Meet New ACT President, Kelsey Litchfield

Jamie Johansen

It was easy to get excited about the future of agriculture when I saw so many young people attending this year’s Ag Media Summit. Those young agriculturalists are Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) members and took on St. Louis this week with fellow American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) and Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members with professional development sessions, networking and …

ACT, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit

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

#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

Yamaha Outdoors Partners with ACT Again


To learn more about the partnership between Yamaha Outdoors and the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, I spoke with Van Holmes, a Yamaha Outdoors representative at Ag Media Summit. For several years, Yamaha Outdoors has sponsored a scholarship to help cover costs for college students to attend Ag Media Summit. “This year we received a number of great applications from five …

ACT, Ag Media Summit, transportation

Ag Media Summit Takeaways


My first stop traveling on the agriblogging highway as the ZimmComm summer intern was at Ag Media Summit in downtown Indianapolis. Over the course of three days, I attended several skill building workshops given by professionals in the ag communications field, conducted audio interviews with company spokesmen at the InfoExpo trade show and snapped tons of photos at events that …

ACT, Ag Media Summit

National ACT at AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

About 60 students representing eight different universities across the country are attending the Ag Media Summit this week as part of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. The officers are pictured here in Gatsby garb at the welcome party and they are Breanne Brammer, Hannah Miller, Andy Barth, Jennifer Ray, and Faith Jurek. I got a chance to chat with …

ACT, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Events

Ag Communicators of Tomorrow at AMS

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s get an update on the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at the Ag Media Summit. There are 75 student members attending this year and we’re glad to see them. Here are the officers and advisers right before their welcome session that features Ashley Collins,, talking about personal branding. Our Jamie Johansen will see Ashley again this week at …

ACT, Ag Media Summit, Education

ACT Update

Chuck Zimmerman

Since we met the new leadership of AAEA and LPC, how about saying hello to the leaders of the ACT? Here’s the leadership team for the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. I spoke with Jessica England, President and Lauren Greaves, First Vice President. I met them earlier this year during National Ag Day Activities. The ACT holds meetings in conjunction with …

ACT, Ag Media Summit, Audio