Agricultural Relations Council Seeks Golden ARC Entries

Cindy Zimmerman

Entries are now being accepted for the Agricultural Relations Council Golden ARC Awards. “The Golden ARC Awards program provides an excellent opportunity for public relations (PR) professionals to get feedback on their work and find out how their work stacks up against the others in the business of ag PR,” said ARC Executive Director Kristy Mach. “Contest categories range from …

ARC, Public Relations

ARC Webinar on Virtual Newsrooms

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ag Relations Council (ARC) webinar this Thursday is all about Virtual Newsrooms For Companies and Organizations with ZimmComm president Chuck Zimmerman. In the webinar, Chuck will answer these important questions – and more! What is a virtual newsroom? How can it be used in marketing, communications, and PR? What are the resources needed to run a virtual newsroom? In …

ARC, Media, Public Relations

ARC Scholarship and Internship Details

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is in year four of the ARC/Gardner & Gardner Communications internship program. The 2020 intern host will be Charleston|Orwig in Hartland, Wis. The 2020 intern should have strong writing skills, organizational ability and social media skills. The ideal candidate should thrive in and enjoy being in a fast-paced, team-oriented culture. Successful interns with C|O are …


Congrats to 2019 Golden ARC Awards Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ag Relations Council (ARC) had a great annual meeting last week in Kansas City where they announced the winners for the 2019 Golden ARC Awards contest. The Golden ARC de Excellence award is given to the best all-around entry in the campaigns division and this year that honor was 2019 Golden ARC Award Winners bestowed upon a campaign produced …

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ARA Lifetime Award Goes to Yargus

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) presented Larry Yargus with its highest individual honor this year, the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1992, Yargus acquired Layco, the company his father Lloyd Allen Yargus founded, and led the company’s transition to Yargus Manufacturing, Inc. “Not only has Larry led his family business to major success, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ARC, Audio

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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