Rural Electric Tackles Diversity & Internet Access

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with former Congresswomen from my home state of Missouri, Jo Ann Emerson. She currently calls Washington, D.C. home where she holds the title of first female CEO for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). “I am very excited to be selected by the Board of Directors of the NRECA to serve …

Ag Group, Audio, Internet, NRECA, Rural Lifestyle

ABEF Sensational Six

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Student chapters of the National Agri-Marketing Association are putting the final touches on their presentations for this year’s Marketing Competition. Here’s a new way to support them courtesy of the Agribusiness Educational Foundation. Got mine ordered. Do you want to put some support behind your alma mater? Have you met sharp young NAMA students? Does a school just “speak” to …

Ag Group, Education, Marketing, NAMA

CAST Appoints New Executive Vice President

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The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), a nonprofit organization that specializes in assembling and communicating science-based agricultural information to a broad audience, announces the appointment of its new Executive Vice President, Kent G. Schescke. Linda Chimenti, the current EVP, will retire at the end of May after 15 successful years with CAST. Mr. Schescke will assume the role …

Ag Group, Science, Technology

Ag Groups Support Non-GMO Label Bill

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Agricultural organizations are voicing support for the bi-partisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act introduced in the U.S. House Wednesday by Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC). The bill includes a new provision to allow those who wish to label their products as GMO-free to do so by through an accredited certification process. “Our goal for this …

AFBF, Ag Group, ARA, ASA, GMO, Government, NCGA

Farmland Wins PR Week’s Campaign of the Year Award

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The FARMLAND documentary took top billing in the PR Week Awards’ Arts, Entertainment & Media Campaign of the Year category during the awards ceremony in New York last week. The awards recognize creative excellence in public relations programming and are viewed by the public relations industry as one of the highest honors. The national film release was supported and led …

Ag Group, Award, Communications, USFRA

Growers Sought for Sorghum Checkoff Board

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The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board will have four positions become vacant at the end of this year, including two positions from Kansas and the other two from an at-large seat and the other a Texas sorghum grower. As organizations in Kansas certified to nominate producers to serve on the Board, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, sorghum

Farm Broadcasters Offer Scholarships

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To invest in the future of farm broadcasting, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation will award three scholarships of $5,000 each. NAFB will award the college scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture communications. The scholarships are named after farm broadcasting pioneers: Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship. Glenn dedicated himself to the farm broadcasting industry, and was a respected authority …

Ag Group, NAFB

Meet Bethany – Farm Mom of the Year

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The Farm Mom of the Year is an award presented by America’s Farmers for those mom’s out there who don’t ask for recognition for everything they do. It’s a simple opportunity to thank them. Bethany Pugh, Monsanto Farm Mom of the Year, hails from North Carolina and is the heart of Middle Creek Farms and Pamlico Shores Produce. Ken Rahjes, …

Ag Group, Audio, Award, Commodity Classic, Monsanto

Ag Day 2015

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National Ag Day activities are conducted by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s Chair is Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In this week’s program I talked with Colin about the work of the ACA and this year’s activities. I also spoke with Amy Bradford, GROWMARK, an Ag Day sponsor and sponsor of my coverage of Ag Day activities …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, GROWMARK, NCBA, ZimmCast