NAMA Offers Precision Content Webinar

Kelly Marshall

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The seminar is entitled “Precision Content – Applying the Lessons of Modern Farming to Optimize Communications Efforts” will help communication professional navigate the process of creating content just as growers move through the growing cycle.  Speakers Keith Negrin and Bill Brozak will discuss how …

Agribusiness, Communications, NAMA, webinar

Apply Today for NAFB Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

The NAFB Foundation has announced that applications are now open for five $5,000 scholarship available to students studying careers in agriculture communications. Since 1975, the NAFB Foundation has been investing in the future of farm broadcasting by providing college scholarships to more than 100 college students. This year, the foundation is offering a total of $25,000 in scholarships to be …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Communications, NAFB, University

Agri-Pulse recognized by NAAJ

Lizzy Schultz

The North American Agricultural Journalists (NAAJ) presented Agri-Pulse with the Audrey Mackiewicz Special Award at the group’s annual banquet last week. The award is named after the first woman president and long-time Executive Secretary-Treasurer of NAAJ, and is presented to publications that have expanded their coverage of agriculture. The Agri-Pulse mission is devoted to covering agriculture, food and rural issues …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Award, Communications, Journalism, NAAJ

Culvers To Fund Trips to FFA Convention

Lizzy Schultz

Culver’s has recently announced that they will be hosting the Second Annual FFA Essay Contest to give FFA members across the United States the opportunity to win money toward a trip for their chapter to the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, October 19-22. The four-day event gives more than 60,000 students the chance to grow their chapters, …

Ag Group, Communications, Contest, Education, FFA, Technology

Folta Chosen for Borlaug CAST Communication Award

Kelly Marshall

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is pleased to announce Dr. Kevin Folta as the winner of this year’s prestigious Borlaug CAST Communication Award.  Dr. Folta serves as the Chair of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services.  He is a teacher, mentor, researcher and organizer and has a talent …

Ag Group, Award, Communications, Dupont

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

Rhea + Kaiser Bring On Seven New Staff Members

Kelly Marshall

Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) has added seven new staff members to their Naperville, Illinois integrated communications agency. Dustin Gerdes will serve as the Manager of Analytics and Customer Engagement, growing the field to better target and engage R+K’s clients.  He comes from Groupon and earned an undergraduate degree in marketing and psychology from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA from …

Agribusiness, Communications, Company Announcement

NAFB Offers $25,000 in Scholarships

Kelly Marshall

The National Association of Farm Broadcasters believes in the future of farm broadcasting, which is why they’ve been supporting college students with financial support since 1975.  This year the NAFB will be offering five $5,000 scholarships to college juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled for the fall of 2016. The scholarships include the Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship, the George Logan …

Agribusiness, Communications, Education, Journalism

Meet the 2016 Charles Eastin Award Winner

Lizzy Schultz

Christina O’Brien, Norz Hill Farm, Bridgewater, NJ, was awarded the 2016 Charles Eastin Award for encouraging communications between rural and urban audiences. The award was presented at the Celebration of Agriculture Dinner held at USDA in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 15, 2016. O’Brien is involved with many organizations, keeping her focus on spreading the message of agriculture …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Audio, Award, Communications

“Thank a Consumer” At #Classic16

Lizzy Schultz

The US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has a strong presence at the 2016 Commodity Classic, using the event as an opportunity to talk to farmers and ranchers about their consumer programs, all of which are working to bridge the trust gap that exists between farmers and consumers. Farmers are encouraged to stop by the USFRA booth during the event …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Communications, USFRA