman

It was out with the old and in with the new president for the American Agricultural Editors’ Association at the Ag Media Summit last week. Kurt Lawton, Corn and Soybean Digest editor, retired his gavel and Elaine Shein, Associate managing editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer, picked it up. “It’s been an amazing year,” said Lawton. “We set out to really …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media

#AgMedia Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

AAEA, LPC and ACT all honored the best of their best during the annual Ag Media Summit awards banquet Tuesday night. The awards were many and well deserved – from new Hall of Fame members, distinguished service, lifetime achievement, and horizons – to annual best of shows in photography, writing, and design – to just-because-we-love-you awards. Among those honored were …

AAEA, ACT, Ag Media Summit, LPC

#AgMedia Future is in Good Hands

Cindy Zimmerman

The AMS Student Awards and Recognition Luncheon was a good reminder of the great up and coming talent we have in this industry. The American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) scholarships, presented by Future Ag Communicators committee chair Laurie Bedord, were awarded to Cameron Jodlowski, Iowa State University; Mara McGurl, University of Georgia; and Kelsey Litchfield, University of Illinois. Kelsey was …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Award, Education, LPC

Ag Media Summit Starts with Board Mtgs.

Chuck Zimmerman

Board meetings are done at the Ag Media Summit. This morning the boards of the American Agricultural Editors Association and the Livestock Publications Council met to conduct business. These volunteers spent hours making sure that all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. This photo shows the LPC board after their meeting. Later this week we’ll feature an interview …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Media

Jeanne Bernick joins K•Coe Isom

Cindy Zimmerman

Our congratulations to former Top Producer Editor Jeanne Bernick who has joined K•Coe Isom as Ag Consultant. In this newly created position, Bernick matches the needs of large commercial producers with K•Coe Isom’s resources in farm financial management, wealth management, sustainability, and food and ag policy. She also spearheads K•Coe Isom events that bring business tools and resources to commercial …

AAEA, Media

AAEA Announces 2015 Legacy Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Agricultural Media Summit this July the American Agricultural Editors Association will present legacy awards to two outstanding individuals. The AAEA Legacy Committee has selected Rolland “Pig” Paul as its 2015 Distinguished Service Award recipient and Len Richardson, 1983-84 AAEA president, its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. “These two gentlemen reflect the best of American agriculture,” committee chairman Larry Dreiling …

AAEA, Media

Nuts & Bolts of Ag Communication

Chuck Zimmerman

The American Agricultural Editors Association and the Livestock Publications Council are holding their Midwest Regional Workshop today. The title is, “The Nuts and Bolts of Communication.” DTN/The Progressive Farmer is supplying a livestream of the workshop today. On the screen when I tuned in is Jim Patrico, Senior Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer. The topics today include how to Rock …

AAEA, LPC, Media