Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Coverage Starts Here

Cindy Zimmerman

“Passage to Success” is the theme of the 91st annual American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting that officially starts today in Seattle. Today’s events include the opening general session with President Bob Stallman’s address to the farmers and ranchers gathered from around the country followed shortly by his annual press conference with the agricultural media. State Farm Bureau awards will …

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Getting Ready for Farm Bureau in Seattle

Cindy Zimmerman

I am really looking forward to heading for the blue skies of Seattle this weekend for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting. I do have a special place in my heart for Farm Bureau, since that is where I started my life in agricultural communications. I interned at Florida Farm Bureau while I was still in college at …

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Farm Bureau Pleased at Delay of Climate Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased with a decision by Senate leadership last week to delay consideration of climate change legislation until the spring of 2010. I talked with AFBF president Bob Stallman about that legislation and a number of other issues affecting agriculture during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting. Stallman says they opposed the …

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Football Great to Keynote Farm Bureau Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Quadruple Super Bowl champion quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw is the keynoter for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting in Seattle on January 11, 2010. “Terry Bradshaw is an All-American icon, recognized for his accomplishments both on and off the field,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. Bradshaw is renowned for his professional accomplishments in …

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My Amercian Farm Teaches

Chuck Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has an online game you can play to help teach about where your food comes from and how it gets to your dinner plate. It’s called My American Farm. It’s a very simple educational program that would be good for kids to play with and learn from.

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News Media In Transition

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the sessions here at the AFBF Shining at the PR Summit was titled, “News Media in Transition.” I thought I’d hear stories about how tv and newspapers were utilizing new and social media mechanisms to “transition” to how consumers want to get news and information. Instead I would characterize the comments as being very defensive and actually blaming …

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