#AgMedia Student Award Winners

Jamie Johansen

Ag Media Summit is in full swing here in Snowbird, Utah. The Livestock Publication Council (LPC) and American Ag Editors’ Association (AAEA) student awards and recognition luncheon honored the future of our industry. Special thanks to the Pork Checkoff for sponsoring the wonderful lunch we had. The LPC Forrest Bassford student award winner was Topanga McBride, Kansas State University. Alltech …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, LPC

Beef’s Environmental Stewardship Award Finalists

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) announced the six finalists in the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award recognizes the operation’s outstanding stewardship and conservation efforts. This year’s regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be announced during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in February 2018. Regional Winners: – Flying Diamond Ranch in …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Beef, Conservation, Environment, NCBA

Mark Your Calendars: It’s Bison Hump Day!

Lizzy Schultz

Increased demand for sustainable meat has the bison industry poised to grow significantly this year, and the industry recently announced the “Bison One Million” campaign, which sets sights on helping the North American bison population grow to one million strong this year. North America’s bison population, once on the verge of extinction in the 1880’s with less than 700 bison, …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Audio, Consumers, Food, Meat

ZimmCast with NCGA Communications

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s episode of the ZimmCast I talk with Mary Hagan, Vice President of Communications, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Although Mary didn’t imagine a career working in agricultural communications she has become a farm lover after the opportunity to work for NCGA came about. Mary’s background has suited her well to work on some of the challenges facing …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Marketing, NCGA, ZimmCast

Zimfo Bites 7/3

Cindy Zimmerman

Five county Farm Bureaus were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects. The new Potato Expo Innovation Hub is now open and accepting abstract submissions for the Potato Expo 2018, which takes place January 10-12, 2018 at the Rosen …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Zimfo Bytes

ZimmCast with ASTA Communications

Chuck Zimmerman

A new week, a new ZimmCast episode, with Bethany Shively, Director of Communications, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). Cindy spoke with Bethany at the recent ASTA annual meeting. First up in the discussion is the Better Seed, Better Life program, an educational communications effort. Another project they talk about is one involving the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival with …

Ag Group, ASTA, Audio, Seed, ZimmCast

USDA & NCBA Celebrate U.S. Beef to China

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue joined National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Craig Uden for a ceremonial “Cutting of the Prime Rib.” The Nebraska prime rib formally marked the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus as part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action Plan announced by the Trump Administration. The first shipment of U.S. …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Beef, Exports, NCBA, Trade, USDA

Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff hosted the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report on Thursday, June 29, 2017. This quarterly teleconference featured three agricultural economists and their reactions to the report. Panelists included: Dr. Lee Schulz, Extension Livestock Economist, Iowa State University Dr. Scott Brown, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia Joe Kerns, President, Kerns & Associates, Ames, IA Reports seemed to …

Ag Group, AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Audio, Livestock, Pork, Swine, USDA

The BEEFabulous App

Chuck Zimmerman

Need beef recipes? The California Beef Council has you covered. Does this sound familiar? You’re in the grocery store and you see a special on Chuck Roast, but you’re not sure what to do with a Chuck Roast–Slow-cook? Braise? (What’s “braise,” anyway?) Or you need meal options that are fast, satisfying and nutritious. Or you know that if you’re tired …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Apps, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food

Prices for a July 4th Cookout Down Slightly

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says we can cookout for a little less this year. Favorite foods for a Fourth of July meal will run about $6 per person according to an informal survey conducted by AFBF. The average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $55.70, or $5.57 per person. One reason for this is competition …

AFBF, Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Farm Bureau, Food, Meat