Industry Legend Don Lerch Passes Away

Cindy Zimmerman

A legend in the agricultural communications industry passed away last week age of 99. Don Lerch was one of the first members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), back when it was still the National Association of Rural Farm Directors, and was a member of the organization for 72 years. Don began his farm broadcasting career at pioneer …

ARC, Audio, NAFB, obituaries

2018 Golden ARC Winners Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Find out who won 2018 Golden ARC Awards at the annual meeting this week. Winners of the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) 2018 Golden ARC Awards Contest were announced June 21 at the organization’s annual professional development meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Recipients of this year’s Golden ARC Awards join an elite group of highly-respected leaders in agricultural public relations in the …

ARC, Public Relations

Registration Open for ARC 2018 Annual Meeting

Carrie Muehling

Registration is now open for the Ag Relations Council 2018 Annual Meeting in Lousville, Kentucky. The June 20-21 conference at The Brown Hotel will feature presentations on how Monsanto handles social media from ARC member Janice Person, Online Engagement Director, Monsanto; “Truths in a Post-Truth World” from ARC member Colleen Parr Dekker and Leah Beyer, Elanco Animal Health; and “Is …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ARC

Golden ARC Awards “Call for Entries” Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is calling all entries for the annual Golden ARC Awards, which allows agricultural public relations professionals to submit their best work for comparison to that of colleagues working in companies, agencies, associations and other organizations around the globe. New this year is a reduced price for entries. As an added benefit, entrants receive written critique …

ARC, Public Relations

NCBA Hosts ARC Internship

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is entering year two of its internship program and the 2018 Intern will be hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), under the mentorship of Daren Williams, NCBA’s senior executive director, issues management and media relations, and past ARC president. Students interested in a career in agricultural public relations are encouraged to apply for …

AgWired Animal, ARC, Internship, NCBA

Set a Gold Standard at ARC Annual Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

The Golden ZimmComm Microphone can relate to setting a gold standard! How about you? Do you want to set a gold standard in agricultural public relations? You can work on it at this year’s annual meeting of the Agricultural Relations Council – Setting the Gold Standard in Ag PR. The event will take place June 20-22 in Sacramento, CA at …

ARC, Public Relations

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 …

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