Roberts Honored as First Canadian IFAJ President

Kelly Marshall Audio, CFWF, IFAJ, Journalism

Members of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) had cause to celebrate as they honored Owen Roberts at their recent annual conference. Special recognition was given to Roberts as the first Canadian president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). His award was presented by Allison Finnimore and Trevor Bacque, who outlined his many career accomplishment. Owen Roberts first …

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John Morris Offers Senators’ Report at #CFWF16

Kelly Marshall Audio, CFWF

Once again John Morris, Associate Publisher of Farm Business Communications, gave a report on the activities of the Senators at the recent Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference. The Senators are past presidents of the CFWF. John’s picture was created by the lights for the GMOs band that played after award presentations. His presentation was sprinkled with laughter as he relayed …

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#CFWF16 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Kelly Marshall Audio, CFWF

David Schmidt, Country Life in BC, was this year’s recipient of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to David for his outstanding commitment to the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation and to the agricultural communications or media industries. Presenting the award to David is Tamara Leigh. David made a point of saying that he doesn’t …

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GMOs Perform for #CFWF16 During Get to Know GMOs Month

Chuck Zimmerman CFWF, Video

Happy Get to Know GMOs Month. If you go to that link you’ll find some common misconceptions about GMOs and what is actually the truth. So here’s one for you. Misconception: GMOs are all about foods and food production. Reality: GMOs can also be a band that performed during the Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual conference. Yep. So, what better …

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Role of Freelancers at #CFWF16

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, CFWF, Media

In today’s media there is a great opportunity for freelancers. The Canadian Farm Writers Federation invited a panel to discuss this topic. On the panel were Leeann Minogue, Editor, Grainews (pictured); Allison Finnamore, FCC Express & FCC Agribusiness, Agri-Food Weekly and Tamara Leigh, Principal at Shiny Bird Communications. I visited with Leann after the session and asked her for some …

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Cultural Dance at #CFWF16

Chuck Zimmerman CFWF, Video

The 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference featured a Taste of Saskatchewan reception. During the reception we were entertained by a group of local cultural dancers. These dancers are from St. Mary’s Oskayak Dance Troupe. Their are about forty elementary students involved with the group. In the video below you’ll see them perform the “Grand Entry.” 2016 Canadian Farm Writers …

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Welcome to #CFWF16 – Saskatchewan Surprise

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, CFWF, International, Media

We’re getting a Saskatchewan Surprise in Saskatoon for the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual meeting. Our reception and dinner were held in the Western Development Museum. The opening reception featured welcoming comments from the Honorable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture, Province of Saskatchewan. Stewart says, “Agriculture in Saskatchewan is part of our identity here. To some we’re known for …

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It’s Time for #CFWF16 in Saskatoon

Chuck Zimmerman Case IH, CFWF, International, Media

I’ll be traveling with Case IH this week to attend the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Conference. This year we will be in Saskatoon. It’s another Canadian place I’ve never been. This annual conference has been a great way to see parts of Canada I’ve never had a chance to visit. And I have made lots of good friends as …

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