2018 Ag Media Summit Bigger than Usual

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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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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 …

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Visiting with ACT at #AgMedia

Chuck Zimmerman

The current President of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow is Taylor Kennedy, grad student at Oklahoma State. Taylor says the group will get to tour Osborn & Barr and elect a new slate of officers. She also wants to make contacts that will be beneficial after she graduates and needs to get a job! You can listen to my interview …

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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 …

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#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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Why Farm Broadcasters Should Attend AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

Every time I attend the Ag Media Summit I am disappointed that there are few, if any, farm broadcasters here. It’s really sad because this is such a great event and there is so much to offer for broadcasters in this day and age. Here’s just a few reasons why farm broadcasters should be a part of AMS, either by …

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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, AgCareers.com, talking about personal branding. Our Jamie Johansen will see Ashley again this week at …

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