Join ZimmComm Team This Fall

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ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for a fall intern. Students in the agricultural communications field interested in attending and learning how to “agri-blog” some of the most important industry events held every year should apply. The opportunities will include all-expense paid trips to one or more industry events where students will assist in the compiling of photos, audio, …

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College Aggies Online to Launch 6th Year

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Move over animal agriculture nay sayers and detractors, there’s about to be a new crop of “agvocates” in town ready to promote farming and ranching and ensure that all traces of consumer confusion are eliminated. This fall, for the sixth consecutive year, the Animal Agriculture Alliance will launch its annual College Aggies Online Scholarship Program (CAO) to help college students …

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During the HR & Food Roundtable last year the company announced that they were taking over the AgWarrior employment program. The initiative is targeted to helping veterans find jobs in the agricultural and food industry. Last year, I sat down with Ericka Osmundson with to learn about the initiative and this year during the 2014 HR & Food …

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One of the tools is becoming well known for is their annual HR Agribusiness Review. During this year’s annual HR & Food Roundtable, the survey team released the preliminary results of the 2014-2015 report. The review provides data on a range of human resource (HR) practices relevant to participating agribusinesses over the last 12 months. Today, 86 agribusiness companies …

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How to Motivate Employee Candidates

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How many times have you been talking to a friend and complained about your job by saying you just aren’t motivated? This is the same question leaders ask themselves when working with employees: how can I motivate my employees? and how can I motivate future employees to choose our company? conducted a Candidate Motivation & Behavior Survey in the …

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Sarah Wilson is a Farmer On A Mission

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Sarah Wilson is a Farmer on a Mission. She and her family farm in North Dakota and she has experienced first hand how people perceive agriculture. Fact: most Americans are at least three generations removed from the farm. And these new urban dwellers do not understand where our food comes from. This is very important as the agriculture industry is …

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Nicole Price Shares Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

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Nicole Price’s performance is being measured by her firm, Cy Wakeman, on how much her social media profile improves. Somewhat interesting as she came to Minneapolis, MN yesterday and gave a presentation focused on “Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace” to a full house during the HR & Food Roundtable about a new performance metric for quantifying employee value to …

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The annual HR & Food Roundtable welcomed a full house this afternoon with record breaking attendance nearing 230 people. The largest event dedicated to human resource professionals recruiting for the agricultural and food industries, this year boasted 70 first timers, 115 different ag companies were represented and 34 different universities and associations were represented. I had the opportunity to …

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LPC and AAEA Student Awards

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During the Ag Media Summit several students were honored with some recognition and awards. The Livestock Publications Council presented the Forrest Bassford Award to Logan Britton, Kansas State University. Logan gave us a very touching emotional thank you in which he mentioned that he doesn’t have a farm background but is passionate about a careen in ag communications. I told …

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Farm Bill Toolbox

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Here’s a Toolbox farmers might want to add to their arsenal. It’s the University of Illinois farmdoc Farm Bill Toolbox. You’ll find articles, videos and FSA documentation. This website provides educational outreach on 2014 Farm Bill related decisions and tools which are currently under development. Previously, articles on farmdoc Daily have provided details regarding the efforts to inform readers about …

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