ARC Hosts Crisis Planning Webinar

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is hosing a webinar on Thursday, March 16th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT).  The topic is FMD Crisis Planning and offers advice to PR professionals in their role of communication in the event of a crisis.  Cindy Cunningham with National Pork Board, and Daren Williams from National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will be presenting. …

ARC, Public Relations, webinar

2017 Golden ARC Awards Contest is Open

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has announced this year’s Golden ARC Awards contest is now open and public relations professionals may submit their 2016 work by April 15, 2017. Entries may be submitted in their entirety through the online portal with an entry fee of $175. Both ARC members and nonmembers are eligible, but non-member prince is and additional $190 …

Ag Group, ARC, Contest, Public Relations

Alltech Selected to Host ARC Intern

Jamie Johansen

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has announced Alltech will host the ARC intern in the spring and summer of this new year. ARC member Susanna Elliott of Alltech plans, among other traditional duties, to utilize the intern to assist with communications efforts surrounding its ONE: Alltech Ideas Conference, an event that attracts more than 3,000 leaders in agriculture from nearly …

Ag Group, Alltech, ARC, Communications, Education, Internship, Marketing, Public Relations

Register for the 2016 ARC Annual Meeting

Lizzy Schultz

Registrations are rolling in for the 2016 Ag Relations Council (ARC) Annual Meeting, June 21-23, 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The meeting will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the St. Paul riverfront. As always, professional development, tours, the Golden ARC Awards and networking will be on tap! The exciting meeting agenda can be found here. Be sure to …

Ag Group, ARC, Communications, Events

Golden ARC Contest Deadline One Week Away

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Relations Council reminds you that the deadline for the Golden ARC Awards Contest is only one week away!  Public relations professionals are invited to submit their best work by April 1, 2016 to see how it compares to others in the nation. Instructions for online submission are available, but the system is very user friendly.  Google Chrome is …

Advertising, Agribusiness, ARC, Contest, Public Relations

ARC Calling for Golden Awards Contest Entries

Kelly Marshall

The 2016 Golden Agricultural Relations Council Awards Contest is accepting new entries beginning February 1, 2016 through April 1.  This award highlights public relations professionals promoting agriculture, with an added focus on social media.  The process allows them to obtain feedback on the entries submitted and see how they compare to the best in the industry. This year contestants will …

Agribusiness, ARC, Award

Develop a Winning Entry in PR Competition

Chuck Zimmerman

Want to enter a project into a competition like the Golden ARC Awards? The Agricultural Relations Council is holding a webinar to help you develop a winning entry. Developing a winning entry for PR award programs: This webinar will offer specific actions to take to submit your project or campaign to Public Relations awards programs, like the Golden ARC Awards. …

ARC, Public Relations

Corn Growers Praise Feds Change on Ag Risk Coverage Rules

John Davis

Growers on a farm with one or more tracts outside the administrative county now have the option to recalculate Agriculture Risk Coverage-CO benefits based on the farm’s physical location. This news release from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says the Farm Service Agency modification of the rule follows an extensive review of the potential impacts of the previous requirement …

Agribusiness, ARC, NCGA, USDA

USDA Safety-Net Payments Going Out to Farmers

John Davis

Farmers hit by market downturns will see relief in the form of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) payments. The agency announced about half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year. “Unlike the old direct payments program, which …

ARC, USDA

ARC Annual Meeting and Scholarship

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is pleased to announce a scholarship program for college students studying agriculture communications. One $1,500 scholarship will be granted for the 2016-2017 school year. ARC conducted a scholarship program up until about 10 years ago, then reinstated it last year. Through the financial contributions of 2014 Hall of Fame recipients Richard Howell and Gary Myers, along with …

ARC, Education, Events