Monsanto Talks Sustainability

Laura McNamara

The recent surge in profitability within the agriculture sector is giving farmers and ag companies a bit of room to breath. But, Monsanto says, just a bit. Michael Doane, Monsanto’s Sustainability Team Lead says that with profitability comes responsibility: a responsibility for the agricultural climate of the future. There are big questions, Michael says, that begged to be asked, and, …

AgraGate, Animal Health, BIO, Blogging, Ethanol, Forestry, General, Grocery, Horses, Livestock, NAFB, NAMA, Podcasts

Michael Peterson and Joe Jobe Perform on XM

Laura McNamara

The executive director of the National Biodiesel Board is not just a country music fan, but also a country music singer… well, for his wife and kids at home at least. But today, Joe got a bit more exposure than a home audience. He performed live on the Dave Nemo Show on XM Radio with renowned country music singer/songwriter Michael …

AgraGate, BIO, Blogging, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Government, Media, My Mac, NAFB Washington Watch, NRECA, Podcasts, University, World Ag Expo

NAFB Board Meets At Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting held a board meeting at the Ag Media Summit last week. Does this mean the group’s giving some consideration to getting with the program? I don’t know. A presentation was made to the group by folks representing the AMS though. Here’s some happy looking NAFB’ers bellying up at Huber Winery last week. I don’t …

Ag Media Summit, AgraGate, NAFB

Strumming His Blag

Chuck Zimmerman

He’s John Walter and actually he was strumming a guitar at the Ag Media Summit. John’s the editor of Agriculture Online and the new president of the American Agricultural Editors Association. John does have a blog though. Or maybe I should say a Blag? If you blog about ag I guess that makes it a blag. It’s Blaggin’ on Ag. …

Ag Media Summit, AgraGate, Blogging, Media

Ag Media Summit Follow Ups

Chuck Zimmerman

After blogging an event like the Ag Media Summit there’s always the follow up work. For me this includes archiving my photos. I use Adobe Light Room to import my photos from the camera cards to start with and give them all a common file name and numbering system. Then I place them onto a separate hard drive for future …

Ag Media Summit, AgraGate

So Long From AMS

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time to hit the road again. Another Ag Media Summit has come and gone. I want to take this chance to thank some folks. Thank you first of all to Dave Krog and Ken Benkstein and Agragate Climate Credits Corporation for sponsoring my coverage of the AMS this year. Thanks to everyone who attended my workshops and said such …

Ag Media Summit, AgraGate

IFAJ 2009 Congress Planning

Chuck Zimmerman

The last meeting of the day here was an IFAJ 2009 Congress planning committee meeting. It’s going to overlap with the Ag Media Summit in Ft. Worth in 2 years. I’m on the communications committee for it and will be developing the website for the event. I’ve already got the domain and would like to invite anyone who wants to …

Ag Media Summit, AgraGate, IFAJ

LPC Passing of the Gavel

Chuck Zimmerman

While AAEA was meeting so was LPC. Here’s new LPC president Kyle Haley alongside now past president Lisa Bryant. It sounds like LPC is doing great both in membership and financially. I know their involvement with AMS has helped this just like it has with AAEA. I interviewed Kyle and will feature that interview in next week’s ZimmCast. You’ll hear …

Ag Media Summit, AgraGate, LPC