2015 Ag Media Summit Program First Look

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Planning on attending the 2015 Ag Media Summit? Good. Still considering? The first schedule with topics and speakers for the sessions has been posted to the AMS website. It’s not a final schedule so you might want to check it periodically. Online registration begins May 1. Headquarters Hotel: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch 7500 E Doubletree …

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2015 Ag Media Summit Logo

Chuck Zimmerman

Looks like a hot time in Arizona next year for the Ag Media Summit. Introducing the 2015 logo for Ag Media Summit in Scottsdale. Plan to join us as we blaze our trails to Arizona! July 25-29, 2015 – Hyatt Gainey Ranch. Congratulations to designer, Sherry Peterson, EDJE Technologies for her creativity and the winner of our logo competition. The …

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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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New Brand Launches Coming Soon for Koch Agronomics

Jamie Johansen

At the 2014 Ag Media Summit, Koch Agronomic Services was there to share with the media their new brand launches that will be formally announced at next week’s Farm Progress Show. Chuck spoke with Koch’s Wayne Jellinek during the event. “Through our R&D and agronomy team we spend a fair amount of time listening to our customers in terms of …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services

FMC Talks Pre-Emergent Herbicides at AMS

Jamie Johansen

At the recent Ag Media Summit Chuck spoke with FMC’s, Len Dobbins, about the importance of pre-emergent herbicide technology when looking ahead to next year’s growing season. “FMC has really developed a number of herbicides to be used pre-emergently for soybeans and corn. The interest in pre-emergence has developed because of weed resistance. When we look back a number of …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, FMC, Herbicide, Soybean

Policy is Priority for ASA

Jamie Johansen

Ray Gaesser farms with his family in Southwest Iowa. They harvest about 3,000 acres each of corn and soybeans each year along with serving as President of the American Soybean Association. Chuck spoke with him recently at Ag Media Summit and they talked policy. Ray said that policies are ASA’s priority and reiterated their work to get the farm bill …

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John Deere’s History at Ag Media Summit

Jamie Johansen

John Deere’s, Barry Nelson, has been attending Ag Media Summit for 14 years and is simply amazed with the amount of relationships and friendships he has built. “The value for us, John Deere, is if an editor needs any information they know the person to go to. They can get the images, the information needed. It’s a great convention to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

Join the #RealPigFarming Conversation


I sat down with Cindy Cunningham of the National Pork Board and talked with her about the new campaign they’ve launched called #RealPigFarming. The campaign takes place on major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and its aim is to educate the general public on the pork industry. “So those real pig farmers – from their barns, from their …

Ag Media Summit, Livestock, Pork, Swine, Twitter

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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