ARC Develops New Internship Program

Lizzy Schultz

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is creating a unique new collaborative internship program with an ARC member organization for the summer of 2017. ARC will coordinate the internship program and selection under this arrangement, and the member organization collaborating with ARC will host the intern. The internship will be worth $5,000, with $1,000 of the total $5,000 payment to the …

Agribusiness, Communications, Company Announcement, Internship

Kevin Folta Awarded Borlaug CAST Communications Award

Lizzy Schultz

Dr. Kevin Folta was recognized as the winner of the seventh Borlaug CAST Communication Award (BCCA), and was honored with the award at a World Food Prize side event. Folta gave a memorable keynote address, titled “Unveiling Our Halo – Building Trust with a Concerned Consumer.” Volta serves as the Chair of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of …

Ag Group, Award, Communications, World Food Prize

Meet the Speakers of AgCatalyst

Jamie Johansen

The brightest minds in social media, marketing, agriculture and food production will soon come together for AgCatalyst November 1-2 in Minneapolis, MN to spark conversations and lead the advancement of agriculture in North America. Keynote speakers include: – Jay Baer, President, Convince and Convert – Jay Baer is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and The New York Times best-selling …

Advertising, Agribusiness, Communications, Marketing

AgriLabs Selects Meyocks for Branding, Marketing

Jamie Johansen

AgriLabs has selected Meyocks for branding and marketing communications services after an agency review. “Meyocks brings proven integrated marketing expertise that will help AgriLabs build a strong strategy and communications platform,” says Sean O’Hare, executive vice president for AgriLabs. “We’re excited about Meyocks’ potential to deliver innovative work that will resonate with our customers and help us stand out in …

Advertising, Agribusiness, Communications, Marketing

Illinois Ag Communications Releases Promo Video

Lizzy Schultz

Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) has produced a new video that promotes the expected and unexpected opportunities awaiting students and graduates of the Agricultural Communications Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The video features candid interviews with Ag Communications students and alumni, and will be utilized on social and digital channels as well as recruitment meetings at high schools …

Ag Group, Communications, Company Announcement, University

Research Will Help Farmers Discuss Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently completed an extensive research project that dug into consumer perceptions about sustainability, and the findings may help producers continue to break through communication barriers and effectively get their story out to the increasingly disconnected consuming public. Paul Spooner, Manager of Affiliate and Ag Communications for USFRA, sat down with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen …

Ag Group, Communications, Farming, Ranching, Research, Sustainability, USFRA

NCGA Takes Farmers to Trade School

Lizzy Schultz

Last week’s National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Trade School brought more than 50 farmers, ranchers and representatives of state agriculture associations to Washington in order to deepen their knowledge about trade issues and drum up support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Capitol Hill. “Trade policy has a significant impact on me as a farmer. The success of my business …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Communications, Corn, Exports, NCGA, politics, TPP, Trade

ASA Hires New Communications Manager

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to welcome Jessica Wharton as the new State Policy Coordinator and Communications Manger. She began working out the D.C. office this week. “We are excited to welcome Jessica to the ASA team,” said (ASA) CEO Steve Censky . “Her previous industry experience and communications knowledge will play a major role in coordinating ASA’s …

Ag Group, ASA, Communications, Company Announcement

Flinn Joins Brownfield Ag News

Kelly Marshall

Andrew Flinn is joining Brownfield Ag News as an anchor/reporter in his home state of Ohio. For the past 15 years Flinn has been reporting new and agriculture, 14 of those with Brownfield affiliate WKTN. “Andrew’s years of experience covering news and agriculture for local radio stations in Ohio makes him a great addition to the Brownfield team,” says Cyndi Young-Puyear, …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Communications, Company Announcement

Bettinghouse Joins Brownfield Sales Team

Lizzy Schultz

Learfield News & Ag is delighted to announce that Stacy Bettinghouse has become the latest addition to the Brownfield Ag News Sales Team. Stacy will work with Brownfield’s advertising partners in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. “Stacy will be a great addition to the Brownfield team and will strengthen our relationships with advertisers in these key states,” said John Baker, Senior …

Ag Group, Brownfield, Communications, Journalism