It’s a beautiful morning in Milwaukee. The Hilton is where all the action will be, starting with the Agricultural Relations Council meetings today, then the kickoff of the Agricultural Media Summit tomorrow.
I’m here in Milwaukee now. Nice breeze coming in off the lake. Downtown is busy because it’s Germanfest. I thought it was Germanfest here every weekend. Actually I think it is for some people.
This is going to be my last post until I’m in Milwaukee. That’s because I’m driving and will be most of tomorrow. So I thought I’d get in one last post about the Ag Media Summit. One of the 3 main organizing groups, the American Business Media Agri Council, will be presenting the complete results of their media usage study next Tuesday. We pointed you to it recently and the webcast just touched on the highlights. I’ll try to get more details to provide you next week.
I hope you like an Irish accent because you’ll get one in this special edition ZimmCast. The president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is David Markey. He’s CEO of IFP Media in Dublin, Ireland and he’s my guest in this interview program. He’s also presenting at the Agricultural Media Summit that gets underway this weekend. I caught up with him in his office and I think you’ll enjoy hearing him talk about IFAJ and why it’s good for us to get together and trade information from around the world.
The steering and planning committe of the Agricultural Media Summit just released the final schedule and related information about the conference. You can download the PDF file here: Schedule
The American Agricultural Editors Association is one of the main sponsors of the upcoming Ag Media Summit. At the meeting members will be presented with a strategic plan that’s been in the works for a while. If you’re a member you should go to the AAEA website, read the plan and submit your comments or be prepared to talk about it at the meeting that will be held Aug. 3.
Although I didn’t make the meeting it looks like the committee got a lot done! The notes are too long for this post so I’ll just use this opportunity to point out that the Royal Gala Fundraiser will be held again this year on October 21 at the American Royal headquarters in Kansas City. The event is to raise funds for the Livestock Publications Heritage Center. Besides great food, beverage and fellowship the notes say that Barry Nelson performed magic. Maybe he will again this year!
The Agricultural Relations Council is gearing up for a good time in Milwaukee. If you’re a public relations professional you should consider attending.
I’ve mentioned it before but it’s getting nearer. It’s the Agricultural Media Summit. AgriMarketing Pros will be blogging it’s way through the meeting so if you can’t make it just keep an eye on us for all the action from one of the premier meeting in the agricultural communications world. Go here to register: AMS Registration